Action Against Hunger • London (Greater)

Head of Special Events

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £52387 - £55679 per annum

2–3 days/week at home

9-day fortnight

Fully flexible hours

Job Description

We want a world where no one dies from hunger. Life-threatening hunger is predictable, preventable and treatable. Join Action Against Hunger and together we will stop it in its tracks.  Action Against Hunger is an optimistic, inspiring place to work. We want passionate and dedicated people to help build a better world. We’re a creative team made up of people with a wide range of talents, styles and expertise. But we are united in our relentless dedication to end world hunger.  No challenge is too big. With you we can do it.  Join us.

We are looking for a Head of Special Events (mat cover)

As Head of Special Events you will be instrumental in the next stage of Action Against Hunger UK’s journey, managing the events team in the Fundraising & Communications Department to deliver a range of income driven and cultivation events.

You will lead a thriving calendar of special events, primarily targeted at our high value supporters and corporate partners. This includes events such as the Hawksmoor Dinner and Too Many Critics, as well as a series of stewardship events across the year. In addition, the role project manages our flagship gala event, the Fine Wine and Art Dinner, past its 15th anniversary and still growing year on year. 

This role is ideally suited to an experienced and passionate events manager, excited by the prospect of innovating within an already successful and varied portfolio of events. 

Closing date: 3 October 2023.  Interview Date: w/c 10 October 2023.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Adoption leave
Open to part time work for some roles
Work from anywhere scheme – 3 weeks a year
9-day fortnight
Flexible working week
Dental coverage – £60 Cashback a year
Health insurance – Private medical insurance
Enhanced sick pay – Starts 4 weeks on full pay, in first year, increasing with service.
Compassionate leave
Travel insurance
Season ticket loan
Time off in-lieu
Optional unpaid leave
Buy or sell annual leave – Can buy up to 5 days leave per year
Shared parental leave
Carer’s leave – 5 days paid leave a year.
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Annual pay rises
Life assurance
Interest free loans
Pension match/increase
Charity donation scheme
Volunteer days – 24 hours paid volunteering leave a year.
Employee assistance programme
L&D budget – Access to L&D opportunities.
Lunch and learns

We asked employees of Action Against Hunger how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Employees are largely happy with their working location freedom
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are moderately happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done
Working at Action Against Hunger

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, England, United Kingdom

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom