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Job Opportunity - BDA 125th Year Co-ordinator

4 August 2014

Salary: Negotiable
Hours: Full-time
Contract Period: Two Year Fixed Term
Location: Any BDA Office throughout UK

The British Deaf Association (BDA) is seeking for full time 125th Year Celebration coordinator to manage the BDA's 125th Year Planning project.

This will be a 2 year contract to cover preparation, planning, delivery and evaluation from September 2014 - August 2016.

The BDA 125th Year celebration starts from 24th July 2015 to 23rd July 2016. We already have a small working group focusing on the 125th Year Celebration so we need to find someone to work with the working group to:

  1. prepare, plan and establish one year celebration programme from July 2015 - July 2016
  2. work out costs, propose budgets, and manage agreed budgets
  3. organise and set up events in conjunction with BDA regional offices, Area Deaf Associations and BDAYouth
  4. liaise with local and regional Deaf groups to set up local celebration events
  5. liaise with CEO on the Mansion House 125th Year event in the presence of HRH The Duke of York
  6. work with BDA Communications team to promote and market the celebration events via website, Facebook, Twitter, British Deaf News and E-News
  7. liaise with fundraising to maximise donor engagement opportunities
  8. recruit required short term contract staff to assist major celebration events
  9. find suitable venues, negotiate costs (special packages, discounts for delegates/attendees)
  10. find sponsors to support the BDA's 125th Year events
  11. organise 125th Year working group meetings, write reports, action plans and 125th Year evaluation at the end in August 2016


Key specifications we are seeking for and also provide evidence - how, what and/or where:

  1. Demonstrate event management skills: planning, set up and communications
  2. Budget management skills
  3. Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  4. Strong negotiation and persuasive skills
  5. Strong event marketing skills

Please provide a covering letter that includes why you are interested in this project. what you can offer to this project in terms of skills and experience and what would be your expected salary.

If you are interested, please send your covering letter and CV to Dr Terry Riley - chair@bda.org.uk by 15th August at 5pm. If you wish to have informal discussion or ask for more information or clarification, please contact Dr Terry Riley - chair@bda.org.uk)

Or post your covering letter and CV marking it “Private and Confidential” to: Dr Terry Riley, British Deaf Association, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA