12 month mat cover role for a Senior Event Manager (corporate / B2B events) with line management experience and superb marcomms skills!
Highly-regarded and well established commercial property company who are at the heart of some of the UK's most exciting property projects. Stunning London offices with an amazing event space that provides staff from across the organisation to host top-end client entertaining and business events.
This is an exciting 12 month fixed term contract (mat cover – starting mid Jan 2019) for a Senior Event Manager / Head of Events that will see you working for a very successful property consultancy in a broad-ranging role of event planning & delivery, partnership management, marketing, project management and communications and is a role where you will be the “face” of events in terms of playing a strong advisory role across the business and working as an internal account manager for all event support, knowledge and advice.
Working from a central London office and reporting to the Head of Marketing, you will lead a small team in the planning & delivering and marketing of a diverse portfolio of events and will support the regional teams on their events too. You will also work closely with the company’s business divisions, divisional heads and business development managers, to help achieve their strategies and objectives through a coherent and well planned event programme across the UK and Europe. Events will vary in size from 6-800pax and will include conferences, internal roadshows, big exhibition stands at large property shows, seminars, forums, workshops, team building, gala dinners, cocktail receptions, fundraising events, lectures, round table debates, business briefings as well as corporate hospitality and client entertaining and various partnership events with other corporates as/when the positioning, messaging and strategic goals have the right synergy.
The role comes at an exciting time of change for the company (and one the current postholder is disappointed to be missing due to mat leave!) so there is an opportunity to add to the events programme with new and interesting event ideas of your own and you will also get the chance to get in front of the wider business when you manage the roll out of a National Training Programme for all regional offices on “how to run events”.
IMPORTANT: This is not a typical event execution role – it is much wider and definitely encompasses everything across the full marketing mix.
The successful candidate will have a strong B2B events background (minimum of 8 years related experience) and will be a versatile senior event professional with a wealth of experience across the whole marketing mix (not just event execution & events logistics) and will ideally have worked within a corporate organisation or for an agency but working with corporate clients.
You’ll be an all-rounder with experience across events, marketing, comms, partnership management, staff management/leadership and project management who also has excellent communication skills and the ability to confidently and knowledgeably advise and consult on events to various internal stakeholders/staff. You will need to be well presented and articulate with a strong work ethic, a detailed and “super-organised” approach and be someone who is able to work under pressure and juggle multiple projects at any one time. Some social media and e-marketing skills would be useful, good London venue, restaurant & fine dining knowledge advantageous and property sector knowledge a huge plus but not essential. And from a personality point of view this role would suit an assertive, confident, tenacious and dynamic individual who can hold their own and play a leadership and advisory role across the business. A good sense of humour and a broad pair of shoulders would also help!
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Senior Event Manager to take on an in-house event management role for a 12 month fixed term contract!
If your experience matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click “Apply” now.
Fantastic opportunity for a Marketing Manager to join a leading, global asset management company.
Have you gained experience producing marketing campaigns and presentations, RFP’s, RFI’s and DDQ’s for investment funds?
Leading global Wealth Management company are looking for an experienced B2B financial services Marketing Manager to provide proactive marketing expertise for their asset management business. A key focus on the role will be producing and maintaining wide range of marketing materials for use by client/sales team.
A leading, private client investment and wealth management company who offer financial planning services to a variety of high profile clients. Based in central London with offices around the world, they are a dynamic and fast paced business who offer fantastic career development and progression in the investment world/financial services sector. Small but very collaborative, friendly marketing team. Excellent bens. This is for a maternity contract 12 months.
The Marketing Manager will be an integral part of the marketing team, with a particular focus on the asset management side of the business. The key function of your role will be to provide high quality marketing materials and presentations, RFP’s, RFI’s and DDQ’s about company and funds for use in client meetings and conferences. You will need to collaborate closely with investment and sales teams to capture required information and build/maintain a database of responses for future re-use.
I’m looking for a financial services Marketing Manager who’s ideally gained experienced in asset management or investment, wealth management. I’m particularly looking for someone who has also had experience in commercial and presentation writing and experience of creating effective RFP’s, RFI’s and DDQ’s. You’ll have excellent word and PowerPoint skills with a good knowledge of excel. On the softer side you’ll be a superb communicator and team player with excellent attention to detail.
This position will give you a great exposure to a wide variety of marketing requirements and a wide range of senior stakeholders and offer an interesting and diverse role. You’ll be able to utilise your extensive prestation writing experience and investment knowledge. Please press the ‘Apply’ now button, they’re keen to start shortlisting and fixing interviews for beginning of Jan.
A high-profile opportunity for a Commercial Lawyer to join a leading FS company which is also a non-departmental government body as they look to procure their next large, critical business BPO contract.
This is a senior role with forms part of the management team of General Counsel department.
Leading financial services company who have specifically been set up to offer a highly accessible pension scheme that will help millions of people in the UK have a better retirement. They’re on track to be the largest pension scheme in the UK - run purely in the interests of its members. Based in Canary Wharf. Modern employer, high level of appreciation for work/life balance and continued career development. Excellent bens.
The Commercial Lawyer will sit within the General Counsel department. The department are tasked with providing legal counsel, technical support and compliance assurance, maintaining effective governance structure for the company as a FS company, public body and as a trustee of the pensions scheme.
The Commercial Lawyer will have a key role in the long-term sourcing procurement solution of a major 3rd party BPO contract. Working closely with colleagues across the organisation and with external law firms you will provide advice, support and be dedicated to this large, critical programme. The delivery of the programme will be subject to significant internal and external scrutiny from a commercial, public and political perspective, it therefore requires someone who can make business critical decisions, manage legal risk and be able to brief, advise and influence senior leadership teams/external committees.
I’m looking for a qualified lawyer with broad commercial and contractual law experience. You will have worked for a first-rate law firm or have excellent in-house experience. You will have the ability manage; lawyers, other professionals, external law firms to achieve effectiveness relationships and value for money. You’ll have excellent strategic thinking and analytical skills, with the ability to develop and implement solutions that meet business needs and facilitate good decision making and risk management.
This role offers an opportunity to join the organisation at an exciting time, in a senior role. You will have a tangible impact on the future of the company by helping to ensure the pension scheme is run as effectively and commercially as possible. The long term social public impact is vast! Press the ‘Apply’ now button.
Great opportunity for a standalone HR Manager to join a growing IT/tech gaming company of 90.
They’re looking for an HR Manager to help with HR processes and ‘People Strategy,’ they’re also looking for someone who’s happy to manage their end to end recruitment/talent management.
One of the UK’s pre-eminent sports betting and casino solution providers offering services in the UK and beyond. Work with big name partners in running their platforms. Based in very trendy offices in the heart of the tech epicentre in London.
Generalist HR Manager who has sound understanding of employee relations, employment law and HR best practice as well as managing end to end recruitment/talent management.
You’ll be responsible for delivering the ‘People Strategy,’ mitigate people risks and deliver effective and efficient HR processes, systems and compliance.
I’m looking for a confident HR Manager who’s happy to be in a standalone position. This role would suit someone who’s worked in digital or ecommerce company environment. You’ll be experienced in managing employee relations and hands on with talent management – you’ll be happy to proactively search for IT developers, Java etc.
This company has grown substantially over the last year, although there are solid processes in place they haven’t had a full time HR Manager before so this wold be a superb opportunity to really make it your own. If you want to be a part of a highly successful and growing company, please press the ‘Apply' now button, the company are keen to shortlist and get interviews booked in for New Year.
Looking for a creative, outgoing & target-driven Event Sales Manager / Venue Sales Manager for a contemporary and unique London venue space!
Fast paced, finger on the pulse and innovative venue group with various multi-functional properties in London offering amazing spaces for creative events to corporates, commercial companies, private clients and event & production agencies.
Reporting to the Group Head of Events this Event Sales Manager role will see you working at a one of the company’s unique and multi-space venues in the heart of central London. The venue has several revenue streams including a co-working and membership area (hot desks, meeting rooms, members lounge etc..) and various “cool as you can get” event spaces for both corporate and private hire.
In this role you'll be reaching out to a real mix of clients (corporate, private, creative agencies, members/co-working tenants etc as the idea is to run both corporate/private and creative events in the space), to promote this relatively new venue, secure sales & maximise venue hire revenue and generally put the venue fully on the London venue map!
Responsibilities will include venue-side sales, implementing the venue hire strategy, setting, achieving & exceeding financial targets, developing & implementing venue hire marketing strategies, responding to enquiries, client meetings, show-rounds & site visits, taking bookings, securing & processing contracts, budget & financial management (including P&L, analysing figures, interpreting trends, profit maximisation, financial admin & reporting, KPI’s etc,) and building relationships with existing and potential corporate/private clients, venue finding companies, conference agencies and corporate & private supporters.
You'll be a highly motivated and target driven event / venue sales professional (minimum of 3 years solid experience) with a proven track record of generating income and maximising revenue from venue hire. You'll be a confident & articulate communicator who can liaise effectively with people at all levels (both internally & externally) who already has a good all-round understanding of events (planning & delivery), hospitality, venue operations and event-related contractor management (F&B, production, theming & floral suppliers etc). You'll also need to be a high-energy go-getter who is keen to grab an opportunity (i.e. someone who could grow with the company as they expand) and someone who thrives in a fast paced, target driven and commercially focused role!
This really is a fabulous Event Sales role with a rapidly expanding and exciting company so there will be lots of career development opportunities and significant earning potential in the very near future for the right person!
If your experience matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click "Apply " now.
B2B corporate events agency need a super-star Senior Events Coordinator/Event Manager with amazing event logistics skills – permanent role!
Highly regarded and privately owned boutique B2B events agency (with offices around the globe) who specialise in the production of high-spec B2B corporate events, conferences, 5* meetings & roadshows for an enviable portfolio of high profile corporate and financial clients.
This position is perfect for a polished events professional who is a logistics whizz and super-efficient multi-tasker with incredible attention to detail!
This role - “Event Logistics Manager” - will be based in the London office and will see you working within a team of events professionals who are responsible for the planning and smooth delivery of a range of B2B events across Europe including conferences, C-Suite bespoke events, gala dinners, one2one meetings, roadshows, seminars, networking events, receptions and off-sites such as wine-tasting evenings & client entertaining events. This will be a very busy and demanding role which will involve a bit of European travel and a role where you will need to be able to respond very quickly to clients ever changing needs and requests.
Your role will include:-
NB: This role is "80% office-based event management, planning & logistics" and "20% on-site event delivery with European travel"
The ideal candidate will either be a B2B events manager / senior event coordinator / meetings & travel manager with a minimum of 3 years' experience organising conferences, B2B meetings, dinners etc… across UK & Europe for professional services or global corporate clients OR the ideal candidate could be someone with a strong PA background or a Concierge or luxury hotel background who is an amazing multi-tasker, is confident liaising with clients & senior level business execs and has experience of complex diary management, flight, travel & hotel booking and business meeting organising.
You’ll be keen to learn and further develop your events career and will be looking to stay with a company for a few years (there is plenty of scope within this company for career development and progression so it's a brilliant opportunity for the right person!).
Additional languages useful (Spanish, Italian or Russian ideally) but not essential.
And finally, you must be a proactive individual with lots of drive and stamina and be someone who loves a very fast paced, incredible attention to detail, hands-on & “muck in” at all levels, team orientated type of environment.
The permanent role offers superb career progression opportunities and will suit a detail orientated B2B Conference & Events Manager or a “super-slick” PA, Concierge or luxury hotel professional who has experience of complex diary management, flight, travel & hotel booking and business meeting organising.
If your experience matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click “Apply” now.
Wonderful opportunity for an experienced event co-ordinator or manager to create and deliver bespoke individual and group ‘experiences’ for seriously ill children and their families at this wonderful children’s charity. (FIXED TERM ONE YEAR CONTRACT)
Amazing children’s charity who have a massive impact on the lives of seriously and terminally ill children and their families, by delivering individual and group events and experiences throughout the UK – creating wonderful shared memories and brightening the lives of many.
You’ll be part of an amazing team of Project Managers who create and deliver bespoke individual experiences for seriously and terminally ill Children. You’ll take the project from initial application to completion, co-ordinating and administering all aspects of planning, research and development, and delivery, focussing on creating once in a lifetime experiences for the child. You’ll liaise with referrers, medical professionals and families to assess requirements of each project,and then think outside the box to develop creative solutions, to deliver that ‘once in a lifetime’ experience for the child. Your role will go from research to planning and co-ordinating the end to end experience delivery, co-ordinating all logistical, talent and supplier aspects, as well as liaison between all parties. As well as working on bespoke experiences, you’ll also deliver some group events, one day experiences for groups of children and their families.
You’ll already have proven event management experience, and co-ordination skills developed across a varied range of events, and you’ll have the appropriate diplomacy, sensitvity and excellent interpersonal skills to liaise appropriately with all relevant parties. Great attention to detail – you know how to dot the ‘i’s and cross the ‘t’s ensuring that delivery of your ‘experiences’ always surpasses expectations. The ability to add a creative mind to ensure the experience is as special and unique as it can be is also a key quality. Useful previous experience also includes liaising with varied suppliers, event travel logistics, and liaising with celebrity agents and publicists.
This is a wonderful opportunity to bring your exemplary event co-ordination, communication and delivery skills to this amazing organisation … and see your skills, abilities and efforts make a real difference to the lives of others.
If your experience matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click “Apply” now.
Excellent opportunity for an Event Manager to join this leading Canary Wharf based Association and deliver a range of business and training events for top corporate companies within the legal and financial sector.
Business Association, based in the commercial hub of Canary Wharf, providing a varied calendar of business events, seminars and training events (20-800 pax) for leading Banks and Law Firms. The Association is a very well regarded body in it’s field, and it’s events are known for their quality and brilliant organisation!
As one of three Event Managers you’ll be responsible for full end to end event management of a busy schedule of events, ranging from seminars, conferences to training events. You’ll attend all your UK events (mainly London), and remotely manage international events. Typical events include a seminar in Prague for 90 people, a UK based week long series of training events, to an early evening London based seminar for 150. The team handle over 90 events each year, and the calendar is growing. You’ll be responsible the event logistics and on-site delivery for all your own events, and also work as part of the team on their major annual conference for over 800 delegates in September. It’s a busy role, involving working on more than one event at a time, so multi-tasking and staying calm under pressure are key requisites!
You’ll have excellent event co-ordination and communication skills, and a proven track record of delivering your own events. You’ll have proven experience of working on a varied range of events – ideally including training/information events - and enjoy the nitty gritty of delivery, and the challenge of dealing with multiple events at one time, managing busy delegate communications flow. You’re confident dealing with senior level speakers and business delegates. Excellent communication skills are key (written and verbal), as are excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a small friendly and professional event team, and work on a busy schedule of events, gaining exposure to leading corporate companies.
If your experience matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click the “Apply" now! Wanting to interview asap for a January start!
New Year – New Job! Permanent Event Coordinator job delivering the events & marketing activities for a leading London Business Association!
High profile and well known business membership organisation providing networking opportunities and B2B events, as well as a range of business services for all of their members and partner companies.
This is a permanent Event Executive position working within a team of 7 and reporting in to the Senior Events Manager. In this role you will be responsible for the planning and delivery of industry sector award winning programmes of events for member companies, from delivering a series of events for visiting delegations from overseas to organising events to promote various for member companies such as networking receptions, breakfast briefings, seminars and formal dinners.
Other responsibilities of the role will include:-
You’ll be a proactive and confident event professional (either an Event Coordinator, an Event Executive or an Event Officer) with circa 2-3 years B2B events experience ideally gained from working within an association or governing body.
This is a brilliant Event Management opportunity for an Event Coordinator, Event Executive or Event Officer (NB: Events Assistants or Administrators with almost 2 years’ experience who are ready for the next step up will also be considered) where you will be part of a busy and award-winning team working for a highly regarded business association.
If you’re looking for an exciting new permanent events role to get 2019 off to an amazing start and experience matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click “Apply” now.
Marketing Manager to join leading investment house – highly prestigious company.
Marketing Manager to join a high-profile investment and wealth management firm. They are highly established with a heritage and industry leading reputation. Offices across the UK, head office in London. They have a high staff shareholding and offer an excellent benefits package.
Reporting to the Head of Client Marketing the Marketing Manager is responsible for the design and delivery of a comprehensive marketing communication plan for one of their key channels – charities, lawyers or accountants. You will also input on marketing strategy, support regional offices on their marketing plans and can be involved in marketing campaigns that span all business channels.
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I’m looking for an established B2B Channel Marketing Manager who has a track record of producing highly effective integrated marketing communication campaigns (including digital, print, PR, events) within financial services, legal or accountancy world. Ideally you would have an understanding or have an interest in general investment issues (DFM, Wealth management or private banking). Key is your communication skills; you’ll need to be an excellent communicator (both verbal and written), have first class stakeholder skills with confidence and credibility to deal with senior colleagues in your specific channel and across the organisation.
This is a great opportunity to work for a leading firm in Investment and Wealth Management – superb kudos to your CV. ‘Apply' now.
Wonderful perm role heading up the events division of a leading London trade association for a senior events professional!
High profile trade association for the financial services sector based in the heart of central London who host a range of free and pay-to-attend UK only business events, seminars, industry insight & training days for their members as well as 2-3 day flagship conferences (multi-stream full programme conferences (600-800attending) with welcome reception, exhibition area, sponsored receptions & evening gala dinner for circa 400pax).
As the current post holder is stepping down (after a long and successful tenure leading the events division) there is now a fantastic opening at this association for a new senior level events professional to come in and take over the reins.
Reporting directly to the CEO and managing a small events team you'll be tasked with enhancing and refreshing the existing tried & tested and very successful programme of both free and income generating events as well as adding new elements and creating new events to reinvigorate and expand the overall events offering. The events division is a commercial entity and provides a valuable revenue stream for the association (events are a mix of free (included in subscription) and pay to attend) so delegate fees, exhibitor packages & event sponsorship along with the maximisation of the association's in-house meeting spaces venue hire occupancy (and the revenue this generates) are all vital in keeping the income generated on track and on target. As well as the event portfolio revenue there is also an opportunity to look at costs and expenditure and review and renegotiate suppliers & venue hire contracts and where appropriate perhaps go out to tender for new suppliers to ensure the organisation is getting the best value for money at the best competitive market rates.
So in summary ..... this is a mixed role of event strategy & departmental accountability, end-to-end event management, staff & team management, event marketing & advertising, sponsor deliverables, financial & commercial management, event website and registration system developing and updating, VIP speaker/C-Suite stakeholder engagement & liaison and hands-on event delivery ….. plus the oversight and management of sponsorship & exhibition stand sales and a small amount of venue hire sales / meeting room occupancy maximisation. NB currently the sales for conference exhibition stands are outsourced so it’s more a case of keeping tabs on this and ensuring past sponsors/exhibitors are locked in again for next year and that the opportunity to hire the inhouse meeting rooms is well publicised and encouraged.
Overall this is an amazing opportunity for both the new post-holder and the association as a whole, to review and revamp (sensitively & diplomatically) the commercial events offering and a wonderful opportunity for the new post-holder to work closely with C-suite and very influential stakeholders, policy makers, government and leading public figures in the financial services sector.
You’ll be a “hands-on & sleeves rolled up” as well as “strategic & vastly experienced” senior events professional with a proven background in commercial B2B events working for a trade association, membership organisation or regulatory body.
You’ll be comfortable leading / heading up an events division and must be a strong all-rounder with experience of staff management and allocation of workload & resourcing, working with a range of internal & external stakeholders, financial management & income generation and event sponsorship along with good knowledge of event marketing, design & production of event collateral, event website management, delegate registration, event logistics & operations, on-site event management and post event analysis.
You’ll be confident and tenacious but also be someone who can tread sensitively, diplomatically and patiently when going into a new organisation with a view to implementing changes to existing systems, processes and event formats. And you’ll also need to be a good negotiator (adept at getting best value for money) with strong commercial acumen who has up-to-date event industry knowledge of current suppliers & venue hire costs, new event technology and innovative new event concepts & formats.
From a personality point of view you’ll need to be practical & resourceful, calm & diplomatic but also highly motivated and focused with a positive and “can-do” attitude and be someone who is comfortable (and enjoys!) liaising with high profile and influential stakeholders, policy makers and government figures.
If you have a proven track record as a Senior Events professional and are looking for a new and challenging permanent role with a highly regarded organisation then what better way to start 2019 than securing this fantastic “next stage in your career” opportunity!
Do you have some knowledge of Data Protection legislation? Are you looking to build your career in Information Security?
This is a great opportunity for a Data Protection Analyst to join the UK’s fastest growing FS company.
You could come from a contract management, customer service, or product design background where you’ve gained exposure to individual’s data subject rights or formal compliant handling with an understanding of data protection law and (ICO).
This role will allow you to work for arguably the UK’s most high-profile organisation in the pension world; you’ll be truly supported to develop your career.
Leading financial services company who have been set up to offer a highly accessible pension scheme that will help millions of people in the UK have a better retirement. They’re on track to be the largest pension scheme in the UK. Based in Canary Wharf. Modern employer, high level of appreciation for work/life balance and continued career development.
The Data Protection Analyst is sat within the Information Security and Data Protection Team and will be responsible for carrying out day to day operational processes supporting the Data Protection Policy. You’ll directly support the Data protection manager in delivering several data protection related deliverables required under UK privacy legislation
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I’m looking for an analyst who has knowledge of Data Protection legislation and is keen to forge their career in Information Security and Data Protection. You could come from either contract management, customer service, or product design background as long as you’ve gained exposure to individuals data subject rights or formal compliant handling with an understanding of data protection law and (ICO).
I’m looking for numerical, analytical person who has a willingness to work with others, good teamwork, good communication skills and the ability to cope with multiple tasks and projects. This is a new role and they’re keen to start interviewing asap.
Our client is a Disability Confident committee Employer, we guarantee to interview disabled applicants who meet the minimum criterial for the vacancy.
Looking to start 2019 in a new events job? …. a leading medical organization have a brilliant vacancy for a Conference & Events Coordinator!
Highly regarded medical association with central London offices who produce a range of UK based conferences and B2B events for members and external sector specific audiences.
This is a “coordinator level” conferences & events role where you will be part of a very small events team that organise a range of UK member-focused events including conferences, seminars, training courses, social events and focus groups. Your main responsibilities will be to plan and deliver a range of small-medium sized conferences and events for the association and you’ll support / take on some of the key aspects of the larger and high-profile flagship events they run each year.
Responsibilities will include:
You’ll be a detailed and systems orientated Events & Conference Coordinator (or a Conference Assistant ready for that next step up) who already has a couple of years’ B2B conference experience from working for a membership association, society, institute or professional body. Excellent time management and organisational skills are essential and candidates must be systems & process focused and have good interpersonal and communication skills. A can-do attitude and a proactive and hardworking approach are very important and candidates will need strong IT, delegate registration and data-entry and data management skills. A degree or diploma in Event Management would be advantageous (but not vital).
So…if you’re a talented Conference Coordinator / Events Coordinator (or a Conference Assistant ready for that next step up) and you’re looking for a new and interesting B2B events role for 2019 then send us your CV asap by clicking “Apply” now!
Super permanent B2B Event Management job for a talented Event Coordinator with approx 2 years of end-to-end event management experience!
Permanent Event Executive / Event Coordinator job working for a high-profile London organisation / membership association. In this role you’ll be part of a large team (6 event staff) but you will have your own dedicated portfolio of approx 20 small to medium sized events per year to look after. This will involve you taking full ownership for the end-to-end event management of breakfast roundtables, half-day forums & conferences and networking receptions and the icing on the cake is that you will have one large scale seated black tie dinner to look after too!
Key responsibilities will include:-
You'll be a professional and well-presented Event Coordinator / Events Executive / Events Officer with amazing attention to detail and around 2 years of solid B2B events experience, strong communication skills and a proven track record of delivering your own events.
Key candidate requirements:-
From a personality and work ethic point of view you'll be confident, resilient, pro-active and a really good multi-tasker who can prioritise their own workload. You'll also be a good team player who has the diplomacy, tact and professionalism to deal effectively with members, suppliers, speakers and sponsors.
For an Event Coordinator / Event Executive / Event Organiser / Event Officer with a minimum of 2 years B2B events experience this is a fantastic permanent event role working in a friendly team of events professionals on a busy schedule of events for a high-profile membership association in central London!
Great role with ideally an asap start - a mixed strategic and ops role for an experienced Head of Events or Senior Event Manager - leading the events strategy at this dynamic and innovative government supported insight organisation - and take the helm for the delivery of major (1,000pax) 2019 event. (This is initially a contract role - til end Sept 2019 - though there may be potential for a perm role in due course)
Organization that sits at the heart of social policy research – a really exciting and growing organization to be part of - fresh thinking, collaboration, prioritizing social impact, and public service are at heart of the organization’s values and working practices. They work with governments around the world in almost every area of policy, to develop innovative ideas for solving policy problems.
The key events role in the organization - lead a growing portfolio of events, with your main focus during the contract being the delivery of their major international conference taking place Sept 2019, c. 1000 pax. This is a VERY hi-profile and prestigious event, bringing together people from governments around the world, as well as leading and emerging academics. You’ll work closely with the Head of Communications, and internal stakeholders across all elements of the event. From liasing with sponsors and internal content generators, to managing varied suppliers to ensure the successful logistical delivery of this major event. You’ll oversee all elements of the event including liaising with the venue (already booked), supplier selection and management, budget. Liaising with internal committees, content and marketing teams throughout.
Key requirements in the ideal candidate:
This is a great role – not only working as the lynchpin to deliver a really top level and sizable event, but also to join a most exciting and dynamic organization … although a contract role, there may well be scope for a permanent opportunity in the future ..
Sound like the opportunity you have been waiting for? Click ‘Apply’ now.
Exciting Research Manager opportunity within a leading financial services company.
Have you worked on consumer (primary and secondary) research programmes and championed customer insight that has informed proposition development?
Great opportunity for a Research Manager to plan, organise and execute leading FS company research programme, identifying suitable research opportunities across primary and secondary research data.
Leading financial services company who have been set up to offer a highly accessible pension scheme that will help millions of people in the UK have a better retirement. They’re on track to be the largest pension scheme in the UK. Based in Canary Wharf. Modern employer, high level of appreciation for work/life balance and continued career development. Excellent bens.
The Research Manager will be sat within the Customer Insight Team -the marketing department’s hub for customer, market, technology insight, research and analysis.
Reporting into the Senior Research Manager you will provide ad-hoc and recurring research and reporting which will support key marketing and proposition decision-making.
I’m looking for a research manager who has experience of managing both b2b and b2c customer insight and research programmes. You’ll have a strong analytical background having working experience of both qualitative and quantitative research methods. You can come from either financial services, consumer or public sector backgrounds.
You’ll have excellent stakeholder skills both internally and externally and have had line management responsibility for researchers/research teams and subsequent research budgets. You’ll be proactive, customer focused and above all have a real desire to champion customer insight across the organisation. Press the ‘Apply’ now button, they’re keen to start interviewing.
Lovely role within a busy Procurement and Contract Team at a fast-growing financial services company.
A high profile and unique financial services company who are also a non-departmental government body.
Based in Canary Wharf and working with a strong team of experienced procurement specialists. They offer a modern, supportive team environment to work in.
Initial 6-month contract - sits outside IR35 and would offer some great experience as the bulk of expenditure is on external services and you’d be able to build on your OJEU expertise.
As Procurement and Contract Specialist you will work within the Procurement and Contracts Team and report daily to the Head of Procurement.
I’m looking for a Procurement Contract Specialist who has experience supporting commercial service agreements within public sector. You will be able to demonstrate some experience within:
To apply for the Procurement Contract Specialist position, click the 'Apply ' button now they want to start interviewing ASAP,
Whether you’ve been thinking of a job move for a while but just not got your act together, or you’ve suddenly found yourself out of a job and needing to get sorted fast… here are our top tips to get you on track when starting out on that all-important job search.1. CV CV CV
First and foremost, get your CV together. This can seem daunting – particularly if you have not done one for a while or have a long career history … it’s amazing how difficult it can be to remember all that you’ve done! The trick is to not worry too much initially about getting it too ‘perfect’ - a straight forward, clear, chronological run down of your work history is great! Many people refine their CV as they go along or have different versions. The important thing now is to get down on paper what is factually correct – so make sure you’ve got the basics in there … companies, dates, roles, key responsibilities. Add in your contact details and education – and done! You’re ready to go!
As well as being your essential ‘calling card’, getting your work history down on paper can be a brilliant motivational exercise too ... it’s easy to forget just how much you’ve achieved – so it’s a great opportunity to take a step back and take stock of how much experience you’ve got under your belt to offer a new employer.
You can refine your CV over time, so don’t let “I’ll wait ‘til I get my CV done” be the excuse that’s holding you back from getting your job search well and truly under way. Keep it simple, and get it done.
For more in-depth guidance on writing your CV see our blog - 'Writing your CV'.2. BRAINSTORM YOUR GOALS
Have a ‘brainstorm session’ to clarify what it is you are looking for. If you’re not on a standard career path – and let’s face it in events is there such a thing? - then it can sometimes be tricky to know exactly what you are looking for. Best thing here is to do a bit of a brain dump – big piece of paper, loads of thoughts.
You may have a really clear idea of the sort of role you want, or you may be open to a number of different paths.
Don’t let it hold you back if you are not sure – you can follow up on a number of channels within your job search. Just get your thoughts down on paper, and then in order.
If you have a clear idea – great – but if you are not sure, just work out what the main ideas are so you can easily and clearly articulate these to others if you are asked … ‘what sort of role are you looking for?’, or ‘do you have a clear idea of what you’re looking for’.
A good ‘make it happen trick’ is to simply write down a whole lot of information about what you are best at – you may not know the title of the role you’re after or which organisation it is with, but at least you know you are looking for a role that features a lot of ‘what I’m best at’!
You should also give thought to what salary you are looking for. We’d recommend having a salary range in mind, rather than a figure. This allows you to respond flexibly and openly to opportunities, and not restrict yourself too much.3. RESEARCH & SIGN UP
Research relevant job sites and recruitment consultancies – you’ll normally find there are some specialist websites and job boards which are focussed on your sector or specialism – these are often linked to the main publications within your sector, but also check out industry associations for where relevant roles are likely to be advertised.
Get to know who the main recruiters are in your sector. The ‘smart’ trick here, to save on scrolling through endless web pages of irrelevant roles, is to sign up for job alerts so you’re getting relevant jobs sent to you as soon as they come up.
Most publications, recruitment agencies and job boards do a daily or weekly update – so make sure the jobs come to you hot off the press.4. BE READY TO ACT…
If you get a positive response to a job application that you’ve submitted, make sure you are in the right mind set to get on with things. It’s not uncommon for us to receive CVs in response to our adverts but be met with an eerie silence when we try and contact that candidate to find out more!
Opportunities can move fast – everyone’s busy out there, they’re not going to wait around for you … so, if you’re taking the time to apply for roles, make sure you’re ready to respond if you’re contacted!
If you are looking for a job, people will want to talk to you on the phone or face to face, so get into the mindset of being flexible. Perhaps make sure you have a time set aside morning, lunchtime and evening, just to check up on any job responses or are available for calls. Have an ‘interview outfit’ ready to go… swot up now on a few interview tips by reading our article - 'What Should I Wear to My Job Interview?'. In recruitment it is often the early bird that catches the worm – if you’re indulging in a bit of navel gazing or waiting for your interview suit to come back from the dry cleaners, someone else has got on with it, gone in and possibly got the job.
Another quick pointer on this - closing dates on advertising boards are when the role ends its advertising slot, so don’t confuse those with a stated ‘closing date’ for applications that would be in the advert copy. If you see something you are interested in, apply as soon as possible ... you may well miss the boat if you don’t.5. UPDATE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA
If you are able to promote the fact that you are looking – do it! “Event Manager – Currently looking for new opportunities” will invite recruiters to get in touch with you – so update your LinkedIn profile if you can.
Obviously if you don’t want your current employer to be aware of your search, you won’t be able to do this! But what you can do is update your profile, so that recruiters who are doing internet searches will find you and see your specific experience easily – make sure all your role titles and companies are on there. Recruiters spend a lot of time searching for talent for great roles… make sure you come up on those searches!
Oh… and be prepared with a bit of script for those awkward moments if a recruiter calls you and your boss is standing next to you. Be prepared, and have a confident reply already in mind – “Sorry, can’t talk now, I’m busy, but can you email me, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.” … “ PPI Companies! They just won’t leave me alone!”6. LET PEOPLE KNOW
A lot of roles come about by word of mouth --- often not a direct contact, but someone you know happens to be chatting to someone, who will mention a role, and that person will think of you! But only if they know what you’re capable of, what you’re interested in, and that you’re up for change.
To manage things politically you don’t have to let people know if you are miserable at work, you just need to let them know you’re ready for new challenges!7. SET A SCHEDULE
Set an action plan and schedule. A job search can feel soul destroying …. it can take a while, it can have a few disappointments, and you can sometimes feel that nothing is happening despite all your efforts and applications. Be prepared for that, build it in to your plan, know that it can take a while. Keeping the momentum going and your motivation up is key – and essential to that is having a plan in place. Keep a log of what you’ve done … put some goals in there and build in milestones to either pat yourself on the back in terms of the effort you’ve put in or to review what might not be working.
Keep on it, and schedule time in each week to review roles that have come up and chase up on roles you’re waiting to hear back on. Remember every application is getting you nearer that dream next step – stay focussed, stay patient and stay on it. Give yourself a realistic time scale and build in measures so you can see you’re doing the groundwork, even if the perfect role hasn’t come up… yet.8. STAY POSITIVE
We often say to candidates, it can be a bit like waiting for a bus … the right role might not come up for some time, and then suddenly several great ones come up at once! So, our final tip is stay positive and stay on it – in job hunting it is certainly true that you will reap what you sow!
Now, you were probably expecting points 9 & 10 … weren’t you meant to get 10 top tips? We must admit we’re partial to a bit of alliteration in our blog titles, and we also think 8 is quite enough to be getting on with to get you started! But if you want to add a couple of tips from your own experience, and send them to us to share with others – please do! Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope this has been a useful ‘mind focuser’ – and helps you get up and running on your search for a new job, and a new career chapter! At Regan & Dean we are specialists in Events and Marketing roles, and work with some great employers – in-house, agency, association, commercial and publishing, charity, think tanks … We get a real mix of interesting roles – so if these are the sectors you’re interested in then sign up now for our job alerts here, and we’ll send you all our latest jobs!
And good luck with your search!