Conferences and special events manager

Closing date: Sunday, June 23, 2024
  • Salary £35,000 - £40,000 depending on experience
  • Location Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (Hybrid)
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Sectors Health, Medical
  • Job Reference : 214290
Location: Contracted to our Peterborough office with the flexibility for hybrid working
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 depending on experience
Contract type: Permanent
Full time: 37.5hrs per week
Benefits: We want all our employees to feel valued and engaged and are committed to offering a positive working culture along with a good work-life balance. As well as ensuring they pay their employees fairly, they offer the following benefits: Flexible working, Generous annual leave, Pension Scheme, Sick Pay, Death in Service, Employee Assistance Programme, Bike Loan Scheme, Cycle2Work Scheme, Eyecare, Discount Portal, Social Activities.

Closing date: Sunday 23 June 2024
Interviews will be held w/c 1 July 2024
No agencies please

Be a part of an energetic and vibrant team who are driven by the desire to improve the lives of people living with kidney disease. Our vision is the day when everyone lives free from kidney disease. 
The philanthropy and partnerships team works with Kidney Research UK’s high value supporters and the kidney community, including individuals, ambassadors, trusts and partners. Our team also delivers inspiring events to raise awareness of the organisation and our work, to fundraise, engage and cultivate new and existing supporters.
The conferences and special events manager is responsible for the leadership, relationship management, creative development and delivery of the charity wide events portfolio. This includes internal and external conferences, income generation and stewardship events.
Your will lead a team and work closely with senior stakeholders, internally and externally, to deliver high quality and high value events, such as gala dinners, professional stakeholder engagement events, virtual events and a golf day. The role will manage all aspects of events from concept to completion. 
In addition, you will look after high value event relationships, including committees, and implementing a strategic plan to deliver and grow unrestricted income. As well as ensuring a robust and continually improving stewardship journey for all our supporters.
You will be a creative thinker, with excellent attention to detail who can lead a team effectively whilst managing multiple events concurrently.
If you are interested in the position, please complete the online application form and submit together with your CV.
We are committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone and encourage applications from all sections of the community.
About Kidney Research UK:

Kidney Research UK is the leading charity in the UK focused on funding research into the prevention, treatment and management of kidney disease. Our vision is the day when everyone lives free from kidney disease and for more than 60 years the research we fund has been making an impact. But kidney disease is increasing as are the factors contributing to it, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity, making our work more essential than ever.
At Kidney Research UK we work with clinicians and scientists across the UK, funding and facilitating research into all areas of kidney disease. We collaborate with partners across the public, private and third sectors to prevent kidney disease and drive innovation to transform treatments.

Over the last ten years we have invested more than £58 million into research. We lobby governments and decision makers to change policy and practice to ensure that the estimated 7.2 million people living with all stages of kidney disease in the UK have access to the most effective care and treatment, and to make kidney disease a priority.

Most importantly, we also work closely with patients, ensuring their voice is heard and is at the centre of everything we do, from deciding which research to invest in to how we plan our priorities and our work across the charity.

Those patient contributions are vital, always helping us and our partners to understand what life is like with kidney disease, always ensuring we see the patient behind the treatment and always reminding us that behind every statistic and every number is a person – the patients and the carers who inspire our mission and push us forward to make a difference and change the future of kidney disease.

You may have experience in the following roles: Event Manager, Conference Manager, Special Events Manager, Event Planner, Meetings and Events Manager, Corporate Events Manager, Fundraising Events Manager, Charity Events Manager, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit, etc.

REF-214 290