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Events & Fundraising Assistant
London Legal Support Trust
  • Salary £22,000 - £25,000 per year
  • Location Holborn, Greater London
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Category Admin , Fundraising , Events
  • Sectors Social Welfare
  • Job Reference : Events and Fundraising Assistant

Job Description

Who we are

The London Legal Support Trust works to support Law Centres, Citizens Advice and other legal advice agencies in London and the South East by providing them with grant funding alongside other forms of support. We do this by holding large fundraising events, most notably the London Legal Walk, which raised almost £900,000 this year, and providing the funds through grant rounds to the agencies where they are most needed. We offer our knowledge and experience of the sector to help the agencies become more sustainable. We also work with other grant-making bodies. 

We are part of a network of seven Legal Support Trusts across England and in Wales working with the Access to Justice Foundation to support pro bono and advice agencies.

How we work

We raise funds for free legal advice services through a number of sponsored events, most notably the London Legal Walk. Our other events include regional walks, the Great Legal Bake, Great Legal Quiz, London Legal Walkies, and Walk the Thames. We also support people fundraising for LLST through London Marathon, ASICS 10k, Big Half Marathon and Royal Parks Half Marathon.

The money raised is distributed to legal advice centre beneficiaries through three annual small grant rounds, emergency funding and Centres of Excellence Scheme. As well as giving grants, we also provide other sector support such as management and consultancy and money saving schemes to help the agencies to keep their doors open.

How you will make a difference

This is a newly created role that will work closely with our Events Manager and Head of Fundraising.

Your overall job objectives will include:

  1. to improve, develop and organise our events
  2. to maintain and develop our database of supporters and event information
  3. to maintain good relations with internal and external contacts
  4. to maintain and assist in developing web site and online presence
  5. to assist with the recruitment and management of volunteer interns

Your main responsibilities will be to:

  1. Maintain and build on existing events
  2. Manage sign ups to the events using Salesforce (training provided)
  3. Support the Event & Fundraising team to produce event and fundraising materials
  4. Draft event correspondence
  5. Attend, help at and supervise events
  6. Follow up with participants of events
  7. Promote LLST externally and ensure its good reputation is maintained

What you will need:

  1. Enthusiasm for the cause and our work and commitment to social justice and equal opportunities for all. 
  2. Educated to degree level
  3. Excellent interpersonal skills including written and oral communications skills.
  4. Confidence with IT including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and the internet.
  5. Excellent attention to detail.
  6. Ability to work well under pressure, with strong organisational skills to cope in a busy environment with competing demands.
  7. Proven ability to communicate with a wide range of people and to liaise with other organisations.
  8. Highly motivated, with ability to work on own initiative and as part of a small team.
  9. Flexibility and willingness to learn new skills.
  10. Professional, reliable and responsible.
  11. Ability to work outside office hours as required, particularly in the build up to events, other busy periods and on the day of events.
  12. A positive attitude to problem solving.

A detailed Application Pack including Job Description and Person Specification is attached with this ad.

Salary: in the range £22,000 - £25,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Pension: 4% employer contribution plus employee contribution (following completion of successful completion of probation)

Annual Leave: 20 days + bank holidays(increases due to years of service to 22 days for 2+, 24 days for 4+ and 26 for 6+) 

Hours of work: This is a full-time position, 37 hours a week. Business hours are typically Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with some evening and weekend work, and some travel.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please send copy of your CV with a covering letter of no more than two pages of A4, addressing all the selection criteria under the person specification. Please ensure that your application fully addresses each of the criteria in the person specification.

Closing date: Wednesday, 9th October 2019 at midnight

Panel interview: Week commencing Monday 14th October 2019

These dates may be subject to change and applicants will be advised in advance should this happen.

We recognise the positive value of diversity, promoting equality and fairness, and challenging discrimination.

We are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture for everyone who needs or provides our services and within our own organisation and will not discriminate or tolerate discriminatory behaviour on the grounds of race, colour, sex, gender identity (including transgender), disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital / partnership or family status, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, age, social class, educational background, employment status, working pattern, trade union membership or any other factor.

As employers, we aim to treat all employees and job applicants equally and fairly and not unlawfully discriminate against them. 

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