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Events Coordinator

Company: Penny Appeal    Location: Wakefield
Penny Appeal is an award-winning international humanitarian charity offering a range of life-saving humanitarian solutions in over 30-crisis hit countries. As one of the fastest growing charities in the sector, we have transformed countless numbers of lives and empowered communities around the globe helping to break the poverty cycle through our simple vision; taking your small change and making a big difference.
Penny Appeal is a twice Guinness-World-Record holder and works closely with leading celebrities and globally renowned institutions in the UK and beyond in the fight against poverty.
Team-work makes the dream work and Penny Appeal are looking for passionate individuals who seek a dynamic and rewarding career and are able to work in a demanding, fast-paced environment.
We currently have a great opportunity available to directly influence the work of Penny Appeal. As Events Co-ordinator you will help plan and produce a variety of events across the UK, including tours, dinners, conferences and fundraising events.
Production of event documentation, including risk assessments, itineraries and schedules will be a key element of the role, as will the logistical arrangements with suppliers, catering, transport, accommodation, etc.
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Interested? To be considered, you will need : - A minimum of 12 months event planning experience Willingness and ability to travel and work unsociable hours, including evenings and weekends as the role demands Able to manage multiple tasks and prioritise a complicated workload Highly organised, with the ability to problem solve Ability to work independently and as part of a team Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal & written) skills Able to adapt quickly to changing deadlines and priorities. Ability to work under pressure and use initiative
In return we offer : - Pension Plan Employee Assistance Programme 22 days annual leave (increasing with service) Complimentary tea, coffee and fresh fruit Competitive gym membership rates Complimentary tickets to Penny Appeal events Health Care Cash Plan Child Care Voucher Scheme