Events Project Manager - Travel, Tours & Challenges for Charities

Job Title: Events Project Manager - Travel, Tours & Challenges for Charities
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Salary: £25,000 - £27,000 (depending on experience)
Reference: 15632122
Job Published: April 22, 2018 01:00

Job Description

Events Project Manager - Travel, Tours & Challenges for Charities
Rickmansworth, Herts
£25,000 - £27,000 (depending on experience)

Who we are:

We have been leading the way in charity challenges since we originated the concept in 1992 Since then more than £100 million has been raised for hundreds of charities 65,000 people have cycled, trekked, run, climbed mountains and ridden horses to all corners of the globe while taking part in one of our charity challenge events.

The Project Manager Opportunity:

The role of the Project Manager is to project manage UK & worldwide challenge events for UK charities as part of their fundraising programme To project manage challenge events for corporates to use as team building or part of their CSR programme Challenge activities include, but not limited to, cycling, trekking, horse-riding and running.


+ Overall responsibility for the project management of approx 15-20 bespoke events per calendar year and 3-4 Open Challenge events
+ Maintain charity and corporate client base year on year
+ Meet group size targets and project profit targets
+ Give creative input into the development of the bespoke challenge programme, both in-house and direct with each client
+ Increase the number of charities and corporates actively involved in Classic Challenge bespoke challenges
+ Understand other Classic Challenge products and services, e.g Nightrider ™ and be competent in actively promoting them to client base, where appropriate
+ Contribute to the future growth and development of Classic Challenge


// Management of a portfolio of Charity and Corporate clients
// Project Managing multiple UK and Overseas Charity and Corporate Challenge Projects
// Management of Suppliers
// Manage the Marketing & Recruitment of Events
// Line Management of Travel Co-ordinator

Person Specification:

+ Educated to degree level
+ Self motivated, friendly, confident individual
+ A minimum of 2 years experience working in the travel industry, preferably involving tour operating and adventure travel
+ A minimum 2 years experience of project/event management
+ Confident, highly organised and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, computer skills and have excellent numeracy skills, telephone manner and attention to detail
+ Ability to work to deadlines
+ Possess excellent organisational skills
+ Ability to negotiate, make decisions and work accurately in a high pressured environment
+ Experience of managing a large number of projects at the same time
+ Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
+ Ability to deal with unexpected problems quickly and efficiently as they arise
+ Experience of line managing an assistant in an office environment

Desirable Skills:

+ Experience of charity challenge events
+ Event management qualification
+ Knowledge of the charity world
+ Digital & social media & marketing
+ Website content management
+ Personal travel experience
+ An interest in hiking and cycling, and other sporting activities relating to the charity challenge and event industry
+ Responsible Tourism policy knowledge

Working hours:

+ Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm
+ The successful candidate will be willing to work outside usual office hours if required
+ On 24 hour call for the duration of each of their own departures as well as being second on call for colleagues’ events as necessary

Interested? Just Apply Below...

...But first a little formality. By applying you Explicitly Consent to us processing & passing your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. If your skills match the role you will hear back from us within 2 business days. If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.