The Hands Up Foundation

Fundraising Campaign & Event Manager

Brilliant charity seeks fabulous event fundraiser to deliver our Christmas campaign


A fabulous opportunity to lead our Christmas fundraising campaign and organize the most exciting Christmas event in London. Singing for Syrians harnesses the power of music to raise money for Syria’s most vulnerable – in ever greater need following February’s earthquakes. It has been running since 2015 and this year we want to make it bigger and brighter than ever and raise £152,000. There are three pieces to the campaign:

  • our own exclusive Christmas concert + after party;
  • the community campaign (encouraging others to hold their own Singing for Syrians party/carol service/hoe down/knees up/fundraiser); and
  • our match funding appeal (1 week in December, launched the night of our carol service)

You will organize our Christmas Concert and After Party, securing everything from sponsorship (£25,000) to celebrity performers (previous years include Jeremy Irons, Katie Melua and Joanna Lumley) and venue. Working with the team, you will also make it as easy as possible for others to hold their own fundraisers, providing key information and guidance, and ensure everything is set up for the match funding week. Experience of dealing with HNWIs and major donors is key as well as managing budgets and high-end events. You also have a positive, pro-active approach and a sense of fun.

As a small team we seek a reliable multi-tasker, equally comfortable with talking to an ultra-high net worth donor or managing guest-lists for an event. We are a creative and ‘hands-on’ team and hope you are too.

This role will ensure that Hands Up: 

  • Successfully raises £152,000 via the campaign;
  • Delivers a first class event for our Christmas Concert and After Party;
  • Secures at least 20 third-party fundraisers for the campaign;
  • Continues to expand its donor base; and
  • Is able to continue providing critical health and education support to vulnerable Syrian communities.


Campaign Management – Singing for Syrians

a.      Raise at least £152,000 through the Singing for Syrians campaign

b.     Manage the campaign budget, providing appropriate reporting to the rest of the team.

c.      Liaise with stakeholders where applicable (e.g. campaign committee and press) to promote the campaign, build audiences and participants;

d.     Manage delivery and implementation of Our Christmas Concert and After Party

  • Secure sponsorship (£25,000), celebrity performers, venue, caterers, photographers and other contracters to deliver a spectacular evening
  • Manage ticketing platforms/sales and ensure we sell the optimum number of tickets
  • Support the team with key info for the campaign’s marketing plan for the campaign (including newsletters, influencers, advertising, websites and social media)
  • Organize any fundraising on the night (eg. Auctions/Raffles etc…)
  • Ensure all print material is designed appropriately and printed.
  • Manage volunteers.

e.      Manage delivery and implementation of The Community Campaign

  • Secure 20 community fundraisers for the campaign by working with the team to reach out to schools, churches, choirs, universities and other institutions/community groups.
  • Work with the team to provide third-party fundraisers with any information/advice they may need to deliver their fundraiser.
  • Ensure all third-party fundraisers are followed up with, thanked and engaged for the following year.

f.       Manage delivery and implementation of Christmas Match Funding Appeal

  • Secure pledges worth £25,000 for the Appeal, with support from the team.
  • Work with the team to ensure that the Appeal is set up appropriately online.
  • Work with the team on the marketing plan for the Appeal. 

The Recruitment Process

Initial, remote interviews will be held in June 2023

For the interview you will be asked to speak about your experience and why specifically you want this role.

If required, second interviews will be held, preferably in person. We will seek to have recruited by end of June.

If you require any adjustments to the interview process, please include this information in your application. Hands Up is committed to equal opportunities and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

Deadline for applications: 10th June 2023