Senior Events Manager

Salary grade: £38,000- £43,000 per annum

Department/ward: Fundraising and Communications Team

Job Title: Senior Events Manager
Department: Fundraising and Communications Team
Responsible to: Director of Fundraising and Communications
Responsible for: Community & Events Executive
Salary range: £38,000- £43,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Incremental reviews take place on an annual basis
Hours of work: 36 hours per week (N.B. occasional weekend and evening work is required for events so a flexible approach is needed)
Contract Type: Permanent, full time
Location: Putney, Southwest London
Closing date: 21/05/2024

Candidates applying for a role at the Royal Hospital for Neuro Disability must be able to demonstrate a valid right to work in the UK, and are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated against Covid-19 and Influenza.

Summary of position and the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability
We are seeking a Senior Events Manager to join our Fundraising and Communications Team at RHN. The team is key at the Hospital because we are a charity. The post-holder will become a key part in the development and growth of the charity, maximising financial income and raising awareness of the RHN. Managing our Community Events Executive and leading on special events, you will maximise existing relationships and opportunities through excellent account management and will identify new fundraising opportunities. This role will involve one day per week of corporate fundraising and also occasional weekend and evening work, so a flexible approach is required.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) is one of the oldest independent hospitals and medical charities in the UK. Our vision for the future is that we will be the national centre of excellence for neuro-disability. The RHN provides adult person-centred services that span the entire care pathway from post-acute rehabilitation services to end of life care, for people with complex Neuro-disability and their families, underpinned by a strong research and education programme.

Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience

  • Minimum 3 years managerial events and fundraising experience
  • Able to work well as part of a team, as well as be self-motivated
  • Strong organisational and time-keeping skills
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Enthusiastic and positive approach to supporting event participants
  • Comfortable in an environment interacting with profoundly disabled patients
  • Confident in talking to groups and attending events, speaking about the charity


  • Computer literate, using Microsoft programmes, databases, design software
  • Experience organising events and working with diverse groups
  • Educated to degree level

RHN is proud to be a diverse and inclusive employer that respects and values the differences of our people to achieve their full potential.

• Organise the full calendar of fundraising events, including sporting/challenge, bespoke, special and community events, working towards a £230,000 target.
• Line manage the Community and Events Executive who leads on Community Fundraising and supports all other events fundraising. Hold regular 1-2-1s.
• To be the first point of contact for events committees and liaise between them and staff at RHN. Additionally, explore other committees for new events going forwards.
• Engage with local and large businesses and corporate bodies to actively engage them with challenge and community events in partnership with the corporate fundraising manager.
• Design and manage corporate team building events in partnership with the corporate fundraising manager.

• Organise and secure sponsorship for special evets such as the annual Gala Dinner, Supporters Thank You Evening, Christmas Carol Concert
• Oversee the maintenance of contact with challenge participants in the lead-up to each event, providing fundraising advice and training support, as well as pre-event motivational activities/meetings.
• Attend challenge events and recruit cheering squads where possible.
• Purchase places and oversee the recruitment of participants for a range of running and other challenge events
• Work alongside the Communications Team as well as manage relationships with external designers, printers etc to create and produce a range of publicity materials such as posters, flyers, booking forms, invitation cards, brochures, certificates and tickets.
• Liaise and collaborate with the Communications Team regarding press releases, events listings, advertising, social media.
• Update the RHN charity website events pages.
• Any other duties that may reasonably be expected to ensure the smooth running of the department, including working occasional weekends and evenings for specific events and providing cover for absent colleagues.

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Candidates applying for a role at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability will be expected to have received their vaccination against the coronavirus strain (COVID-19) as part of our pre-employment process before commencing employment at the RHN. Please let us know if you have not managed to arrange to receive the vaccine via other channels yet, as we can arrange the administration of the vaccine within the hospital. Please note that if you have a medical reason as to why you are not able to have the vaccine or you have any questions on the vaccination, please feel free to contact