Farnborough International Airshow Project Manager (Fixed Term)

Closing date: 25th September, 2019

Orbis UK seeks a proven, creative and passionate project manager who is an excellent communicator, planner, and team member to support Orbis to deliver a successful global partnership with Farnborough International Airshow in July 2020.

In 2016 Orbis launched the third generation of its Flying Eye Hospital, and the aircraft visited the UK in March 2017 to a very positive response from supporters and the media. We are excited to be bringing the aircraft back to the UK as the official charity of the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) in July 2020. We are seeking an excellent Project Manager to coordinate efforts across our global team to ensure we leverage this opportunity to increase our brand awareness, supporter engagement and income from the aviation sector.

Title: Farnborough International Airshow Project Manager
Department: Fundraising & Communications
Reports to: Head of Partnerships, Orbis UK
Location: London, UK (near Monument)
Contract: Permanent, 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £35,000 - £38,000 annual salary (depending on experience)

The main responsibilities of this role include:

  • Project manage a global team across Orbis UK and Orbis International involved in the Farnborough International Airshow partnership to ensure that objectives are met
  • Lead on the development and delivery of the Airshow event plan, anticipating and planning events and tours to accommodate needs of VIP donors and guests, over the five days of the Flying Eye Hospital’s presence at the Airshow.
  • Liaise with colleagues in the Fundraising & Communications team to develop digital and printed collateral and provide support for media engagement in line with the communications plan.
  • Provide excellent relationship management to the FIA team, third party organisations and current and prospective donors as well as international colleagues.
  • Develop an evaluation framework and complete a full project review to document approach, experience and learnings for future reference

Full details of the job description can be downloaded at the bottom of this page


Before completion of probation:

  • 22 days holiday plus three days between Christmas and New Year
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • E-learning Courses
  • Social Activities
  • Access to low cost gym within the building

After completion of probation:

  • Matched employer pension contribution up to a maximum of 10% of basic salary
  • Flexi-time
  • Interest free season ticket loan


Closing Date: Wednesday 25th September
First Interviews: Thursday 3rd October
Second Interviews: Friday 11th October
Start Date: ASAP

All applicants must have the legal right to live and work in the UK. Successful applicants may be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to reply to all applications, so if you haven’t heard from us by Monday 30th September, your application has not been successful.

Orbis UK is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from any suitably qualified persons. We will ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment either directly or indirectly, on the grounds of age, race, disability, gender, marital status, religion or faith or sexual orientation.

Application is via curriculum vitae and covering letter, to HR Manager, Orbis UK, 10 Lower Thames Street, London EC3R 6AF or by email to [email protected]