Event/Project Manager – (children’s charity) -

E7067

£26-27k + excellent benefits

LONDON

Events

Charity

Temporary/Contract

Job Description

Wonderful opportunity for an experienced event co-ordinator or manager to create and deliver bespoke individual and group ‘experiences’ for seriously ill children and their families at this wonderful children’s charity.  (FIXED TERM ONE YEAR CONTRACT)

THE COMPANY
Amazing children’s charity who have a massive impact on the lives of seriously and terminally ill children and their families, by delivering individual and group events and experiences throughout the UK – creating wonderful shared memories and brightening the lives of many.

THE ROLE
You’ll be part of an amazing team of Project Managers who create and deliver bespoke individual experiences for seriously and terminally ill Children.  You’ll take the project from initial application to completion, co-ordinating and administering all aspects of planning, research and development, and delivery, focussing on creating once in a lifetime experiences for the child.  You’ll liaise with referrers, medical professionals and families to assess requirements of each project,and then think outside the box to develop creative solutions, to deliver that ‘once in a lifetime’ experience for the child.  Your role will go from research to planning and co-ordinating the end to end experience delivery, co-ordinating all logistical, talent and supplier aspects, as well as liaison between all parties.  As well as working on bespoke experiences, you’ll also deliver some group events, one day experiences for groups of children and their families.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with referrers, medical professionals and families to assess requirements
  • Thinking ‘outside the box’ to develop creative solution, bringing that ‘wow’ factor to the experience
  • Research and meticulous admin for all projects
  • Planning/co-ordinating end-to-end process of requests – all logistics, suppliers, communication etc
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal colleagues, external contacts, and suppliers
  • Deliver other group experiences eg special and unique days out
  • Preparing and managing budgets
  • Ensure all reporting and correspondance done to high standard
  • Provide additional support to other team members on individual and group projects

THE CANDIDATE
You’ll already have proven event management experience, and co-ordination skills developed across a varied range of events, and you’ll have the appropriate diplomacy, sensitvity and excellent interpersonal skills to liaise appropriately with all relevant parties.  Great attention to detail – you know how to dot the ‘i’s and cross the ‘t’s ensuring that delivery of your ‘experiences’ always surpasses expectations.  The ability to add a creative mind to ensure the experience is as special and unique as it can be is also a key quality.  Useful previous experience also includes liaising with varied suppliers, event travel logistics, and liaising with celebrity agents and publicists.

Key requirements:

  • Proven experience (minimum 2 years) in an event co-ordination role – able to take reponsiblity your own projects and run them on your own
  • Diplomatic and confident in building and maintaining effective working relationships with people at all levels - excellent communicator with superlative interpersonal skills
  • Experience of developing creative event solutions
  • Strong project management, organisation and co-ordination skills
  • Excellent event co-ordination skills, and experience of managing external suppliers
  • Experience of working with talent, celebrity agents and publicists is useful not essential – dealing with varied logistical suppliers and contacts is essential
  • Able to build a team and rapport, whilst working to key deadlines and budgets
  • Budget Management experience
  • Advanced PC skills

This is a wonderful opportunity to bring your exemplary event co-ordination, communication and delivery skills to this amazing organisation … and see your skills, abilities and efforts make a real difference to the lives of others.

If your experience matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click “Apply” now.