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Events and Challenges Officer

SW England
Permanent, Full Time
£25,000 to £27,000 per annum
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We are looking for an Events and Challenges Officer for a small, dedicated international social welfare in Salisbury.

The Role
Work with the Head of Fundraising & Communications to plan, coordinate and deliver all Trust events, including the annual Challenges and Christmas carol service, one-off initiatives, project-focused or specific appeal driven events.
Provide support and encouragement to all individuals, groups and organisations raising money through challenge events. Advise individuals setting up JustGiving and Virgin Money Giving fundraising pages. Ensure their supporter journey is recorded on the database and optimised to encourage giving while ensuring they feel valued.
Oversee all event and challenges income and expenditure and liaise with the donations processing staff and the Finance team to ensure this is accurately recorded.
Manage external event relationships with relevant suppliers and to support delivery of event objectives and targets, ensure contracts are in place and value for money is achieved.
Manage the Trusts presence on the wider challenges and events marketplace, including advertising on key challenge and events websites.Lead on the evaluation of events and challenges.
Work with the communications team to ensure effective promotion.

The Candidate
Excellent communication skills, with the ability to present the charity in an accessible and compelling way
Demonstrable experience within events management
Strong administrative and organisation skills
Ability to build relationships with and motivate supporters and volunteers
Ability to develop and maintain good working relationship with all external suppliers
Good IT skills, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint, and a working knowledge of a CRM database
Ability to prioritise and manage own workload, alongside an ability to support others activities within the whole fundraising team
Flexible, can-do attitude, with the ability to remain calm and professional when under pressure
Ability to work alone or as part of a team.


Our aim is to respond to all successful applications within 5 days. If you havent been contacted within 5 days your application has been unsuccessful but we positively encourage you to apply for any other positions that you may see in the future.

We apologise that we cannot contact everybody in person but thank you in advance for your interest.

Third Solutions encourages applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Third Solutions acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003.

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