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Challenge Events Assistant

  • Full time
  • £21,119 – £22,655
  • Flexible - Kinross, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness
  • Closing 28th September 2022

  • Advertised from 16th September 2022
  • 35 hours per week


This is a really exciting time to join Children’s Hospices Across Scotland – better known as CHAS. A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Challenge Events Assistant to join the fundraising team.

Key Responsibilities

Working within the culture, ethos and philosophy of CHAS, you will assist the Senior Community and Challenge Events Fundraiser with the management and evaluation of challenge events and the recruitment and stewardship of supporters. Key responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the management of in-person challenge events, including liaising with third party event organisers, suppliers and attendance on the day
  • Assisting with the development of the virtual events programme, stewarding participants through social media and answering queries
  • Producing copy to promote events for website, social media, press and email
  • Assisting with the recruitment of supporters for events in the challenge event calendar, and stewarding them to raise as much as possible for CHAS
  • Assisting with event research
  • Administration

About You

In order to help CHAS achieve our goal of reaching every family in Scotland that needs us, you will have:

  • HNC level qualification or equivalent in either Public Relations, Marketing, Media, Communications, Event Management, Fundraising or related discipline
  • Demonstrable working knowledge of Microsoft Office or similar packages
  • Demonstrable experience of keyboard skills and maintaining information databases
  • Good communication skills to deal with staff, volunteers and general public in an appropriate and effective manner
  • Competent on social media
  • High level of accuracy and numeracy skills, as this role requires cash handling
  • Demonstrable attention to detail
  • Planning and organising skills for effective management of event calendar
  • Experience in an office and customer services environment

About CHAS

At CHAS, our ambition is to reach every family in Scotland who is living with the heart-breaking prognosis that their child is dying, and offer them our care and support to empower them to make the most of the short time they have together. As a Challenge Events Assistant, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision.

Application notes

Further information can be found in the attached documents.

For an informal chat about the position with Sarah Secombes, Head of Community Fundraising, please call 0131 444 4904.

For any queries regarding the recruitment process, please contact our Recruitment team on 0131 444 3296 or by email to

To be part of the future of CHAS please visit our website

This post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland check.

Closing Date 28 September 2022

Interview Date 11 October 2022