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Community and Events Manager

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27 Oct 2021

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Marketing & PR
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Community and Events Manager - PermanentThe Role!The Community and Events Manager is a member of a dynamic team of committed and passionate individuals working together to raise the profile of Challengers and maximise funding in support of play and leisure opportunities for disabled children and young people.The purpose of this role is to drive community support through groups, fundraising, challenge events and Challengers own events. The Community and Events Manager will provide an engaging programme of events and opportunities for Challengers community supporters to engage in. They will work across the Fundraising teams to engage supporters in a programme of events to raise funds and champion Challengers' work. The role will assist in developing and delivering a strategy across the income stream, ensuring relationships are maintained to a high standard, and that reporting is timely and accurate.The CharityChallengers is a charity with an excellent reputation delivering Play and Leisure services to over 1,400 disabled children and young people across the South East. At Challengers, disabled children and young people play, relax, make friends and truly feel that they belong. At the same time, families with disabled children can use these short breaks to pursue 'ordinary' activities such as shopping or spending time with their other children.Why Challengers?Challengers has been awarded an employer's rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars on Indeed! Recent employees have said:"No two days at Challengers are the same, it is a vibrant and dynamic workplace""Challengers is the most rewarding, fun and exciting job ever""Never have I worked at a place that is so positive"Person Specification - Community and Events ManagerEssential Exceptional interpersonal skills and comfortable networking at a high level, able to negotiate mutually beneficial partnerships.Experience in project management that shows evidence of achieving and succeeding targets and delivery against ambitious funding plans, across diverse funding streams.Experience in establishing and cultivating strong donor relationships that have delivered substantially increased income through a comprehensive stewardship plan.Evidence of working with a wide range of supporters through a variety of activities.Awareness and understanding of trends, legislation and Institute of Fundraising and Fundraising Regulator best practice guidelines concerning income areas.Experience and ability to communicate across a range of audiences, including potential donors, children and their parents and carers, trustees and the general public through both oral and written communications.Experience of working towards or motivated by achieving targets.Excellent organisation, analytical, problem-solving skills with a great eye for detail.Analytical clear thinking and the ability to prioritise tasks, apply common sense and initiative to work to deadlines whilst working across projects.An ability to work independently on projects as well as an enthusiasm to support the wider Fundraising Team.Great interpersonal and social skills and the willingness to support other staff members when required.Able to use Microsoft packages including Word, Excel, Publisher and Outlook amongst others.Flexibility to work outside conventional office hours when required including weekends and evenings.Full clean driving license with ability to use own vehicle for travel to meetings and events and therefore hold the necessary business use insurance.Desirable Experience in using database software or a willingness and competence to pick up this skill quickly.Understanding of the wider issues being faced by disabled children and young people, their families and carers and of issues surrounding social exclusion.Experience in working with or supporting disabled children and young people, their families and carers.What we offer!£25,096.28 to 27,187.64 per annum (dependant on experience)Permanent positionLocation: Guildford Office with travel to other sitesHours: Full Time (35 Hours per week, Monday to Friday)24 days annual leave, 4 days for extended Christmas breakRegular free training provided, NEST Pension, Health Care Cash Plan available, free parking and free DBS, annual leave increases with service
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