Closing date: Sunday 25th February 2018 at 11.30 pm
We’re looking for an enthusiastic individual with experience of working on fundraising or challenge events projects, to join us as a Community & Events Coordinator and help us raise income and meet targets on a variety of events.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
Part of our hugely successful Fundraising Division, our Community & Events Team is responsible for innovating, devising and delivering an array of fundraising events and community fundraising programme. This includes a high value events programme featuring the award-winning Vertical Rush, London Marathon and RideLondon, along with the creation and promotion of successful community fundraising initiatives. And, with the launch of a new and exciting growth strategy and further investment in the Events team, it´s a particularly exciting time to join us.
About the role
Your main focus will be on supporting the Community & Events Team and event participants, particularly across the Rush Series. However, we’ll also rely on you to research opportunities for running and challenge events and carry out on-going competitor analysis to enable us to maximise income and identify new business. Managing your own small to medium-sized projects and events will be important too, as will carrying out data entry, monitoring each project’s progress and keeping accurate records. Marketing events, organising leafleting, managing event promotion, organising and distributing materials, e.g. t-shirts for the Rush events, and managing fundraising volunteers – all are aspects of this vital events support role.
Relevant experience, plus a proactive, collaborative and results-driven approach, is essential. We’ll also be looking for a proven ability to monitor and report on income and expenditure budgets and use a CRM system. Commercially aware, creative and innovative, you´re used to communicating with a range of internal and external stakeholders to deliver results and have a flair for quickly understanding others needs and working to meet and exceed their expectations. What’s more, you´re willing to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas, methods and processes when appropriate.
Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.
Shelter is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of clients, in particular children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.
At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.
How to apply
Please submit a CV and supporting statement via our online system. The supporting statement should demonstrate how you meet the knowledge, skills and experience points and the first two behaviours listed in the job specification which starts on page 4
of the job description. Please refer to the application guidance notes for further information.
Please note that applications which do not consist of a CV and supporting statement will not be considered.