Special Events Officer

Closing date: Monday, June 17, 2024
Fundraising Events
  • Salary £29,000
  • 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 Officer on a six month contract 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 assisting the team with the management of existing events to maximise income including the Carol Concert and our Defence Industry Dinner. You will need to work to agreed budgets as well as input to the setting of financial targets. 2024 is a busy year for the Events team, presenting many opportunities to get involved with 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 experience in planning, developing, delivering and evaluating fundraising campaigns is essential and an understanding of the charity sector and ideally a background of working in charity events is desirable. You will be diligent, conscientious and have high attention to detail. In addition, you will demonstrate the ability to develop positive relationships with our supporters in order to manage and grow existing events and relationships.


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 17 June. SSAFA reserves the right to close the vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

Interviews: TBC