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Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Events Manager

Secret World Wildlife Rescue (SWWR) exists to relieve the suffering of British wildlife, to encourage respect and tolerance for wildlife and to further its conservation. SWWR strives to do this by providing a public rescue, rehabilitation and release service for injured, sick and orphaned wildlife; through a learning and outreach programme, public education and access to a unique wildlife experience, by delivering conservation projects and by disseminating data and delivering professional training to improve knowledge and raise standards of wildlife care across the UK.
The Charity operates a 24/7, 365 days a year, and operates across Somerset, Bristol and the surrounding area. A team of around 45 works alongside a strong and committed volunteer workforce. Employees and volunteers and Response drivers are equipped and trained to rescue all types of British mammals and birds. After appropriate veterinary care, these animals are rehabilitated on site and eventually released back to the wild. Our new purpose-built Wildlife Treatment Centre provides an excellent working environment, alongside our wildlife rehabilitation facilities.

Background to the Role
The Events Manager will be focused on delivering a consistent and detailed service and exceptional customer care. Ideally you will have some experience working in a similar environment. You will work across the whole organisation and you will work across the whole organisation and will meet potential customers, showing them around our facilities and promoting the business. A sales or retail background would also be advantageous to the role. You will need to proactively monitor key events such as weddings, wakes, birthday, christenings and any other revenue opportunities, planning dates, conduct final details meetings, produce the events brief and ensure all event instructions are communicated effectively to other departments, and ensure the collection of interim and final payments.
You will manage our fundraising events. We currently have three main events a year and some smaller events which you would look to increase in the future. We are looking for someone that has previous hospitality experience in managing and organising events including knowledge of catering for special events.
This is a hands-on role working with volunteers and supporting them to complete tasks as required. You will work under the direction of the Head of Retail and / or Executive Director. You will also need to work with employees and volunteers across all departments to ensure tasks are completed in line with organisational policies and standards in a timely manner. You are required to follow strict SWWR Policies and Procedures, ensuring that high standards are met, and relationships with relevant organisations are maintained. Also, you will work alongside the Fundraising, Wildlife Care, Release Coordinator and Education teams, providing support to those departments when needed. You will be required to complete all training requested by the Charity at any time, both internal, and, on occasions external.

How to apply
Interested candidates should send a CV (maximum 2 pages) and a covering letter (maximum 1 page) that illustrates your applicable experience and explain why you are applying for the role, to
Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete an application form.
Initial and informal enquiries may be discussed. Please email to arrange this. 
Closing date for applications: 3rd July 2024 
Indicative interview dates:  Week commencing 8th July 2024


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Job Details

Applications close:
7 July 2024

New Road, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3PZ

01278 783250

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