Special events person specification

Job title: Special events executive

Reports to: Special events manager

DepartmentMarketing, fundraising and communications 

Salary: £27,000 per year

Direct reports: None

Budget/Resource responsibility: None

Job description  


Good level of general education - A level or equivalent

Knowledge and experience


  • Knowledge of event management and the special events market place
  • Experience of event management and delivering special events
  • Experience of evaluating events, making recommendations and building business cases to inform decisions
  • Success in building relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience of managing relationships with external suppliers and venues
  • Experience of developing, delivering and evaluating marketing campaigns for special events
  • Experience and success in planning and delivering excellent supporter stewardship


  • Demonstrable understanding of the social model of disability
  • Has experience of working with fundraising databases
  • Experience working with committees
  • Experience of managing high value relationships

Skills and competencies


  • Excellent project management skills
  • Budget management and reporting
  • Confident decision maker
  • Ability to collaborate and build strong relationships both internally and externally
  • Demonstrates strong customer service skills and a proven track record of maintaining a high standard of customer service
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to identify gaps, trends and opportunities, making recommendations and driving ideas through to implementation
  • Is creative and innovative across all areas including events products, processes, marketing and stewardship
  • Ability to be flexible, respond positively to change and work effectively under pressure and deal with conflicting priorities
  • Commitment to personal development


  • Understanding of the social model of disability
  • Has experience of working with fundraising databases
  • Experience of managing volunteers

Key contacts

Internal contacts

  • Staff and volunteers across Scope

External contacts

  • Event suppliers and venues
  • Committees and volunteers
  • Has an interest in events fundraising

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