Job vacancy: Fundraising & Events Coordinator
Remuneration + benefits: ·        £Competitive

·        28 days holidays (including bank holidays)

·        Long service holidays

·        Free parking

·        Subsidised gym membership

·        BFC retail store discount

·        Subsidised home matchday tickets

Contract type: ·        Permanent

·        Full time: 35 hours per week: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, you may be occasionally required to work outside of normal office hours; at evenings, weekends and match days as required.

Location: Turf Moor, Harry Potts Way, Burnley, BB10 4BX
Closing date: Monday 10th January 2022 at 9am. Should an adequate number of applications be received prior to the closing date, Burnley FC reserve right to remove this advert.


About us

Burnley FC in the Community (BFCitC) is the award-winning, official charity of Burnley Football Club.


We work hard every day to deliver our mission to inspire, support and deliver change to communities across Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, the Ribble Valley and West Yorkshire.


We believe in the immense power of our football club to transform people’s lives for the better. We believe Burnley and Pendle is a special place – a home to extraordinary people like you. Come and be part of our story!


The role

We are now looking to recruit to the role of Fundraising & Events Coordinator.

The successful applicant will be a talented and enthusiastic events professional to take on this challenging but rewarding role working on the charity’s fundraising and promotional events. Planning and delivering fundraising and promotional events with a focus on event administration and attendee engagement whilst supporting the Head of Brand & Partnerships to maximise corporate partner engagement and income.

Combined, the role is an exciting mix of donor and sponsor engagement, event planning, administrative support, delivery and stewardship. The role will be high pressure, with challenging targets, and a lot of hands-on delivery.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a proven events professional to progress their career in a rewarding role within a dynamic charity.


Role expectations

Reporting to Head of Brand and Partnerships the Fundraising & Events Coordinator will be expected to:


  • Support the creation and delivery of a portfolio of fundraising events
  • Support to secure sponsorship income and drive ticket sales from each target audience
  • Source and negotiate with vendors and suppliers
  • Communicate with and collaborate across internal and external partners to ensure the seamless delivery of events
  • Review past events and implement improvement strategies
  • Create key event resources and documentation including event schedules and volunteer briefs
  • Achieve budget goals, closely monitor revenue and expenditure, identify risks and budget variations, make recommendations for corrective action
  • Line management of volunteers
  • Provide administrative support to the Head of Brand & Partnerships including keeping accurate records and updating the CRM system with corporate partner interactions
  • Support the marketing and partnership’s teams with research, presentation design and event management
  • Promote the Burnley Football Club in the Community and Burnley Football Club brand and ethos in a professional, strong and positive manner
  • To understand and implement the Charity’s Safeguarding policy, procedures, and best practice guidelines in your role
  • Work alongside other team members to support in other areas of the organisation as and when required to promote best practice
  • Hold a commitment to equality and diversity in the workplace and a willingness to undertake all relevant equality and diversity training


An ideal candidate will have;                                                   



  • Minimum of two years’ business development and/or fundraising events experience, ideally in B2B, charity or related sectors.
  • Experience of researching, developing, managing and marketing fundraising events.
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple projects, think laterally and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) with the ability to communicate with various stakeholder.
  • Ability to motivate and influence others.



  • Experience of managing and marketing fundraising events with limited budget and resources.
  • Experience with marketing using social media, re-targeting and PPC.
  • Access to transport for work purposes and to travel to locations throughout the local area.


For full job description and person specification, please click here. 

Please apply by downloading and completing the job application form which can be found on the BFC in the Community website (alternative format available upon request). BFCitC no longer accept CV’s.

Burnley FC in the Community is committed to safeguarding children and young people and is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Check (DBS) which will be paid for by the employer.

*Please note that due to the number of applications we receive, only candidates selected for interview will be notified.