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The Dangerous Dads Network CIC
DadFest Project Manager – Job Description

Job Title:

DadFest Project Manager


10 – 15 hours per week (variable) – one year contract subject to extension


£15 per hour

Line Manager:

Dangerous Dads Network Co-ordinator


home working
meetings can be in person or by Skype

Qualifications and Experience:

  • festival and/ or events management experience essential
  • project management skills
  • experience of administrative systems (email, filing, phone calls, bookings, etc)
  • computer literate
  • social media skills
  • financial skills
  • fundraising skills
  • working with a diverse team of individuals

Background to the post:

The Dangerous Dads Network is a Community Interest Company (no.10275338) and a social enterprise with independent Board members. We are a member of Social Enterprise UK and the School for Social Entrepreneurs. Our mission is to ‘help build stronger communities where fathers and male carers have the chance to become the best dads in the world for their children’. The Network runs a number of programmes to support fathers and children, one of which is DadFest. This is an exciting time for us as we look to expand all our activities over the coming years. See

DadFest™ first ran in South Devon in September 2014. It is a community festival for dads and their children with outdoor activities over a weekend. About 70 dads and 110 children attend DadFest Devon. DadFest won ‘Best Small Festival’ in the UK, awarded by the National Outdoor Events Association in 2015 (and was runner-up in 2018). DadFest Devon receives a huge amount of press interest, mainly as it is home to The World Dad Dancing Championship – see Building on the success of DadFest Devon, we strongly believe there is potential to replicate the model in each UK region and overseas.

The DadFest Project Manager is required to lead on the delivery of more and potentially larger DadFests. The DadFest Project Manager will take the lead in finding suitable venues and organising the festivals. We require someone who wants to have fun, is a great organiser, gets on with people and can organise events involving a multitude of partners and providers.

Main Duties:

  • to scope out venues & speak to partners to expand the number of DadFests in the UK
  • to plan the content of DadFests and liaise with activity providers, caterers, workshop leaders, musicians, volunteers, technicians, etc
  • to lead on the marketing and development of DadFests
  • to ensure all DadFest activities comply with Health & Safety and Child Safeguarding legislation so that all festivals are successfully delivered without incident
  • to oversee financial management of DadFests including ticketing sales
  • to support the smooth management and delivery of DadFests
  • to lead on marketing & social media for DadFests
  • to apply for grants for DadFests to enable those on limited income to attend
  • to oversee evaluation of DadFests and ensure comprehensive systems are in place to demonstrate impact
  • to maintain records and report to the Board of Directors as required
  • to attend meetings and training
  • to contribute to the DadFest performance indicators in the Business Plan
  • to ensure DadFests are profitable so that surpluses can be reinvested into the social enterprise
  • to develop profitable DadFest shop and bar sales
  • to contribute to the overall development, success and future success of DadFests and The Dangerous Dads Network CIC

These Main duties are an indication of the tasks required now and may be amended, varied or extended per changing circumstances. New tasks, at a similar level of responsibility may be included at a future time, subject to negotiation with the post holder. Please note a budget for marketing, social media campaigns, travel and home office costs is available. The Dangerous Dads Network has an Administrator who can assist this post holder.

Person specifications:

E – Essential
D – Desirable

E Experience of managing community festivals/ medium sized public events
E Good IT skills
E Good communication skills (written and spoken)
E Good organisational skills
E Ability to work in flexible way and use initiative
E marketing skills, including social media skills
D fundraising skills

Application process:

Please email us a covering letter (2 pages max) outlining why you’re suitable and why you’d like this job. Please also send a CV and include contact details of two referees.

Email this to: If you have any questions before you apply, please use this email to contact us. We’d love to hear from you!

Closing date:

Friday 27th September

Interview date: 


Start Date:

October/ November 2019

Close Menu

13th – 14th – 15th September 2019

The notes for the weekend and the DadFest website should answer any questions. Please use this form to book festival and food tickets. Each dad can bring a maximum of three children. 

Payment Details

BACS / Bank Transfer

Natwest Bank
‘Dangerous Dads’

Sort Code


Account Number



Please make cheques payable to ‘Dangerous Dads’ and post to: 

DadFest2019, 2 Westonfields, Weston Lane, Totnes TQ9 5QT

If you would like to pay in instalments, please speak to the organisers.

Please do not send cash in the post

You will be sent an email receipt or text when we’ve received your booking form.

You do not get actual tickets but, once your booking is confirmed, you are guaranteed a place and just need to turn up on the day to enjoy the weekend.

Tickets are limited so please book early.

Any Questions?

Phone Ian:
07731 795160

or email: