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Join our dedicated team that’s putting inclusion and confidence back into the lives of disabled people.

Events Coordinator
(maternity leave cover, full-time 12-month contract)

37.5 hours per week, including flexible hours at weekends and evenings

Initial 12-month FTC (Maternity Cover) to start by early March 2022

Salary and Benefits
£25,000 – £28,000 per annum (dependant on experience), 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

Closing Date
18/01/2022 at 12pm

SpecialEffect is an award-winning UK charity that exists to help severely physically disabled people to get more out of life by giving them access to video games and technology. Known as the gamers’ charity, gamers and gaming communities are at the heart of both our work and those who make that work possible – our amazing supporters.

As the Events Coordinator, your primary responsibility will be ensuring the continued success of SpecialEffect’s fundraising and community events programme while the current coordinator is on Maternity Leave.

What you’ll be doing
With in-person events starting-up again and a busy programme planned for the year ahead, SpecialEffect are now looking for an experienced and flexible Events Coordinator.

You’ll be responsible for coordinating the core SpecialEffect fundraising events programme to ensure a sustainable calendar of activity, and assist with coordinating the charity’s presence at gaming community events such as Insomnia, EGX, Develop and more.

You’ll be comfortable working flexibly across evenings and weekends and have the ability to hit the ground running through coordinating and attending a wide range of exciting events throughout the UK, with the possibility of also travelling overseas.

Full job description and person specification here

Next steps
To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter/email telling us why you are the perfect candidate for this role to

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If you need further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying, please get in touch with us at

SpecialEffect reserves the right to close this vacancy early should a sufficient number of applications be received, so we encourage interested applicants to apply immediately to be considered for shortlisting.


A note about opportunities at SpecialEffect

Please don’t send us requests for employment, an internship or work experience unless in response to a specific job which is advertised on this page. If and when the charity’s Trustees are looking to employ new staff, they will invite applications from people with a specific combination of skills, qualifications and experience to match a detailed job description.

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