Special Events Lead

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Special Events Lead We have a great opportunity for a Special Events Lead to play a vital role in an exciting charity’s Philanthropy team, reporting to the Co-Director of Philanthropy. Position_ Special Events Lead (Maternity Cover) Location_ Cambridge/Hybrid Salary_ £30,000 - £32,000 per annum (depending on skills and experience) Hours_ Full-time, 37.5 hours per week Contract_ Fixed term (1 year) Closing date_ 12th July 2024, however, we reserve the right to close this vacancy once enough applications have been received or a successful candidate is found. About the Role The Special Events Lead role manages the organisation’s special events from start to finish, raising the visibility of the charity, building relationships with prospects and securing income for the Children’s Hospital and the Cancer Hospital. They will be responsible for project management and professionally executing the organisation’s special events. Past events have included a fundraising gala for 500 guests at Trinity College, a private reception at a jewellery designer’s studio and a behind-the-scenes tour of robotic surgery at the organisation. Key responsibilities include_ You will take lead responsibility for the operational management and delivery of several Special Events, from dinners and receptions to larger flagship events. Create a portfolio of events that will engage a variety of supporters and prospects. Develop a yearly events plan for prospects and donors with consideration of cross-team requirements. You will manage relationships with volunteer organisers of major special events; not organising the events themselves but being the key point of contact and providing support e.g. income management, marketing support via the comms team, Gift Aid and best practice advice. Create detailed event plans with specific objectives and actionable plans, manage event budgets astutely and review whether each event met its objectives. Maintain good relationships with committee chairs and committee members where events are being organised by volunteers. Take the lead at events; briefing and supervising event staff and volunteers, ensuring that each staff member has a sense of authority and ownership for the successful outcomes of his/her respective areas, as well as the department and organisation. Acknowledge, thank and maintain up-to-date, accurate records on the organisation’s CRM database. About You As Special Events Lead, you will be educated to a degree level or equivalent of knowledge and experience with a minimum of 3 to 4 years of successful coordination experience. You will have excellent attention to detail and organisation skills as well as the ability to project plan, design and deliver briefings. It is essential that you have excellent interpersonal skills and are highly skilled in building relationships with different stakeholders. You will also be a great networker and creative relationship builder. In return This is an amazing place to work! Recently voted one of the top 100 hospitals in the world and a leader in the field of healthcare innovation, recognised across the world as a pre-eminent teaching hospital. You will receive a fantastic benefits package including_ Pension Scheme Group Life Assurance @ 4 x Salary Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay Annual Eye Tests + £65 (towards Computer Use Glasses) Leisure Centre on site NHS Discount Schemes Health Cash Plan - Medicash Employee Assistance Programmes Health Assured  WeCare Medicash 25 days of Annual Leave + Bank Holidays – Annual Leave increases by one day each year after 2 years’ service up to 29 days Your Birthday off Cycle 2 Work Scheme We strongly encourage candidates of different backgrounds and identities to apply.  Each new team member is an opportunity for the organisation to bring in a different perspective and further diversify the charity. Other roles you may have experience with could include Special Events Lead, Events Lead, Events, Events Manager, Event Management, Events Coordinator, Special Events Manager, Events Fundraising Manager, Event Planning etc. #INDNFP PLEASE NOTE_ This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation

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