About us

United World Schools (UWS) is an international NGO focused on providing sustainable, quality and inclusive education. Its mission is to transform, through education, life opportunities for children living in remote and marginalised communities. Since 2008, UWS has worked with over 250 communities in Cambodia, Madagascar, Myanmar and Nepal to provide almost 50,000 out-of-school children with access to free primary education. In the years ahead, the organisation is focused on scaling in order to reach over 250,000 children.

Job Title

Events Manager


UWS offices in Vauxhall, London (Flexible working arrangements can be considered)

Job Type 

8-10 months maternity cover. Full time


£32k - £35k dependent on skills and experience, plus 4% pension contribution. (For exceptional candidates, there is flexibility)

United World Schools is an equal opportunities employer and actively promotes diversity. We strongly encourage applications from within Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities and under-represented groups.

Role Description

At a pivotal moment in United World Schools’ history, join us to take our events to the next level. We are developing our bold 2030 strategy to reach more children than ever over the next decade and you can help to make it possible. 

We are looking to develop new and innovative events, as well as building on existing success to ensure the greatest amount of funds are raised for United World Schools over the next ten years. This year is special as we bring back our Gala, and secure UK Aid Match for 2022. This is an incredible opportunity to raise our profile and deliver a roster of events that engages with the public. The level of success that Aid Match achieves will have a direct effect on the levels of both income raised, and the volume of new supporters we attract to United World School’s work.

We are looking for an outstanding individual to work with a small, talented team to deliver our key events in 2022. Reporting to the Associate Director of Philanthropy, the Events Manager will take a lead role in the planning and delivery of our Spring Gala 2022. We are looking for someone with sufficient experience who can hit the ground running, with the Gala, but also a portfolio of special and challenge events.

You will be used to working collaboratively and be able to prioritise your workload effectively and remain solution focussed throughout your areas of work. You will also demonstrate the ability to deliver multiple projects, work at pace and resolve problems. You will possess strong communication, networking and interpersonal skills too.

We are looking for someone who is driven and passionate and will work to maximise our income to increase the impact we can have on many out of school children.

Download the job pack

How to apply

To apply for this position, please send a CV (max 2 pages) and a covering letter to Constance, the Associate Director of People and Culture via [email protected], outlining your suitability for the role, referencing the Person Specification.

Closing date: 15th January 2022, 9am (UK time) 

Interviews will be held on w/c: 17th January 2022

Due to the urgency of the role, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To avoid disappointment, apply as soon as possible. 


For any questions about the role, please contact [email protected]