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Events Manager

UK Youth are recruiting an Events Manager to join our passionate, dynamic and energetic Partnerships & Fundraising Team.

As Events Manager you will manage the events team and be responsible for UK Youth’s calendar of fundraising, cultivation and stewardship events, securing income in excess of £500,000 each year.

Founded in 1911, UK Youth provides young people aged 8-25 with high quality services, delivered through a network of locally accessible youth organisations across the UK. Together we offer support, advice and training to over 1.5 million young people to equip them with skills for the future and help them engage in education, volunteering and employment. Our mission is to provide access to appropriate, high quality services for young people in every community so that all young people are empowered to build bright futures, regardless of their background or circumstances.

Our work engages young people most in need of support with 86% of the young people on our programmes facing at least one barrier to progress and over half living in some of the most deprived areas of the UK. Thanks to high quality youth work delivered by a trusted adult in a local safe space, 64% of our young people report improved key life skills after engaging with our skills development programmes.

This is an exciting time to join the fundraising team at UK Youth as we look to build on our success and grow our impact. UK Youth already has a portfolio of successful fundraising events including our flagship annual Gala Dinner and innovative Art for Youth London exhibition. We also deliver a range of cultivation and stewardship events to help grow our network of supporters. Our events are attended by a range of our individual supporters and corporates partners including well-known brands such as Oliver Bonas, Microsoft, UPS, Coca Cola European Partners, Lloyds Banking Group and PwC to name a few.

We are looking for a high performing Events Manager who will play a key role in delivering high quality events. You will manage a small events team and work closely with volunteer committees to ensure the successful delivery of a portfolio of events throughout the year. You will be target driven and be a skilled and personable manager; excel at developing internal and external networks and feel confident in communicating to a variety of audiences.

In return for your expertise, experience, initiative and drive, we can offer you a friendly, supportive, vibrant environment, and genuinely interesting work within an ambitious charity with a proud history and an exciting future.

To apply please forward a CV together with a one page supporting statement to or use the apply now button below. Please ensure you fully addresses the criteria in the person specification and to state your salary expectations. Full details of the role can be found in the person specification below

As this role involves working in a regulated environment any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks which include criminal record check and employment reference.

UK Youth is an equal opportunities employer. We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and is committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and within our selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities and that no individual receives more or less favourable treatment on the grounds race; colour; nationality; religion or belief; ethnic or national origin; age; gender; marital status; sexual orientation; or disability.

Job Description and Person Specification

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Position: Events Manager

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Deborah Woolf
Head of People

Base Salary
£ 30,000 - £ 35,000, dependant on experience
Other Benefits

27 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time staff)

Pension scheme (currently UK Youth match employee contributions up to 5%)

Membership of our life insurance scheme which would pay out up to 4 times your salary

15% off at Cotswold Outdoor, Snow+Rock, Runners Need and Cycle Surgery.

Employee Assistance programme to support employees both professionally and personally

We are committed to investing in the personal and professional development of everyone at UK Youth. Every staff member is entitled to 1 days paid development per calendar year in addition to the 2 days charity wide staff training days as well as volunteering leave one full day or two half days per calendar year.

Working Hours
We are a flexible employer and will to consider applicants applying for this role on working on a part time, flexible basis or job share basis, this will be subject to operation need. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required as part of this role.
Job Location
London, some travel is required across the UK
Employment Type
Date posted
March 14, 2019
Closing Date
April 1, 2019

Closing date for applications will initially be 1 April 2019, however we will be reviewing applications throughout the process and holding interviews on a rolling basis so if you are interested in this opportunity please submit your application as soon as you can to ensure you are considered.