Event and Communications Manager

Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation
London (Greater)
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Events & Communications Manager Salary: £28,500 Application deadline: 3rd February 2018 (interviews will be held on a rolling basis until the position is filled) Location: London and homeworking (2/3 days a week) Hours: 9am- 5.30pm (37.5 hours per week, with occasional evenings and weekends) Description Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation (nsif) is a charity devoted solely to research into treatment for spinal cord injury. It was set up by David Nicholls after his son Daniel was paralysed from the neck down after diving into a wave on Bondi Beach aged just 18. At nsif we fund pioneering research into a biological treatment for spinal cord injury. We are looking for a new Events & Communications Manager. It is an exciting and varied role, perfect for someone with an events or fundraising background looking to take on more responsibility in a small but growing organisation. We are a tiny team of 3 people and everyday new challenges arise meaning you will need to be able to think on your feet and contribute to an array of tasks outside of your main responsibilities. Main Responsibilities Sole responsibility for the organisation, marketing and PR of fundraising events with a set timeframe, including the annual Golf Event, Polo Day and several other smaller events. Co-ordinating volunteers for community fundraising activities such as The Big Half Marathon and Prudential Ride London. Maintain relationships with key donors, corporates and community fundraisers. Ensure fundraisers are supported and made to feel valued throughout their fundraising journey. Explore new fundraising & event opportunities from conception through to completion. Update and create social media posts and campaigns. Ensure compliance with the Fundraising Code of Practice. Produce the nsif quarterly newsletter. Produce any mailouts and correspondence to supporters. Update and maintain the nsif website with blogs, events and supporter profiles. Keep the database up to date with supporter records. Ensure data held is compliant with new GDPR regulations. Provide feedback and periodic reports to trustees and other stakeholders. Personal Specification Motivated, proactive and hard working. Able to work unsupervised from home for 2/3 per week. Sociable with the ability to get on with people from all walks of life. Passionate about making a difference. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. An ideas person who is always looking for new opportunities and ways to improve existing practices. Highly organised and able to balance a busy workload. Confident in the ability to work independently. The flexibility to work outside of normal office hours from time-to-time. Eligible to work in the UK. Essential Qualifications Experience in events, preferably in a charity. Excellent Microsoft Office skills. Experience using social media and building a presence online. A degree or equivalent qualification, or substantial relevant experience that demonstrates high-order literacy, numeracy and analytical skills. Experience co-ordinating groups of people in an events/ project context. Desirable Able to create simple but effective graphic designs – preferably on Canva Proficiency WordPress Proficiency with Mailchimp Knowledge of Google Analytics/ Google AdWords Interest in science, technology and innovation How to Apply Please send your CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and reason for applying to info@nsif.org.uk with the subject ‘Events & Communications Manager’. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Due to the number of applications, only successful applicants will be contacted.