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Events Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £27,106
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th September 2022

  • Advertised from 14th September 2022
  • 35 hours per week. Fixed Term.


Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it. At Crisis Skylight Edinburgh we have a dedicated team that have a genuine passion to deliver the values of the organisation with the members at the heart of what we do.

About the role

As the Christmas and Events Coordinator you will play a key role in the successful running of our year round calendar of events coproducing these with members where appropriate. You will work closely with the Volunteer Coordinator to support with the recruitment, management and delivery of Crisis at Christmas and other Christmas related activities.

As events coordinator you will be responsible for managing the social media channels, curating content, scheduling regular updates and analysing the data insights to ensure consistency and growth. You will promote members success stories and campaigns etc to showcase what Crisis do locally and nationally by liaising with colleagues and sharing achievements.

This is a fixed term contract for 4 months.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have proven experience of managing events and on busy projects from beginning to end. You will have experience of managing various social media platforms to engage with different target audiences.

The post holder will have an understanding of the issues faced by homeless people, with the ability to deal with challenging situations and individuals with a range of needs, in order to reach a positive resolution through a calm and confident approach.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work successfully with disadvantaged or socially excluded groups and individuals. Effective communication skills, both verbal and written will be key, as well as working collaboratively with key stakeholders. You will have good organisational skills with an ability to deal effectively with conflicting priorities, and a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word/Outlook/Excel).

We believe diversity is a strength, and our aim is to make sure that Crisis truly reflects the communities we serve. We are actively working towards our organisation being a place where everyone can thrive and make their best contribution to our mission of ending homelessness for good. We know that the more perspectives, voices, and experiences we can bring to this work, the better. We particularly welcome applications from people who have lived experience of homelessness, and people from all marginalised groups, communities and backgrounds.

Working at Crisis

As a member of the team, you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • Interest free loans for travel season ticket, cycle to work, and deposit to secure a tenancy
  • Pension scheme with an employer contribution of 8.5%
  • 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days and option to purchase up to 10 additional days leave
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, shared parental, and adoption pay
  • Flexible working around the core hours 10am-4pm
  • And more! (Full list of benefits available on website)

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.

When you join us, you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation.

Department: Client Services

Division: Skylight Edinburgh

Application notes

If this sound likes the opportunity for you, please visit our website.

Closing date: Monday 19 September 22 (at 23:59)

Interviews will be held Wednesday 28 September 22


We welcome applications from people who identify as neuro diverse and want our recruitment process to be as accessible as possible. If you need us to make an adjustment or provide additional support as you apply for a role, please email and our Recruitment team will contact you to discuss how we can help.