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Senior Associate, High Value Events

Permanent, Full Time
£28,000 to £32,000 per annum
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Are you a Special Events Fundraiser ? This is a great new opportunity for you to work with an international development charity that is dedicated to improve education opportunities for children in some of the poorest regions in the world.

The Role
Work with colleagues across fundraising to deliver High Value Events that will enable us to achieve our vision and mission.
Develop, establish and execute our event portfolio, developing a calendar of inspiring and engaging cost-effective opportunities that engage supporters across all income streams.
To ensure events already in the calendar between now and the end of 2020 are delivered to a highstandard.
To manage the established UWS biannual Gala (committee led) ensuring timely progress and successful delivery of the event in terms of maximising income generation and providing an inspirational and memorable experience for supporters.
To pilot and deliver a number of challenge events (UK and internationally) that engage corporate and other supporters.
Active marketing of events in order to recruit participants and maximise income through entry fees and sponsorship.
Plan new mass-participation events, celebratory gala dinners and establish our challenge programme including an overseas trek/marathon.
Maximise fundraising potential from event participants e.g. through use of online giving platforms such as Just Giving.
To create a culture of excellence in the operational delivery of events through detailed planning, best practice and maintenance of secure and excellent relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
To plan, monitor and manage all own events budgets, ensuring that the agreed budget (income and expenditure) for each event is achieved.
To manage the recruitment, performance and succession planning of volunteer supporter committees, ensuring that roles and responsibilities are clear with Terms of Reference/Engagement and specific targets.
To set up and lead a Prize Acquisition Committee to focus on securing auction lots and prizes to be shared across all events.
To develop external stakeholder relationships (senior volunteers, suppliers, event attendees and supporters) to maximise their input and support for the charity, enabling access to their networks.
Work with members of the Funding & partnerships team to identify and develop sponsorship opportunities for Special Events.

The Candidate
Demonstrable experience of High Value Event fundraising with an excellent track record of developing and delivering six figure events.
Strong product development experience.
Experience of recruiting committee members and managing these relationships to introduce new donors at the highest levels.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, evidenced by close, successful relationships with donors, board members, VIPs, stakeholders and senior volunteers and ambassadors.
Substantial experience of devising and implementing successful fundraising events to deliver income growth and stewardship events to engage supporters.
A professional and enterprising solutions-focused approach to making effective decisions, applying critical thinking to weigh up risks and challenges to drive, develop and implement new ideas, systems.
Determined, persuasive, ambitious, flexible and a proactive team player which means you commit and deliver for the cause.
Willing to travel across the country visiting schools and other education providers.


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