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Special Events Manager

Permanent contract - 35 hrs per week - Flexible working hours offered

Special Events Manager - Salary: £32,000 to £36,000 per annum + benefits

Location – New office located next to Borough Market, London Bridge (Primarily office based with flexible working offered)

 This is an exciting new role at Whizz-Kidz, which has been put in place to deliver a calendar of special events which include key supporter engagement, cultivation and income generating opportunities. The role will be vital in helping the organization to devise and deliver an impactful supporter engagement programme which offers an exceptional supporter experience and builds long term relationships.

The Special Events Manager will have ownership of the planning and execution of a calendar of events, working closely with the relevant ‘event owners’ (including senior stakeholders) across Fundraising and beyond to design, effectively manage and smoothly deliver these events to meet their objectives. This role will be responsible for events such as the Whizz-Kidz Annual Reception and Kidz Board Showcase; Corporate and Challenge Event Participant Receptions; services visits and virtual engagement events, and Major Donor cultivation events.

New for 2022, the role will also encompass special events for our exciting art trail (Morph’s Epic Art Adventure in London), working with the project team to deliver a calendar of stakeholder engagement events, plus the final sculpture exhibition and Auction in Autumn 2023. These activities are pivotal in helping Whizz-Kidz achieve its ambitious new three year strategy, which sets out our plan to double the amount of young wheelchair users we reach. These events will not only generate significant funds but will help cultivate and steward new long-term supporters, to meet our ambition to significantly grow income over the next three years.

You will be an enthusiastic and driven fundraising professional, with strong project management skills, experienced in event development and delivery, with adept organisational competence and the ability to conceptualise and deliver effective plans across the organisation. You will be pro-active, logistically minded and confident building and managing relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. As a flexible team player, you will be confident managing your objectives and able to maintain focus on developing and delivering your plans, whilst contributing to a wide variety of projects where your expertise will add value.

Download a full Job Description and Person Specification

To apply, please send a CV to jobs@whizz-kidz.org.uk and in a covering email, please answer the following questions:

  • Using 1 or 2 brief examples, please outline initiatives or projects you have been involved in which you feel are relevant to this role. Please give a description of the piece of work, what it aimed to achieve, your role within it and details of significant contributions you made.
  • Please tell us (in no more than 400 words) about some of the skills, experience, knowledge or personal attributes you can bring to this role to benefit Whizz-Kidz.

 For an informal discussion about this role please contact Rebecca Millburn, Senior Events and Community Fundraising Manager at r.millburn@whizz-kidz.org.uk

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Please apply as quickly as you are able, to ensure your application can be considered.

Please note; only candidates successful in obtaining an interview will be contacted.

Committed to achieving equal opportunities in employment. Please let us know whether you require any reasonable adjustments for application or interview. 

Whizz-Kidz is the working name of The Movement for Non-Mobile Children (Whizz-Kidz). Registered charity No. 802872.  Company registered in England and Wales No. 2444520.  Charity registered in Scotland No. SC042607.

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