Comic Relief

Project Manager - Fundraising Auctions and Prize Draws - 6 Month FTC

Working as part of the Public Fundraising Team, project manage and drive forwards an exciting opportunity to deliver high profile fundraising auction/s for Sport Relief 2020. Coordinating all aspects of the auction/s and work collaboratively with colleagues across the charity including Broadcast/Creative, Talent, Marketing, Communications, Legal and Assurance. Managing the project team and external stakeholder to deliver the project on time and maximising income.

Key Accountabilities / Objectives

  • Project manage fundraising auctions and prize draws for Sport Relief 2020 to ensure maximised income.

  • Running project meetings to ensure all internal teams are clear on their responsible delivery and time frames.

  • Ensure all auction items are confirmed on time, within budget, with a clear understanding of how the fulfilment of each auction item will work.

  • Work with internal teams to liaise with high profile third parties who have offered auction items.

  • In some cases negotiating gifts in kind from external companies and businesses.

  • Work with relevant internal departments to agree terms and conditions of the auction/s and auction items.

  • Managing the gathering of assets required for the auction/s, pictures and item descriptions.

  • Be the point of contact for third party auction/s provider.

  • Coordinate internal teams to ensure marketing plans are in place for each of the items.

  • Manage the limited budget, and seeking alternative solutions when resources are insufficient.

Essential Education and Skills

  • Significant experience of planning, leading and execution of large scale projects in a matrix management structure

  • Proven track record in managing high profile fundraising initiatives.

  • Experience of digital fundraising.

  • Previous experience of prize draws and auctions desirable.

Key Competencies

  • Exceptional networking, negotiating, influencing and persuading skills.

  • Effective Communication skills, written and oral. Ability to deal confidently and professionally with internal and external parties.

  • Organisation and prioritisation – confident managing time, energy and resources in most suitable way for best outcome.

  • Relationship and stakeholder management - foster relationships with new and existing Comic Relief stakeholders.

  • Pro activity and can do attitude – shows a positive, fun and solution orientated attitude.

  • Multi-tasking - proven ability to handle multiple tasks under extreme pressure.

  • Risk management - able to identify and manage risks to minimise impact to project.

Role posted - 2019-08-01T13:26:41Z 2:26pm, 1st Aug 2019 BST