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About KIDS
KIDS is a national charity which has been supporting disabled children, young people and their families since 1970.

We work with children, irrespective of their disability or impairment, from birth through to 25 years .Each year we support over 15,000 disabled children, offer over 120 different services and work with about 80 Local Authorities across England.  We are passionate, caring and trusted and our vision is a world in which all disabled children and young people realise their aspirations. We offer support and practical help for families, every step of the way.

About The Role

Key responsibilities for this role include:

  • To be solely responsible for the management, marketing and administration of all the events in the KIDS events calendar including but not limited to the London Marathon, London Landmarks, Tough Mudder, Rough Runner and Royal Parks Half Marathon. In addition, to be responsible for the management of skydiving and overseas treks as and when people sign up.
  • To monitor and research new events and to introduce the most appropriate ones to KIDS calendar.
  • To be responsible for income and expenditure budgets for all challenge events and other ad hoc events.
  • To provide excellent customer care to event enquirers and to all event participants including frequent phone-calls to check on progress, regular email updates containing event and training information, sending out event packs and thanking supporters.
  • To be responsible for filling places for all running and challenge events to ensure all KIDS places are filled and income targets are reached each year.

For further details please see the job description
About You
To be able to carry out this role it is essential that you have the following characteristics:

  • Relevant experience of Challenge events fundraising           

  • Experience of working on a variety of projects and the ability to simultaneously manage a wide range of tasks

  • Proven experience of marketing and generating income from events ideally in a fundraising environment

  • Ability to plan, organise and work under own initiative and to meet agreed deadlines by prioritising and managing own workload

  • Good written communication skills to include effective correspondence with internal and external audiences