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We are becoming Breakthrough T1D in October.

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Closing date: Friday 19 July 2023

Senior Special Events Fundraiser (maternity cover)

£36,400 per annum
Content last reviewed and updated: 09.07.2024

Location: Hybrid working part London Office (Islington, London) part home work. Ideally, the post holder will work a minimum of one day per week in the office. Some out of standard business hours work may be required, including weekends and evening work to facilitate events. 

Salary: £36,400 per annum

Hours: 35 hours per week


This is a fixed-term maternity cover for 12 months due to start early September 2024. 


Interviews will be scheduled as and when applications are received. Please apply promptly as the vacancy will close once we have appointed a successful candidate.    

Who we are looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly organised individual to join our Special Events Team as Senior Special Events Fundraiser.   

We have some exciting events coming up including a reception in October and a high-profile dinner at The Design Museum in November, so we need somebody to come in and hit the ground running. Please note that these events are in the evenings so the role will require some flexibility.    

You will work closely with the Head of Special Events to deliver our events, taking responsibility for key elements of the management and delivery of each event and ensuring they meet budget targets. You will collaborate with internal teams on delivering events, including the bi-annual Patrons’ Club Reception and other events that arise over the year.    

Relationship building (both externally and internally) is a key part of the role and an integral part of working for JDRF so you will have excellent interpersonal and stewardship skills.     

As a highly creative and confident fundraiser, you will be given the scope to develop existing events as well as creating new and innovative events to increase fundraising as well as raising awareness of JDRF. 

Experience required

You’ll have previous experience of:

  • Managing successful Special Events from concept to post-event evaluation  
  • Developing event plans and materials    
  • Building relationships with high level supporters, senior volunteer committees and external suppliers  
  • Achieving budgets   

Find out more

For further information please view the Senior Special Events Fundraiser (maternity cover) JD

To arrange an informal and confidential chat about the role please contact Melanie Pelletier at

About JDRF

JDRF is the world’s leading charitable research funder into type 1 diabetes, improving lives until we find the cure. We are dedicated to our 400,000 strong type 1 community in the UK and work closely with our international affiliates across the world, including the US, Canada and Australia.

You will find a vibrant atmosphere and spirited team at JDRF, always striving to make a difference to people living with type 1.

Employee benefits

As an employer we offer:

  • Hybrid working arrangements
  • Flexible working and will consider compressed hours
  • Generous annual leave entitlement – 25 days per year plus bank holidays for full-time staff with leave increasing after three and five years’ service
  • Health cash plan that allows you to claim for some treatments such as dental, optical and physiotherapy treatment
  • Season ticket and cycle loan
  • Pension scheme
  • Family-friendly policies – maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave at enhanced rates
  • Personalised training to suit your career aspirations and professional development


JDRF is an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all individuals regardless of race, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age.

Apply now

To apply for the role of the Senior Special Events Fundraiser (maternity cover) please complete the form below and upload your cover letter and CV.