Head of Events (Maternity Cover)

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Location: Flexible across England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Salary: £57,775 - £64,916 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience) (+ London Allowance of £3,600 if applicable)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 02 April 2020

Interview Date: 1st round w/c 14th April, 2nd round 23rd and 24th April

Contact: Kat Cox: kathryn.cox@alzheimers.org.uk

Head of Events (Maternity Cover)

Reference Number: VAC1360

Contract type: Fixed term contract from June 2020 to 31st March 2021

Office Location: Flexible across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, please view our  Society offices. Please note that we have a hot desking policy within Alzheimer’s Society and individuals are able to work up to two days a week from home if office based.

To note: interviews will be via phone due to the current Covid-19 recommendations  

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 5pm on the closing date

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and numbers are set to rise to over 1 million by 2025.

We are looking for an experienced individual to join us on a 10 month maternity cover contract as the Head of Events, who will lead our award-winning team, reporting directly to the Director of Fundraising. The Events Team consists of our flagship Memory Walk, our Running programme, Challenge events programme (cycling, swimming, trekking and skydiving), Mass Products such as Cupcake Day and the development of New Products. We aim to provide the best possible supporter experience to increase acquisition and income, to ultimately support more people affected by dementia.  The Head of Events will lead the team to deliver our ambitious target to raise over £20 million in 2020/21 towards the overall fundraising goal of £90m.

About the role

Alzheimer’s Society’s Events continues to grow from strength to strength with a large presence in third party events such as the London Marathon (2019 COTY as Dementia Revolution), Ride London, the Great Runs series and Action Challenge; as well as a focus on growing our bespoke events including Memory Walk, Cupcake Day, Elf Day, Trek 26 and Trek Up. As a focus for the whole Fundraising directorate, these bespoke products are anticipated to grow hugely in both volume and value over the coming years. To ensure this growth and that we maximise our opportunities; we are looking for a strong experienced leader as the Head of Events to lead, inspire, develop and manage the team, responsible for 10 direct reports and a wider team of 48.

Reporting to the Director of Fundraising and an integral part of the Fundraising Leadership team, this is a fantastic opportunity for you to be part of a truly exciting and growing Fundraising team and make your mark in this rapidly expanding national charity.

This is a maternity cover position from June 2020 until 31st March 2021.

About you
You will have a demonstrable and proven track record in leading and delivering large scale fundraising events. You will have experience of multichannel marketing campaigns, developed supporter journey experiences and experience in managing large, multi layered teams.

You will demonstrate high levels of integrity, leadership and emotional intelligence, have the ability to work effectively as part of a leadership team and have an evidenced and excellent sense of judgment. You will have experience of managing large teams and bringing teams together; encouraging collaboration, empowerment, and a constant strive for improvement.

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely, all contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society. 

You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society.

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