Lead Challenge Events Officer

Lead Challenge Events Officer

LOCATION: Sutton Coldfield - West Midlands or Central London

HOURS: Full-time hours are 35 per week. Applications will be considered for 4 days (28 hours)

REPORTS TO: Senior Individual Giving & Challenge Events Fundraiser

SALARY: £24 - £27K dependent on experience 


- Access to employee discounts scheme

- Access to pension scheme

- 28 days rising to 30 days after 3 years’ service plus Bank Holidays

- Semi-flexible working hours


Be responsible for planning, developing, marketing and implementing the existing challenge event portfolio and ensure that income targets for each event are met within the planned expenditure.


- Recruit and manage RMHC teams at core challenge events including Great North Run, RideLondon, Great Manchester Run, Great Birmingham Run, Brighton Marathon
- Plan and deliver the event day logistics for these core challenge events
- Support the Challenge Events Officer on other challenge events
- Deliver high quality supporter care to all event participants, and constantly strive to improve the supporter experience
- Research, plan and launch new events where they can add value to our programme
- Ensure all events marketing opportunities are explored and maximised to increase recruitment

Knowledge and Experience:

- A minimum of one year’s experience working in events fundraising
- Relevant and demonstrable experience of supporting key Challenge Events or parts of those events (e.g. Great North Run, RideLondon, London Marathon)
- Proven experience of improving the level of supporter care offered to events fundraising participants
- Experience of working to fundraising income targets and with agreed expenditure budgets
- Experience of using database to record accurate information
- Direct experience of delivering high quality customer care to supporters
- Experience of using social media to market fundraising opportunities and develop supporter relationships

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Please send a cover letter and your C.V. to ian.watson@uk.mcd.com

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