Challenge Events Officer

Recruiter
Third Solutions
Location
London
Salary
26400.0000
Posted
14 May 2017
Closes
13 Jun 2017
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We are recruiting a Challenge Events Officer to assist in the promotion, organisation and delivery of running and challenge events to grow fundraising income and supporter base at a leading national charity. This is a rewarding role which offers a fantastic opportunity to be involved in the full challenge events portfolio and the opportunity to make a real difference to the work of the charity.

The Company
A well-established and widely respected national charity, supporting anyone affected by the death of an infant.

The Role
This is a new role within the fundraising team which involves providing support for a portfolio of events including the high profile third part events such as the London Marathon and the Great Run Series.

Additionally, the post-holder will help to research new and innovative techniques to increase participation and income. The high-profile nature of this role will involve helping the manager responsible for running and challenge events to identify new and potential supporters, working closely with staff across the organisation to prepare communications to reach a wide range of potential supporters and developing strong relationships with external and internal stakeholders.

Help research and identify new opportunities for fundraising to achieve agreed income targets and appeal to a wide range of new and existing audiences.
Help to identify new and potential supporters and encourage them to sign up to the exciting series of challenge events.
Act as the main point of contact for supporters applying for events.
Attend events, as necessary, sometimes outside normal working hours, on weekends etc.
Work, as required, with the Fundraising and Events Manager and Communications Team to prepare communications to reach a wide range of potential and current supporters through a variety of media.
Help to acknowledge and thank the challenge teams collectively, via social media and regular mail.
Manage events section of the charitys website ensuring events and challenge series are up-to-date
Recruit a range of suitable volunteers to support at challenge events and supervise volunteers at challenge events as required.
Assist the line manager to achieve a running and challenge events income of c. 800k.

The Candidate
With strong organisational skills, you will be able to demonstrate the ability to meet set deadlines and targets, and produce a high standard of work even when under pressure. A real team-player, you will have a highly flexible and pro-active approach.

Relevant experience in a similar role with responsibility for generating fundraising income.
Experienced in organising and promoting challenge events within the charity sector
Experience of developing and growing income streams
Experience of developing and maintaining positive donor journeys especially in relation to challenge event fundraising
Good understanding of raising income potential from running and challenge events
Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
Financial literacy with regards to income processing
Social media skills
Excellent copywriting skills