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Mass Participation Manager - 12 Month Maternity Cover

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

Job Introduction

Mass participation activity 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, growing from c.3000 event participants to more than 30,000 in the last three years.

The need to support people living with diabetes has never been clearer. There are nearly five million people living with all types of diabetes today, and they are amongst those most vulnerable to the covid-19 pandemic. Diabetes UK has huge potential to continue to grow our mass participation activity and this is an exciting time to join us and contribute to the development of our life changing events.

Interview Dates: 15 & 16 April 2021

Role Responsibility

As one of our Mass Participation Managers, you’ll join a busy, successful team responsible for optimising well established events as well as always looking to innovate and develop new products. You’ll lead on project management of specific mass participation events, such as UK Wide Cycle Ride and support on the delivery of our other well-established campaigns such as, One Million Step Challenge and Swim22. There is also scope to prototype, test, and launch new activity or ways of working to continually improve our offer and deliver an excellent supporter experience.

You’ll help us continue to adapt and optimise our fundraising through the challenging environment created by covid-19, ensuring all of our engagement delivers an excellent supporter experience. This is an exciting time to join us in delivering on this commitment to create a world where diabetes can do no harm.

The Ideal Candidate

You’ll be able to demonstrate a solid track record of marketing and delivering successful mass participation activity, as well as having excellent communication and project management skills. You are organised and have experience of leading on multiple mass participation events, with a clear focus on optimising and improving delivery at every opportunity.

You’ll have experience of managing various workstreams and will be able to produce high quality work to meet deadlines and targets, ensuring we are always delivering high performing activity.

We are committed to providing an excellent supporter experience and you will bring a breadth of knowledge and ideas to help us connect with diverse audiences and build long term engagement.

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 £1,500 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working as part of our approach to activity based working
  • Discounts on gym membership
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan* (on completion of your probation period and if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)
  • 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 more than 3.9 million people in the UK diagnosed with diabetes, and just under 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 please visit our website

Diabetes UK

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