Events Fundraiser

01 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Are you an Events Fundraiser looking for a rewarding new role with a charity that saves lives? About the role/person Are you an Events Fundraiser looking for a rewarding new role with a charity that saves lives? About the role/person Samaritans has several well-established third party sporting events in its events portfolio, including London Marathon, Great North Run and Ride London. Our participant numbers are good and our supporters consistently raise above the industry average. We're seeking an Events Fundraiser to take the lead in managing Samaritans involvement in a selection of these high-profile events; to build and support our teams of participants and maximise income and awareness generating opportunities. You'll have experience of developing successful marketing plans to recruit event participants, and experience of devising and delivering a participant care and communications programme. Using social media and electronic communications will be second nature to you and a key part of your marketing and communications activity. You'll be a pro-active, highly motivated individual, with excellent communication skills both written and verbal. You're great at building relationships whether that's working with colleagues and volunteers to develop engaging content for example, or with participants to see them succeed with their fundraising and continue to support Samaritans long into the future. You will need strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise and meet multiple deadlines and the needs of participants. Previous experience of working within a fundraising team is essential. About Samaritans Every six seconds, someone contacts Samaritans for help. And our volunteers listen, helping them find the strength to move on. Our 20,000 volunteers have been providing emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for over 60 years, supported by a staff team of around 150 people. Demand for our services continues to grow and so Samaritans Fundraising Strategic Plan 2017/18 aims to increase our capacity and diversify our income streams to deliver increased financial resources. Included in this, is the target to double Community & Events team income by 2021. Location and benefits Our Central Office is located in a converted mill in Ewell, Surrey, 30-minutes by train from Waterloo and 15 minutes from Wimbledon. We offer a good range of benefits, including 25 days' holiday, free parking, Health Cash Plan, Pension and interest-free season ticket loans. To apply please visit our website where you will find an application form. The closing date for this role is 18th September 2017.

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