Special Events Manager

SALARY – £32,000 – £37,000 per annum  (pro rata for part time) – subject to skills and experience 22.5 hours per week

Base – initially home working then a mix of home/office based at the Pears Building at the Royal Free London in Hampstead.

Are you passionate about managing events that deliver the best possible supporter experience?

Do you enjoy working with talented fundraisers with big ambitions, and in a friendly and supportive team? If so, then this is the role for you.

The Royal Free Charity stands at the threshold of its most important period of development. The pandemic has shown the importance and necessity of the support the Royal Free Charity can and has provided to staff and patients across our three hospitals sites, and the need for our globally important research has also never been so clear. This is an exciting time to join, as we develop a new case for support, and fundraising appeal, which will launch our new organisational brand.

Working as part of a newly formed Philanthropic Partnerships team, the Special Events Manager will play a pivotal role in developing and delivering our fundraising strategy.

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 post holder 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 develop the plans and tools we need to embed a programme of events throughout the year. 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.

Our Supporter Care Principles are at the core of everything we do, and the postholder will ensure that all our events provide the best possible experience for donors.

This role sits within a high achieving Fundraising team, divided into three departments: Philanthropic Partnerships, Individual Giving, and Community Fundraising. The Special Events Manager will report to the Head of Philanthropic Partnerships.

This is an exciting time to join the team. If you have the right experience, skills and confidence and we want to hear from you.


28 days’ paid holiday plus UK bank holidays each year.

Enrolment into the pension scheme.

To apply for this post, send a CV in Word document with a maximum 500-word statement addressing how you meet the criteria set out in the job description and person specification: qualifications, experience, skills, knowledge and personal qualities. Please ensure you include your last employer and dates of employment within your CV. 

Send your CV in word format, statement, and a filled in equal opportunities recruitment form to: [email protected]

Closing date for application: 14 June 2021 – 12 noon.

Interview date: TBC

As an equal opportunities’ employer, 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 Royal Free Charity.