Seasonal Sports Event Opportunities

Photo of the Race for Life participants with a man holding a hand of a boy smiling in the middle

Join us to beat cancer

We are at the forefront of the global fight against cancer, bringing together millions of people who share our determination. But we need to go much further.

We’re looking for people who can act as an ambassador for Cancer Research UK and focus on what matters to help us to get to where we want to be.

Seasonal events at Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK’s event delivery team delivers a variety of events across the UK including Race for Life 3K, 5K, 10K, Pretty Muddy, Pretty Muddy Kids, Shine Night Walk and over 50 third party events supporting our participants.

We’re looking for paid events assistants and events merchandise officers to join the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating all types of cancer. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain world-class hands-on experience working on some of the country’s leading events.

What areas do you cover?

Map of the UK with the divisions outlined

The National Event Delivery team is a field-based team that covers the entire country. We are split into 5 divisions. The divisions cover the following areas:

  • Scotland, Northern Ireland, North East (division 1): Covering Scotland from the central belt, up to Inverness and Aberdeen, Belfast, Carlisle and the North East of England from Newcastle down to Middlesbrough and Darlington.
  • North, North West (division 2): The North includes all areas of Yorkshire from the North Yorkshire Moors down to and including the Peak District and Chesterfield. The North West includes West Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside and North Wales as far as Caernarfon.
  • Midlands, Central & East of England (division 3): Covering Birmingham, Stoke, Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, Northampton, Milton Keynes, Cambridge, Norwich, Ipswich and Peterborough.
  • Wales, Shires, South & South West of England (division 4): Covering the Welsh coast from Aberystwyth to Cwmbran, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset, Hampshire, Channel Islands, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire. The border includes Swindon and Portsmouth as our furthest East locations.
  • London and South East (division 5): including Greater London, Essex, Hertfordshire, East Berkshire, Sussex, Surrey and Kent. 

What to expect from working at Cancer Research UK

At Cancer Research UK, we want you to get involved with all we have to offer. Outside of your day-to-day role you will also have the chance to:

  • Access e-learning modules
  • Accrue annual leave 
  • Forge great contacts and network within the world’s leading cancer research charity
  • Get involved in exciting staff fundraising activities

Other ways to support our events

If neither of these roles are for you, but you’re still interested in being involved in the Cancer Research UK event delivery season, you can choose to volunteer with us instead.