Special Events Officer

Special Events Officer London, England

Dogs Trust
Full Time London, England 31300 - 32500 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

£31,300 - £32,500 per year + benefits
HQ, London
Job Type
Hours per Week
Closing Date
Sunday 1 October 2023

Is planning great events your passion? Are you interested in improving the lives of animals around the world?

We are looking for a highly organised and creative Special Events Officer to join our growing team, who will plan and deliver a series of exclusive events across various high value supporter audiences within our Philanthropy, Corporate and Trusts department.

About us:

We love dogs. That’s why we do whatever we can to make sure every four-legged friend gets the love they deserve. We’ll never put a healthy dog down, so our work is focused on helping dogs in need, supporting owners every step of the walk, and creating a better world for dogs in the future. It’s what we’ve been doing since 1891 and how we’ve grown to become the UK’s leading dog charity, helping 12,000 loyal friends find their forever homes every year.

We are reliant on voluntary donations to continue our work. Dogs Trust is fortunate to receive some large donations from charitable trusts/foundations, corporate partners and wealthy individuals. We’re on a mission to expand our work even further, and you could be the key!

About the role:

As a Special Events Officer, you'll be part of the driving force behind our annual events programme, catering to major donors, corporate partners, and VIP influencers. From intimate dinners to grand garden parties, your creative touch will leave a lasting impact.

What You'll Do:

  • Craft and execute unforgettable virtual and face-to-face events
  • Curate guest lists, scout perfect venues, and coordinate suppliers
  • Collaborate closely with our fundraising teams to maximize opportunities and support our donors
  • Draft letters, speeches, invites, reports and other collateral copy
  • Ensure every detail is on point to deliver great experience for our supporters.

Person Specification:

With previous experience of end-to-end management of medium to large events and logistics you will have good written and research skills. A great communicator with ability to work with stakeholders at all levels you’ll be proactive and able to work both independently and as part of a team or project group.

This role requires occasional regional and international travel across our network of rehoming centres and for venue recces, donor meetings and event delivery days.

In return for all of this, we have a comprehensive benefits package, which includes excellent annual leave, Perkbox and pension allowances, and you will you join a team of highly professional and driven colleagues in a brilliant upbeat and collaborative environment, all with a genuine passion for dog welfare.

To apply for this position please click the APPLY NOW button. Our application process requires you submit a CV and a cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role.

Dogs are incredibly diverse, much like the humans that love them! At Dogs Trust we value diversity and we're committed to fostering an inclusive culture. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, abilities, and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce helps us to achieve our mission. Our colleague networks give our people a voice acting as vehicles for real and meaningful change within Dogs Trust. We truly want to see every candidate shine throughout the entire job application process, interview stages, and during their time with us. If there's anything on your mind or any adjustments you may need, don't hesitate to reach out to us. Feel free to send us an email at [email protected]. We're here to support you every step of the way.

Special Events Officer
Dogs Trust

London, United Kingdom
Adrian Burder
$1 to $5 million (USD)
51 to 200 Employees
Non-profit Organisation
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