Summary of the role

Works closely with the Changing Our Lives team to plan, organise, advertise and facilitate engaging events for the charity.

Responsibilities and duties

  • Working alongside the Changing Our Lives team to design and plan events.
  • Using social media, local radio, TV, website, newspapers to advertise the event and to reach a large audience.
  • Developing creative and original ideas for events.
  • Working to budgets.
  • Researching venues, contacts and suppliers.
  • Negotiating prices with suppliers and contractors and donations if applicable.
  • Booking venues, entertainment, equipment and supplies and ensuring these are fit for purpose.
  • Coordinating event entertainment, including music, performers, and guest speakers.
  • Managing and overseeing events on the day of, including problem-solving, welcoming guests, directing event set-up, communicating with staff, and organising vendors
  • Anticipating and planning for different scenarios
  • Creating sales opportunities for future events during client liaisons and during events, including possessing a strong working knowledge of the charity to further these opportunities.
  • Ensuring that health, safety and insurance regulations are followed.
  • Working to the values of Changing Our Lives.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Preferably event management experience or newly qualified in degree in event management or marketing.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Excellent time management and the ability to work under pressure, balancing different priorities.
  • Attention to Detail
  • Able to use Word and Excel confidently.
  • Team-Oriented
  • Strong Written and Verbal Communication
  • Strong Client-Facing Skills
  • Marketing Knowledge or Previous Experience
  • Works on your own initiative
  • Enthusiasm
  • Flexibility

If you are interested in this role, please email [email protected] or telephone 0300 302 0770.