Polly Symondson Recruitment | 000142
Polly Symondson Recruitment, PSR, Specialist Regional Recruitment for the Charity Sector, Cheltenham, UK
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Job Number: 000142

Job Title: Events Manager
Salary Range: circa £30k d.o.e
Charity: WheelPower
Location: Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury (minimum 2 days a week in office and 3 days homeworking considered)
Deadline for applications: 22nd March – Interviews on a rolling basis

The role.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Fundraising team at WheelPower, a friendly, close knit supportive team.

This is a varied role and the successful applicant will organise the Tour de Vale Bike Ride, the largest charity bike ride in Buckinghamshire, source runners for a range of third-party events including the London Marathon and help them reach their fundraising targets, identify and develop opportunities for community groups, schools and local companies to support the charity.

Reporting to the Head of Fundraising, you’ll be an integral member of our staff team who are committed to providing an excellent supporter and donor experience.

About you

We are looking for a friendly and organised individual with a proven track record of meeting or exceeding targets from sponsorship-based events along with experience of preparing activities to recruit, engage, inspire and retain supporters.

You’ll be confident at building relationships with volunteers and supporters with a keen interest in supporter care. You’ll be an engaging communicator, have excellent multi- tasking skills and attention to detail, be happy working within a team as well as on your own and have a flexible and collaborative approach to your work.

About us

We’re WheelPower, the national charity for wheelchair sport and we are passionate about helping disabled people lead active lives. We do this by organising sports sessions and providing advice to recently paralysed hospital patients, organising a variety of events and programmes at Stoke Mandeville Stadium and throughout the country, organising online fitness classes and producing resources which enable disabled people to stay active in their homes and working with partners to improve their delivery models.

Although the role is based at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, we are following a blended approach between office and home working with a minimum or two days per week in the office for full-time staff members. Should you have any queries with regards to this please email info@wheelpower.org.uk in the first instance. WheelPower is an inclusive employer committed to developing a diverse workforce.


This is your opportunity to make an impact in an organisation where your voice will be heard and your hard work noticed.

As well as a salary of around £30,000 a year, enrolment in our Stakeholder pension scheme and a flexible, family-friendly environment, you can look forward to free access to the fitness facilities at Stoke Mandeville Stadium and discounted accommodation in our onsite hotel.

We offer 25 days leave plus bank holidays and operate a time off in lieu system for any time you work outside of your normal hours.

Background to the post

WheelPower is seeking a proven successful events fundraiser so that we can get more disabled people active. This is a fantastic time to join us in pursuit of our vision to transform lives through sport. Many disabled people have yet to return to their pre-pandemic fitness activities and our support is needed now more than ever.

Salary: Circa £30,000, depending on experience

Contract: Full time, permanent contract

Location: Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury
(minimum 2 days a week in office and 3 days homeworking considered)

Reporting to: Head of Fundraising

Working closely with: Fundraising & Marketing Team, Volunteers

Main purpose

To lead WheelPower’s event fundraising programme.


Please contact us via info@pollysymondsonrecruitment.co.uk for a full job description. Submit applications using the form on this page.

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