Fundraising Events Coordinator
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.
This is a fixed-term role until the end of December 2019
Interview Date: 2 August 2019
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 and will have experience of working to tight deadlines across multiple tasks/events.
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 income protection insurance
- Cycle to work scheme (eligible for scheme if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)
*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.
About the Company
Diabetes is the most devastating and fastest growing health crisis of our time. There are currently 3.8 million people in the UK diagnosed with diabetes, and 1 million more with undiagnosed Type 2.
We are working to make sure that those affected by diabetes get the best care and support they need to live well with their condition and avoid life-changing complications. We're leading the way by funding critical research, improving healthcare and treatment so we can reach our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.
Diabetes UK staff are motivated and experienced and extremely passionate about helping people affected by diabetes. We have been fighting for people with diabetes for more than 80 years and changed millions of lives thanks to the new treatments, technology and policy changes we've been behind.
But there's more to do. And you can be part of it.
We're a diverse bunch and as a charity we recognise and respect the value of everyone.
We've recently been awarded a One Star Accreditation status by Best Companies. And this year we were named 65th in the top 100 not-for-profit organisations in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list.
We're committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff and volunteers to actively support this commitment.
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?
To learn more about the work we do - click here