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Vacancy: Events and Partnerships Executive

28 November 2016

A vacancy has arisen within the Football in the Community department for an Events and Partnerships Executive.

Events and Partnerships Executive

Reporting to: Senior Managers

An exciting opportunity is available for a candidate with proven fundraising and sales experience, combined with an interest in sports and community work, to join Notts County FC Football in the Community’s (FITC) award-winning scheme.

FITC has a wide range of community projects, working with people of all abilities, disabilities, ages and cultural backgrounds. FITC is an example of best practice and recently won the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s Professional Club Community Programme of the Year.

In 2014, we took over the operation and management of Portland Centre near Trent Bridge and played a key role in Nottingham’s successful bid to become Sport England’s first City of Football. As a result of these recent successes and growth, we are looking to recruit a candidate whose ambitions match ours. FITC is highly respected locally, regionally and nationally, offering great opportunities to those who rise to the challenge.

The successful candidate will be educated to Degree level or the equivalent role experience, ideally within Business or similar, and will be organised, confident, positive, outgoing and persuasive, with a “can do” attitude. He/she will be able to evidence strong research skills and will have clear and concise written and verbal communication skills, not to mention excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.

This opportunity is perfect for an individual who has already achieved fundraising and sales success and would now like to work in a dynamic, professional sports organisation with an excellent reputation nationally.

About FITC

Our aim – why we are here
Our aim is to provide high quality, accessible, life changing opportunities through sport and physical activity, improving people’s health, education, confidence and skills, increasing positive behaviours and bringing enjoyment to the people we work with. We use the power and strength of professional football and sport to engage with the local community.
What we do
Our greatest strength lies in our ability to make things happen and the positive actions we encourage through our professionalism and ability to engage even the hardest to reach individuals. Our key focus is in the areas of Health, Education and Social Inclusion delivering successful projects as we increase sports participation and physical activity.
Where we are going
We change lives and are constantly seeking new opportunities, new ideas, new methods and new funding. We build on existing partnerships and create new ones.  We will respond swiftly to new opportunities for our local communities and use our aim as the guiding principle.  This is all based on a solid foundation of a strong motivated workforce and 26 years’ experience of changing lives in our local community.
How the Events and Partnerships Executive fits in
The Events and Partnerships Executive will play an important role in supporting the senior management team and generating new funding streams through a wide range of events we organise in-house, as well as larger external events. The Officer will also persuade businesses (Corporate Partners) and members of the public (of all ages and backgrounds) to get involved in our work in various ways and add value to our business team.

The ideal candidate will need to show flexibility due to the breadth of this role. He/she will be target-driven and able to work with a demanding workload and multi-task, both behind the scenes and in assisting our fundraising team to generate revenue to deliver projects for communities across Nottingham.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Community Director and Senior Manager to implement this exciting and influential role.

Salary: £22,000 - £25,000, based on experience
Hours: 37.5 per week
Deadline: Monday 12th December 2016 at 5pm
How to apply: Please send a CV and Cover Letter to Senior Manager, Tim Hatton, at

For more information please email Tim or call the main office on 0115 955 7215

Role and responsibilities
° Help to develop FITC’s fundraising strategy ensuring we are up-to-date with funding opportunities.
° Contribute new ideas for fundraising and identify new opportunities for FITC’s organisational development.
° Develop a fundraising infrastructure using contacts and online tools.
° Creatively develop a range of events opportunities and plan them into an annual events calendar.
° Organise and co-ordinate internal events and support fundraisers with external events.
° Fundraising campaigns with businesses, participants, members of the public and NCFC fans etc.
° Liaise with businesses to identify key staff and promote their involvement in FITC’s work.
° Write presentations to promote FITC and be prepared to deliver them when necessary.
° Increase funding and investment into projects and the charity through a range of events.
° Strong administration, recording and reporting back on all leads and opportunities.
° Administer a database of commercial, public and volunteer contacts and ensure strong relationships with all people we deal with.
° Create positive relationship and business opportunities for organisations to get involved with FITC.
° Be able to attract and recruit interest in FITC from businesses and the general public, resulting in higher involvement and successful fundraising.
° Develop partnerships with local events organisers.
° Develop opportunities within the wider context of FITC as an organisation.
° Act as an ambassador for FITC, building positive relationships with partners.
° Undertake appropriate tasks as required.

Professional skills
° Previous experience of working within a similar role.
° Educated to Degree level preferably in Business, or similar.
° Proven and expert project management skills, deadline management, sense of responsibility and accountability and the ability to effectively multi-task.
° Exceptional commitment to accuracy and attention to detail.
° Be able to evidence strong networking skills.
° Strong understanding of Nottingham and the surrounding area’s business community.
° Ability to form strong, productive relationships at corporate level and with members of the public.
° Demonstrable knowledge of Corporate Giving and community fund raising.
° Proven experience of being organised and event planning.
° Proven experience of engagement and recruitment through marketing and promotional work, especially social media.
° Drive engagement of a wide range of stakeholders through various communications channels, especially increasing our online followers.
° Proven ability to write copy for various communications channels, such as website, social media, match day programme etc.
° Ability to develop ideas, plan and administer campaigns in advance to make the maximum impact and maximise fundraising.
° Build on relationships with existing partners and other supporters.
° High standard of computer literacy (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook and Internet).
° Understand the positive effect professional football has on our communities.
° Understand the current and emerging policies around sport.
° Understand primary schools sports and physical activities requirements with a view to engaging schools in our “sold services”.

Personal attributes
° Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
° Well organised, persuasive and supportive.
° Able to engage with a diverse range of people of varying ages and backgrounds.
° Ability to interact with different people of all levels.
° Ability to work under pressure.
° Responsibility for your individual personal development.
° In-depth knowledge of FITC and its projects.
° Promote the core values within the FITC team.
° Be a good role model and set high standards on both a personal and professional level.
° Act as an ambassador for FITC building positive relationships with partners.
° Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with partners.
° Work effectively with others, co-operate with colleagues and help FITC achieve its goals through.
° A confident and helpful telephone manner.
° A full UK driving licence and own car (preferred).

Person Specification

Experience of working in sales, fundraising and/or events*
Experience in writing articles for online, press, social media for numerous publications and audiences*
Educated to degree level in Business or similar, or the equivalent role experience*
Ability to work to financial targets to achieve them*
Ability to work with a budget*
Ability to work to deadlines and time-manage effectively*
Good knowledge of ICT; willing to undergo training in new technologies*
Good organisational and communication skills with a range of colleagues, business contacts and partners*
Sound knowledge and understanding of working with many different departments internally and externally*
Sound knowledge of dealing with the media*
Creative thinking in terms of business engagement, event management and marketing*
Behaviour consistent with creating a focused, open and creative environment which enables deadlines to be met and materials to be produced to a high standard*
Use personal authority to provide direction and build an open/trusting environment*
Accepts personal accountability for actions*
Ethical standards and behaviour consistent with maintaining a strong reputation and credibility, which reflect FITC's philosophy*
To deal calmly and effectively with emotional or challenging situations*
Enthusiastic, team-orientated, hard-working, resilient and reliable*
Professional, both in terms of communication and appearance*
Able to manage multiple projects at one time*
Excellent attention to detail*
Have drive, commitment and tenacity to succeed*
The ability to work to tight deadlines whilst maintaining a structured and organised approach*
A willingness to learn new skills to enhance capability within the role*

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