Fabulous mat cover role working in support of the Clerk (CEO) of London Livery Company to deliver events and communications for membership, and in support of their particular trade and charitable causes.
City of London Livery Company, who have a programme of varied events, support and promote their particular trade, have an active policy of charitable grant giving, and play a full part in the life of the City of London. They run a prestigious annual design awards event, support charities, and have a busy and social membership, and a varied programme of social and fundraising events.
12 month maternity cover, you’ll be working to support the Clerk (as Assistant Clerk) and in the main your responsibilities will focus on their events and communications. You’ll be a key member of their small central team, have lots of member contact, and be involved in all aspects of the Livery Companies activities and busy events calender.
Key responsibilities will include:
The successful candidate will need to be confident, well presented, with excellent communication skills, flexible and enjoys working across varied tasks, with an excellent track record of delivering events. You’ll have:
This is a wonderful, diverse role and would suit someone who enjoys working within a membership or corporate environment, with personality, excellent interpersonal skills, proven event management expertise, and an exceptional eye for detail – it is a full time position to provide maternity cover for 12 months from mid May.
Ticking the boxes? If your background and interest is a strong match, then we very much look forward to hearing from you for this fantastic role ... click APPLY now!
Passionate about events and travel? Great opportunity to use your skills and enthusiasm at this highly this regarded Destination Management Company and create exciting travel and event programmes for varied clients!
This is a really great place to work – this friendly and busy agency are a Destintation Management Company, with an excellent reputation and a super team.! They handle groups of all sizes visiting the UK from overseas, primarily to attend corporate or association meetings, incentive programmes and ‘special’ VIP groups.
You’ll be working at the front end of the business, with new and existing international clients on their event creation and destination management needs, helping bring the client’s ideas and requirements to life. This role will be focussed on dealing with client enquiries and requests – and will involve the pre-planning of detailed event programmes at the initial stages of the enquiries.The role has a mix of supplier (venues, guides, transport, services) and client contact, product visits (venues/destinations) and trade events. So is varied and really immerses you in the exciting world of travel and events. You’ll be putting together proposals using the in-house systems and your own creative skills, and costings for all elements. You’ll be liaising with suppliers including sourcing availability, negotiation of rates and terms, confirmation of bookings for all elements of the programme. You’ll also assist on research of new event attractions, venues and services to share with the team.
You’ll have a strong interest in the business travel industry or event management with an enthusiasm to learn about London & Great Britain as a destination.
In addition, the experience we are looking for in the ideal candidate includes:
You are creative and enjoy helping clients develop their travel ideas and plans. You have a good sense of humour and enjoy working collaboratively. Confident dealing with deadlines and a strong attention to detail are also key. Enthusiastic and eager to learn, ideally with some event business experience and a background in sales/account management, you are keen to join a team where you can grow. Other languages and experience working in a MICE environment would also be desirable.
If your experience matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click the “Apply” button now! Looking for someone for this fab company asap!
Are you looking for a senior Risk Manager position within a high-profile financial services company?
This is a superb opportunity for a Risk Manager who’s experienced implementing enterprise risk frameworks in complex risk environments.
High profile 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. Modern employer, high level of appreciation for work/life balance they offer continued career development and huge kudos to CV. Excellent bens.
The Risk Manager will report directly to the Chief Risk Officer, helping to ensure oversight and management of key risks. You’ll be sat within the Risk function who are accountable for the development, implementation and ongoing maintenance of the risk framework and will have direct line management responsibility of a risk analyst. This is for a 14 month FTC.
I’m looking for a Risk Manager who has had experience of implementing enterprise risk frameworks within complex risk environments. This could include large scale infrastructure projects, defence, transportation, telco, professional services or public sector. You’ll be adept at working with senior stakeholders and highly experienced in delivering improvement to risk programmes/projects. Goes without saying but you’ll be a creative thinker and problem solver with excellent organisation skills.
This role is a 14 month FTC but it will also allow you to gain highly noted experience for your CV and career. The company is growing and there’s always opportunities thereafter within the organisation. Please press the ‘Apply’ now button, they’re keen to start interviewing asap.
Our client is a Disability Confident Committed employer, and we guarantee to interview disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.
Are you a Corporate EA looking for a new challenge?
This is a great opportunity for a highly organised EA – Executive Assistant who’s keen to work for a leading financial services firms in one of their key departments.
High profile company financial services company based in Canary Wharf in amazing state of the art, modern technology offices. This company prides themselves on their supportive working environment, continued career development - they also offer great benefits as well as an appreciation of work/life balance.
Working closely with a busy Director and Senior Managers, you will play a key role in providing first class support both operationally and strategically on a large commercial programme. Great opportunity to get your teeth into various confidential projects as well as usual day to day support - no day will be the same!
Day to day:
I’m looking for a flexible, proactive and confident Executive Assistant who’s used to working in a busy Corporate office environment. You will be a highly organised, methodical and detailed individual who thrives under pressure and in busy situations. You’ll have excellent communication skills/interpersonal skills (both verbal/written) and not be fazed liaising with senior managers across the organisation.
If you are a highly organised Executive Assistant/PA experience looking to work for a fab company please click the ‘Apply’ button now - this is going to be a highly sort after role – so I’d recommend a quick response.
Our client is a Disability Confident Committed employer, and we guarantee to interview disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.
Take this brilliant next step in your event career by joining this busy, friendly and expert event team at this leading Association within the travel/leisure sector. INTERVIEWING ASAP!!
Leading membership association within the travel and leisure sector – deliver a busy and varied programme of seminars, conferences, roundtables, panel discussions, both small and large scale events for their members and the travel trade, around hot topics in the travel and leisure sector, as well as championing policy and professional standards for professionals working in the sector.
The Events Team deliver a busy programme of over 60 events a year – and as Event Executive you will look after your own smaller events, and work as part of the team to support on larger events.. We are looking for someone who is able to carry out all aspects of event organisation, including delegate and speaker management, budgeting, venue booking and supplier management. The role will also be involved in content production for small and medium sized events – so an interest in and ability to research sector topics, and good writing/copy skills are also needed. They’re a close, supportive and friendly team, with a great working culture. This role is suitable for an ambitious graduate, with one year’s event experience who is keen to take the next step in their career in events.
Key Responsibilities include:
Graduate or equivalent, with minimum 1 years experience in events. Team player, great support person with excellent customer service focus, great admin and highly organised. A quick and efficient learner with excellent IT skills, experience within logistical event co-ordination, as well as experience and/or strong aptitude for topic research and copywriting. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
This is a fantastic opportunity to take a really brilliant next step in your event career - – and really grow and develop in a busy and supportive team.
If your experience and passions match the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click “Apply” now
Fantastic permanent role (in-house corporate) for an experienced B2B International Event Manager with a professional services background!
This is an in-house client-side Event Manager role working for an innovative global corporate (professional services) that will see you planning & delivering a range of high-end B2B events (from small private dinners to large set-piece meetings with associated entertainment) across the UK, Europe and further afield internationally.
In this role you'll be in an Events team of 3 staff (you'll be working alongside one other Event Manager - both of you reporting to the Head of Events) on the end-to-end event management of internal & external corporate events (including initial scoping out, event concept design & event proposals, venue sourcing, event & project planning, contract management, invitation & RSVP management, event communications, supplier management, logistics, budget management and post event reconciliation and evaluation.
You'll be an exceptionally detailed, well presented and versatile Corporate Events Manager with a minimum of 5 years B2B events experience (in-house corporate / professional services).
You'll have worked on logistically complex niche international events for C-suite audiences ranging from 20-200pax and have considerable experience of working closely with senior execs as well as with external stakeholders & partners to advise and develop high-end bespoke events for the business.
You'll need to be great on logistics, obsessive about detail and be a "hands on & sleeves rolled up" type of person who also has an adaptable, calm and unflappable approach that enables you to be a practical and tactful voice of reasoning when event plans get turned on their head at the 11th hour!
Languages useful but not essential and candidates should be willing to undertake some European & international travel to be onsite at events for up to 2-3 days several times a year.
This is an amazing permanent in-house Event Manager role (with an equally amazing salary package!) working for a highly regarded and well established international corporate company that still manages to retain its original innovative, entrepreneurial and family feel way of working that was very much at the heart of the business when it was founded some 30 years ago. This really is a superb opportunity for an exceptionally talented and very experienced B2B international events professional!
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 target-driven Events Sales Executive to join leading cultural and artistic venue in London. Permanent role!
This well known, large-scale venue, based in the heart of London, presents a wide-ranging artistic programme covering music, art, performance, literature and festivals reaching 6.25 million people a year. The site is home to a variety of internal and external spaces, catering to commercial, private, corporate and community clients. Events which take place here include awards ceremonies, conferences, concerts, AGMs, brand activations, drinks receptions, filming and photography.
The Commercial Events Sales Executive, working within the Commercial Events team, is responsible for proactively selling the venue for corporate, private and community events, as well as upselling secondary resources, such as AV and catering.
As first point of contact for clients, they are responsible for handling all venue hire enquiries and converting incoming leads to meet its annual sales targets.
Act as initial contact for all venue enquiries
Convert enquiries to confirmed business, upselling service where appropriate
Manage enquiry database and venue booking process
Quantify and manage sales pipeline
Conduct knowledgeable and structured site visits
Liaise with internal teams to ensure venue space availability
Manage smooth handover of confirmed events to Event Manager
Assist with marketing activity, including updating venue website
Undertake account management for small and medium clients
Support Commercial Events Sales Manager with account management for larger clients
We are looking for someone with a minimum of 1 year’s sales experience, gained in the events industry, who is target driven, excellent at converting enquiries to confirmed business and used to identifying upselling opportunities.
You will be a confident relationship builder and excellent communicator, well organised and able to prioritise and manage a busy workload. Strong IT skills and experience in budget management are essential to the role, as is an understanding of account management.
You will have a friendly, outgoing manner, be a good team player and fully understand the importance of offering excellent client service at all times.
Significant proactive sales experience in an events environment
Used to working to set financial targets
Strong numerical skills and experienced in budget management
Confident communicator with strong client focus
Willing to learn and happy to be team player
Excellent IT skills including ideally some knowledge of Google software
This is a super, permanent opportunity for an Event Sales (or Venue Sales) Executive, who loves the events industry, to work with a great team at an iconic London venue.
If your experience matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click “Apply ”.
Experienced Commercial Event Operations Manager needed for a high-profile venue with several indoor & outdoor event spaces! Permanent job!
Well known and large-scale heritage venue, performance space and visitor attraction in central London.
This Event Operations Manager role (working in the venue hire team of the Commercial Events Department) will see you working with both corporate and private clients on an exciting and very diverse range of events including big awards evenings, concerts, drinks receptions, corporate parties, conferences, large company meetings & AGMs, brand activations, street festivals, music competitions, special events and for filming & photo shoots. The venue complex has several spaces that can accommodate 20-2,000+ people and can be hired on an exclusive or individual area/space basis.
In this role you will be responsible for the operational event coordination and implementation of commercial events (for both internal events and private hires) including venue booking and set-up, H&S, room dressing and catering, client liaison and follow-up, to ensure the successful delivery of all events. You will also support on venue promotion and marketing and although there is a separate sales team your role sits within the Commercial Division so you’ll all be working towards maximising venue hire revenue and reaching the departmental targets.
You’ll be an outgoing, confident and hugely client facing events professional with circa 2-3 years venue operations experience ideally gained from working for a heritage or unique venue (however candidates with a big multi-space hotel venue background will also be considered providing they have strong event operations knowledge and are currently in a role that involves more than producing a function sheet and then passing this over to on the day Event Ops Manager to deliver).
You’ll need to have a good understanding of H&S for events and knowledge of CAD or of other floorplan design software packages would be very useful (but not essential).
You’ll also need to have strong commercial awareness and be someone who can engage confidently and diplomatically with potential venue hire clients, external event organisers & promoters, suppliers, contractors and internal colleagues at all levels.
This is a fantastic permanent opportunity for a talented Commercial Event Manager (or Venue Operations Manager / Venue Operations Executive) who has solid event operations skills and a background of working venue side on both indoor & outdoor events.
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 a highly organised administrator / assistant with excellent communication skills to join a leading national charity for children.
An inspirational charity that organises bespoke experiences to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families across the UK. They organise bespoke activities and occasions that range in size from large scale entertainment days to unique individual experiences, creating special memories for the children and their families - this is an inspiring charity that positively impacts a large number of children each year.
Your main role will be supporting the work of the Project Managers who deliver bespoke ‘individual’ experiences, supporting across varied administration tasks. As part of this you will play a key role in dealing with the families and medical professionals as you liaise and co-ordinate initial applications/requests and their progress through to confirmed projects. Your interpersonal and communication skills, as well as your natural people skills and sensitivity, are paramount to this role. As Administrator you will support the team in an administrative capacity for all new and existing enquiries and on-going projects. This will involve managing a high volume of work on a daily basis through preparing written data, taking telephone enquiries, maintaining accurate databases and records, lots of liaison, letter and email correspondence. You’ll also have the opportunity to assist at events and charitable activities as required.
You are a well presented and motivated individual – with great IT skills - who enjoys managing a high volume of work. You’ll be a natural organiser, with good time management and notable attention to detail. You are an enthusiastic and proactive individual who demonstrates a high level of diplomacy and empathy in you work. You’ll have a mininum of 1 year’s office experience, ideally within an admin/co-ordination role. You enjoy supporting a team, and are happy juggling multiple tasks and activities. Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken are essential.
If your experience matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, and you are looking for a busy, varied and exceptionally worthwhile Team Assistant role, please make sure these are clearly shown in CV and click the “Apply ” button now.
A fabulous opportunity for a French-speaking Event Project Manager / Co-ordinator to join a fun and funky events company in London, whose main clients are prestigious French corporates wanting UK events.
Small, bright and upbeat London-based agency provides Destination Management and Special Event Services for international incentive and corporate meetings in London and the UK, for a range of exciting French clients, from L’Oreal, to Audi, BNP and La Poste. They offer a full end to end service providing bespoke event solutions for groups from 10 to 1,500, with a fabulous client list which includes some great brands from beauty, to finance to automotive.
Working in a sociable team of Project Managers, you’ll have responsibility for taking client briefs for varied events and programmes. You’ll pull together proposals in response to the client brief, across venue, accommodation, transfers, activities, hospitality, conference, business meetings, incentive requirements – according to each client’s individual objectives and group size. It could be a 2-day incentive for 25 top sales people wanting to experience the very best of London life and excitement, or a business conference for 150 international delegates coming together for some serious work …. and a bit of play! This role is working at the proposal end of the project, and once agreed you’ll pass the project over the ops team for delivery. Researching new venues and activities is a key part of the role.
Key responsibilities include:
You’ll be a French/English speaker, with at least 1 year’s experience working within events – with excellent co-ordination, research and communication skills. You’ll need excellent IT skills, and have experience dealing with hotels, venues, transport and varied event suppliers. Alongside your solid events experience, absolutely key is your personality – the team are looking for someone positive, motivated, dynamic – who has bags of common sense, is highly organised, and has a passion for events. Ideally, you’ll have good London/UK venue/event knowledge, and/or a passion for learning about new event places, spaces and things to do within London and the UK. You’ll have a bright and proactive personality, in keeping with the ethos and spirit of this friendly and dynamic agency. Great admin and numeracy are key, as for any event role!
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a small but very dynamic events company – and work on varied events for a range of exciting and well-known clients!
If your experience and passions match the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click “Apply” now.
Are you a B2B Website Manager looking to join a leading a high-profile financial services association.
I’m looking for an organised Website Content Manager to oversee posting and organising content.
Unique Association who ‘champion’ responsible investment. They work with financial markets and economies to support the environment and society, enabling investors to understand implications of ‘wider’ investment decisions. They produce a range of business intelligence; publications, articles, content, events. They offer a highly collaborative working environment and put great store by personal development and being a ‘great place to work.’
Reporting to the Head of Communications, the Website Manager will be in charge of posting and organising content, designing UX/layout, streamlining navigation and contributing to the community management of their publishing platform.
You’ll need to have knowledge of user journeys and search engine optimisation and familiar with CMS software (ideally salesforce).
It’s a great time to join them - this is a new role and coincides with the company becoming smarter digitally. They’d be keen to hear your input with user experience, they’re also looking to integrate their CRM into the system. You are not expected to write content as you’ll be working closely with writers and subject matter experts.
I’m looking for a B2B Website Content Manager who has a minimum of 3 years’ experience managing digital content and CMS. You’ll be highly knowledgeable in (UX) user experience within website and mobile. You’ll also be experienced in google analytics. You will not be required to write content, but you’ll need to able to understand what ‘good’ looks like. You’ll be highly personable – have good written and verbal communication skills and ability to see ‘the bigger picture.’
If you’d like to work for an ethical company and be an integral part of their digital communications team then this role would be a fantastic opportunity. Please press the ‘Apply’ now button
Wonderful opportunity for an experienced Senior Event Executive to join this highly prestigious London body to forward plan and deliver a varied programme of corporate events for their core committee.
This is a unique and highly prestigious body - you’d be joining a busy events team, who between them organise an impressive and unique range of high profile events each year (over 500) from lectures and receptions to bespoke dinners and large scale banquets.
You’ll be joining this busy and friendly events team – and be based at one of London’s most historic venues. This role is to take specific responsibility for the planning and delivery of the event programme for the main Committee – a varied events programme, made up of receptions, meetings, dinners, lunches, visits and networking events. All very prestigious and high profile. The role will require close liaison with the Committee for forward planning , and the end to end event management and detailed planning of committee events, working with caterers and external suppliers, liaising with guests, producing running orders and detailed event instructions, and researching future events and projects.
Key Responsibilities include:
This is an important and high profile role, and requires an experienced and confident events candidate – with proven event delivery experince across a range of events, and of successfully dealing with venues, caterers and other event suppliers. Excellent communication skills, dedicated,reliable and conscientious who thrives with a busy and varied workload, can prioritise, and is a great team player. Given the nature of the committee’s wider remit, an interest in current affairs is ideal.
The successful candidate will have:
This is a fabulous opportunity to take a key role at this highly prestigious London organisation and work on a varied and high profile programem of events. If your experience matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click the “Apply” button now!
Urgent contract role for a Procurement Contract Specialist – initial 6 months (outside IR35).
Importantly* you would need to be experienced managing end to end tenders.
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.
As Procurement and Contract Specialist you will work within the Procurement and Contracts Team and report daily to the Head of Procurement. You will manage some low value end to end tenders ie working with stakeholders to get brief, set up on system, writing tender spec, going out to tender, supplier management, evaluation, commercial, awarding, contract, contract reviews, reconciliation and sending out POS.
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 Urgent Procurement Contract Specialist position, click the 'Apply' now button now they want to start interviewing to get someone onboard as soon as.
Do you live and breathe sport?
How would you like to combine your social media digital skills and content planning with your love of sport? This international sports organisation is recruiting for a Social Media Coordinator – opportunity for international travel!
You’ll need to a proven background in writing and editing and using web-based content management systems as well as a demonstrable knowledge and thirst for sport – not just football!
A world renowned, international sports organisation who; provide direction and governance, oversee the development of their sport, stage international tournaments and promote their sporting genre at grass roots level. Work with a passionate, supportive team. Lovely offices in South London, great bens including lunch contribution and international travel.
Exciting opportunity for a Social Media Coordinator to join a larger communications department of a world governing sport organisation. The Social Media Coordinator will be responsible for planning and implementing the social media strategy, as well as content planning and management to help to increase engagement and profile of the organisation across various digital platforms. A key aspect of this role will be social media community management.
This role would ideally suit a sporting enthusiast who’s wanting to use their excellent digital skills in an environment they love! You will need a proven background in delivering successful social media strategy across platforms, be knowledgeable of social media best practice including paid media and targeted. You’ll have excellent writing and editing skills, ideally be experienced with HTML design/coding and web-based content management systems.
You’ll also be able to multi-task and juggle priorities, have a high attention to detail and accuracy in your work and be enthusiastic, self-motivated and flexible as this role includes international travel/ some weekend work.
If you are interested in this vacancy and your experience matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click the “Apply” button now .
Fantastic opportunity for a financial services Marketing Manager to join a leading wealth management company, owning the marketing for their D2C private clients channel.
Leading global Wealth Management company are looking for an experienced D2C financial services or professional services private clients Marketing Manager.
A leading, private client investment and wealth management company who offer financial planning services to a variety of high profile clients and individuals. Based near Monument tube, 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. Busy marketing team of 8 but growing! Excellent bens.
The Marketing Manager – Private Clients will be an integral part of the marketing team, you lead the development and delivery of initiatives across the full marketing mix under the private client umbrella (traditional, individuals, business owners, HNW, professionals etc).
I’m looking for a proactive, highly organised financial services Marketing Manager who has at least 5 years’ experience producing effective, targeted marketing for a financial or professional services firm, ideally in a similar role within wealth management or private client related role. You’ll have good knowledge of the D2C financial services industry within the wealth/investment management sector. You’ll have great communication skills both verbal and written and not fazed by working with a wide range of stakeholders. You’ll have excellent project management and financial budget understanding.
It’s a great time to join this company as they’re about to expand their presence in the UK and are just going through a rebrand. If you’re looking for a visible role that allows you to have real ownership of your channel - press the ‘Apply' button now, they’re keen to start interviewing asap.
UN endorsed policy body (sustainability) seeks experienced Event Director to lead development and delivery of global event programme – mat cover, 3 days per week.
UN endorsed organisation which promotes best practice within the global finance/investment sector integrating environmental, social and corporate governance issues - developing partnerships and events that bring together policy makers, academics, the media, the UN and industry professionals globally.
The organisation hosts over 100 events globally each year, ranging from their 1,000+ flagship conference, to smaller roundtables of CEOs and informal networking drinks.
The (interim) Director of Events will cover for the existing Director of Events during their maternity leave – and take responsibility for steering forward the organisation’s global programme of events. The Director will be responsible for providing direction, coaching and support to the Events team (which includes a Conference Content Manager, and a Senior Logistics Manager), particularly in the run up to their major annual Conference (September). This role will also be responsible for taking forward plans for growing the global events offering by developing and rolling out a series of high-profile regional conferences/events that bring together signatories, policy makers, academics and the media. Overseeing budgets, reporting etc.
Key Responsibilities include:
You’ll be a senior level events candidate, who brings a solid track record at Event Director level - ideally from within the financial/investment industry, business, sustainability or economics sectors. Experienced working across a diverse range of event formats and sizes globally, across programme and content development and operational delivery. Able to develop relationships and work in close consultation with varied industry and internal stakeholders. Team management and leadership skills, across both content and logistics operations, excellent stakeholder management and project management skills, diplomatic, innovative - strategic yet happy to get your hands dirty.
This is an excellent opportunity to join an exciting and high profile organisation and take a lead role to showcase your exceptional content development, event programming and stakeholder management skills and deliver a high profile global event programme.
If your experience matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click the “Apply” button now.
Superb role for Assistant Company Secretary to join the Secretariat team of a leading FS company.
I’m looking for an experienced Assistant Company Secretary who’s gained experience supporting company Boards within complex, high profile organisations ideally financial services or a public body.
Unique organisation who are a leading financial services company but also a non-departmental government body who have been set up to offer a highly accessible pension scheme that’s run in the interests of its members and 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.
Sat within the Secretariat department and working within the team who are dedicated to delivering high governance support and advise across the organisation. You will provide Secretariat support to the governing body and its Committees as well as Trustee advisory panels and the Executive Board.
I’m looking for Assistant Company Secretary who can demonstrate experience of working in a company secretary team supporting Boards for a high-profile organisation (ideally financial services or non-departmental public body). You’ll need to show evidence of hands on support to technically complex meetings. You will have first rate written and verbal communications skills with the ability to translate technical information to different audiences. You’ll be used to working confidentially and the ability to think and work at a strategic level. They’re looking for someone on both a permanent and interim basis and keen to start interviewing asap please press the ‘Apply Now’ button.
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!