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Senior Events Specialist

ActionAid UK are recruiting for a Senior Events Specialist on a fixed term contract basis, to cover a period of maternity leave.


ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty. Our dedicated local staff are ending violence against women and girls and helping change lives, for good. We won’t stop until women and girls are out of danger, out of poverty and on track to create the future they want.

As Senior Events Specialist, you will have the opportunity to lead on several areas of work such as our presence at Latitude festival and we will look to you to embed a consistent approach to hosting and running events from both a PR and a fundraising standpoint.

It’s an exciting time to join as we look to build on our work in 2019, whilst planning and improving our event strategy in 2020. This will be a chance for you to bring new ideas to our existing strategy; helping us to reach more people in new and innovative ways.

We will look to you to develop and coordinate the delivery of event plans, which will involve key milestones and dependencies; you will also be responsible for implementing necessary risk mitigation activities. In order to achieve this, you must have excellent organisational skills, which include the ability to carry out a number of tasks at one time.

As Senior Events Specialist, you will support your colleagues in the planning of events, while also leading events yourself and where necessary you will provide technical expertise to ensure plans are realistic and achievable. Therefore, we are keen to receive applications from those with proven experience of organising and delivering successful external events of different sizes and to different audiences from festivals and stunts to celebrity photoshoots.

You will work cross-organisationally with all public facing teams to ensure that events management is aligned with all other externally facing communication and public engagement activities, such as our Access to Justice campaign and Women by Women project. This role will also require you to build strong relationships with external stakeholders ensuring we are also getting the best deals.

Linked to this, is your ability to be a strong project manager and to lead on the engagement of internal influencers, to ensure you receive the necessary support for the the planning, delivery, and follow-up stages of an event; this involves ensuring their full commitment with regards to their time and resources.

As you will work with colleagues to develop creative concepts for events, it is essential that you are able to demonstrate both strong leadership skills and also the ability to work well as part of a cross- organisational team. You will promote an inclusive and supportive environment that both inspires and challenges colleagues to do their best.

If you have the skills and experience required, along with the desire to work within an organisation, which is committed to working for the rights of women and girls, please apply!

Please note that this is a part time role, for 21 hours per week and is being offered as a 12 month fixed term contract to cover a period of maternity leave.

ActionAid is committed to driving improvement through digital channels, tools and ways of working. We will ensure that we provide the technology and the training to enable all staff to perform their roles to the best of their abilities. In return, we ask that all staff are committed to continually improving their digital skills and knowledge within the working environment. Our recruitment processes will evaluate the digital skills of all applicants.