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Marketing Manager 

Based at: New Anstey House, Gate Way Drive, Yeadon, Leeds, LS19 7XY 
Salary: £33,350 a year, plus benefits
34.5 hours flexible working

Epilepsy Action, the UK’s leading charity fighting to improve the lives of people living with epilepsy, is offering an exciting opportunity for a skilled marketer. You will have sound commercial experience that you want to apply in a charity environment. 

We have a strong vision for our future and we aim high. We consistently beat our targets in reaching our varied audiences, directly helping over 1.5 million people last year. We now want to take the next step up by bringing in specific marketing skills. We aspire to great results and your skills will play a key role in this. 

You will work on projects ranging from fundraising activity to information events and exciting new training products with income targets, so there will be plenty to keep you busy. By identifying target audiences, researching the market, advising project owners on product development and providing marketing services, you will ensure that we reach everyone that can benefit from our services. Your understanding of cross-channel marketing and your creativity in developing effective marketing plans will also help us to grow our income and fund our vital work. 

This a new post, giving you a chance to build an effective marketing service from the ground up and make your mark. You will work within a very successful and enthusiastic communications team, and will support marketing work across the charity. Your immediate colleagues in PR and media, digital services and graphic design will work alongside you as we build a fully rounded in-house communications service.

You will bring a capacity for hard work, excellent skills, a strong commitment to ethical marketing and a thorough understanding of matching product with customers and service users. In exchange, Epilepsy Action offers highly dedicated, enthusiastic and supportive colleagues, a commitment to your development and benefits including flexible working. 

We have the vibrant city of Leeds on our doorstep, excellent air, rail and road transport links and the fantastic scenery of the Yorkshire Dales and the moors within easy reach. 

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Closing Date: Wednesday 8 February, 10am
Interviews: 2 - 3 March
Job Reference: MM17

Fundraising Events Officer

Location: Leeds
Salary: £23,787.92 per annum
34.5 hours flexible working

Great opportunity to join a successful fundraising events team for a national charity. Develop your fundraising and events skills in a successful and friendly team.

  • Developing and organising a variety of national fundraising events (including sporting events), and seeking involvement in externally organised national or regional sports events.
  • Generating income from events with individuals, groups and communities.
  • Maximising involvement and participation in events through a variety of marketing and promotional streams.
  • Working with the Fundraising Events Manager to devise new opportunities and events.
  • Reporting on income and expenditure against targets and other key performance indicators on a regular basis.
  • Ensuring close collaboration with relevant staff and other stakeholders as appropriate.

We are looking for a person who meets the following:

  • Proven experience of effective events organisation and management.
  • Proven experience of researching, developing and promoting events/services or products.
  • Experience of establishing and managing effective relationships with individuals, community and corporate organisations.
  • Educated to at least A level or experience that demonstrates an equivalent knowledge and ability.
  • Previous experience of organising and delivering fundraising and/or sports events.
  • Experience of working within a professional fundraising environment or not for profit marketing department, either paid or voluntary.
  • Keen to be part of a successful and friendly events fundraising team.

This role provides an opportunity to be a part of a dedicated and supportive team, with the ability to develop your skills and bring in new events. In addition, you will be a key part in the ongoing development of the events fundraising team. So there is plenty of opportunity to develop new ideas.

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Closing Date: 9am on Monday 30 January 2017 
Interviews: Thursday 16 and Friday 17 February 2017
Job Ref: FEO17 


CRM Project Manager

Salary: £33,799
34.5 hours per week flexible working
12 – 15 months contract (with possibility of extension)
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
Based at: New Anstey House, Gate Way Drive, Yeadon, Leeds, LS19 7XY

Epilepsy Action is looking for a Project Manager to oversee the implementation a new CRM system. The overall objectives of the project are to support Epilepsy Action in developing the organisation’s activities, maximising integration with digital technologies to provide more seamless and personalised experiences and to enable the organisation to enhance reporting on outcomes as well as outputs.

The supplier and platform of the new system have been reduced to a shortlist of three through a comprehensive selection process with the final supplier and system are expected to be finalised in February 2017. During the supplier selection process an outline requirements document was developed for tendering purposes. The detailed deliverables and precise specification for the work to be delivered will be developed once a supplier has been appointed.

The purpose of the role is to lead and facilitate the work of staff, stakeholders and suppliers to ensure the successful specification, development, testing and implementation of a new contact relationship management system for Epilepsy Action. It is to support staff to engage with the project and identify and adopt changes to work processes. The role will manage all required delivery stages for the design and implementation of the new system, and all associated process change. It is to ensure the project delivers the stated objectives in time, budget, quality and approach.

Do you have experience of successfully delivering IT projects, ideally large-scale platform or cloud based CRM projects, preferably in the not for profit sector, including managing budgets and contracts? Have you got experience of working with a wide variety of stakeholders to successfully deliver projects? Can you develop and maintain excellent on-going relationships with third-party suppliers? We will also be looking for formal project management certification and/or demonstrable knowledge of the systems development life cycle (SDLC) and methods, with the ability to adapt and adopt best practices pragmatically.

Crucially you will have excellent interpersonal skills at all levels and with technical and non-technical audiences and experience of influencing, convincing or negotiating with others in a way that results in acceptance and behaviour change.

Further information is available in the job description and person specification.

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Closing Date: Monday 23rd January 2017 at 8am
Interviews: Friday 3rd February 2017
Job Reference: CRM17

Application forms

Please send electronic applications to recruitment@epilepsy.org.uk and printed applications to Recruitment, Epilepsy Action, New Anstey House, Gate Way Drive, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7XY

Epilepsy Action is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the training and development of its staff.

Epilepsy Action is a Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from disabled people. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria in the person specification.

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