Event Assistant (Scotland, Northern Ireland, North East) – CANCER RESEARCH UK – Darlington

CANCER RESEARCH UK

Hundreds of inspiring events. Thousands of participants. One clear purpose.

Events assistants

£10.42 per hour

Reports to: Events manager

Department: Marketing, Fundraising & Engagement

Contract: Casual. May to October 2023

Hours: Shift times will vary depending on the size and type of event you are covering. Events take place between May and October and our events assistants work 5-8 events across that period with shifts between 5-13 hours.

Location: Scotland, Northern Ireland, North East: Covering Scotland from the central belt, up to Inverness and Aberdeen, Belfast, Carlisle and the North East of England from Newcastle down to Middlesbrough and Darlington.

Closing date: 6 February 2023

Interview date: week commencing 20 February 2023

Training date: Compulsory paid training taking place on 27 & 28 April 2023 with travel, accommodation and food included

At Cancer Research UK, we exist to beat cancer.

We are professionals with purpose, beating cancer every day. But we need to go much further and much faster. That’s why we’re looking for someone talented, someone who shares our vision, someone like you.

We’re looking for passionate events assistants to work in Cancer Research UK’s Marketing, Fundraising and Engagement team. You’ll be acting as an ambassador for Cancer Research UK, supporting the delivery of our events season including well-known events such as Race for Life, Pretty Muddy and Shine Night Walk. There will also be opportunities to work at third-party sports events such as the London Marathon, Manchester Marathon, Royal Parks Half Marathon, and many others.

In a lively, vibrant working environment, you’ll discover something new every day, whether it’s a new course, a new community or a talent you never knew you had.

You’ll also be surrounded by people who are as dedicated to beating cancer as you are.

What will I be doing?

Supporting the event manager in the delivery of large-scale and logistically complex events.

Managing a diverse team of volunteers.

Taking responsibility for key roles across events.

Leading operational responsibilities including setting up and dismantling equipment ensuring health and safety guidelines are prioritised.

Providing support and encouragement to Cancer Research UK participants at cheer points or post-event support at regional third-party sports events.

What skills are you looking for?

A passion for events.

Adaptability to changing situations with the ability to work on your own initiative.

The ability to solve problems and respond to opportunities and challenges.

Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport with a range of people.

Confidence to represent Cancer Research UK publicly.

Good organisation and prioritisation skills.

What else do I need to know?

This role mostly takes place on weekends making it easy to fit around some jobs and/or studies.

We work in all weather conditions, and our shifts cover some night-time events.

We work across 5 geographical ‘divisions’. When submitting an application you will need to apply to the division where you live (if you are away studying, have a think about where you will be May-October). You’ll need to live within the divisional boundaries and you’ll need to travel across that division to cover the events in your area. Most events will include an overnight stay away from home. All travel and accommodation will be booked and paid for you.

What will I gain?

Each and every one of our employees contributes to our progress and is supporting our work to beat cancer. We think that’s impressive.

In return, we make sure you are supported by a generous benefits package, a wide range of career and personal development opportunities and high-quality tools, policies and processes to enable you to do your job well.

Our benefits package includes a substantial retirement plan, a generous and flexible leave allowance, discounts on anything from travel to technology, gym membership, and much more.

We don’t forget people have lives outside of work too and so we actively encourage a flexible working culture.

Our work – from funding cutting-edge research to developing public policy – will change the world. It’s exciting to be part of our team.

How do I apply?

We operate an anonymised shortlisting process in our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. CVs are required for all applications; but we won’t be able to view them until we invite you for an interview. Instead, we ask you to complete the work history section of the online application form for us to be able to assess you quickly, fairly and objectively.

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