SAVE is hiring! - we are looking for an Engagement and Events Manager
19th October 2021
SAVE Britain’s Heritage is a high profile independent charity that campaigns for historic buildings under threat from demolition or decay. SAVE is at the forefront of national heritage conservation. We stand apart from other organisations by bringing together architects, engineers, planners and investors to offer alternative re-use proposals.
Salary: £30,000 per annum, full time. Part time 4 days a week considered.
Location: Clerkenwell, central London and some flexible home working
Contract: two years, with possibility of extension
We are seeking a qualified professional for the role of Engagement and Events Manager to join us and contribute towards our mission: to campaign for threatened historic buildings and places across the UK.
Working with the Director, this role is responsible for maintaining and enhancing our growing supporter base of Friends, Saviours and donors, through managing a programme of year round events and communications.
The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator in verbal, written and presentation forms. They will have good interpersonal skills, working collaboratively with colleagues, and supporting a busy year-round calendar of events and activities.
Major areas of responsibility and related tasks include:
- Manage supporter engagement through written communication on-line and in-person
- Identify and recruit new potential supporters from existing and new sources
- Ensure supporters have access to events, and are regularly updated on projects and activities through e-news, emails and letters
- Maintain and help grow the SAVE supporter base through the Donorfy database
- Liaise with the office administrator regarding processing renewals and supporter administration
- Manage production of bi-annual printed newsletter, liaising with the Director and team regarding content, managing the external designer and printer
- Manage and draft our monthly supporter e-news
- Manage the mailing lists, in-line with GDPR requirements
- Update and create SAVE webpages as needed
- Draft copy for the bi-annual SAVE newsletter
- Manage and curate a programme of events aimed at retaining existing supporters and widening our supporter base such as the annual lecture, on-line and in-person events
- Organise and help host on-line supporter events, including managing Eventbrite ticketing and Zoom platforms
- Support for fundraising events, and bespoke tours
- Manage formal and informal feedback for future event programming and organisation
- Liaise internally with colleagues to link events with campaigns and casework
- Provide support to the Director with project reporting and grant applications where necessary
- Co-ordinate and manage advertising revenue for the printed SAVE newsletter, and Buildings at Risk Catalogue (where applicable)
Education and Experience
- Degree in a relevant subject (Art History, History, Archaeology, English or qualification in Events Management, Marketing, Fundraising or similar)
- 2 years plus experience in charity administration - preferably within an organisation with a heritage or cultural focus
- Experience of writing, designing and sending e-newsletters, managing membership programmes and databases
- Experience of updating and creating content for websites and supporter communications
- Experience of managing events (eg lectures, tours, on-line events)
- Experience of working flexibly within a team
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
- Excellent interpersonal skills (including the ability to work well with staff at all organisational levels)
- Highly organised and detail oriented with demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and projects, and to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
- Results oriented: target and deadline driven
- Good computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
- Demonstrable knowledge and interest in the heritage sector
- Willingness to travel: we work across the UK and occasional travel and weekend working should be expected
About SAVE Britain’s Heritage
We are a small and very busy organisation working out of shared offices in Clerkenwell, London. We have 5 members of staff in total comprising the Director, Executive President, Conservation Officer, Buildings at Risk Officer and Office Administrator, supported by a Trustee Board, volunteers and a network of advisers.
Current and recent projects include:
- The Welsh Streets, Liverpool
- Brandon Station, Suffolk
- Minley Farm, Hampshire
- Grimsby Historic Docks, Grimsby
- Ayr Station Hotel, Ayrshire, Scotland
- Fleet Street, central London
- The Custom House, City of London
- Smithfield General Market, London
Recent publications include:
- Historic Schools - Too good to lose
- Canterbury Take Care!
- Big SAVES
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply send your CV and covering letter setting out why you are the right person for the role in relation to your skills and experience to Leigh Stanford at email@example.com. In your letter, please tell us if you are looking for a full or part time role.
For an informal chat about the role please contact SAVE Director Henrietta Billings at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7253 3500
Closing Date: Sunday 14th November - midnight
Interviews: Interviews will take place at the end of November/early December.