Development and Events Officer


Recruiting Organisation: YMCA DownsLink Group

Working hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £26,000 – £29,000 per annum
Contract: Permanent
Location: Brighton & Hove


This role has been created to support the fundraising strategy for YMCA DLG. The role will involve managing existing fundraising events including challenge events as well as supporting staff teams and volunteers to create new event opportunities. As part of this, the role includes building relationships with community supporters and creating new links with local community organisations to promote our important charitable aim of transforming young lives. Managing and stewarding supporters will be key and some experience of working with CRM databases (specifically Donorfy) will be preferred.

They are looking for a passionate, creative, self-starter who can work on their own initiative but also inspire others to get involved. You will need to be organised, with an eye for the detail and be able to manage complicated projects whilst maintaining a focus on the end goal. This is an exciting development role for someone wishing to develop their career in fundraising and to be part of an ambitious fundraising and communications team.

Role Responsibilities

A key task for this role will be the development of existing fundraising events and the development of new events. This will require operational skills as well as excellent, persuasive verbal and written skills.
Responsibility for donor stewardship and relationship management will fall within this role so the successful candidate must have exceptional customer service skills.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate must have a driving license and access to a vehicle and some experience of CRM databases.

Expected working pattern

This is a full-time position but work to support events will be required on some weekends and evenings.

The position comes with excellent benefits, including :-

  • 27-32 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays),
  • company sick pay scheme,
  • life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary,
  • health and wellbeing cash plan,
  • cycle to work scheme.


Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.


YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. They value diversity and promote inclusion, which is demonstrated through activities, as well as in policies and working practices. Reinforced by culture and values, they seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


Job Description:  Job Description – Development & Events Officer

Closing Date: 22 November 2021

Interview Date: 29 November 2021

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