Do it Now Now

Head of Events and Programmes

Amazing company seeks a driven Head of Events and Programmes

Do it Now Now (DINN) is an open innovation organisation committed to the social empowerment to Black people through the provision of access to opportunities for social mobility through entrepreneurship and employment. We bring skilled talent, charities, social entrepreneurs, start-up teams, social innovators, investors and philanthropists together to address social challenges, solve problems and support the development of underserved groups.

We have an unrivalled track record in understanding and supporting Black people’s needs through research and the programmes we have delivered. Our team has deep experience and knowledge in the design and delivery of training programmes, with 3 of the skills programmes we have designed being named Top in Europe by the Financial Times’ imprint Sifted in 2019. Our not-so-secret method is our propensity to put our participants at the heart of everything we do, underpinned by a strong impetus to collaborate with partners with sector knowledge. This is why we have received such praise as “I felt like I was doing an MBA in 4 months”, in relation to our business training program. We regularly receive 4 to 5 stars out of 5 from our community members and all have said they will recommend our programs to a friend. We are very proud of our community feedback.

Our Events and Programmes are typically centred on our initiatives: 

  • Common Call: a community of leaders in social enterprises and charities, this programme seeks to offer funding opportunities and skill development for the Black community. 
  • AfriTech XYZ: a community of African founders and entrepreneurs working on tech solutions to local problems.
  • My Moon Landing: a community of Black women, LGBTQ+, and non-binary people, MML offers support through events and mentorship.
  • Do it Now Now: the hub for our reports, news, and success stories of our key programmes. 
  • Black and Good: a community of Black entrepreneurs and founders in the UK, this programme offers support through online training and events. 
  • ​Voltage Revolution: a community of 18-24-year-olds. This community is served by online training programmes and events designed to help young people gain employability skills and ultimately work within the tech and creative industries.
  • Melding: we provide consultancy and training to charities and social enterprises to help them improve their Diversity and Inclusion practices
  • Centre Black: a research centre focused on improving access to high quality research focused on the UK’s Black community.

We are specifically looking for the following:

  • Essential - demonstrable work experience as an events manager
  • Desirable - demonstrable work experience as a trainer or facilitator
  • Desirable - event-based corporate fundraising experience

Responsibilities

As Head of Events and Programmes, you will deliver a cohesive, original and highly-engaging slate of programming that uniquely enhances the community member journey. You will collaborate with our Research team to find creative ways of communicating research findings and methodologies to our community members and other stakeholders, as well as work closely with our Community team to understand and cater for the needs of our community. You will also:

  • Be responsible for designing the overall programmatic and events content strategy, taking into account the different organisational goals, audiences served, and stages of the member journey. 
  • Design and implement our annual programmes calendar, which brings our strategy to life - the overall look, feel and experience of our events and other programming opportunities including facilitating cohorts; delivering large and small events and programmes including high level conferences and forums.
  • Deliver experiences that drive increased affinity with Do it Now Now and act as positive extensions of our brand. 
  • Collaborate productively with other teams across Do it Now Now to design core annual programmes.
  • Combine a deep and broad-ranging knowledge of social impact topics and a grasp of the interests and motivations of our audiences to shape uniquely original, engaging, and educational, high-quality programmes.
  • Draw on our best practice, ensuring programming formats and content are optimally engaging and educational for our members. 
  • Provide line management to those that report into this role to build a positive and supportive team environment, while also ensuring high performance.
  • Build and nurture strategic relationships among thought leaders, social impact experts, speakers and facilitators in order to develop an outstanding network of speakers for future events.
  • To carry out any other duties within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, as requested by your line manager.  

About You 

  1. You’re highly organised and self-motivated. 
  2. You are an ambitious leader. You recognise the importance of what we are trying to achieve and see your role in that. 
  3. You’re resourceful. You know how to find things, solve things, answer questions, reach people.
  4. You are passionate about the cause. You have a demonstrated interest and motivation to support Black people to achieve social mobility.
  5. You have sound judgement. You work independently and when faced with issues react calmly and logically.
  6. You're a positive, solutions-oriented, and entrepreneurial individual with a drive for excellence.
  7. You can engage remotely and with autonomy.
  8. You’re a team player and manager, with strong interpersonal and collaboration skills.

Do it Now is dedicated to believing that all lives have equal value. We’re committed to creating a workplace where employees thrive both personally and professionally. We also believe our employees should reflect the rich diversity of the global populations we aim to serve—in race, gender, age, cultures and beliefs—and we support this diversity through all of our employment practices.

Thank you for your consideration.