Community & Events Officer

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Could you help families through one of the most challenging and emotional times of their life?

Join the leading national charity dedicated to supporting babies, families and NHS staff at this critical time.

Role summary

Bliss is the UK’s leading national charity for babies born premature or sick. Our vision is that every baby born premature of sick in the UK has the best chance of survival and quality of life.

One in seven babies is born premature or sick and needing care on a neonatal unit – this isn’t what most parents expect for their baby.

We champion the rights of every baby born premature or sick to receive the best care. We achieve this by empowering families, influencing policy and practice, and enabling life changing research.

Part of our Community & Events team, this role will be responsible for generating income through the project management of a range of third party and Bliss organised events, as well as supporting individuals organising their own fundraising activities within their community.

You will ensure efficient event management and administration as well as providing excellent supporter care. You will contribute to a friendly and high performing fundraising team dedicated to meeting its targets and to providing the best possible care and support for all premature and sick babies and their families.

For more details please view the job description and person specification attached to this advert.

Why work for Bliss?

We are an equal opportunities employer and take pride in our collaborative and inclusive work culture. We understand that we all have different priorities at home and we therefore aim to offer a mix of financial and non-financial benefits. Our benefits include financial, health & wellbeing, lifestyle and career development options:   

  • 25 days paid holiday (pro-rata for part-time employees) 
  • Flexible working practices
  • Relaxed work life and dress code 
  • A contributory Bliss pension scheme 
  • Interest free annual season ticket loans 
  • Company and statutory sick pay scheme 
  • Compassionate leave 
  • Time off for volunteering 
  • Salary sacrifice schemes (bike to work, payroll giving) 
  • Access to 24x7 free Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Family friendly policies, including neonatal leave and pay 
  • Learning and development via peer to peer, blended, cascaded and self-directed learning 
  • Mentoring and coaching 

Bliss recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equity and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds, including applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as well as from LGB and Trans and non-binary candidates.    

How to apply

Interested applicants are requested to submit the following documents to  recruitment@bliss.org.uk

  • CV
  • Supporting statement of no more than 1,500 words, explaining how you meet the criteria in the person specification

This information is used when shortlisting candidates for interview.

Please ALSO submit an Equal Opportunities Form (submit by clicking this link).

This will not be used when shortlisting candidates, and is anonymous, but helps us monitor and improve our recruitment practices.

Recruitment timeline

We are recruiting on an immediate basis and early applications will be prioritised. The final date for applications is 9am on Friday 13th May 2022.

Interviews will take place via video call.

It is Bliss’ policy not to contact applicants who have not been invited for an interview so if you have not heard from us three weeks after the closing deadline, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Community & Events Officer Job Description