We're recruiting a Fundraising Events Manager

About our Fundraising Events

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The Rugby Portobello Trust’s fundraising events are essential to the ongoing success of The RPT’s community services. Our events make up 50% of our fundraised income and 40% of our overall income. They are supported by 60 well-connected fundraising volunteers and attended by more than 1,200 local donors and supporters.

Our fundraising events raise essential unrestricted funds for our North Kensington children’s and young people’s programmes. This enables us to be flexible in our approach, adapting our programmes as and when needed to best suit the needs of the local community.

During the pandemic, RPT ran a completely virtual offering of fundraising events, resulting in a 25% increase in income from events. In 2021, our fundraising events raised £473,500 (net) – a further 17% increase from 2020.

Our events portfolio is made up of in-house events, third-party challenge events and supporter-led events. In 2022, our fundraising events calendar includes a Spring quiz, the London Marathon, a Summer supporters' dinner, a Summer music event, an Autumn auction dinner and a Christmas market. These events are expected to raise in excess of £471,000 (net).

The success of our events is down to the commitment of our 60 fundraising volunteers, who run our event committees. These local members of the community leverage their influential networks to support The RPT and our Events Manager supports these committees to execute the events in such a way as to maximise fundraising capacity, capitalise on support and deliver the events inline with best practice as set out by The Fundraising Standards Board, Charity Commission and HMRC regulation.

Our events programme is an essential piece to our fundraising development plan. We are looking for an experienced Event Manager who can deliver our established events programme, build on the historical success of these events by increasing income year-on-year and grow and diversify our support-base through our events.

The successful candidate will have 2+ years' experience planning, executing and managing events from conception to completion and will have a track record of going the extra mile to ensure supporters have a memorable experience and continue their support for our work. This candidate will also have excellent relationship management and networking skills, experience managing six-figure budgets, exceptional communication skills, be a creative thinker and have the ability to identify opportunities for financial growth, including spotting early trends in the market.

Our Events Manager will work collaboratively with the Director of Fundraising and our well-establish high-value events committees.

Deadline to apply is 5pm on Thursday 14 April.

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22nd March 2022