Major Events Coordinator

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With around 1250 passionate and committed staff, we deliver high quality services across a spectrum of age, need and ability.

Norwood is as devoted to our staff as we are to the people we look after. We offer a strong career progression, training and support to improve your skills. We have a range of care homes across London, and a major centre in Berkshire, plus our Head Office in North London.

Each and every role in Norwood is an essential part of the vital support services we offer.

Job Description


Provide full co-ordination and administrative support to the Event Manager and Head of Events on the three largest events within the Fundraising Calendar - Annual Dinner, Property Lunch and YN Property Dinner with excellent attention to detail.

Tasks will include preparation of all event resources such as pledge cards, name badges, managing ticket sales for events, maintaining accurate and up to date records on donors on Raisers Edge, and diarising, attending and preparing for all committee meetings.

To manage all post event administration, including payment of suppliers, guest thank you letters and pledge chasers, keeping the Event Manager/Head of Events regularly updated on outstanding income, costs and any payment issues.

To work with internal and external committees and stakeholders. Tasks will include the organisation of volunteers to help with administrative tasks, co-ordinating service visits where necessary and working with event chairs and committees for corporate events.

Develop personable relationships with the Annual Dinner Chair, key Trustees and all dinner table hosts, liaising with them to reconfirm their annual hosting commitment, providing accurate and frequent updates on guest status.

Provide regular updates to Events Manager/Head of Events with regular updates on all expects of the three events including number of attendees, income and expenditure.

To be an integral part of the Events team, attend all events, and work on other initiatives from time to time as seen fit by Head of Events.

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The Details

Job Type:
Reporting To:
Events Manager
Stanmore – Broadway House
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Who Norwood Supports



o Experience of organising events.

o Experience of meeting deadlines.

o Experience of working in a team .

o Proven experience in an administrative role.

o Experience of using databases.


o Experience of working in a fundraising environment.

o Experience of working with lay committees.




o Business or other relevant degree.


Knowledge & Skills


o Experience of good oral and written communication.

o Ability to work under pressure and manage a varied and large workload.

o Proven analytical skills.

o Ability to communicate effectively at all levels, internally and externally.

o Excellent interpersonal skills.

o Proactive and have drive and passion to get things done to high standard with excellent attention to detail.

o Ability to be customer focused and "can do" attitude.

o Good presentation Skills.

o Excellent time management skills with ability to work in a pressurised environment.

o Excellent PC skills including Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel.

o Effective team player, ability to work on own initiative/independently and set own agenda in support of designated services.


o Knowledge of the Jewish community.

o Knowledge or Raisers Edge or another fundraising database.




o Approachable and aware of self and others.

o Able to work using own initiative and contribute to the development of projects throughout the department.

o The ability to plan time effectively and to organise oneself well.

o A high level of commitment and enthusiasm.

o A willingness to ask for advice and support as necessary and to be flexible and open to the ideas of others.

o Excellent time management skills and able to work under pressure to multiple targets.

o Able to undertake daily work efficiently and remain focused on longer term vision.

o To be able to understand the roles of other professionals and principles of partnership.

o Ability to independently prioritise workload to meet deadlines.


o Car owner/driver. Ability to use own car for business purposes.


This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of the service.

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure.

Norwood is a Two Ticks accredited employer, this means we are committed to employing people with disabilities.

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