Events and Partnerships Engagement Officer

Blackburn, UK
Full Time
Competitive
3 / 06

Job Title: Events & Partnership Engagement Officer
Salary: £30,000 per annum commensurate with skills and experience + bonus scheme
Hours of Work: You will be expected to work a minimum of 37.5 hours per week, excluding lunch breaks. The role will include matchdays and some evening and weekend unsociable hours. 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Location: Blackburn Rovers Football Club, Ewood Park, Blackburn, BB2 4JF.
Responsible To: Head of Operations and Executive Management Team
Contractual Status: Permanent
Closing Date: 12 noon on Monday 3rd June 2024

Overall purpose of the Job:
•To raise the image of Blackburn Rovers FC, Blackburn Rovers Women FC, and Blackburn Rovers Community Trust through event delivery

•To work closely with Blackburn Rovers FC staff to co-deliver a variety of events for the community.

•To provide a minimum of four major fundraising events alongside a variety of other small events to raise additional funds that Blackburn Rovers Community Trust can reinvest into the local community.

•To deliver the events programme to help raise awareness and funds.

•To set and work towards a yearly pre-agreed fundraising target which will be, as a minimum, double the roles annual remuneration (commensurate on experience)

•Ensure all events have clear, achievable outcomes and to take responsibility for ensuring those outcomes are met.

•Create and manage a corporate social responsibility (CSR) business network to identify sponsorship and partnership opportunities for various activities/events.

Full description

Duties and Responsibilities:
•Project manage each event, ensuring that it is delivered to a continuously high standard, to pre-agreed targets and within budget.

•Increase brand awareness within the local community, increasing fan engagement from under representative groups.
•Work closely with other staff to improve the quality and impact of their events.

•Manage budgets for each event, efficiently logging all expenditure and producing financial reports as required.

•Accurately record event participation, fundraising income and supplier information

•Ensure all events receive significant internal and external media and PR coverage, working closely with BRCT’s Media Officer

•Handle cash and cheques as required, abiding by BRCT’s cash-handling procedures.

•Empower members of the public and community groups to undertake their own fundraising activities on behalf of Blackburn Rovers Community Trust.

•Work with supporters’ groups and Blackburn Rovers staff members, to enhance fan engagement on matchdays.

•Coordinate and manage volunteers to assist in the delivery of events as and when required, working closely with BRCT’s Volunteer Coordinator.

•Speak publicly and represent BRCT in a variety of community situations to improve relationships and exposure of BRCT and BRFC.

•Prepare and manage the documentation process for all Blackburn Rovers Community Trust events including Event Management Plans, Risk Assessments and third-party agreements.

•To work with the Club to deliver events in line with current licences and legislation.

General:
To always represent Blackburn Rovers FC and BRCT in a professional manner regarding dress, presentation, personal hygiene, attitude, conduct and professionalism.

To be able to work flexible and unsociable hours where the role of the job requires including some evenings and weekends and overnight stays.

Knowledge and Experience:

Experience raising funds in a charitable setting.

Experience running major events bringing in £10,000+.

Experience supporting other members of your team to run events (celebration events etc).

Experience delivering a wide variety of events such as: sporting events, dinners, or mass participation events.

Experience of organising raffles, auctions and cash collections and the legalities of such events.

Experience of the use of Microsoft programmes.

Experience of managing budgets.

Familiarity with insurance and licensing requirements of events and community fundraising.

Skills:
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

To have a pleasant and approachable demeanour.

The ability to work with the minimum of supervision.

The ability to work as part of a team, demonstrating a willingness and ability to perform all functions required of team members.

Excellent project management skills, seeing an event through from planning to delivery.

Excellent people skills with the ability to motivate and inspire individuals and organisations.

Maintain a level of flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced environment.

Excellent presentation skills.

Highly organised with the ability to prioritise under pressure.

A creative thinker with the ability to see new opportunities and exploit new ways of generating income through events.

Strong negotiation skills.

Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

To have a confident and conscientious approach to work.

Qualifications:
Minimum of five GCSEs including English and Maths of a Grade C or above (or equivalent)

A-levels (or equivalent).

Proven track record of working within events and/or 3rd sector.

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