National Events Officer

Closed: Friday, July 12, 2024

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  • Salary £23,000 - £28,000 per year
  • Location Bristol, Bristol City (Hybrid)
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Sectors Health
  • Job Reference : National Events Officer

This role will see the successful candidate manage and develop a portfolio of successful national events. You will be involved in all aspects of the project management cycle from marketing and participant recruitment to supporter stewardship and race day logistics. With support of the Senior Fundraising Manager (Events & Community) you will prepare and track budgets for your assigned events and continuously look for opportunities to improve income and participant retention.

The role requires a good attention to detail, strong prioritization skills, sensitivity and flexibility. Whether you come with direct events fundraising experience or have transferable skills that the role requires, we will support and develop you to excel in your role.

Meningitis Research Foundation is based in Bristol, but the role is flexible and is open to remote working with monthly visits to the office (this will need to be more regular during events season). We offer an annual salary of £23,000-£28,000 (job titles and salary banding currently under review), 6% employer pension contribution and employee assistance program alongside annual leave of 25 days per year. You will report directly to the Senior Fundraising Manager (Events and Community) within the Fundraising Team. This is a really exciting opportunity to join Meningitis Research Foundation and build a career with a world-leading charity working to defeat meningitis.

Key Responsibilities

· Manage a portfolio of national events including TCS London Marathon and Great North Run executing the planning, delivery and evaluation of these events

· Inspire individuals with a connection to the cause to take on events for Meningitis Research Foundation to support our vision of a world free from meningitis

· Deliver marketing and recruitment strategies to ensure we reach our targeted number of participants for each event

· Deliver best in class stewardship (across phone, email, SMS and post) to all supporters ensuring they have the best experience with Meningitis Research Foundation

· Work with the Senior Fundraising Manager (Events & Community) to ensure we maximize income potential from each event through improving key performance indicators i.e. average value

· Develop the events portfolio by evaluating and monitoring current products and seeking out new events when appropriate

· Manage relationships with external partners including event companies, logistical suppliers and fundraising platforms

· Work with the Communications Team and Senior Fundraising Manager (Events & Community) to identify strong supporter stories and PR opportunities

· Seek opportunities to share knowledge and learning with other members of the Events & Community Team

· Identify supporters with high value potential (i.e. corporate or major donor) and ensure they are shared with the Head of Fundraising

· With the support of the Senior Fundraising Manager (Events & Community)  create and deliver budgets and KPIs targets for your area ensuring you monitor and report on progress against these budgets and KPIs

· Other duties as reasonable requested by the Senior Fundraising Manager (Events & Community) or Head of Fundraising


Skills and experience required

· Strong project management skills and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

· Good organisational and administrative skills, able to prioritise, juggle multiple tasks and work to deadlines

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

· Excellent attention to detail

· IT competent including Microsoft office package, Teams and Outlook

· Numerate, able to understand and manage financial information

· Experience managing external partner relationships

· Proven experience and current understanding of the events fundraising market

· Working knowledge of social media

· Experience using a CRM or database

· Effective team player with an ability to build effective working relationships

· Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative

· Ability to demonstrate our organisational values in all areas of your work

· Able to work occasional unsocial hours and a willingness to travel, occasionally overnight for events