The Barrie Wells Trust is a charitable organisation, founded and funded by entrepreneur and philanthropist, Barrie Wells MBE.  The Trust was set up in 2008 to help inspire and encourage young people through initiatives including the highly successful Box4Kids. 

Box4Kids provides VIP experiences for seriously ill and disabled children at major sport and entertainment venues across the UK through collaboration with box holders.  The charity does not need to fundraise, however Box4Kids relies on the donation of executive boxes which requires maintaining strong relationships with box donors and creating new partnerships.  To date, Box4Kids has helped over 14,000 children and families enjoy a VIP experience, delivering well over 300 events per year.

Due to expansion, the Trust are looking to recruit an outstanding office-based Events Coordinator with excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.  The successful candidate will help to deliver Box4Kids targets and organise events.  If you would like to be part of a great team and be part of an organisation that really makes a difference to others, then the Trust would like to hear from you.

To apply please send across a CV and a covering letter of no more than 300 words explaining why you would suitable for the role to

Job title:          Events Coordinator                

Location:        Lancaster                                           

Salary:             £22-27K, depending on experience

Contract:        Permanent                                         

Hours:             37.5 hours/week

Job description:

  • Ownership of own Box4Kids events from start to end involving pre-event planning and post event follow up, including liaising with box donors, hospitality venues, hospitals, parents and event hosts.
  • Prepare all relevant event documentation including guest invitations, dietary and mobility requirements, menus, parking and host information.
  • Respond to general Trust and event enquiries via email and telephone.
  • Create opportunities for future events through encouraging executive box donation renewals and generating new leads.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with hospitals, hospices and disability community groups.
  • Assist colleagues in general office maintenance and administration such as newsletters and press releases.

Qualifications and experience:


  • Minimum of 8 GCSEs, including grade B/grade 6 or above in English and Mathematics 
  • Minimum of 3 A Levels, grade C or above, or equivalent qualification. 


  • A degree with a minimum of 2:1
  • Excellent and proven track record in event management. 
  • Experience in generating sales would be advantageous.


  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders including donors, parents, children, hospital staff and volunteers.
  • Excellent organisational skills including multitasking and time management.
  • Proactive and driven, with the ability to manage own workload.
  • Exceptional writing skills with good attention to detail, particularly grammar and spelling.
  • High level of competency using Microsoft Office products, in particular Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to handle pressure and work to deadlines.
  • Flexibility in working hours.  Office hours are 0900-1700, however working within the events team will require the candidate to be flexible as occasional weekend and evening work may be required.
  • The ability to travel to host occasional Box4Kids events.