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Senior Events and Mass Participation Manager (6 Month FTC)

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 40,000 in the last three years.

The Senior Events & Mass Participation Manager is a pivotal role within our Engagement & Fundraising Directorate, responsible for developing and delivering our multi-million-pound portfolio of events and mass participation fundraising activities, such as our flagship campaigns, One Million Step Challenge and Swim22.

Interview Date: Tuesday 7 June 2022 (face-to-face in London, E1 1FH)

Please note that all job offers are subject to you providing acceptable evidence of your eligibility to work in the UK.  You might find the following resources useful:

  • To view a full list of accepted documents and the checks employers are required to make click here
  • To view guidance on proving your right to work to an employer click here

 If you have any questions, please contact HRAdvice@diabetes.org.uk  

Role Responsibility

Leading a high performing team to optimise our activity you’ll also work to prototype, test, and launch new activity or ways of working to continually improve our offer and deliver an excellent supporter experience. An experienced manager, you’ll focus on creating a motivating environment, coaching, and developing your team on to even greater successes.

Demonstrating your excellent planning and project management skill, you’ll embrace insight, testing, evaluating, and continuous optimisation ensuring all of our engagement is audience centred. 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 significant track record of marketing and delivering successful events and mass participation activity, as well as having excellent communication and project management skills. You are organised and can demonstrate managing high performing activity through others across multiple workstreams, with a clear focus on optimising and improving delivery at every opportunity.

You’ll bring brilliant cross-organisational leadership experience with stacks of emotional intelligence and stakeholder engagement skills.  You will thrive when working in partnership and making alliances, critical for leading on our engagement with strategic partners, as well as internal and external stakeholders.

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, increasing to 30 days in your first 5 years here. Pro rata’d for those on part time hours or fixed term contracts.
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and income protection insurance
  • 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 agile working
  • Discounts on gym membership
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life
  • Access to Remote GP, physiotherapy, mental health support, and much more
  • Annual Season ticket loan (after successful completion of your probation period and for contracts that are permanent or over 12 months if fixed term)
  • Home office season ticket (to help you spread the cost of any equipment or furniture you wish to purchase)
  • Excellent Family-friendly and Carers policies, e.g. generous maternity, paternity, and neo-natal policies – considerably higher than statutory leave and pay
  • Cycle to work scheme (after successful completion of your probation period and for contracts that are permanent or over 12 months if fixed term)
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities which we are delighted have continued remotely during the pandemic 
  • We have a variety of well-being sessions throughout the year

About the Company

For nearly 5 million people with diabetes in the UK, there’s no day off. At Diabetes UK, we fight day in, day out for better care, treatment and support. We won’t stop until diabetes can do no harm.

With more people than ever living with diabetes and millions more at risk of developing type 2, our work has never been more needed. We make sure they get the care and support needed to live well with diabetes and avoid devastating complications.

We fund critical research, which has led to life-changing discoveries – like the first insulin pen and programmes to put type 2 diabetes into remission. Now, we want to do this for everyone and find a cure.

We can’t do any of this without you. Our staff are passionate and determined about helping everyone affected by diabetes. For over 85 years, they’ve been behind vital policy changes, as well as new treatments and technologies to make living with diabetes easier every day.

But there’s more to do. And you can be part of it.

We’re a really diverse bunch and we recognise and respect your value as an individual. As well as helping people with diabetes, you’ll be part of one of the top 30 Best UK Charities to Work For, and one of the top 75 Best Large Companies in London.

We’re committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk, and we need our staff and volunteers to support this.

Our vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm. Join us today, and together, we can make that a reality.

To find out more about what we do, check out our website.

 

Diabetes UK

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