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Events Officer

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Closing date:  14 April 2024
Interview date: 22 April 2024
Location: Selly Park and Erdington sites
Hours: Full time
Duration: Fixed-term until December 2025 
Salary: Corporate Band F, £29,158 – £34,042 per year  (pro rata for part-time)

Birmingham Hospice is the leading provider of adult palliative care in the region. We care for people in their own homes, in the community, at our Living Well Centres and in our Inpatient Units. We have two sites, one in Erdington and one in Selly Park.

Are you an experienced event fundraiser who enjoys building long-lasting relationships with charity supporters and helping to make a difference?  If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for you to join our busy and friendly fundraising team as our Events Officer.

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic Events Officer, to support the Birmingham Hospice brand.  This varied role will lead on the delivery of a diverse portfolio of events and challenges including fun runs, adrenaline seeking challenges and in memory events.  The successful candidate will have a friendly and engaging personality, and enjoy speaking to charity supporters face to face, over the phone and via e-mail.

Reporting directly to the Senior Events Manager, you will grow the income generation and brand profile of the charity through effective organisation, administration, supporter engagement and marketing of our exciting events portfolio, ensuring maximum participation and income for the hospice.  You will utilise your creative skills to proactively seek new income generation opportunities and design new events for our growing calendar.  You will be a highly organised and motivated individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

The ideal candidate will have experience of managing a portfolio of designated events with proven success in reaching and exceeding participation and income targets.  You should also have knowledge and experience of working with a range of suppliers and volunteers, and have a proven ability to build relationships at all levels.  Experience of using CRMs is also advantageous.

If this sounds like the role for you, we would love to receive your application.

For further information about this role, or for an informal chat, please contact Rebecca Richards: Rebecca.richards@birminghamhospice.org.uk

Requirements

  • You must be educated to A Level (or equivalent), or be able to demonstrate a sound underpinning knowledge and theory relevant to the role.
  • You will have experience of a fundraising, marketing or events organising role.
  • You will have exemplary communication and organisational skills.

Key benefits

  • Free onsite parking.
  • Free tea, coffee and toast.
  • We’re happy to talk about flexible working, including those with caring responsibilities – while we can’t accommodate every flexible working request, we’ll try to find a practical solution.
  • Birmingham Hospice is committed to colleague development as an ongoing professional requirement and consider this a priority.
  • For individuals joining the charity from the NHS or another hospice, the employee’s continuous previous service with any NHS employer is recognised in respect of pension provision and annual leave.
  • A supportive work environment, with a focus on your mental health and wellbeing.
  • Free emotional, health and financial support.
“After I saw the care my dad received at the hospice, I knew I wanted to work there.”

Barbara Bennett, a Healthcare Assistant at Birmingham Hospice’s Erdington site, was inspired to join the hospice after seeing the expert palliative care her dad, Frederick, received there.

Having worked in healthcare for 30 years, Barbara decided it was time she went into palliative and end of life care after helping to care for her father when he was diagnosed with heart failure, kidney failure and dementia.

Read Barbara’s story

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The hospice is committed to developing a dynamic and diverse workforce, representative of the communities it serves. We ask you, therefore, to complete the Equal Opportunities monitoring form to help us in this aim.

We value each person as an individual – whether they are colleagues, patients, family members, carers or supporters, every person matters. We embrace diversity of culture, background and environment knowing it enriches our workplace and our relationships with our local communities. We are committed to building a culture of inclusion and belonging. We would love to hear from you, about what makes you uniquely you and how this opportunity will support you to succeed.

Our Values

Our values are at the heart of everything we do as we continue in our mission to enable more people from all communities to access the care of their choice at the end of life.

Kindness
Togetherness
Positivity
Openness
Respect
Innovation