Challenge Events and Campaign Co-Ordinator

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented Challenge Events and Campaign Co-Ordinator to support RedR’s ongoing projects.

Vacancy information

Vauxhall, London
Open ended, Permanent
Closing date for applications
22 March 2018
Interviews to take place
29 March 2018

About the role

The Challenge Events and Campaign Co-Ordinator  will work as part of the fundraising and communications team at RedR.  Their role is to deliver RedR’s open and bespoke programme of challenge events, manage the annual Wear Red for RedR fundraising campaign, and support the team on the delivery of corporate partnerships by engaging employees in challenge events.

Main Duties and Responsabilities:

Job Description

This exciting new role would suit someone looking for a varied, challenging position in a London-based international NGO.  The right candidate will be an excellent communicator, able to build relationships with individuals around the world.  They will be super-organised and with great time-management skills, and be able to work to strict deadlines and budgets.  Most of all, they will have a can-do attitude and enjoy working as part of a busy team to raise money for disaster relief.

  • Be responsible for the planning/design and delivery of an agreed number of mass participation events (running, cycling, trekking and skydiving challenge events) including the recruitment, recording and support of participants throughout their fundraising journey, in order to maximise income
  • Be responsible for event participants stewardship strategy to give a first class supporter experience with the aim to create a supporter for life and cultivate future support future support.
  • Be main point of contact with Champions network, developing relationships and promoting engagement opportunities for Corporate partners
  • Develop plans, from marketing, to supporter journeys, to retain current and engage new participants Organise RedR’s support for participants on the day of events such as the London Marathon and Royal Parks Half
  • Develop the challenge events programme to include new events and bespoke challenges for corporate partners
  • Working with the Corporate Fundraising Manager, to help secure corporate sponsorship for each event
  • Deal with events logistics and requirements e.g. risk assessment, insurance compliance.
  • Lead on WearRed campaign and work with the team to develop and deliver successful campaign and meet financial targets
  • Develop and regularly update RedR’s fundraising materials including fundraising pack, sponsorship guides, website, social media, information leaflets and stock
  • Contribute to the administration and stewardship of all RedR donors and work with the fundraising team to improve supporter care
  • Other:
  • To work weekends and evenings where necessary for events or communicating with supporters in different time zones
  • To work unusual hours at short notice in the event of an emergency appeal following a disaster
  • To support the fundraising team with any other relevant and reasonable activities throughout the year.

Person Specification

  • 3+ year office experience in fundraising/events/account management/ or a related role
  • Demonstrable experience of building and developing relationships
  • Excellent team working skills, strong initiative and problem-solving ability
  • Experience of organising and/or participating in fundraising activities
  • Demonstrable ability of meeting targets preferably withing fundraising team
  • Experience in using multiple communication tools as well as social media channels to engage and recruite events participants
  • Knowledge or experience of running a fundraising campaign
  • Effective workload management skills and ability to use initiative to solve problems
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Computer literacy in MS Office



  • Experience of using the Salesforce database
  • Experience of working on charity-corporate partnerships
  • Experience using InDesign and Photoshop software (or a willingness to learn)    
  • Understanding of international humanitarian work

To Apply

To apply, please mail a CV and cover letter stating your suitability for the position against the person specification to 

To download the full job description and person specification, please click here.

N.B.:  The advertised roles are based in London (United Kingdom), and RedR UK will be required to verify that the successful candidate(s) has the right to live and work in the UK.

Please also note that due to limited resources, we will only be able to contact shortlisted applicants.