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About the organisation

Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID)

We’re the UK’s national charity helping people who are confronting life-changing deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss.

The people we support may struggle with their condition. Or they may live well with it, but face ignorance and barriers in their way. We enable all of them to take control of their lives without assumptions being made about what they can or can’t do.

With your support, we can continue our vital services so people with hearing loss can live the life they choose - at home, at work and when they’re out and about. Plus, we can carry out more research to help find a cure.

Are you looking for a volunteering opportunity that adds real value to your c.v? Would an accreditation in events management be of interest to you? Do you want to make a real impact on the lives of people who are deaf, have a hearing loss or tinnitus’ Then read on…

Role Aim: 

As Event Manager, you’ll be organising an event or events that appeal to you, your own network and your own community. You will receive support from your local Community Fundraising Manager who will guide you through planning and executing an event via a course in events management that can lead to an accreditation from the Open College Network (Level 2)

Duties: 

What will you be doing?

As Event Manager, you will perform the following tasks:

• Lead on the organisation, planning and management of a fundraising event in your local area

• Project manage your event, helping to recruit other volunteers (if required) to help with its delivery (for example, recruit people to collect donations at a concert or sell tickets)

• Be responsible for taking your event from idea to successful completion

Skills needed: 

What skills do you need?

Here’s what we think could be beneficial:

• Above all, an enthusiasm and interest for Action on Hearing Loss’ work. 1 in 6 people in the UK are affected by hearing loss, so there will be lots of people in your local community who understand how hard it can be to face hearing loss, and empathise with the people we help.

• Knowledge of your local area and ideally a good network of contacts in your area.

• Good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.

Training: 

What training is offered?

Action on Hearing Loss offers full, on-going training for all volunteers including an induction programme and further training specific to the volunteering role. This may include:

• Open College Network Level 2 course in Events Management

• Training in Understanding Hearing Loss

• Volunteers also have the opportunity to attend other training relevant to their role

Location: 
London area
Time commitment: 
3-5 hours per week
Opening times: 
The role is available any day of the week. The role is flexible, depending on the event or events you’re planning, although for full accreditation we estimate you will need to dedicate at least 30 hours in total to complete the project.