Events Coordinator

Location: Oxford

Salary: £16,264 (£27,106 full time equivalent) per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Department: Client Services

Division: Crisis at Christmas

Hours per week: 21

About us

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.

Crisis Skylight Oxford is located in the Old Fire Station in the centre of the city. We offer one to one coaching support from a team of coaches who work with people around their housing needs and anything else that will support them to end their homelessness. We also offer a range of creative classes and learning support. Over Christmas we will be offering a range of services and activities to our members to support them during the festive period

Job title: Events Coordinator (known internally as Christmas Coordinator)

​​​​​​​Contract: Fixed term from 1 October 2022 to 31 January 2023

Hours: 21 per week

About the role

As Christmas Coordinator, you will develop and lead the Crisis at Christmas Events for Crisis Skylight Oxford. This will include coordinating a team of volunteers to run a delivery service throughout December and January to provide food and items to those who need it most. You will also be supporting the running of events throughout the Christmas period, including our carol concert, festive breakfasts, and wellbeing days for our members.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have experience of working with and providing support to socially excluded individuals and groups to promote and encourage inclusion; you will also have experience of working with volunteers in a supervisory capacity.

You will have well-developed interpersonal skills, the ability to motivate others and good leadership skills. You will be able to work within a team but also able to take the initiative and manage your own time. As a Christmas Coordinator, you will be able to communicate at all levels, both in writing and orally and as a result will be excellent at networking and sourcing opportunities and items for an event. 

You will have good IT skills with experience of using Microsoft Office software, in particular Word and Excel and able to record information accurately on a database. Due to the nature of this role, you must be available to work during the festive period – the week before Christmas Day, and the days in between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

You may have experience in; Events, Administration, Volunteer Management

We believe diversity is a strength, and our aim is to make sure that Crisis truly reflects the communities we serve. We are actively working towards our organisation being a place where everyone can thrive and make their best contribution to our mission of ending homelessness for good. We know that the more perspectives, voices, and experiences we can bring to this work, the better. We particularly welcome applications from people who have lived experience of homelessness, and people from all marginalised groups, communities and backgrounds.

Working at Crisis

As a member of the team, you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • Interest free loans for travel season ticket, cycle to work, and deposit to secure a tenancy
  • Pension scheme with an employer contribution of 8.5%
  • 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days and option to purchase up to 10 additional days leave
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, shared parental, and adoption pay
  • Flexible working around the core hours 10am-4pm
  • And more! (Full list of benefits available on website)

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.

When you join us, you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation. 

How to apply

If this sound likes the opportunity for you, please click on the 'Apply for Job' button below.

​​​​​​​Closing date: 14th August 2022 (at 23:59)

Interviews will be held on 23rd August 2022


We welcome applications from people who identify as neuro diverse and want our recruitment process to be as accessible as possible. If you need us to make an adjustment or provide additional support as you apply for a role, please email and our Recruitment team will contact you to discuss how we can help.

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 Registered Charity Numbers: E&W1082947, SC040094


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