Project Manager

London, UK
Up to £30k per annum & opportunity for International travel (Dependent on Experience)
06 Mar 2018
05 Apr 2018
Project Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Action Challenge are a UK based events company, who work with over 400 charities and corporate clients – creating, planning, marketing and operating mass participation treks, runs & cycles and international challenge events. Over 20,000 people take part in our events each year.

We are seeking an events professional to join our team as a Project Manager who will help to plan and manage a suite of mass participation and challenge events to our high operational standards.

The role:

The full scope of the role will be dependant on skill set and experience, but likely to include the Project planning & management of a series of challenge events now in their 7th year:

  • Budget management – and working to save at least 10% on all areas of expenditure
  • Detailed planning processes – working to weekly deadlines, and reporting all event updates
  • Liaising with suppliers, venues, and staff working up towards event delivery
  • Branding & event design – to ensure imaging and hospitality is delivered to a high standard
  • On the day event management – overseeing the running of events with the senior management team – overseeing route, staff, site, logistics and suppliers
  • Participant management – registration, fulfilment of event packs, timing and control on event
  • Safety, health & risk assessments of all events
  • Reporting – finances, profit, loss and detailed expenditure
  • Evolve new ideas around event design, conception and keep abreast of the challenge event market and competitor activity

You will also be expected to play a wider role within the operations team and business, and be flexible depending upon business needs, and the busy event summer months.

You will be:

  • A driven individual – who can demonstrate previous impact and success
  • Highly organized – and be able to demonstrate this with examples of deadlines achieved, working to own plans, and efficient outputting  
  • Ambitious – to work within a small focused team, within a growing business
  • Passionate to deliver a high quality events experience, to the best standards
  • Committed to be part of an event delivery team – working weekends, and out of hours when required.
  • Commercial minded – and able to articulate examples of previous increasing revenue, successful marketing, or cost cutting – with the bottom line of the business directly benefitted from your actions

You will have:

  • A degree level education – minimum 2.1 (ESSENTIAL)
  • Strong communication and written skills (ESSSENTIAL)
  • An interest and passion for the outdoors and sports (ESSENTIAL)
  • Field experience – with responsibility for an area of event management (PREFERABLE)


Up to £30k per annum & opportunity for International travel (Dependent on Experience)