Closing date: 30th October 2021
To fund our work we rely mainly on grants, with income restricted to specific programmes. We are now building a programme of events to find and create sources of unrestricted income to supplement our grant income. We will do this by engaging with businesses and large donors through events and activities at our key location, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
This placement will work with the Director of Corporate Engagement and Events to plan and deliver fundraising events for LYR. We run a variety of events through the year including
LYR undertakes every part of these events, including concept design and research, marketing and promotion, logistics, staffing, planning and delivery. The Kickstart placement will support this work, and we would expect that the successful candidate will get involved in every step of the process for the events we are running in the coming six months.
LYR will provide specific training and support, but the candidate needs to have an ability to effectively manage their time help with project management and work well with other members of the LYR team, in particular the communications and marketing leads. A typical week might involve time spent planning an upcoming event, a day focusing on preparing a marketing plan with the communications team, an afternoon supporting a virtual event and a day preparing and delivering an on-water taster session for one of LYR’s partner businesses at the Olympic Park.
The placement will provide an excellent introduction to planning, running and managing events for anyone interested in following a longer-term career in the events industry, running fundraising events or pursuing a career in the charity sector.
Essential skills, experience and qualifications:
Project management – Essential. Being able to take a lead in a specific task and deliver while balancing any limitations to deliver the best possible result. We thrive out of making something amazing from very little. This relies on highly motivated people with a positive attitude and good sense of project management.
Our ideal candidate would have experience of working to help deliver a project as part of a wider team, working together to create something that’s greater than the sum of its parts.
Positive, Proactive and Adaptable Mindset – Essential. We are looking for a candidate who can be adaptable to help in a situation where needed, who will be proactive to get work done and can problem solve when faced with a new situation or challenge. To make our events happen our small team adapts as needed to make things come together. Ideally the candidate should be able to demonstrate examples where they’ve been able to adapt at short notice to assist and deliver a project.
Communication skills – Essential. Being open and honest is a key skill needed to run and be part of our projects. Notifying colleagues of issues is as important as keeping the team up to date with progress. The candidate should be comfortable with communicating directly with participants who may have senior roles at their respective companies and key stakeholders from whom we may need permissions for events. The candidate should be able to speak about LYR passionately.
Computer Skills – Desirable. The candidate should have good computer skills, in particular with Office 365. The ability to support website and social media content creation (photo editing, poster/graphic creation and video creation/editing) would be a bonus.
Experience of rowing is not required.
The role will be subject to Enhanced DBS check.
London E16 2QT - Working remotely
25.00 hours per week
Monday to Friday, Midday to 5pm (Flexible)
How to Apply:
If you are interested in this role, please submit your CV and a cover letter (no more than one side of A4). You will also need to speak to your Universal Credit work coach and ask to be referred to this role.
30th October 2021
London Youth Rowing (LYR) exists to get young people physically active and open up the benefits of rowing to underrepresented groups. Our programmes, which have been running for over 15 years, provide opportunities for young people to experience the physical and mental health benefits of rowing. We support young people to develop new skills, build confidence and be independent. We help young people to fulfil their potential and experience success. We are inclusive - half of our participants are female, 10% have SEND and nearly 70% come from an ethnic minority. We engage young people to be physical active through rowing, build their life skills and giving them the opportunity to learn through competition. Our programmes across London work with more than 60 state secondary schools and in 2019/20 we worked with over 5,500 young people. Later this year we will be launching a new city-wide programme in Leeds. We have a team of 15 full time employees. You can learn more at www.londonyouthrowing.com