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Events Assistant scheme

Category :Part-time
Duration :Various
Salary :£7.50 per hour
No. Jobs :Multiple
Location :Multiple

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Take a step forward and kick-start your career working as an Events Assistant (EA) at the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating all types of cancer. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain world-class hands-on experience working on some of the country’s leading events. 


In the fight against cancer, every moment counts and with our scheme you will play an integral role in the successful planning and delivery of our events.  Cancer Research UK’s Events team delivers a variety of events throughout the year including Race for Life – 5K, 10K, Pretty Muddy, Hike and Marathon - the UK’s largest fundraising event series, Tough 10, and Shine.


We also partner with over 100 third-party events such as London Marathon, Manchester Marathon, Ride London and triathlons to support our participants that take part. Each year over 650,000 people will take part in over 400 events nationwide, all doing something amazing whilst raising millions for Cancer Research UK. Whatever the event, our staff, volunteers and supporters all share our vision of beating cancer sooner.


Our events team is split into nine regional teams, each supported by an Area Events Manager and a dedicated team of Event Assistants. With positions all over the UK, there will be a role for you.
The event season runs from May 2018 – November 2018 and you will be required to work at an allocated number of events throughout this period. The majority of this work will be at weekends.


What's in it for you?


Over the course of the event season, successful applicants will gain experience in course, start and finish, stage and volunteer management. You will become part of a dedicated events team who are experts in their field, have great fun and develop and deliver inspiring events which bring together communities, survivors and those who have been touched by cancer. 


You will also be provided with a Cancer Research UK induction, specific event delivery training and have the opportunity to forge great contacts and network within the UK’s largest charity. 


In these exciting and challenging roles, you can help us bring forward the day when all cancers are cured whilst also gaining experience in managing time-pressured projects, building confidence, communication and relationship management skills.