Special Events Intern
Terms: Volunteer
Based: Head Office in Saunderton
Hours: min. 1 day per week, flexible

Closing Date: 1st December

This is a volunteer internship role working closely with the Special Events Manager to help develop and deliver the charity’s Special Events portfolio. The post holder will assist with specific projects within the portfolio, gaining experience of how to effectively research, plan and deliver successful events.

Duties and responsibilities: 

  • Support the Special Events Manager in planning and delivering the Special Events programme, including attending events periodically
  • Offering regular support to events fundraisers by email and telephone, from initial enquiry to event follow up
  • Thanking events fundraisers by telephone, email and letter, ensuring they receive a high quality and timely response
  • Researching marketing opportunities and creating a strong marketing plan for specific events, supported by the Special Events Manager
  • Assist the Special Events Manager in monitoring the development of selected events through event performance reports
  • Building good working relationships with the wider Child Bereavement UK team and its supporters
  • Assist the Special Events Manager with administrative duties
  • Maintain accurate records on the Raiser’s Edge database by regularly inputting tasks and data and using the Event Management module
  • Researching and profiling of event guests


Working within a busy, small but growing team, the post holder will have the opportunity to gain:

  • Knowledge of the charity sector and insight into how a small/medium sized charity operates
  • Experience in planning and delivering events
  • Training on and regular use of Raiser’s Edge, the industry standard CRM system
  • A good basis of fundraising skills
  • Experience of how to effectively research and produce event management and marketing plans
  • Experience of providing excellent supporter care
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong administrative skills including Microsoft Office
  • Experience of recruiting and managing volunteers at events
  • First hand experience of attending a variety of fundraising events

A full induction along with ongoing training to support personal professional development will be provided, with regular opportunities for feedback.

This role is flexible hours during the week 9am to 5pm, but very likely to include weekend work.

For further information and to apply, please contact: Emma Riley – 01494 568 912 / emma.riley@childbereavementuk.org