Challenge Events Manager

Cheltenham – Extensive travel throughout UK and occasional international travel required.

  • Salary

    Circa £24,000

  • Hours of work

    Full Time (35 hours per week)

  • Contract


  • Closing date

    24 Feb 2020

Start date: ASAP
Reports to: Head of Challenge Events and Supporter Engagement

WellChild, based in the centre of Cheltenham, is the national charity for seriously ill children and their families. We fund programmes and services to make it possible for children and young people living with serious illness or exceptional health needs to be cared for at home instead of hospital.

We are seeking an experienced, innovative and creative events professional to join and play an active role within our busy Challenge Events Team in our ambitious and fast-paced organisation. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity for a motivated, collaborative and hardworking individual with vision and expertise to contribute to the management and growth of this important income stream. The role involves liaising with a large number of third parties and events companies, plus the in-house organisation of WellChild’s own events and involvement in the management of financial budgets.

Interested candidates will be able to demonstrate significant recent experience in planning and delivering a variety of high-profile and successful events and will have the ability to build and sustain valuable relationships across a wide range of audiences. You will be able to effectively prioritise and work calmly under pressure and to tight deadlines, whilst demonstrating excellent attention to detail, organisation, communication and research skills and a ‘can-do’ attitude. A good understanding of budgets is essential and you will be a competent user of all Microsoft Office applications.

Due to the nature of this role there will be the requirement to work approximately 10 weekends away plus actively join some events with participants (e.g Trekking on the Three Peaks challenge).

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age.

To apply, please complete the application form below and email to  or post to:

Johanna Waltho, HR Manager
16 Royal Crescent
GL50 3DA

Closing date 9am, Monday 24th February 2020.