Comic Relief

Challenge Events Lead

As Challenge Events Lead, you will be responsible for driving the strategy and delivery for our portfolio of high-profile celebrity challenge events. You’ll work with key partners to drive income and awareness of the challenges as part of our Red Nose Day and Sport Relief campaigns.

Key responsibilities:

  • Actively lead the development and delivery of Comic Relief’s celebrity challenge fundraising strategy alongside stakeholders and supporters

  • Monitor event plans and resource allocation throughout the life-cycle to ensure they are adapting to changing circumstances and new opportunities

  • Create and manage the challenge portfolio budgets; ensure spend is monitored, controlled and reported, and identify and leverage opportunities for blagging to aid low cost delivery

  • Lead project teams of internal and external stakeholders and suppliers to ensure all aspects of challenges are delivered effectively and against objectives

  • Procure and manage the day to day relationship with external delivery partners to ensure safe and successful development and delivery, this could include integration of external media broadcast outlets or television production companies

  • Work with stakeholders to develop the event plans, logistics, risk assessments, live content requirements and content delivery (e.g. logistics of film crews, photographers)

  • Work with the internal fundraising and corporate partnerships team to maximise income across all celebrity challenge events

  • Ensure appropriate health & safety and risk management considerations are incorporated into and actively managed during the challenge

  • Work with stakeholders to develop and review comprehensive crisis management plans

  • Build and maintain relationships with kit suppliers, ensuring each relationship remains mutually beneficial

  • Manage the branding of the challenge and kit with input and approval from BBC Editorial Policy, Marketing, Creative & Corporate & delivery partner

  • Monitor, share and evaluate delivery, capture lessons learnt and make recommendations for future improvements

  • Recruit and manage team members as required

Essential Education and Competencies:

  • Strong experience of project management in high pressure environments with proven ability to deliver on time and on budget

  • Demonstrable experience of planning and execution of high profile live events

  • Collaborative worker – able to work closely with all teams and communicate effectively

  • Effective relationship builder with strong stakeholder management skills

  • Resilient – with the ability to stay the course during the height of delivery

Role posted - 2019-10-01T09:22:21Z 10:22am, 1st Oct 2019 BST