Employment - United Kingdom

We seek highly skilled, adventurous professionals to join our team and help us explore new ways to expand the reaches of eye care in the developing world. As an organization that operates internationally, our work environment benefits from the skills and abilities of a wide range of cultural values and traditions. We promote principles of equal employment opportunity and advance a work environment free of discrimination.

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Current job openings in the UK

Event Manager – Flying Eye Hospital – 4 month contract

Orbis is an international sight-saving charity. Through innovative programmes and partnerships, Orbis creates long-term, lasting solutions to prevent and treat blindness worldwide. By training medical staff, strengthening in-country eye care services, expanding quality eye care provision and preventing eye conditions, Orbis is part of the solution.

Overall Purpose of the Job
Orbis EMEA seeks an experienced, organized, and passionate Event Manager to deliver an exceptional opportunity for our donors, to visit our amazing Flying Eye Hospital. We are looking for an excellent Event Manager, excited by this unique opportunity and skilled in project management and stakeholder engagement to join our UK Fundraising and Communications team to manage a series of events and tours of the aircraft in March 2017.

Orbis’s last Flying Eye Hospital visited the UK in 2009, and following the launch of a new Flying Eye Hospital with a series of events in 7 US cities in 2016, Orbis EMEA now plan to bring the new Flying Eye Hospital to the UK. Events will be hosted at an airport in the South East for 5 days in mid-March 2017, showcasing the Flying Eye Hospital and the wider work of Orbis to a range of existing and potential donors, media and partners. The Flying Eye Hospital will also be going to Dublin at the end of February, and Qatar at the end of March (both part of the EMEA region) and the Event Manager will offer support to the teams planning these events. 

Contract:                                           3-5 days (negotiable), 4 month contract 
Salary:                                               (based on full time hours) £30k - £35
Location                                           London
Closing Date:                               9am Wed 16th November
First Interviews:                         Wed 23rd November
Second Interviews:                   Wed 30th November

All applicants must have the legal right to live and work in the UK. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Unfortunately, we won’t be able to reply to all applications, so if you haven’t heard from us by Friday 18th November, it means that your application has not been successful.

Application is via curriculum vitae and covering letter explaining why you see yourself suitable for the job, to Nathalie Pinel-Miller, Business Support Manager, Orbis EMEA, 4th Floor, Fergusson House, 124 – 128 City Road, London, EC1V 2NJ or npinel-miller@orbis.org.uk

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from any suitably qualified persons, irrespective of any protected characteristic they may have.
No agencies please.

Our vision is of a world where no-one is denied the chance of an education, a job or their future by becoming needlessly blind or visually impaired.

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