Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Engagement Events Lead 182744 - Guy's & St Thomas' Foundation

Closing date

20 May 2024

Employment type



£37,332 - £42,099 / year
This role will join a vibrant and ambitious fundraising team made up of; major giving, trusts and foundations, prospect research, individual giving, community, events, legacies, innovation and supporter experience. The team’s mission is to raise income for our three hospitals to enable them to continue their vital work. This role will make a huge difference in helping us do that.

The Events lead will plan and deliver cultivation and stewardship events that meet and exceed our engagement objectives. Sitting within the Events team, the Events lead will build strong working relationships with colleagues across Fundraising and the Trust to deliver successful and inspiring events. The role will be responsible for managing a variety of events, from webinars and receptions to dinners, and VIP tours.

Key Responsibilities

  • To lead on the planning, project management and delivery of a portfolio of bespoke events for our charities. The events programme will maximise donor cultivation and stewardship opportunities. Including, but not limited to: dinners, receptions, round table discussions, lectures, VIP tours and online events. 
  • To prepare and maintain a project plan for each event, and to manage multiple, competing deadlines whilst maintaining a high level of attention to detail. 
  • To manage budgets, milestones and KPIs to monitor and respond to performance. 
  • To provide regular event status updates to the Events Fundraising Manager and fundraising stakeholders, and to flag risks and proposed solutions well in advance. 
  • Working closely with the Event Fundraising Manager to grow and enhance our Cultivation and stewardship events fundraising programme and deliver an excellent portfolio of activity based on audience insight and feedback. 
  • To prepare and deliver event briefings for assigned events, or to provide a briefing template for senior staff to deliver. 
  • To lead project group meetings for events, with both internal and external stakeholders. 
  • To respond to all enquiries from staff, patients, donors, potential donors and suppliers. 
  • To advocate best practice across the team by preparing meeting materials and following up with comprehensive minutes to ensure good communication. 
  • To develop and maintain excellent relationships with internal colleagues and external stakeholders to ensure effective collaboration during the event process, including personal assistants and external suppliers
  • To measure the impact of all assigned events through evaluation and strategic follow up activity, keeping templates up to date and fit for purpose 
  • To contribute to the wider fundraising team, taking a proactive approach to working in a high performing & collaborative team 
  • To supervise staff and volunteers at events

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

  • Experience of delivering successful event/project management in a fundraising environment including planning and delivering a portfolio of events/projects to meet targets and within budget. 
  • Proven track record of building and maintaining relationships with a variety of stakeholders from diverse backgrounds 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills · Ability to plan and deliver projects within budgets and on time with attention to detail. 
  • Knowledge of digital events tools such as webinars and/or online community platforms 
  • Computer literate I.e. Word, Outlook, Excel 
  • Knowledge of a Fundraising Database (e.g. Raiser’s Edge or Salesforce) 
  • Knowledge of Fundraising regulation (e.g. Fundraising code of conduct and GDPR) 
  • Understanding of NHS Charities or healthcare fundraising · Flexible approach and willingness to attend some commitments outside of regular hours. 
  • Team player attitude with a willingness to step in to support others where needed.


  • Up to 12% employer pension contributions
  • Annual personal development budget
  • Annual health and wellbeing personal allowance 
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, and parental leave pay accessible without length of service requirements.
  • Health and wellbeing programme that offers optional free yearly health check-ups.
  • Support for healthy eating via fruit bowls and onsite lunch facilities. 
  • Agile working, flexible hours, and supportive IT kit. 
  • Shower facilities and bike lock area. 
  • Generous annual leave (27 days + bank holidays)
  • Subsidies for glasses
  • Employee Assistance Programme

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