Special Events Officer

Action Against Hunger UK
February 1, 2019
London, United Kingdom
Post Type
Experience (minimum)
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Education (minimum)
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Travel Required?
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Base Salary
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Action Against Hunger has a vision of a world free from hunger. For almost 40 years, across nearly 50 countries, we have led the global fight against hunger. We save the lives of children and work with their communities before and after the disaster strikes. We enable people to provide for themselves, see their children grow up strong, and build prosperous communities. We constantly search for more effective solutions, while sharing our knowledge and expertise with the world. We push for long-term change. We will never give up. Until the world is free from hunger.

We are looking for an experienced, personable multi-tasker to join our Special Events fundraising team. With the support of the Head of Special Events, this role will manage and support on some of our most exciting events. These include one of Action Against Hunger’s high profile events, working closely with one our top restaurant supporters, facilitating a lively gala dinner; a large-scale stewardship event to celebrate our 40th Anniversary and supporting the Events Manager to lead the scale-up of our successful Auction Against Hunger.

The post holder may also take responsibility for one or more ad-hoc beneficiary events during the year, support the team with other key events, and lead on research projects into event concepts/partnerships, subsequently undertaking initial steps into operationalising new activities.

The post holder will hold budgetary responsibility for an income of more than £75,000 and will oversee all expenditure for these events, to ensure excellent return on investment for each event.

We are looking for a flexible team player with great interpersonal skills who has an incredible eye for detail. Calm in any situation, you can quickly get to grips with the task and see it through successfully to completion. You are comfortable working with a wide range of stakeholders, and can bring individuals together to meet an end goal.

The position will be well-suited to someone who wishes to work on an ambitious events project, raising funds for a leading international humanitarian organisation that makes a difference to the lives of thousands of malnourished children and their families every year.

We are always looking to recruit passionate and dedicated individuals who are keen to join our team and contribute to the fight against child hunger. For more detailed information on the role, please download the attached PDF Job description.

The post will be based in Action Against Hunger-UK’s London office, candidates must therefore demonstrate their right to work in the UK.

Closing date for applications: 23:30 on 17th February 2019. Interviews will take place on Friday 22nd February.

Apply online by clicking the Apply Now button below, do not forget to attach your CV and 1 paged cover letter explaining your suitability to this role.

Unfortunately due to the number of applications we receive we are only able to contact shortlisted applicants. Thank you for your understanding.

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