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Special Events and Conferences Manager

Job description

Harris Hill are delighted to be working with a fantastic health charity to recruit for a Special Events and Conference Manager in order to work closely with senior stakeholders, internally and externally, and lead a team to deliver high quality and high value events, such as gala dinners, professional stakeholder engagement events and a golf day.

As a Special Events and Conference Manager you will:

  • Be responsible for the leadership, relationship management, creative development and delivery of the charity wide events portfolio. This includes internal and external conferences, income generation and stewardship events.

  • look after high value event relationships, including committees, and implementing a strategic plan to deliver and grow unrestricted income.

  • Lead the special events and conferences team to deliver a portfolio of conferencing, stewardship, cultivation and acquisition events to ensure our high value supporters and professional audiences feel engaged and inspired

  • Be responsible for growing fundraising income from special events across the charity

  • Manage high-level committees


In order to be successful, you must have experienced :

  • Experience of project management and creation of high calibre income generating special events and/or conferences in a charity setting

  • Experience of managing special events teams, event committees and volunteers

  • Experience of managing events from concept to delivery, including oversight of the project budget and expenditure

  • Proven success of securing and developing new activity (events, income and supporters)

  • Understanding of supporter databases, data protection and fundraising best practice

  • Experience of working collaboratively across an organisation to maximise opportunities

  • Excellent relationship building skills with a range of stakeholders, internally and externally

  • Ability to manage all event operations on the day with the ability to confidently coordinate, lead and direct teams of staff and volunteers

  • Ability to identify opportunities to maximise relationship and fundraising engagement including integrating supporters into other areas of the organisation

  • Experience of working with a range of partners across the charitable, private or public sector

  • Confident user of Microsoft software suite

  • Confident in leading a team with excellent people management skills

Salary: £35,000- £40,000 per annum

Contract type: Permanent, full time or part-time with minimum of 30hrs per week

Location: Peterborough, flexible working 

Deadline: on rolling basis

Interview: ASAP

Recruitment process: CV and Supporting Statement to


If this sounds like you, then please do get in touch ASAP!


As leading charity recruitment specialists and a certified B Corp™, Harris Hill is committed to high and ever-improving standards of equitable and inclusive recruitment. We actively welcome applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, sexuality and other protected characteristics.