Jo was employed by Rise UK, a Sussex based charity, to be the Event Manager for their annual major fundraising event, an 8K run for women in Brighton.
Jo’s contract required her to increase runner entries by 10% on 2015 and project manage the event from start to finish. This involved procuring all suppliers and equipment required for the event, managing the recruitment of a team of volunteers, writing all operational plans and health and safety documents, overseeing the entries, devising and implementing a marketing plan to increase entry numbers, facilitating all runners receiving their race packs in advance, and then
goody bags and medals on the day, and then managing the event on the day and post event requirements. Jo achieved a 41% increase in entry numbers and the event was a huge success.