Special Events Manager

Closing date: Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Fundraising Events
  • Salary £45,000
  • Location London, Greater London (Hybrid)
  • Job Type Contract, Full-time
  • Sectors Social Welfare
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About the role 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a full time Special Events Manager on a fixed term contract of up to 12 months to join the Fundraising team at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic individual to join the busy Events team.  You will be responsible for management of existing events and partnerships, maximising income and seeking out new opportunities.  You will need to work to agreed budgets as well as manage the setting of financial targets. This is a busy year for the Events team, presenting many opportunities to manage fast paced, exciting events. 

About the team 

The SSAFA Events team is a small team with a high output both financially and in terms of number of events produced. We work closely together and thrive to deliver high quality, successful events. 

About you 

To carry out this role successfully you will have a thorough knowledge of the charity sector and a background of working in Special Events. You will be hard working, conscientious and have high attention to detail. In addition, you will demonstrate experience of managing high profile events and relationships and be willing to become an integral part of the team.

About SSAFA 

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is a trusted source of support for serving personnel, veterans and their families in their time of need. In 2022 our trained teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 59,000 people, including veterans, serving personnel (regulars and reserves) and their families.

SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. And we are here for that person and their family, any time they need us and in any way, they need us. 

Diversity and Inclusion at SSAFA 

SSAFA exists to support a diverse range of beneficiaries within the armed forces community, and we believe diversity within our teams is key to ensuring we can deliver our services effectively. We thrive on differences and believe it is critical to our success as a worldwide charity. SSAFA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We therefore encourage applications from all genders, races, religions, ages and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with disabilities, and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our business. 

SSAFA is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service to ensure we, as an employer, safeguard those we serve.

No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable. 

Closing date: Midnight on 19 June. SSAFA reserves the right to close the vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications. 

Interviews: TBC