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Cancer Research UK - Events Assistants (South West & South Wales)

Cancer research ukDo you have a passion for events and the ambition to make a difference?

The Events Assistant role is a fantastic opportunity to gain world class, hands-on experience working on some of the country’s leading charity events. In the fight against cancer, every moment counts and with our scheme you’ll play an integral role in the successful planning, PR, delivery, logistics and marketing on some of the largest events in the UK such as Shine, Pretty Muddy, and our hugely successful flagship series Race for Life.We are looking for self-motivated individuals to...

  • Support our events team to develop and deliver inspiring events
  • Take responsibility for key areas of the event delivery including; crowd control, course management, event administration and volunteer management
  • Manage some operational responsibilities including setting up and dismantling equipment
  • Support the delivery of regional events marketing and communications activity to recruit event participants and volunteers

Here at Cancer Research UK, we aim to save more lives by preventing, controlling and curing cancer. We’re game changers.Join us and help pioneer more tomorrows through your....

  • Passion for events and events management
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build rapport with a range of people and the confidence to manage large groups of volunteers
  • Proactive attitude, responding positively to new opportunities and challenges, with the confidence to make quick decisions
  • Strong organisational and prioritisation skills with the ability to multitask
  • Strong team work skills, with the ability to work on your own initiative

Our aim of curing all cancers leads us to be increasingly ambitious, which is reflected in our fast paced and diverse environment. This means that you will be self-motivated and committed with an ability to think logically as well as creatively.In this exciting and challenging role, you’ll work with our events teams to develop and deliver an inspiring event series, designed to engage supporters and maximise income for our pioneering research. You will gain experience in all aspects of event management and in managing time-pressured projects, building confidence, communication and relationship management skills.

Many of our former Events Assistants have gone on to secure permanent Event Management positions.Join us and work within the highest performing Events Team in the UK. Apply Today!

Closing date: Sunday 4th February 2018, 23:55

Areas covered within the South West include Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, as well as covering South and West Wales.

Please see the following link for a full candidate pack: https://view.publitas.com/cancer-research-uk-5/ea-candidate-pack-2018/

Please note: an assessment day for this role will take place during the week commencing 19th February 2018 in the region you’re applying to, and compulsory training will take place on 9th and 10th April 2018– it is essential that you can attend both the assessment day and compulsory training days on these dates. Unfortunately, if you cannot attend, we are unable to accept your application to this post.

At CRUK we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner.Please note, from 2019, we will be relocating from our current offices in Islington to a new office space in Stratford, close to the Olympic Park.


  • Contract type: Temporary (casual worker)

    Salary: £7.83 per hour

    Application: CV, cover letter & short application questions

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