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Events Coordinator

Royal British Legion
£24,698 - 26,033 per year + pro rata
Closing date
7 May 2024

Job Details

The Role

At the National Memorial Arboretum, we believe in building on potential. As an Events Coordinator, your ability to be part of the team planning key events for the National Memorial Arboretum could have a real impact on people’s lives.

The Arboretum is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance and part of the Royal British Legion.

At its heart, RBL is a people organisation. People who want to do the very best for others, while at the same time making the most of the opportunities and experiences we offer them.

We are the country’s largest Armed Forces charity, with 210,000 members, 50,000 volunteers and a network of partners and charities; helping us give support wherever and whenever it’s needed.

As an Events Coordinator you will be responsible for being the initial point of contact with external clients and responsible for all the organisation and management for third party event and functions at the National Memorial Arboretum.

If successful, the main duties of your role will be:

  • To support the Events department in organising and delivering a range of internal, corporate, remembrance and VIP events.
  • This includes Memorial Dedications and services, Arboretum managed events and thirds party events delivered at the Arboretum
  • To support internal and external stakeholders to ensure correct events procedures are followed at all times
  • To coordinate the booking and scheduling of events in the Arboretum’s diary and working closely with internal departments and the Events Manager to communicate event plans and ensure minimum impact on the operation of the Arboretum
  • To work with the events team to produce event plans, event briefing notes, and regularly sending scheduling updates to other departments
  • To manage and carry out detailed evaluations on events and functions with recommendations using data for future planning
  • To organise internal and external meetings when required, writing agendas, and taking minutes; plus circulating feedback forms  


Please note that this role will be based onsite at the National Memorial Arboretum - Burton-on-Trent DE13 7AR. The post will be working a 35 hour week, on a 5 days out of 7 basis.


About the National Memorial Arboretum

The Arboretum is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance and part of the Royal British Legion. Home to over 350 memorials, including the nationally-important Armed Forces Memorial, it remembers the service and sacrifice of those who have served and continue to serve our country. The 150-acre site features around 30,000 maturing trees and an abundance of wildlife. Each year the Arboretum welcomes around 300,000 visitors, many of whom attend one of the 200+ events which take place across the site.

In March 2017, the National Memorial Arboretum formally opened its new award-winning Remembrance Centre.


Our Values and Behaviours

Does the following describe you?

  • A desire to provide great customer serviceEnjoy and thrive in working in teams and with others
  • Passionate about supporting the ongoing development of the Arboretum
  • Come to work each day to be the best you can and to learn and develop
  • An encourager, eager to share your knowledge and experience to help others  

If so, then we would like you hear from you….


Diversity Statement

We believe that the compassion, understanding, and service we show each and every individual should be reflected in the way we all support, respect, and include every individual who works with us. We want everyone involved in our work or receiving our services, to feel proud to contribute to or be part of a diverse and inclusive organisation.

We recognise that we still have a long way to go to ensure that we make the RBL a truly great and inclusive organisation to work for and be part of so we have set out our commitments to provide a clear path to deliver this ambition. We will keep listening, learning, and sharing our progress and impact.

Closing date: 12th May 2024


We reserve the right to close this vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and submit your application form as soon as possible.


You probably know us for our poppies and recognise our name but the day-to-day work we do to support the Armed Forces community might surprise you!

We’re the country’s largest Armed Forces charity. We help serving and ex-serving personnel, and their families, live fulfilling lives through a wide range of support and services.

We advocate and campaign to government on behalf of the Armed Forces community, as well as leading the nation in Remembrance to ensure their sacrifices are never forgotten.

We’re here for those who’ve served to defend our nation, its democratic freedoms and our way of life. To put it plainly, we’ve always got their backs, whatever stage of life they’re at.

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