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Events & Fundraising Officer

Voluntary role

Reviewed after 1 year

The Event & Fundraising Officer is work closely with the Events Manager to create and execute events. They are responsible for running a range of events including fundraising events, ensuring the target audience is engaged and the message of the event is marketed properly.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Support with event planning and delivery

  • Identify and engage event sponsors, funders and partners

  • Coordinate volunteers where required, receiving their feedback, recognizing their efforts, and answering their questions.

  • Ensure events adhere to the general event management standard operating procedure

  • Support the collection and analysis of event feedback

  • Conducting research on fundraising opportunities.

  • Coming up with ingenious ways to raise awareness and increase the number of donors.

  • Responsibility for organising fundraising events and campaigns.

  • Must play an active role in engaging in Melanin Medics Projects, for the operational year

  • Must act as a spokesperson for Melanin Medics with key stakeholders at advocacy initiatives to further the EDI agenda, for the operational year.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Unwavering commitment to racial equity in medicine

  • Relevant experience organising and leading events

  • Friendly, enthusiastic and positive attitude.

  • Must have good organizational, analytical, and coordinating abilities

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Excellent problem-solving abilities

  • Detail-orientated with the ability to manage multiple projects at a time.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, a persuasive and passionate communicator

  • Experience working in a not-for-profit organisation or charity role with exposure to the not-for-profit sector would be an advantage

Organisational Relationships

  • Reports to the Events Manager

  • Part of the Engagement Team: Director of Engagement, Events Manager, outreach and engagement officers


Our work is focused in the United Kingdom. Our team work mainly remotely with in-person commitments for our seasonal events.

Expectation: 2-5 volunteer hours a week (varies based on roles and activities).

Who can apply?

Individuals who are passionate about our cause and have an understanding of the community we serve and its needs. These roles are not restricted to having a medical professional background.

Why you should apply?

We believe that the power of our organisation comes from the passionate people who believe in our mission and similarly desire to make a difference to those around them. Melanin Medics is a rewarding working environment that provides our team with a strong sense of achievement and recognition for the important work we do. Our extensive network allows us to provide opportunities for both personal and professional growth within and outside of our organisation. 

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