Application Deadline

Job Title: Challenge Events Officer

Responsible to: Senior Challenge Events Co-ordinator

Location: Victoria Charity Centre, 11 Belgrave Road, London, SW1V 1RB

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £23,000 per annum plus £3,400 per annum London Weighting Allowance

Hours: Full Time – 35 Hours per Week (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm, with a one hour unpaid lunch break)


Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal charity is a well-respected national charity that:

  • Supports anyone affected by the death of a baby
  • Works in partnership with health professionals to ensure that bereaved parents and families receive the best possible care
  • Promotes and funds research that could help to reduce loss of babies’ lives.

Sands is seeking a Challenge Events Officer to assist in the promotion, organisation and delivery of running and challenge events to grow our fundraising income and supporter base.

This is a new role within our fundraising team which involves providing support for a portfolio of events including the London Marathon, the Great Run Series, GSi and Real Buzz events,  Skyline challenges and DoItForCharity events.   Additionally, the post-holder will help to research new and innovative techniques to increase participation and income.

The high profile nature of this role will involve helping the manager responsible for running and challenge events to identify new and potential supporters, working closely with staff across the organisation to prepare communications to reach a wide range of potential supporters and developing strong relationships with external and internal stakeholders.

Our ideal candidate will be an experienced fundraiser with an excellent understanding of the charity sector.   You will have a track record of developing and growing income streams, and maintaining positive donor journeys specifically in relation to challenge event fundraising.   A highly effective communicator, you will have excellent copywriting skills and be confident in the use of social media.

With strong organisational skills, you will be able to demonstrate the ability to meet set deadlines and targets, and produce a high standard of work even when under pressure.  A real team-player, you will have a highly flexible and pro-active approach.

This is a rewarding role which offers a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to the work of Sands, helping us to achieve our vision of a world where fewer babies die.

To Apply please return a completed application form and monitoring form to recruitment@sands.org.uk by the closing date.

Closing date: 9am, 29th May 2017 (please note closes at 5pm)

Interview date: w/c 5th June 2017

Application information.

Application form.

Diversity Monitoring Form.

As we have limited staff resources we are unable to provide candidates with feedback about their applications. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, then please assume that you have not been shortlisted.