Events Assistant

Coalition for Global Prosperity
£22,000
6-month contract (flexibility for the right candidate).
Closing date: 27 June 2018
Job Type: Paid
Location: Westminster
The Coalition for Global Prosperity (CGP) is a new charity which believes the UK should be a powerful force for good in the world. Our new office is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, self-motivated and highly organised Events Planning Assistant.

About Us

The Coalition for Global Prosperity (CGP) is a new charity which believes the UK should be a powerful force for good in the world. We are building coalition of political, military and faith leaders who all want the UK to be forefront of the global efforts to save lives, alleviate poverty and hunger, and expand economic opportunity. Through a strong aid budget and an active diplomatic and defence strategy the UK can help change the world for the better. Now is the time for us to lead.

The CGP will work in Westminster and across the country to educate and engage policy makers and thought leaders on the importance of the UK's role in the world, and the impact on our aid spending. 

We are supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation.

Job Overview

Our new office, based in Westminster, is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, self-motivated and highly organised Events Planning Assistant. As part of the UK’s fight against global poverty, our small yet dedicated team works with the policy makers, politicians and journalists to support and promote UK Aid. We organise a number of public and private events with high profile speakers throughout the year. The successful candidate will be capable of balancing a range of responsibilities in an exciting and fast-paced environment, in order to effectively assist the CEO and Senior Public Affairs and Policy Manager, and assist in organising events ahead of the Party Conference season.

Skills

The successful candidate will need to be enthusiastic, capable and adaptable in order to organise a range of research, and events tasks. They will have strong interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to manage a broad caseload and work on their own initiative. The ideal candidate will be forward thinking and able contribute to the further development of our organisation as we grow.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting the Senior Public Affairs and Policy manager in planning events with high-profile speakers
  • Undertaking research on different development topics and assisting in the production of event proposals and speaker briefs
  • Assisting on Social Media coverage of events, e.g. Twitter / Facebook
  • Monitoring and evaluating of our events for donor reporting

Desirable Qualities and Experience

  • Experience and interest in international development and supportive of the work done by UK Aid
  • Previous experience working in event logistics
  • Independent worker, self-starter who can take responsibility for projects through to completion
  • Excellent written communication skills with the ability to think outside the box and add value
  • Strong IT skills in Microsoft Word and Excel
Region: London and the southeast
Location: Westminster
Sector: Events

Application notes

The Coalition for Global Prosperity are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications regardless of race, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age.

Application Details

To apply for this role, please email a CV and Covering Letter addressed to the Chief Executive Theo Clarke at: admin@coalitionforglobalprosperity.com. We will inform those candidates who are selected to progress to interview stage.

Websitehttp://www.coalitionforglobalprosperity.com

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