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For our busy 2018 Events Season we are looking for dedicated and enthusastic individuals to join us and work with us on our events in both the UK and abroad. Whether you're an experienced events professional looking to gain more experience on some of the UK's biggest and most popular events, a recent graduate or a past participant looking to join the other side - we've got a number of roles and opportunties for you!

Full-Time Head Office Vacancies

Senior Project Manager

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 experienced events professional, with a proven record of event delivery to join our team as a Project Manager, to help 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 
  • 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)


Competitive – depending on experience and the right candidate.

To apply:

Please send your CV and a cover letter describing in 300 words your suitability for the role to, application by email only – please do not call. 

The role will be based at our Woolwich head office, South East London with a closing date of the 30th April.

Marketing & Communications Assistant


We are seeking an ambitious individual to join our marketing team to help plan, create and deliver a wide and varied communication journey across a number of different platforms and mediums. You will have either a degree in a relevant subject (English, Communications and/ or Marketing) ideally with a 1-2 years of experience (but not essential) in a similar role.

We have a growing audience of engaged and committed challengers; from those looking to take on a 25km walk to those planning long overseas expeditions – a passion for the outdoors and understanding of excellent customer service is key.

You will be joining the company at a very exciting time of growth and expansion as our aim to deliver the very best challenge events in the marketplace.   

About us:

Action Challenge, are organisers of UK, European and World-Wide challenge events – delivering unique and exciting challenges for the country’s’ top charities, companies, and private groups. Due to the growing client base along with an expanding portfolio of UK mass participation events and International challenges.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Help implement communications strategies
  • Provide administrative support to programs and internal teams
  • Draft and edit communications copy (e.g. challenge guides, training guides, social media posts, website copy)
  • Manage company’s APP platform and all content and imagery
  • Assist in maintaining web content and executing social media strategies
  • Update databases and media lists
  • Track projects and media exposure
  • Ensure all brand guidelines are kept in all communications
  • Prepare presentations and reports

Who we are looking for...

You will be a self motivated, hard working, confident individual with the desire to work in a dynamic, busy team – with a flexible approach to work and with a rounded, generalist skill-set and a very good eye for detail.  You will ideally have some previous experience of website editing and CMS platforms, you will have a real interest in developing online platforms and deliver work to a high standard and level of detail.

You will be:

  • Degree level education – ideally within a relevant field
  • Excellent written and general communications skills
  • Experience of online platforms and social media
  • Experience of editing websites and creating online content
  • Enthusiastic, passionate and excited to work within the sector we operate within
  • Solid office I.T. skills
  • Confident and engaging presentation skills

The Role:

Based at our South East London office based in Woolwich Arsenal.  CVs must be forwarded along with a cover letter demonstrating your suability and desire for the role.

To Apply: Please email CVs along with a cover letter demonstrating your suitability and desire for the role to

Event Management Intern


Excellent opportunity for an outstanding candidate to join an exciting and dynamic mass participation events agency for a 2 month term. Start date flexible - primarily based in our LONDON HEAD OFFICE.

You will be an integral member of the team, assisting and supporting the event tams with the delivery of a portfolio of events spanning a variety of disciplines including trekking, running and cycling.

A varied and flexible role, your day to day duties will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Helping to deliver world class charity challenge events
  • Providing quality customer service to our participants and charity partners
  • Prepping equipment, materials and literature ready for event delivery
  • Coordinating the staff teams that work on the events
  • Research, design and innovation
  • Assisting on weekend events throughout the summer events season
  • Other Related administration


The ideal candidate will:

  • Be enthusiastic, resourceful and pro active with a genuine interest in an event management career
  • Be a graduate with with a keen interest in outdoor sports events
  • Be a highly organised multi-tasker
  • Have proven experience in an organisational  role, able to follow process and manage own workload
  • Be confident with good interpersonal skills and good telephone manner
  • Have excellent, demonstrable Excel, Word, and PowerPoint expertise
  • Be a fluent speaker of English and eligible to live and work in the United Kingdom
  • Be excited about working on multiple weekend events (in exchange for lieu/overtime) throughout the event season May – September.



In exchange for your hard work and enthusiasm Action Challenge will provide opportunity to rapidly gain hands on experience in a range of event related disciplines including operations, marketing, production and delivery.

Additionally we will pay you £200.00 per week plus overtime for weekend event roles.


Please send a CV and cover letter to

Please clearly state the job for which you are applying. In your cover letter please state:

  • Why you want to work for Action Challenge
  • Why you meet the requirements set out in this job specification
  • Why you believe you would excel in this role.

UK & International opportunities

Event Managers

Senior Event Managers with proven experience overseeing logistics, coordinating site infrastructure and leading and motivating our event support and volunteer teams.

If you are interested in freelance event management work then please don't hesitate to get in touch via

Event Crew

You are at the core of our ‘on-event’ team, tasked with a variety of different roles over the course of the event from infrastructure set-up to manning information and registrations areas, helping with catering and all of the other diverse jobs at our rest stops. Of course none of these jobs would be complete without giving a cheer to our fundraisers who are making their way through our event.

Please view our UK Staff website and join our database, click here >> Event Staff

Volunteer Trek Masters

As a Trek Master you will be the main support on the route of the challenge, you will be largely situated in between our site rest-stops walking through stages of the route where your care counts the most to our participants. Your role will be varied and can entail everything from interaction with the participants and helping those who need it most, checking routes and signage, static marshalling potential hazards along the route and reporting anything to control. Fundamentally we are looking for experienced walkers to represent Action Challenge on the front-line of the event…. The route!

Join our database, click here >> Trek Masters 

Volunteer Cheer Squad

Action Challenge's volunteers are highly valued, bringing positive energy and fun to our events - and most crucially supporting our challengers when they need it most. For many who volunteer with us it is a highly rewarding experience - some have friends and family on the challenge and want to be part of the event, others are perhaps looking for experience within the challenge and events world before taking on more responsibility themselves; others do it because they just love it!

Please view our staff website for more info and join our database, click here >>Volunteer

Expedition Leaders

We are always on the look out for Mountain Leaders with experience trekking and leading groups at altitude with a passion for delivery outstanding experiences. Across the year we have over 30 Kilimanjaro departures, as well as many other trekking challenges and expeditions across the globe. We organise treks along the Great Wall of China to Everest Base Camp - from small to large groups, children to corporate teams - if you think you have the right experience please apply!

  • Click on the link below to complete your details into our online system
  • Complete your details and upload ypur CV
  • One of the team will then be in contact to discuss further opportunities
Apply now >>

UK & Expedition Doctors

Every event we organise is accompanied by an event Doctor. Along with the expedition leaders or site managers, it’s your responsibility to oversee the health and physical well-being of our participants. From running day to day clinics for the challengers and offering words of encouragement where required, to facilitating evacuations in medical emergencies, life is certainly never dull for our event Medics.

In order to qualify successfully as an International medic for Action Challenge, you must be a qualified Doctor with fantastic people skills, a love for the great outdoors, a real desire to help others to achieve their goals and also have personal or professional high altitude experience (3500m+ above sea level). Completion of an Expedition Medical course or similar and previous experience on high altitude treks are also highly desirable as is experience as a medic on an Action Challenge UK event. 

Apply now >>

Follow this link to our Action Crew website and apply >

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