Events Assistant

Job titleEvents Assistant
Date reviewedJanuary 2022  
PurposeTo support and develop Transaid’s events portfolio   
Responsible toHead of Fundraising
Responsible forN/A but works closely with Ambassadors and Trustees
LocationLondon office, Euston (currently remote working and some flexible working considered going forward)
PostFull time
Salary£24,769-£27,000 dependent on experience


Are you passionate about devising and delivering high quality, inspiring and interesting events? Then this is the role for you! The Events Assistant is responsible for supporting Transaid’s ambitious events portfolio, with opportunities to take a lead role in designing and implementing a range of events. This includes leading auctions at gala dinners and supporting bespoke cycle challenges across Africa. You will work closely with individuals and organisations from the transport and logistics industry to inspire them to support Transaid by undertaking a range of exciting challenges. This role has huge opportunity for growth, with promotion quickly attainable for the right candidate.

About the role:

Transaid is an international development organisation working to transform lives in the developing world through safe, available and sustainable transport. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, organised and ambitious self-starter to shape and grow Transaid’s event portfolios. You will shape our portfolio of events as well as leading on inspiring and retaining our donors through excellent stewardship.  

January 2021 marked the beginning of a new organisational strategy for Transaid, with events a core feature. As well as looking to strengthen existing relationships, inspire fundraisers and deliver outstanding events, there is also the opportunity to inform and develop the form and type of events we deliver going forward. 

You will enjoy working as part of a small and dynamic fundraising team who support each other to achieve great success.

Main Responsibilities:


  • To devise, support and and steward Transaid’s biennial African Cycle Challenge, starting with Cycle Malawi 2022
  • To research, develop and support the implementation and evaluation of Transaid’s annual European Cycle Challenge. Responsibilities include participant recruitment, fundraising support and leading logistics.
  • Manage Transaid’s Third Party Event Portfolio ensuring targets are met 
  • 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.
  • Research and develop new Transaid events and fundraising opportunities. 
  • Work with the Corporate Partnerships Officer to develop Transaid’s individual challenge event portfolio
  • Steward all event participants, delivering excellent retention rates
  • Work with the Head of Fundraising to market all event activities

Person specification:


  • 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.
  • Challenge events experience
  • 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


  • Interest in international development, particularly Africa
  • Knowledge of the UK transport and logistics industry


  • 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 Bearman, Head of Fundraising at: by Sunday 30th January. 


  • Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th February 2022

No agencies please.

We are unable to provide sponsorship for this post. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

Full job description here.