If you want to join a fast-paced events team, helping to lead them to deliver a portfolio of exciting high-end events across a variety of luxury London venues, all while raising as much money as possible for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, then this is the job for you.About the Role
As an Events Coordinator you will be a key member of the Special Events team, providing logistical and functional support to the team to ensure the delivery of all the teams’ luxury events to the highest quality. The broad responsibilities of the role provide the opportunity to work on a range of different events across the charity’s exciting and varied event calendar – from black tie gala dinners to fashion and sporting events at some of London’s most prestigious venues including the Natural History Museum and Claridge’s.
The role requires a strong team player who is responsible, methodical and who can demonstrate timely completion of agreed projects whilst remaining flexible. You will work closely with the Events Managers in the team on a range of events, supporting on a variety of integral tasks including auction prize sourcing, guest list management, copywriting for event materials and many more. The events Coordinator also needs to be exceptionally organised, have strong attention to detail and be able to work on a range of projects at the same time.
You will work within the Special Events team, a team of passionate event professionals who deliver some of the most exciting events in GOSH Charity’s event portfolio. The events Coordinator requires great communication skills as you will work with a wide range of colleagues within the charity, as well as our external high-value supporters, inspiring them to raise funds for GOSH Charity.About the Team
The Special Events team manages a comprehensive and diverse programme of 20-30 high-end events per year to raise funds, raise awareness and support the work of the hospital. The team produce many of the charity flagship events, such as black tie gala dinners at the Natural History Musuem and our annual Christmas Carol Concert, with the events raising between £100,000 to £1 million. In addition, the Special Events team works on a range of enrichment events for the patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital, like the annual Christmas parties. The team holds relationships with a large external supporter base of high-value volunteers and committees who are pivotal to the success of the events. The team also act as an event agency for the rest of the charity, working with colleagues to deliver their event needs such as drinks receptions and stewardship events.
The Fundraising Department at GOSH Charity is also embarking on an ambitious ten year fundraising strategy, with Special Events as one of the key areas within it. We are looking to develop new and innovative events, as well as building on existing success to ensure the greatest amount of funds are raised for GOSH over the next ten years.About you
You will be the guru of organisation! We are looking for someone who is extremely organised, with experience of providing support to a team on a range of projects and administrative tasks. You will be a great communicator and a strong team player who works well with others, as you will work closely with other lovely team members within the Special Events team and across the charity, as well as with many high-value supporters who sit on our event committees. You will be a self-starter who takes ownership of your tasks and works on everything with great attention to detail, ensuring all our events are built on a strong administrative foundation to make sure they all run smoothly, thanks to your hard work and input.Specifically, you will have:
About the charity
- Excellent problem-solving skills with a proactive approach and mind-set
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
- Strong attention to detail
- Positive, “can do” attitude with the ability to take initiative
- Excellent ‘customer service’ skills both on the telephone and face-to-face
- Evidence of working effectively within a team environment
- Experience of working with Salesforce or other databases
- Understanding of the high-net worth community, individuals, and corporate charity partners
- Understanding of social media
Every day brings new challenges at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Every day, over 600 seriously ill children from across the UK arrive for life-changing treatments. Every day, young lives hang in the balance as patients, families and staff battle the most complex illnesses. And every day, the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs that change the lives of thousands of children – and change the world. This extraordinary hospital has always depended on charitable support to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential. Without donations, Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity can’t help fund ground-breaking research, advanced equipment, child and family support services, and the rebuilding and refurbishment of wards and medical facilities. Our staff help to raise these vital funds for the hospital. A better future for seriously ill children starts with you.
Recently awarded with a ‘Best Companies 2-star accreditation' and placed number 17 on the 2019 Sunday Times Best 100 Not-for-Profit Companies list – we offer a range of attractive benefits including; a flexible approach to working, 30 days holiday, life assurance, enhanced employer pension contributions, and a discounted season ticket loan.
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Closing date: 27th August 2022
Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis and we reserve the right to close the role prior to the closing date, should a suitable applicant be found. Therefore, you are encouraged to apply right away, to avoid disappointment.
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