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Events Lead

Job Description

Are you ambitious, self-motivated and keen to take on a new challenge, if so read on.

We are recruiting for a highly motivated, skilled and resourceful Events Lead to join our team here in Colchester with a remit to engage, inspire and develop a new demographic of supporters alongside the retention of an existing and loyal supporter base.

You will be experienced in building and maintaining relationships and as part of the fundraising team working towards meeting stretching unrestricted income targets. 

Using a social capital approach, you will raise awareness raising of the charity, thus increasing Lepra’s profile and reach.

With support from our Head of Fundraising and Communications your key objectives will be to;

  • Devise, promote and execute a range of relevant engagement events, activities and programmes which appeals to existing supporters, whilst reaching a new donor audience
  • Build relationships across a range of new and existing channels
  • Recruit, train and manage volunteers to ensure targets are reached
  • Support the development of Lepra’s ‘Ambassadors’ programme
  • Lead the development of Lepra’s University strategy

This post is full-time, 35 hours per week and is based in our Colchester office.  There will be a requirement to attend out of hours events in the evening or the weekend.  The ability to travel in the UK (and occasionally overseas) is required.

Lepra’s benefits include:

  • Employer and employee contributory pension scheme
  • Non-contributory life assurance scheme
  • 25 days annual leave (inclusive of 3 days between Christmas and New Year), rising by one day per year to a total of 28 days per annum
  • Child Care Vouchers Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Membership of the Employee Discounts Scheme
  • Designated free of charge parking

This role requires the successful applicant to apply for a basic DBS check with. Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to a clear check being received.  

We aim to represent and value the diversity of our local communities through our workforce and service provision. We therefore positively encourage applications, regardless of age, race, religion & belief, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity or disability.

We are a UK-based international charity working to beat leprosy.

Leprosy is a Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD), most commonly affecting people in parts of the developing world.

Every year, over 200,000 people are treated for leprosy. Yet evidence shows that there are over three million people living undiagnosed.

Left untreated, this cruel disease causes permanent damage to people’s hands, feet and eyes, leading to paralysis, blindness, infections and amputations.

Over four million people are now living with life-changing disabilities due to leprosy. And sadly, the stigma surrounding the disease means many are left to endure a lifetime of abuse, isolation and shame.

Lepra has been at the forefront of treatment in leprosy since 1924, from the development of an effective cure to ground breaking techniques to find, support and restore the lives of people affected by this devastating disease.

The importance of our work is recognised and supported by Her Majesty The Queen who has been our Patron since she became monarch in 1952.

As a specialist leprosy charity, we work directly with communities in India, Bangladesh and Mozambique to beat this disease.