Local recruitment: Special Events Officer


London, UK 🇬🇧

Job description

Special Events Officer

Permanent, Full Time

£28,952 to £30,481 with excellent benefits

Closing date: 6th, January 2023

Shortlisting and interviews may take place on a rolling basis and the application process will close if a suitable candidate is found prior to the advertised closing date. Availability for interview is required between 13th & 16th January, 2023.

Hybrid Working, 1-2 days per week in the London office (Canary Wharf), plus extensive time on event sites from June-September.
WaterAid is located at Canary Wharf, London and this will be your location and contract base. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

How to Apply:
To see the full job pack, please click ‘Apply’. Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter into one document in either Word Document or PDF format.

About WaterAid:
Want to use your skills in events delivery to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?

We need passionate, creative and dedicated people. In return, you will be encouraged and empowered to be yourself at your very best. Together, we will make a bigger difference.

Join WaterAid as Special Events Officer to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that you’ll be joining a 2020 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation.

About the Team:
The Community, Events & Education Team is a key driver of supporter engagement in WaterAid’s work around the world. This is done through the development and nurturing of individuals and networks of ambassadors, the creation of inspiring and engaging appeals and events and the delivery of an engagement and volunteering programme, which maximises the impact our supporters can have. The Special Events part of the team is responsible for the management and delivery of unique festivals partnerships, and supporting a range of engagement, media & supporter events and campaigns.

About the Role:
As our organised and enthusiastic Special Events Officer, you work across events delivery, partnership management, communications and campaigning in all of WaterAid’s festival and special events projects, and act as a key onsite team member at some of the UKs biggest and most loved public events.

In this role, you will support all areas of the special events team – from onsite events management, communications, partnership management and public campainging across festivals and special events.

You’ll also:
* Manage some key festival partnerships and external relationships and develop this to give maximum value to WaterAid
* Lead on operational processes around equipment and materials, travel and storage to support all special events project logistics
* Work with Special Events Team colleagues on the development of mass campaigning activations for festivals and beyond
* Project Manage some other non-festivals events across the Special Events portfolio
* Contribute to the Special Events Team digital communications – copywriting emails, supporting creative development of events materials and managing social media groups and accounts

About You:

To be successful, you’ll need:
* Experience of working on large scale public events
* Experience of managing relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
* Experience of managing communications for various audiences
* Enthusiasm, a positive and proactive approach to work and the ability to work under own initiative and collaboratively as part of a teams

Our Benefits:
* 36 days’ holiday (including 8 Bank Holidays)
* Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
* We offer a generous pension plan with employer contribution of up to 10%
* Wide range of flexible and agile-working arrangement
* Season Ticket Loan
* Free annual eye tests
* Pay as You Give charitable giving scheme
* Enhanced Maternity and Adoption/Surrogacy pay, Shared Parental Leave and Paternity Leave
* Sabbaticals
* Volunteer Day

Our Commitment

An inclusive workplace:

We are committed to being an organisation where everyone is included, respected, and empowered to be their best. We represent and celebrate our staff, partners and everyone we work with, and create a culture where everyone can reach their full potential.

Equal opportunities:
We are an equal opportunity, disability-confident employer and are dedicated to achieving the highest standards of diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, beliefs, customs, traditions and ways of life. This includes, but is not limited to, race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, national or social origin, health status, and economic or social situation.

We are also committed to protecting everyone we come into contact with. We have a zero-tolerance approach to abuse of power, privilege or trust across our global work, and any form of inappropriate behaviour, discrimination, abuse, bullying, harassment, or exploitation. Safeguarding the people and communities we work with, our staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously.




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development