Events Officer

Rachel Berry

The Talent Set are excited to be working with Alzheimer’s Society to find their new Events Officer.

This is a 12-month FTC available for immediate start, offering a wonderful flexible working environment with options to work remotely or from office locations in London, Cardiff, Plymouth, or Newcastle on a hybrid working basis. Compressed and flexible working hours will also be considered for this position.

This role requires an experienced events management professional and prior charity experience isn’t required, so a great chance for someone to gain experience with one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events – the Memory Walk.

The Memory Walk raises around £3.2M every year for the Alzheimer’s Society and this role will play an integral part in organising events for up to 2000 people across the UK.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the overarching Memory Walk strategy, by planning and implementing events as agreed with the Senior Events Project Manager and Events Fundraising Manager, ensuring the events meet legal health & safety requirements.
  • Setting, monitoring, reporting and reforecasting of events budgets, ensuring each event is delivered within this, whilst ensuring maximum safety and a positive supporter experience.
  • Research, assess, negotiate, secure and manage venues suitable for events with an attendance of more than 2,000 people, including visiting prospective venues in order to walk, plan, and risk assess routes.
  • Planning and management of events, including site planning, traffic management, route planning, crowd control and incident management.
  • Planning and implementing safety measures for events, including writing risk assessments, representing at Safety Advisory Groups (SAG), incident management plans and emergency procedures.
  • Procurement and management of all event suppliers, including negotiation of costs and contracts.
  • To produce inspiring communications to supporters which increase engagement, payer rates and average gifts, ensuring all communications are in line with campaign concepts and key messaging.

Person specification:

  • Experience of organising and delivering events.
  • Experience of supervising staff or volunteers within an events environment.
  • Budgeting and financial management.
  • Experience of developing and delivering stewardship/communications to supporters across multiple channels.
  • Experience of marketing or communications, including briefing and commissioning of print, copy or design
  • Ability to build relationships and deal with internal and external supporters at all levels.
  • Ability to use initiative, prioritise and demonstrate problem-solving approach.
This role pays a salary up to £28,886 per annum with £3600 allowance for London based candidates

To be considered for this position please apply with your CV as soon as possible, regrettably please note we may not be able to reply to each and every application.

We are committed to diverse and inclusive recruitment practises that ensure equal opportunity for everyone, regardless of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and will happily make reasonable adjustments to always ensure a fair process.