Events Officer

Job TitleEvents Officer
Date ReviewedNovember 2019
PurposeTo manage and develop Transaid’s events income streams
Responsible toHead of Fundraising
Responsible forN/A
LocationLondon Office, Euston
PostFull time
PeriodPermanent
Salaryc. £27,000

Transaid’s Fundraising team:

Transaid’s Fundraising team consists of the Head of Fundraising, the Corporate Partnerships Officer, the Events Officer and the Fundraising Assistant. The Events Officer position is a challenging but rewarding role, and presents an exciting opportunity to launch and recruit for new challenge events, manage and grow a portfolio of industry events and launch a new set of individual challenges.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To oversee the stewarding, development, implementation and evaluation of Transaid’s biennial African Cycle Challenge. Responsibilities include fundraising and logistics support.
  • To oversee the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of Transaid’s annual European Cycle Challenge. Responsibilities include participant recruitment, fundraising support and logistics support.
  • Manage Transaid’s Third Party Event Portfolio
  • Lead on Transaid’s prize appeal, securing a range of raffle and money can’t buy auction prizes
  • Represent Transaid at networking and industry events. Some work during evenings and weekends will occasionally be required for which reasonable time off in lieu will be given.
  • Contribute to the research and development of new Transaid events and fundraising opportunities. 
  • Work with the Fundraising Assistant to develop Transaid’s individual challenge event portfolio
  • Work with the Head of Fundraising to develop future cycle challenges and other potential new events
  • Work with the Head of Fundraising to market all event activities
  • Lead on securing event sponsors for all challenge events
  • Monitor and track finances against targets

General admin/Internal comms

  • Attend and contribute to team meetings and other activities as required
  • Any other tasks related to the role as and when needed

Person Specification

Essential

  • Educated to degree level
  • Events fundraising experience
  • Project management experience
  • Experience of working as part of a team with a varied workload
  • Experience of motivating and communicating with fundraisers
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for building relationships
  • Confident in speaking on the phone
  • Experience of organising large scale and/or complex events. 
  • Excellent planning and project management skills.
  • Experience of managing challenge events
  • Experience of marketing events and growing event attendance
  • Experience of securing in-kind sponsorship. 
  • Experience of generating income to agreed targets.
  • Good IT skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • A strong organiser with the ability to multitask and prioritise your workload
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm and creativity
  • The ability to use your own initiative and work within specified guidelines

Desirable

  • Experience of managing overseas challenges in-country
  • Interest in international development, particularly Africa
  • Knowledge of the UK transport and logistics industry

Remuneration

We are offering a competitive salary, 25 days leave per annum and a generous pension scheme.

Closing date for applications

Please send your CV and a cover letter (maximum two pages) to florence@transaid.org by Sunday 15th December 2019

No agencies please.