Events Programme Coordinator
We have an exciting opportunity for an Events Programme Coordinator to cover a one-year maternity contract, to support the delivery of programmatic activity with a charity that works on environmental causes.
Position: Events Programme Coordinator (maternity cover)
Location: Working from home, with occasional travel within the UK, most regularly to London
Hours: 4 days per week, (we will consider between 3.5 to 4.5 days per week for the right candidate); we are open to different configurations of working across the week, but the candidate does need to be able to provide some flexibility around events
Salary: £36,000 FTE, pro rata (non-negotiable, with internal equity considerations in mind)
Contract: Fixed term contract; subject to a 3-month probationary period, expected to last for 12 months from January 2024 to January 2025, with the possibility of the role becoming a permanent position
Benefits: 7% pension contribution; 25 days’ holiday per year in addition to bank holidays for full time employees, pro-rated for part-time employees; we provide a working from home allowance and cover reasonable work-related travel expenses
Closing date: Midnight 22nd November 2023
*We will only be able to consider applicants who have the right to work in the UK*
As Events Programme Coordinator you will coordinate and support the delivery of programmatic activity, including a range of online and in person events, meetings and trainings for funders, prospective funders, and the broader environmental sector. This maternity cover role will work closely with the organisation’s Director and other staff, drawing on the organisation’s overall strategy and building on the findings of its research and other relevant information.
As Events Programme Coordinator you will:
- Develop ideas for a varied and engaging programme of in person and online events for funders, organise the delivery of those events including liaising with speakers to develop appropriate event content, and host or facilitate such events as needed.
- Provide support to the Expanding Environmental Philanthropy Director, Environment Sector Programme Lead and Scotland Coordinator to develop events and resources for new environmental funders, philanthropy advisors and environmental fundraisers.
- Support the work of the Board’s Programme Committee by liaising with Committee members on issues requiring their input, organising meetings as needed, taking minutes at those meetings, and providing reports to the Board where appropriate.
- Support the charities communications, by helping to source and develop appropriate content for monthly newsletters, social media channels and website.
- Support the development and updating of the Member Directory, help members to contribute to and use the Directory, and facilitate other means of information-sharing and collaboration between funders including through events, the organisations communications channels and connecting funders directly where appropriate.
- Contribute as needed to initiatives to support the sector, such as participating in selection panels for fundraising initiatives organised with The Big Give and The Funding Network.
You will need to have significant experience working or volunteering on environmental or related issues, with leadership experience in planning and delivering events.
You will also have the following knowledge, experience, and skills:
- A strong knowledge of and interest in environmental issues (and, ideally, their intersection with social issues), and current trends
- Well-developed and confident communications skills, both written and verbal, e.g. able to craft clear and compelling event invitations and write useful speaker briefings, and happy speaking publicly
- Experience of facilitating online and in person events and meetings
- Extremely well organised and able to coordinate preparations for multiple events at any one time, liaising closely with other relevant staff as needed.
- Able to plan and prioritise a substantial workload, and work with a high degree of efficiency and self-sufficiency to ensure deadlines are met.
- Excellent attention to detail to ensure information is communicated accurately and key details are not overlooked.
- Highly motivated team player who can work with minimal day-to-day supervision.
- A creative and entrepreneurial mindset with a sense of responsibility to a wider membership group
- Trustworthiness, discretion, and tact
- An enjoyment of people, and an enthusiasm for working within an organisational culture that emphasises kindness, mutual respect, and the importance of relationships.
- Solid IT skills, including Zoom or similar online meeting platforms.
The following skills and experience are not essential, but would be an advantage:
- Good broad awareness of the makeup of the environmental movement, in the UK in particular
- Knowledge of philanthropy, and experience in a philanthropy-related role
- Experience using Excel/Google Sheets to manage data accurately and efficiently.
About the Organisation
The charity is based in the UK and aims to increase the overall level of financial support for civil society groups working on environmental causes and to help increase the effectiveness of environmental philanthropy — and, ultimately, of environmental work. It brings together over 300 trusts, foundations, and individuals making grants on environmental issues, and act as a resource to strengthen the effectiveness of the broader environment sector.
The charity is committed to achieving greater diversity on its staff team, and actively encourages applications from people from all ethnic, racial and socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities, disabilities, adults of all ages, and people with a broad variety of views and perspectives.