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We are now looking for an Events Officer to support with the administration and delivery of fundraising events.

About the Role

Acorns is currently the UK’s largest children’s hospice charity, in terms of both numbers of children and families supported and annual expenditure on our care work. We need to raise more than £10 million each year to run and support our care services and we rely heavily on the goodwill and generosity of our local community. As an Events Officer, you’ll support this by leading on the administration, coordination and delivery of fundraising events, both third party and Acorns own events.

You’ll be involved with achieving participation targets for events, ensuring that as many people as possible join and attend. You’ll ensure that all event participants and supporters are given a high level of experience before, during and after events, by providing event information and support where needed. You’ll often support with events on the day, helping to set up equipment and guiding participants to where they need to be.

You’ll work closely with your fundraising colleagues to ensure that fundraising targets and deadlines are met by tracking and monitoring progress. You’ll support with the events team’s monthly reporting and payment of invoices.

As Events Officer, you’ll want to keep abreast of industry developments and trends and always be looking for opportunities for Acorns to support new events and grow our portfolio.

About You

You will have experience of fundraising events and an understanding of how they work within the charity sector. You’ll have strong administrative and organisational skills and be IT literate.

There will be travel to several sites, so you’ll need to be able to travel independently across the Acorns allocated region, sometimes out of hours and carrying event equipment.

What we offer

• £26,000 - £28,000 per annum
• 37 hours per week
• Based in Wythall, Birmingham (B47 6JR) with home working and travel
• Employee discounts from leading retailers
• Employee gym discount scheme
• Bike-to-Work scheme
• Generous contribution to group personal pension plan or continuation of current NHS pension scheme
• NHS pension scheme life assurance or Acorns group life assurance scheme
• Interviews are scheduled to be held on 5 September

You need to be eligible to work in the UK to be considered for this role. We are committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and therefore any successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check for children and will be asked to provide two satisfactory references.

As a UNICEF Gold Rights Respecting organisation we are committed to ensuring that the United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child is embedded into both culture and practice within the organisation. As an employee you will be a Duty Bearer for Children’s Rights and support all children to be Rights Holders.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Find out about our culture, career development, benefits and more here: Why Work for Acorns?
Posted: 27/09/2023
Job type
Full Time
£26,000 - £28,000 per annum
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