Community & Events Officer (UK)

Job Title: Community & Events Officer – UK

Job purpose: To help grow unrestricted income for Health Poverty Action through community fundraising, challenge events, and partnerships with small corporations.

Responsible to: Head of Fundraising

Location: Home-based, with regular travel to London. Some international travel may be required.

Salary: £26,185 rising to £30,035 (inclusive of London weighting)

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week

Closing date: Wednesday, 23rd March 2022 at 9 am GMT

Interview dates: Ongoing, no later than week commencing 28th March 2022


About the Role

Health Poverty Action has an exciting portfolio of community fundraising campaigns. We are ready to grow these campaigns, as well as develop new initiatives to take our unrestricted fundraising to the next level.

We are looking for a dynamic, proactive and strategic individual to manage and grow our community fundraising portfolio. This already includes challenge events, school initiatives, community groups, and festive fundraising (carols, concerts and all things merry!) – but there is ample opportunity to grow the portfolio with your own ideas!

You will manage our London Marathon team, the Royal Parks Half Marathon, and other challenge events. As well as recruiting, resourcing and building relationships with our participants, you will work closely with the fundraising team to develop and organise bespoke events.

As we rebuild our community and events income after the series of lockdowns, you will have the ability to introduce new fundraising opportunities under your remit.

We are a strong and collaborative team; there are plenty of opportunities to work on cross-cutting initiatives with your colleagues.

You will be the critical driver of growing our community and events fundraising and ensuring that more people worldwide are able to realise their right to health.


About Health Poverty Action

At Health Poverty Action, we work alongside ignored communities worldwide who refuse to accept the injustices that deny people a healthy life. In Guatemala, we stand with local midwives to fight the discrimination that stops Indigenous women giving birth in health centres. In the UK, we highlight how the legacy of colonialism has caused the devastating global health and inequality we see today.

We don’t pick the easiest road, we pick the one that will make the biggest difference to people’s lives. That’s why our local team in Myanmar will trek for six weeks through the freezing mountains to run health training courses. It’s why we join forces with communities in remote Somaliland villages, supporting people to demand better transport links to health facilities. Our approach partners us with some of the most remote and marginalised communities around the world.

And it’s why we confront policy issues that are complex and sometimes controversial, like the fact that the ‘war on drugs’ has only made inequality – and health – worse. Taking on these barriers to health doesn’t make our job easy. But, just like the communities we work with around the world, we won’t accept the status quo if it takes away someone’s chances of living a healthy life.

We urgently need to see health differently. If we want to make the world healthier, we need to look at the whole picture of what makes millions of people miss out on basic healthcare. We need to ask difficult questions. We need to confront the big issues.

Because missing out on health isn’t inevitable. Neither is poverty. They are caused by discrimination, by racism, by companies, by governments. These are decisions made by people in power – and that means we can change them. By seeing health differently, and its links to poverty, we can build a healthier future.


At Health Poverty Action we actively value diversity and promote equality and inclusion. We also value and respect lived experience relevant to our work to tackle injustice and create a fairer, more equal world. We actively discuss how to be more representative and inclusive, and encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, and varied skill sets, to join us and help shape what we do. We are particularly keen to hear from people from historically underrepresented groups.


How to Apply

Only applications that use the application form will be considered. Please send your application form by 9:00 am on Wednesday, 23rd March 2022 to personnel@healthpovertyaction.org.

Please note that due to a potentially high number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Please find the job description/person specification and application form in the links below.

Important Documents

Job Description

Application Form