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      Event Manager - South West

      As Event Manager, you’ll be organising an event or events that appeal to you, your own network and your local community.

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      You will receive full support from your local Community Fundraising Manager.

      Location

      We are currently looking for volunteers in the following communities:

      • Tetbury, Gloucestershire & surrounding area
      • Glastonbury & surrounding area

      • Bath

      • Bristol

      • Gillingham (Dorset)

      • Salisbury

      • Southampton

      If you are interested in this role but your community in the South West is not listed above, please still get in touch with us!

      Time commitment

      The role is flexible, depending on the events you’re planning. We don’t want you to ever feel under pressure to do more than you’re comfortable. Typically we would like someone who is able to commit to this role for between two and four hours per week, for a minimum of a year.

      The amount of time you spend depends on the event you’re planning, your ambition to raise more funds, and your organisation skills in making sure the workload is shared out.

      Tasks

      As Event Manager, you will perform the following tasks:

      • Lead on the organisation, planning and management of a fundraising event in your local area, to change the lives of people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss
      • Project manage your event, helping to recruit other volunteers to help with its delivery (for example, recruit people to collect donations at a concert or sell tickets)

      • Be responsible for taking your event from idea to successful completion (you will therefore will be able to take full responsibility for all of the money raised by the event)

      • Receive help and advice from your Community Fundraising Manager throughout the whole process

      Have fun, and think about things you enjoy doing! You’ll then have a template for running another event for us in future if things go well. Events don’t necessarily have to take months of planning, as every event will raise vital funds for us. Focus on doing what you enjoy anyway, and think about how to turn this into a way of raising money for us.

      Successful events may be as diverse as:

      • A coffee morning, lunch or social gathering.
      • A fashion show, dinner or evening event.

      • A music, comedy or other concert.

      • A golf tournament or other sports activity.

      • A Christmas fare, carol concert or other seasonal activity.

      Skills needed

      Here’s what we think could be beneficial:

      • Above all, an enthusiasm and interest for Action on Hearing Loss' work. 1 in 6 people in the UK are affected by hearing loss, so there will be lots of people in your local community who understand how hard it can be to face hearing loss, and empathise with the people we help.
      • Knowledge of your local area and ideally a good network of contacts in your area.

      • Good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.

      Transport

      You may need to be able to travel locally to different places if you would like to extend your volunteering, whether by car or public transport. Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed, according to the Action on Hearing Loss Travel and Subsistence Policy.

      Support and supervision

      We value your time and commitment and want to make sure you are enjoying volunteering with us. While volunteering for us, you will:

      • Be supported by your experienced, local Community Fundraising Manager both in person and remotely via phone/email. They will be your everyday contact for any advice, ideas, information including on the legalities and best practice and any other queries you may have.
      • Get all the materials you need, such as branded items and paying in slips to make it really easy to transfer the money you’ve raised.
      • Be kept up-to-date with latest Action on Hearing Loss news and information and any new developments in your area.
      • Receive support from The Volunteering Team with recruiting and training new group members.

      In a recent survey, 90% of our volunteers said they would recommend Action on Hearing Loss as a good place to volunteer.

       

      Here’s what our volunteers say!

      “I enjoy meeting people and helping them with their queries. Hearing loss can cause frustration and isolation, leading to loss of confidence.  If I’m able to improve someone’s quality of life by sharing information or raising awareness of how others can help, then that’s very satisfying.” RB

      Training

      Action on Hearing Loss offers full, on-going training for all volunteers including an induction programme and further training specific to the volunteering role.  This may include:

      • Training in Understanding Hearing Loss
      • Volunteers also have the opportunity to attend other training relevant to their role

      Benefits

      You’ll receive the following benefits when you volunteer for Action on Hearing Loss:

      • Training – learning new skills, and gaining up-to-date knowledge of issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing people
      • Experience – meeting new people in different situations, building new friendships with other Action on Hearing Loss volunteers
      • Fulfilment– knowing that the time you provide will make a real difference to the people we support, and raising deaf awareness throughout society as a whole
      • Expenses – all reasonable expenses incurred as a result of your volunteering will be reimbursed according to the Action on Hearing Loss expenses policy

      Disclosure

      You may be required to complete a DBS check (previously CRB), as some of your work may include working with vulnerable adults.

      What next?

      Thanks for taking the time to read these details.  Ready to apply for this role? Excellent!

       Please complete our online application form or, if you are interested and would like an informal chat, please get in touch with us. We would be delighted to hear from you.

      Email: Volunteering@hearingloss.org.uk
      Call: 01273 840960

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