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Events & Marketing Manager
The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

Job Description

Please note: we reserve the right to close any of our vacancies early.

Vacancy Details

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Burghfield Common, Reading

Hours: 35 hours per week

Working pattern: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Telephone interviews: W/C 26th November

Face to face interviews: W/C 3rd December.

We cannot provide sponsorship for the role.

About the role.

Guide Dogs’ ambition is a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support to live their lives to the full. As part of this, we are implementing our new 5-year strategy. We are looking for our next enthusiastic Events Marketing and Stewardship Manager (Acquisition and Retention) to develop, implement and manage the marketing of National event program. This is a very exciting time for you to join us on our incredible journey.

In this key role, you will be supporting us with Stewardship planning and implementation, Marketing planning, Digital marketing, Communications planning, Event Supporter Care and Supplier management.

In your application, you will need to evidence, using specific examples, how your skills and experience meet the criteria laid out in the person specification, within the Job Description below.

Requirements include;

  • The successful candidate will have excellent organisational, planning, prioritisation and time management skills and be able to remain calm in challenging circumstances.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, creative and analytical skills
  • Demonstrable experience in direct marketing environment and managing project spend along with supplier management
  • Proven understanding of direct marketing principles and technique.

For more information on this role, the requirements and our benefits package, please see the documents attached below.

How to apply: Please submit your CV along with a cover letter briefly explaining why you think you are suitable for this role.

Working at Guide Dogs

Working at Guide Dogs is much more than just a job. Through the values that guide our work, we make a real difference, and change lives.

We believe that wellbeing at work is about creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows all employees to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and for Guide Dogs.

As a member of staff, we offer you a wide range of benefits to suit your individual needs. These include; 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years' service), flexible benefits package and a defined contribution group personal pension plan.

Diversity

Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.

Safeguarding

Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.