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Events Manager (Major Gifts / Fundraising)- Management

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Industry: Management

Company: EasyWeb Recruitment

Location: Hammersmith

Salary: £32086/annum £32,086 per annum
Benefits: £32,086 per annum

Events Manager (Major Gifts / Fundraising)- ManagementDescription: Events Manager (Major Gifts / Fundraising) Our client is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Every day, 10 children and young people in the UK hear the shocking news they have cancer. Our client is the UK's leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families, and provides them with clinical, practical, emotional and financial support. You can be a part of helping them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. Position: Major Events Manager Location: Hammersmith Salary: £32,086 per annum Closing Date: 23rd May 2014 Interview Date: 12th June 2014 ROLE: The Events Manager will report to and work closely with the Major Events Team Leader and will be required to manage a portfolio of their high profile Major Fundraising events. The nature of the post requires the ability to work outside normal office hours. RESPONSIBILITIES: a) Secure and manage Major Fundraising events within the department's portfolio and agree new Major Event opportunities with the Major Events Team Leader. b) Responsible for an events income budget of £500k and to oversee and manage each event from initiation to delivery and evaluation, ensuring each event reaches its gross and net income budget and delivers a first class experience to a High Net Worth audience. c) Securing sponsorship for the events and be responsible for the negotiation of event contracts to ensure the reliability of event income and the best return on investment whilst minimising the risk to the charity. e) Lead on brand management for each event and ensure all artwork, design and print, including event promotional materials and souvenir programmes are on brand, meet the needs of a high net worth audience and display meticulous attention to detail. f) Take the lead in writing and managing the overall Major Events budgets within your portfolio and undertake regular forecasting to ensure all income and expenditure budgets within own portfolio are on target. h) Maintain a strategic overview of celebrity involvement with Major Events and to work with internal departments to ensure full marketing, extensive press coverage, celebrity attendance and corporate and commercial support for events. i) Line manage the Major Events Executive and ensure volunteers and their staff are managed and fully briefed at events where necessary. k) Ensure the charity database is regularly and accurately updating with all details relating to specific events and contacts. ESSENTIAL SKILLS / EXPERIENCE: a) Managing large charitable or large scale events within a previous role. b) Securing sponsorship for specific events; experience of liaising with and managing suppliers and third parties; experience of managing volunteers and staff at events and in the office. c) Line management experience; responsible for hitting six figures gross and net income targets. d) Experience of managing and developing relationships with high profile, wealthy and / or influential individuals; experience of directly managing relationships with Event Chairs and committees; experience of writing and managing event budgets to ensure events achieve the desired net income. e) Experience of using Fundraising databases. DESIRABLE SKILLS / EXPERIENCE: a) Educated to degree level / IOF Qualifications. b) Working at a strategic level on the development of new Major Events tailored at a Major Donor / HNW audience. c) Working within a major Donor / Major Fundraising team. d) Experience of dealing with celebrities. e) Ability to proof read materials and publications aimed at a Major Donor audience. You may have experience of the following: Events Manager, Major Gifts, Fundraising, Business Development, Fundraiser, Event Manager, etc. This vacancy is being advertised by Easy Web Recruitment, the UK's leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by Easy Web Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, and we confirm that we will gladly accept applications from persons of any age for this role

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