Walking With The Wounded – Events Delivery Officer

Location: This role will be remote with occasional travel to WWTW’s Hubs in the North-East, Manchester and Norfolk.

Salary: £30,000-£35,000

Hours: 37.5 (e.g. 9 – 5 with half hour unpaid break)

Contract Type: Permanent

Company benefits:         

  • 5% Employer Pension Contribution
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Bike 2 Work Scheme
  • Death in Service following successful completion of probation
  • Travel expenses
  • Competitive annual leave

This newly created role will focus on the operational planning and delivery of a range of fundraising events. The postholder will lead on high quality implementation of event delivery ensuring a high quality supporter experience. Leading on supplier management and cost controls, risk management and sustainability they will be responsible particularly for the safe delivery and expansion of our headline bespoke event the Cumbrian Challenge.

WWTW has an ambitious target to grow our events to £1m within two years and this role is vital to that endeavour. We have a proud record of putting on events that challenge our participants to their limits and that culture is embedded in our bespoke programme. For our headline events, particularly the Cumbrian Challenge, we have scope and a very solid platform for growth and the postholder will work quickly with the Relationships team on creating and developing ‘event village’ concepts that can be rolled out across all our events.

They will also work closely with the rest of the events team to ensure that we are operating at maximum efficiency at all times. This will encompass team travel and training, as well as staying upto date with the latest trends and requirements of event management. This role will also support the wider fundraising team in the delivery of all WWTW fundraising events, as and when required.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

This role is integral to the Events team. You will work closely with other members of the team to ensure that WWTW continues to put on best in class events. Operationally sound events, cheer stations at 3rd party events and economical but effective supplier relationships all play a vital role in increasing the net performance of the portfolio and this role is absolutely at the heart of that.

The successful candidate will help drive the portfolio to £1m/annum gross income, ensuring all events meet the 5 strategic aims of the department:

  • All events will aim to deliver ROI of three to one, with two to one as a floor
  • Deliver unique, financially successful and sustainable events that are ‘best in class’
  • Events available that cater to all different event demographics
  • All events must operate on a clear and communicable vision
  • All events will operate with a sustainable footprint and be guided by responsible environmental principles

You can read more about WWTW on our website www.walkingwiththewounded.org.uk

It is important you read through WWTW key values, the Job Description and Person Specification prior to completing and submitting WWTW short application with a supporting CV and cover letter, all documents can be accessed here.

Closing date for applications is 30 June 2024.  Please submit your application early to avoid disappointment as the advert may be closed early if sufficient applications are received.

To support planning, interviews will likely be held on Thursday 11 July 2024.

If you are currently serving or have served in the Armed Forces WWTW Employment Advisors are available to support you with your application, please contact our HR team for further details.

If you have any problems or require assistance with our application process the HR team will be happy to assist.  Contact number for HR: 07999 102 503.

WWTW is an equal opportunities employer. WWTW is an employer committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and wellbeing of its staff.

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