Special Events Manager
Salary £32,000 – £40,000 per annum pro-ratad for part-time – subject to skills and experience
Hours of work 22.5 hours a week (with some flexibility for the right candidate)
Base Flexible home/office working, based at the Pears Building, Pond Street, London NW3 2PP
Contract Initially nine months, with the potential to extend to 12 months
The Royal Free Charity is seeking a talented Special Events Manager to join our growing Philanthropic Partnerships team for a maternity cover contract.
Responsible for delivering high-quality major donor events, this role will sit at the heart of a successful team, driving relationships and income from some of the UK’s leading philanthropists.
Our ambitious fundraising department generated over £6m in 21/22, of which £3.5m was raised by our Philanthropic Partnerships team. We are a supporter-focused and agile function, working at the heart of the charity to deliver impact for patients and staff across our hospitals. Our focus is on generating long-term, meaningful relationships with supporters to deliver impact in partnership.
Our culture is important to us, and we pride ourselves on being a supportive, curious and high-achieving fundraising team.
Significantly, we have begun to prepare for a major capital appeal. Breaking new ground for NHS charity fundraising, this campaign will aim to raise a transformational sum. By joining us at the start, you have the opportunity to make your mark on what will be a prominent and exciting multi-year campaign.”
We are looking for a talented Special Events Manager to deliver a programme of high-quality cultivation and stewardship events for major donor individuals, trusts and corporates. Importantly, the postholder will demonstrate an awareness of the needs of major donors and how to tailor events to this audience. Experience of delivering high level cultivation and stewardship events would be beneficial, but not essential.
Initially focused on delivering a small number of in-person events tailored for our top major donors and prospects, the postholder will also work with the Head of Philanthropic Partnerships and appeal steering group to plan initial engagement with prospects for our capital appeal. They will work with our Mid Value Giving Officer and the Individual Giving and Community teams to deliver cultivation events to engage future major givers, as well as supporting our established virtual events series: RFC Presents.
This role will suit someone who enjoys high-level thinking to shape an events programme, as well as hands-on event delivery.
The recruitment process
To apply for this post, send a CV with a cover letter addressing how you meet the criteria set out in the job description and person specification, with a completed Equal Opportunity form. Please include your last employer and dates of employment within your CV.
Closing date for applications: open campaign
First interview: rolling basis
Please send your CV, cover letter, and Equal Opportunity Form to: [email protected]
As an equal opportunities’ employer, the Royal Free Charity is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.
We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join the Royal Free Charity.
28 days paid holiday plus UK bank holidays each year
Enrolment in the pension scheme
Employee Assistance Programme
Find out more about working life at the Royal Free Charity in our short video: https://youtu.be/mVQ0Bcj-ftk.