Challenge Events Executive

Closed: Thursday, April 25, 2024
Fundraising Marketing Community Events

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  • Salary £30,000 – £33,500 per annum
  • Location EC3N, London (Hybrid)
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Sectors Health, Medical
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Department: Community Fundraising, Events and Innovation

Location: Hybrid – between home and our office in Aldgate, London

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week

Contract: Permanent, full time

Salary: £30,000 – £33,500 per annum

Closing date: Thursday 25th April at 10.00am

Annual Leave: 33 days (plus eight bank holidays)


  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption, and shared parental pay
  • Family friendly policies
  • 8% employer pension contribution (Aviva) or opportunity to continue NHS Pension
  • Free health cashback plan (Medicash) employee cover plus up to four dependent children)
  • 24/7 virtual GP access (UK registered), plus access to Best Doctors
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme (Health Assured)
  • Access to wellbeing app (healthy living tips and Bright TV )
  • Flexible working options; including hybrid working, flexible working patterns such as part-time, compressed hours and more*
  • Learning and development committed (bespoke training, LinkedIn Learning etc.)
  • Employee health and wellbeing committed (menopause friendly, disability confident employer etc.)


Every three minutes someone in the UK develops dementia; a progressive and complex condition that can be devastating for the whole family. One in two of us will be affected by dementia in our lifetime – either by caring for someone with the condition, developing it ourselves, or both.

Dementia UK is the specialist dementia nursing charity that is there for the whole family. Our specialist nurses, known as Admiral Nurses, provide free, expert advice, support and understanding to help families care for their loved one. Every day, Admiral Nurses help families up and down the country to have the best life possible for as long as possible.

Purpose of the job/About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Challenge Events Team, helping to coordinate a portfolio of third-party challenge events that drive participation and income for Dementia UK.

As the Challenge Events Executive you will be responsible for the end-to-end coordination of all challenge events within your portfolio. These events include Great North Run, London Landmarks Half Marathon and some international marathons.

Utilising project management tools and strategies, you’ll meticulously plan, organise, and deliver each event while driving targeted marketing campaigns, with a particular emphasis on email and digital platforms. Collaboration with our Fundraising, Marketing & Communications teams will be essential as you work together to maximise income, foster partnerships, and cultivate robust engagement for our challenge events. Through diligent analysis and reporting, you’ll continuously evaluate performance against objectives, refining our processes and systems to enhance efficiency and stewardship.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in co-ordinating successful fundraising events or campaigns. You should possess hands-on experience utilising relationship databases, coupled with an understanding of effective marketing channels, particularly digital. Additionally, expertise in stewardship techniques is crucial for optimising remittance rates and maximising average gifts. You should also have an understanding of how to use insight, data and market trends to identify opportunities and make recommendations.

Join us now and be part of a team dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of those affected by dementia.

Our Culture

In addition to a competitive salary and a generous benefits package, we truly value our people. It’s important for us to create a working environment that looks after our workforce to achieve their full potential. You will become part of a diverse and dedicated team who are supported to use and develop their skills. We recognise and value the key role you will play in delivering our strategic plans for the benefit of those living with dementia.

Our staff have a voice. Representatives from different roles and levels across the organisation positively contribute and lead on our working groups around health and wellbeing, menopause, and equality, diversity and inclusion.

Dementia UK is proud to welcome everyone, we aim for a truly inclusive culture with talented, diverse teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We celebrate differences and individuality and encourage everyone to join us and be their whole selves always.

*Please note that any decision on flexible working is based on business needs