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Events Manager

Save the Rhino International
Closing date
23 Jul 2022

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Full Time
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Save the Rhino International is seeking an experienced Events Manager to lead its Events Programme, including its iconic London Marathon team and other UK and international events.

The Events Manager has overall responsibility for events organised directly by Save the Rhino, working closely with the Community Fundraising Manager and the Communications Team. Save the Rhino International's founders ran their first London Marathon in 1992. Since then, the charity has maintained a tradition of fundraising for rhino conservation through challenge events and other events such as fundraising dinners and the Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture. Our iconic rhino costumes have featured in every London Marathon since 1992, with our team of runners now regularly raising more than £100,000 for rhino conservation.

Our current strategy is to organise three major fundraising events each year, including the London Marathon, the For Rangers Ultra Marathon in Kenya, and one other major event, though there are often smaller events that also require the Events Manager's attention.

Like all members of the team, the Events Manager supports Save the Rhino's vital conservation work and participates in team discussions on all issues affecting the charity and its conservation mission. An interest in our conservation mission, as well as a skill set and experience in events management, will be welcome.

Key responsibilities

Working with the Managing Director and the rest of the team to develop a multi-year 2023-2026 Events Fundraising Strategy and an annual Events Programme
Leading on all aspects of planning, logistics and team recruitment for SRI's events
Working in close collaboration with the Communications Team to promote event attendance and participation
Working in partnership with, and sometimes managing, third-party stakeholders to produce both domestic and international events
Stewarding teams for challenge events to promote and support team spirit and fundraising for rhino conservation
Supporting the Michael Hearn Intern, who plays a key role in the day-to-day management of the London Marathon team each year
Producing and managing the overall events budget
Reporting quarterly to our Board of Trustees on event updates

Essential skills / experience:

at least 3-5 years' experience of event management
experience of fundraising
strong administrative skills
excellent time management skills
strong communication skills with the ability to liaise and coordinate with a wide range of people
strong project management skills - objective setting, timelining and budget management
perseverance, and an aptitude for working independently, autonomously, and economically
ability to influence and build collaborative relationships with speakers, sponsors, and suppliers
being a strong team player, able to assert, listen, negotiate and compromise
alignment with Save the Rhino's mission and values
eligibility to work in the UK

Desirable skills / experience:

16-hour outdoor first aid qualification
Full UK driving licence
experience of marketing events through digital, press and other means and working in collaboration with communications colleagues
experience of working in a charity
experience of managing volunteers
good copywriting skills
good presentation skills
experience of sourcing event sponsorship
experience of using design software, such as Photoshop or InDesign

Please see the Applications Pack for deatils of how to apply.
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