Senior Fundraising Events Manager

Reporting to:     Media Engagement and Events Director

Contract:     Permanent

Hours:     Full Time

Salary:    Circa £35K
Media Trust background:

Media Trust is a communications charity that believes in the power of media to change lives.

We do this by bringing together professionals from across the media industry and inspire them to share their communications knowledge, expertise, skills and time with charitable organisations, communities and young people.

We enjoy outstanding support from the media industry. Our corporate partners provide invaluable skilled volunteers, who offer training, content creation and mentoring. Their passion, creativity and skills help us make a huge difference to so many people across the UK.

Our media industry corporate members include: A+E Networks, adam&eveDDB, AMV BBDO, AOL, Ascential, BBC, BBH, Bloomberg, BT, Camelot, Channel 4, Clear Channel, Dentsu Aegis Network, Discovery, dmg media, Endemol Shine UK, ESI Media, Facebook, Fujitsu, Global, Google, GroupM, Guardian Media Group, Havas, Hearst Magazines UK, ITN, ITV, Maxus, MEC, Mediacom, Mindshare, m/SIX, Next15, Pearl& Dean, Posterscope, Primesight, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sky, Starcom, Talon Outdoor, TBWA, Telegraph Media Group, Time Warner, Trinity Mirror, UKTV, Viacom International Media Networks, Virgin Media, The Walt Disney Company UK & Ireland, Weber Shandwick and WPP.

Together, we have been working to improve the lives of people and communities across the UK for more than 20 years.

For more information visit or follow us @Media_Trust

Job description

Media Trust is looking for a talented and enthusiastic professional to take on this challenging and rewarding role focused on Media Industry fundraising events & sponsorship delivery. The role is responsible for project planning, delivery and management of our media industry fundraising & engagement events programme, with a clear focus on sponsorship and strategy.

Combined, the role is a mix of client interaction, project and event delivery, reporting, fundraising strategy development, cross selling, securing sponsorship and new business. You will work closely with the wider Media Trust team, who are delivering charity communications services and projects that support charities and are delivered with and by our media industry corporate members and the wider media industry. The role will be high pressure, with challenging targets, and a lot of hands-on delivery, as well as enabling inspirational and high impact activity and projects.

This is an excellent opportunity for a proven events professional to take their next career step in a rewarding role.

Key responsibilities

  • Create and deliver a portfolio of fundraising events targeted at the media industry
  • Secure sponsorship income and drive ticket sales with each target audience
  • Manage the delivery of sponsorship agreements
  • Develop detailed action plans with timelines and templates to achieve growth, accurately track and evaluate the results of each event
  • Lead, communicate, and collaborate across all internal and external partners to ensure the seamless delivery of each event.
  • Achieve budget goals, closely monitor revenue and expenditure, alerting the Media Engagement and Events Director to any risks and deviations from the plan, making recommendations for corrective action
  • Manage supplier and corporate member relationships
  • Raise the profile of Media Trust with our corporate member employees and the wider Media Industry through events
  • Line management of volunteers

Person specification

  • Proven experience of managing fundraising events leading to successful outcomes, with limited budget and resource
  • Demonstrable experience in delivering successful fundraising events raising circa £50K+
  • Minimum of five years’ business development and/or fundraising events experience, ideally in B2B, charity or related sectors
  • Good understanding and experience of marketing to profile and engage the corporate sector
  • Extensive high level client management experience
  • Confident tactical and strategic decision-maker with the ability to devise and implement event and membership strategies
  • Strong project and budget management experience
  • Excellent organisational skills, strong attention to detail, analytical, results oriented
  • Ability to quickly build and maintain strong working relationships
  • Possess creative and innovative ideas for corporate and special events
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple projects, think laterally and meet deadlines
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • A commitment to the aims and values of the Media Trust and the wider voluntary and community sector, as well as to promoting diversity and equality of opportunity across all your work

The above job description is a guide to the work you may be required to undertake but does not form part of your contract of employment and may change from time to time to reflect changing circumstances.

Closing Date: 23 August at 9am.

How to apply

First download and complete the Equal Opportunities form (Doc, 36KB).

Then, please send your CV and a completed equal opportunities form to, along with a cover letter explaining why you are the right person for the role, addressing the points of the job description and person specification.

Please note, due to the high volume of applications received, regrettably only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Media Trust values diversity and is an equal opportunities employer
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