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Fundraising Events Coordinator

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Fundraising Events is an important area of growth for Diabetes UK’s Engagement and Fundraising Directorate. We have seen some great successes in our Diabetes UK bespoke challenges both in terms of acquisition and fundraised income over the past few years which has enabled us to grow the Fundraising Events team.  

It is an exciting time to join what is a busy, successful and growing Fundraising Events Team as we take the opportunity to capitalise on additional investment to keep growing our challenges and improving the experience we offer supporters.

Interview date: 24 January 2019

Role Responsibility

The post holder will be the first point of call for events fundraising enquiries and will work with the Fundraising Events Managers to provide our fundraisers and supporters with the advice and support they need to maximise their fundraising potential.

We are committed to offering an excellent experience to all of our supporters and this role will be integral to making sure we are best placed to support our event participants through their fundraising and training journey with Diabetes UK.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will be an outgoing, conscientious team player, with excellent communication skills, who is quick to learn, highly organised and a proactive problem solver.

They will have worked in a customer service focused administrative role for at least a year and will have experience of working to tight deadlines across multiple tasks/events.

Package Description

What we can offer you: 

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays 
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments) 
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working 
  • Discounts on gym membership and days out 
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan 
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities 
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and permanent health insurance 

About the Company

Diabetes is the most potentially devastating – and fastest growing – health crisis of our time, requiring ongoing high-quality care and support. There are currently 4.6 million people in the UK living with diabetes, and 12.3 million more at increased risk of getting Type 2 diabetes. Those diagnosed face the risk of life-changing, and life-limiting, complications, unless they are given the very best care and the support they need to manage their condition well. As a society we need to work together now – and take action now – to fund critical research, improve healthcare and treatment, and prevent yet more people developing this potentially life-threatening condition. 

Diabetes UK is a forward thinking and commercially focused organisation, and is the leading charity for the 4.6 million people with the condition in the UK.

As we continue to improve our processes, through continual development and change, this is an exciting time to join us. With established funding streams and following on from the success of our previous five-year plan, we are in a strong position to continue developing and responding to changing environments.

We rely heavily upon the expertise and motivation of our staff in order to work towards our many aims and meet objectives. We aim to be an equal opportunity employer; the organisation recognises and respects the value and diversity of all. We gladly make the adjustments required for people with disabilities to join us. Our diverse functions mean that we can offer you a wide range of rewarding career opportunities.

Diabetes UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable and expects all staff and volunteers to actively support this commitment. 

Diabetes UK recognises and respects the value and diversity of all. 

We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm – if you’d like to be part of that, why not join us? 

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