The Hunger Project UK is recruiting for a Special Events Fundraising Manager and two Events Interns. See below for job descriptions.


Special Events Fundraising Manager

The Hunger Project is looking for a special events fundraising manager to join its small team and play a pivotal role in scaling-up our successful activities in the UK.

This is an exciting role for a committed and enthusiastic individual who wants to make a difference to ending hunger and poverty and has a passion and talent for events and fundraising.


Location: Chiswick, London W4, Zone 2

Fixed term 5 month contract (with potential for role to become permanent)

£23,000 – £28,000 per annum (pro rata) starting salary, depending on experience.

4 to 5 days a week. Some evening and weekend work may be required.


Key responsibilities will include: 

  • Planning, managing and delivering 2 special events and small networking events
  • Full management of event logistics
  • Working with high level supporters, celebrities and committees to develop events
  • Managing event budgets and income
  • Sourcing, thanking and logging gifts-in-kind
  • Recruiting and managing corporate sponsors
  • Evaluating and reporting the success of each event


In order to apply you should have the following skills and experience: 

  • Experience in organising and delivering successful fundraising events
  • Results driven and track record of working to financial targets
  • Excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to manage an evolving workload of multiple events
  • Ability to work effectively in a small dynamic team
  • Pro-active and dynamic with a high degree of motivation and initiative


This is a fantastic opportunity to progress in your career, join a small dynamic team and an amazing organisation, empowering women and men to rise above the poverty line and build a better future for their children.

Please send your CV and a short supporting statement, in a word format, to

We hope to appoint as soon as possible, therefore please apply without delay no later than Monday 29th June. 


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About the Hunger Project
The Hunger Project is a global, non-profit, strategic organisation committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. We are a leadership development organisation empowering people in both developing and developed countries to build a just world where everybody can fulfil their potential and build lives of self-reliance and dignity.

We work in partnership with 19 million people in Africa, South Asia and Latin America to develop effective bottom-up strategies with three critical elements that, when combined, empower people to make sustainable progress in overcoming hunger and poverty:

  • Mobilizing people at the grassroots level to build self-reliance
  • Empowering women as key agents of change
  • Forging partnerships with local government



Events Intern (two positions)

This is an exciting role for a committed and passionate individual who wants to make a difference in ending hunger and poverty.

Position: Event Intern (unpaid)

Location: The Hunger Project UK office in Chiswick

Report to: Marketing and Communications Manager

Period: 3-4 days per week for a minimum of 3 months- Starting ASAP

Closing date: 28th June 2015


The Hunger Project will organise two major events in September and November.

We are looking for two intern Event Assistants to help us plan and market our events.

Interns will support the team in organising the event, securing sponsorships and auction lots, and recruiting participants.

The interns will gain event management and fundraising hands-on experience through this internship.



  • Assisting in the organisation and logistical planning of the events
  • Marketing events and recruiting participants
  • Supporting the team in securing sponsorship and auction lots
  • Assisting the team with PR and researching celebrity support for the events
  • Securing pro-bono services and keeping the costs of the events to a minimum
  • Providing excellent supporter care and nurturing relationships with our high value donors and corporate partners, contacting them to ensure they have the information, advice and material they require
  • Contribute to the smooth running of our events by providing support to the team before and during the events
  • Listening for opportunities for supporters to become involved with The Hunger Project in new ways
  • Helping with PR and social media
  • Updating records on The Hunger Project database
  • Co-ordinating helpers/volunteers/cheerers on the day and helping out (e.g. registering participants)

What skills does the intern need to have?

  • Excellent English writing and verbal communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Interest in PR, event organisation or fundraising
  • Self-starter with the ability to use own initiative and work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • An interest in international development, women’s empowerment and The Hunger Project’s work


To apply, please send a short covering letter outlining your suitability for the role and your CV to


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