Excellent opportunity for a logistically-focussed Event Manager (or Senior Event Co-ordinator/Exec) to join this leading Canary Wharf based Professional Body and deliver a range of business events for top corporate audiences within the legal and financial sectors.
Very well respected Professional Association, based in the commercial hub of Canary Wharf, providing a varied calendar of events, seminars and training events (20-800 pax) for leading Banks and Law Firms. The Association is a highly regarded body in it’s field, and it’s busy event programme is known for its quality and brilliant organisation!
Working in a team of three Event Managers you’ll be responsible for full end to end event management of your own set of varied events, ranging from webinars & seminars, conferences to training events. You'll have your own set of events (c.25 each year), and work as a team on the larger annual conference events. Events are for an international audience - typical events range from a seminar 90 people (Prague), a week-long series of training events (UK), to an early evening London based seminar plus networking for 150. The team handle over 90 events and webinars each year, and the calendar is growing, so this role will suit someone who loves the pace of a busy corporate business environment. They also deliver a large annual flagship event, which they work as a full team to deliver. As Event Manager you’re responsible for all aspects of your events – all event logistics, speaker liaison, delegate management, and on-the-day delivery (virtual or on-site). It’s a busy role, involving working on more than one event at a time, so enjoying multi-tasking and staying calm under pressure are key requisites!
This will suit a Event Manager who loves working on multiple events, is super efficient and enjoys working on events for a corporate audience. You’ll ideally have a corporate events background, and are used to delivering smart business events for a senior level corporate delegate base. Ideally you have experience working for a financial services or professional services organisation, and love working in a busy environment. You have excellent event co-ordination and communication skills, and a proven track record of delivering your own events, ideally including seminars, webinars and conferences, both virtual and f2f. You’ll be used to working on a number of events at any one time, and enjoy the plate spinning that involves, managing busy delegate communications flow, and being ‘on the ball’. (A financial roadshow background would work well for this role). 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.
Key requirements in the ideal candidate:
This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a small friendly team, and work on a busy programme of events, within a high level corporate environment for a highly respected professional body.
If your experience matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click the “APPLY” button NOW!
Leading global professional body - looking for a confident and super organised Event Manager, ideally with membership body experience to join their friendly and expert team and work on varied international events - excellent benefits package, hybrid working and lots of varied events and stakeholder contact!
This leading Professional Body has global offices, and an extensive international membership of professionals, scientists, academics and policy makers (over 90k worldwide). They are a not-for-profit organisation and provide their members with a busy and varied event programme - the emphasis is on face-to-face events, designed to both support their professional and technical competencies, as well as provide great opportunities for peer networking through their programmes and varied events and exhibitions. Their events team produce a varied global event and networking programme - conferences, seminars, events and exhibitions - throughout the world, for both their member and public benefit. Based in central London alongside a great role this opportunity brings a great benefits package including private healthcare and the opportunity to work a compressed working week.
As Event Manager you'll be joining a team of Event Managers and Event Co-ordinators - you'll be planning and delivering a portfolio of events (conferences, exhibitions, workshops, seminars and social events) - full end to end management - liaising with contractors, hotels and exhibition centres. Alongside the event logistical elements, we are looking for someone strong on communication, and used to dealing with Committees as a key part of the event process - you'll be working closely with the key stakeholders, and also authors, speakers and exhibitors.Your role will be well rounded, and focussed on superlative event delivery, and being the key conduit for Committee communication and co-ordination - so excellent stakeholder communication and management skills, alongside your brilliant event management skills.
Your role will include:
We're looking for a really good Event Manager (or Senior Event Co-ordinator ready to take a step up) - who loves the wider project management as well as the nitty gritty of event logistics. We're looking for someon who is able to lead from the front, ideally with experience working in a membership body, used to dealing with commitees and stakeholders, as well as having excellent event management skills. You’ll have proven extensive UK & European (and EMEA would be great!) b2b events experience, across varied event formats (conference, seminars, exhibitions), ideally gained from working for an association or professional body. Excellent organisation, event logistics, communication and analysis skills are a must – alongside strong speaker management experience and experience working extensively with steering groups or committees. From a personality and work ethic point of view, you’ll be a real “people-person” who is a confident, enthusiastic, meticulously detailed and very project-oriented events professional. You’ll be someone who will relish working on a busy portfolio of international events and exhibitions, and are able to be self motivated with excellent levels of service delivery and communication skills. (Oil/Gas sector experience/knowledge is useful but not crucial). Specific skills experience include:
If you’re an experienced Event Manager or Senior Co-ordinator and have been waiting for the right time to move, and like to lead from the front, then then this is the perfect time and role for you to take your career to the next stage in 2022!
If your experience matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click “Apply” now.
Want to take your events experience to a really exciting and well known organisation? This highly regarded Body in the TV/Broadcast sector is looking for a new recruit! You need to have great admin skills, some existing event experience, and be keen to take the next step in your events career. As Event Co-ordinator at this prestigious Organisation as well as working closely with the Head of Events on larger events and awards ceremonies, you’ll be given your own set of events to run too!
This well-known Body (with Royal patronage) sits at the heart of the broadcast industry - championing it's professionals, celebrating it's achievements and supporting, informing and connecting with the new generation entering the sector.The events team deliver a really varied range of events in support of their aims, from televised awards events celebrating achievements in their field, to screenings, thought leadership conferences and events, a Graduate Fair, dinners, receptions, seminars & lectures, roundtables ... and everything in between. They also run an annual programme of Masterclass events (webinars and f2f) aimed specifically at the younger generation looking to make their careers in broadcast.
Role & Context
You’ll be joining a really friendly and supportive team of Head of Events and Event Manager. The role has two strands to it - you will work as direct support to the Head of Events, and support her across the logistics and event admin for all her varied events and awards programmes, from managing award submissions, to guest registration, venue and supplier liaison to printing name places etc on the day. You will also be given your own set of events (the programme of webinars and f2f events aimed at the new generation entering or looking to enter the sector). You'll be working closely with leading professionals in the broadcast industry as they define the content and style of the events programme, so excellent communication skills are key, as well as the confidence to deal with a wide range of people, as contributors, suppliers and the internal team.
This is a brilliant role, and would suit someone looking for a fully immersive 2nd jobber events role, happy to do all the event admin nitty gritty, as well as take ownership where needed, and to work in a really great team, where you will learn tonnes. In exchange we are looking for someone who is hard working, flexible, has excellent admin skills, great communication skills, and ideally min 1 year event assisting or event co-ordination experience. Bright, flexible and looking to get your teeth into a busy and varied role ... although the role sits at the heart of the TV & Broadcast world we are definitely not looking for a diva! Specifically we are looking for someone who has:
This is a super role in a super team! If you are looking for a busy and buzzy role which sees you working on some brilliant events, and learning from the best – and have great organisational, communication and admin skills - do click APPLY now!
Newly created post for an experienced and ambitious Events Professional with a substantial track record in events management, with excellent strategic, operational and leadership skills – a background in high level and prestigious hospitality events aligned to the achievement of an organisation’s objectives would be ideal.
Organisation & Context
The Events team at this large and unique London Body is responsible for delivering a busy programme of high-profile events each year, from lectures and receptions to bespoke dinners and large-scale State Banquets, in support of the organisation’s core objectives. The events take place at some of London’s most prestigious and historic banqueting venues, a number of which are owned by the organisation, and which also play host to special events for other external organisations.
This is a new position – created to consolidate the professionalism of the Events team, it’s practice and offering and enhance it’s role in delivering on the objectives of the organisation. The Head of Event Strategy will work to bring both consistency of delivery (across teams and locations) and also bring strategic vision and input to ensure the events are meeting and delivering on the objectives of the organisation for now and into the future. You’ll lead on best practice and the sharing of information across the several event teams, facilitating the strategic coordination of events and the development of a consistent approach to the delivery of events across the Organisation. You will also deepen collaboration working with senior stakeholders within the organisation to ensure the events strategy and the events themselves align with and support the Organisation’s strategic objectives. The Head of Events Strategy’s role will be to establish and ensure the effective operation of the team, and the varied events they deliver through the year - this will include establishing improved career development, training and support for events staff. Specific responsibilities include:
This is an exciting post and is suited to an enthusiastic and highly organised individual with a substantial track record in events management and excellent administrative and communication skills. The post suits an ambitious person, with extensive experience of the management of events with diverse and often high level guests, who is able to exercise initiative, and work creatively with colleagues to take projects forward. The post-holder will work closely with senior internal stakeholders. Specifically we are looking for someone with:
This role sits within an important and unique organisation – and reflects the recognition of the importance that their events play for them in delivering on their organisational objectives ... as a new role it offers a fantastic opportunity for an experienced, strategic events professional with fantastic leadership skills to bring their expertise to this exciting role.
If your experience hits the level required, and the role sounds of interest, click APPLY NOW – as looking to interview shortly.
If you love the high-end, high profiile hospitality events with guest lists that include Royalty, Politicians, Business Leaders, International delegations, and representatives from all areas of society, then this is for you. A minimum 12 month mat. cover, an experienced Senior Event Manager who relishes managing a team, has a keen interest in current affairs, and whose love is delivering high-end, high profile hospitality events, you'll be joining this prestigious iconic London Body and leading the upbeat team that deliver a varied and important range of prestigious banquets, receptions and other special events.
Organisation and Context
Our client is a prestigious London body that sits at the heart of London’s business, culture and operation. Their events team deliver a busy programme of very high level hospitality-focussed events, from the small and intimate to larger high profile special events - receptions, lectures, bespoke receptions and dinners, to large scale state banquets at some of London's most beautiful and historic buildings. Their events involve a huge range of attendees, from Royalty, Embassies, Politics, international relations, charity, community and business. Some of the events have a strong heritage and celebratory aspect – all are special. Led by the Events Team Manager, a team of 7 are dedicated to working closely with internal stakeholders to implement the events programme to the highest of standards.
A maternity cover (12 months) has arisen for the Event Team lead. You’ll be responsible for the management of the events team and their projects, which cover an exciting range of high profile events each year - from lectures and receptions to bespoke dinners and large-scale banquets in some of London’s most historic venues. Your main responsibilities are the management and detailed organisation of high level hospitality events (some ceremonial) – ensuring objectives and timescales are met, and contributing to the development of events that reflect the organisations goals. You’ll be managing a team of 7, allocating work and overseeing progress. Specific responsibilities include:
We’re looking for an ambitious events professional with proven relevant experience. Dedicated, reliable, conscientious, and who thrives with a busy and varied workload. Previous experience of management of high-level events is a must, along with a very high level of written and oral communication skills, and keen interest in current affairs. You’ll have specific experience of working on high level hospitality events, able to ensure their impeccable on the day delivery, as well as ensuring they meet their objectives. Specifically we are looking for someone who has:
This is a fabulous opportunity to oversee this brilliant and fun team – you’ll be working in a highly prestigious organisation and during your tenure will experience some very unique events – delivering spectacular hospitality at the highest of levels... Fab mat cover ... interested? Click APPLY now!
We’re looking for a bright and super-organised hands-on Co-ordinator with excellent admin & communication skills to manage the filming and photo-shoot requests for some of London’s most iconic, green and heritage outdoor spaces.
Organisation and Context
This centralised body is responsible for the care, upkeep and use of some of London’s most beautiful and heritage out-door spaces.Their Events & Filming team handle a busy schedule of external requests for filming and events within their locations, from initial enquiry, through all stages of production to final billing – the team providing information and guidance, issuing relevant permissions and licenses, overseeing access, usage and co-ordinating between the varied on-site facilities and ground team, and a varied client mix – from Royal Households to Netflix and everything in between.
As Filming Officer you’ll be at the heart of a busy Film & Events team – and your main responsibility will be to handle all incoming filming enquiries (and filming administration from external film crews, location managers and members of the general public) and manage all enquiries through, gathering full information around the request, give guidance/information, administer licensing, process screening forms, financial admin etc), passing large projects to the wider Filming team. You’ll liaise with internal teams to ensure all policies and procedures are in place for the successful and safe usage of the spaces and that everything runs safely and smoothly from recce through location shoot schedules. You’ll be office based, but also have the chance to work outdoors and onsite on some of the more complex shoots and activities, particularly as your experience grows. Your role will see you working with a huge variety of stakeholders internally and externally, one minute a member of the Royal Household, the next minute the Production Manager for a video or film shoot for Netflix.
You’ll also get the opportunity to work supporting the Events team on varied events, from Concerts to Art & Food fairs, to Royal Ceremonial activities.
We’re looking for an enthusiastic, super organised and proactive team player with at least one year of administrative and customer service experience, and ideally a bit of location production knowledge/interest ideally gained from within the events, film & broadcast, venue or heritage sectors. Excellent communication skills, brilliantly organised and great administrative skills. Experience of filming/photo-shoot location production requirements would be excellent, as would be working experience working in heritage locations.
Key requirements in the ideal candidate include:
If this sounds like the sort of role you’d love to get your teeth into, you have good relevant experience, bags of energy, and would enjoy seeing your experience and career develop in a brilliant team – then click APPLY now... as looking to interview ASAP!
Fabulous opportunity for a pro-active Event Project Manager to work on a number of major public events for his iconic London Body – including a leading mass participation charity fundraising sporting event as well as a range of other exciting outdoor public events. (Please note this is a 12 month mat cover).
The events team at this iconic London body manage a number of high profile outdoor public events – and need a brilliantly supportive Event Project Manager to support one of their Senior Event Managers, on a 12 month mat cover. You’ll be working across a diverse range of public outdoor events – including a major mass participation fundraising/charity sporting event, and the Charity Preview night for a major seasonal event. Your role would be across event delivery, project management, and stakeholder communication – and all events include varied charity and sponsor partners so experience on the varied requirements of fundraising events would be highly beneficial alongside excellent event project management skills and experience.
You’ll be working closely with the Senior Event Manager and will take on varied activities and project areas as needed, across stakeholder liaison and co-ordination and event delivery. Your role will be across varied elements of:
And specifically your responsibilities would include:
We’re looking for a talented, pro-active and experienced Event Project Manager – who brings excellent event co-ordination and management skills, across production and logistics – and is strong on liaison with varied stakeholder partners (charities, sponsors etc), can manage communication timelines and activities, and deal with varied suppliers and agencies across varied event production elements. We specially are looking for someone who has the experience to hit the ground running, with knowledge, confidence and flexibility, liaising with a broad range of internal and external suppliers throughout, through all stages of the operational delivery of major events. Charity / fundraising event experience is highly beneficial. Pre-planning, manage production/stakeholder meetings, and keeping schedules, decisions and actions on track. As comfortable supporting other members of the team as taking responsibility for your own elements. Specifically you’ll bring:
This is a fab role and will see you working on some major headline events for 2022/23 and working in a brilliant team – so if you tick the boxes then apply now, as looking to INTERVIEW ASAP ideally for an asap start ... don’t miss out on this one, brilliant role! ...CLICK APPLY NOW!
One of the best things about my job is when a role comes off for someone and you know it’s their dream role which will have a positive impact on their future career development. But on the other side of the coin one of the hardest parts of my job is letting someone know when they’ve been unsuccessful and the disappointment you know they’re going to feel.
As a recruiter I’ve built up a relationship with a candidate and got to know them well. I know how much they want the position; how much research they’ve put in, that they’ve rehearsed their interview technique, the difficulty they’ve had trying to juggle their diary and book time off work, the discussion they would have had at home with friends or loved ones, their future hopes and aspirations, even the cost of their travel.
Deciding to go ahead with a job application is a big deal. You’re of course hoping the time and emotional investment will be worth it but of course there’s no guarantee that that you’ll be successful and offered the role.
We all have to deal with rejection from time to time. So, what’s the best way to deal with it?
We all have a natural propensity to take rejection as personal. But I always say to my candidates that no interview is a bad interview.
Remember having been asked for interview in the first place is a big deal. It means your CV stood out to the hiring manager; you’ve been chosen above other applications; your experience has stood out. It’s important to remember this.
Generally, we’re not used to talking about ourselves or ‘blowing out own trumpet. We feel uncomfortable with it as we’ve been taught from an early age not to boast. Having a face to face interview will allow you to practice. Being given the opportunity to think about what you’ve done; your achievements and core competencies is important. It’s something you can use time and time again in your personal and working life.
The feedback you get from an interview can be used and embraced as an opportunity to learn. If a hiring manager has said that you tended to waffle, used “we did” instead of “I did” or didn’t listen to the questions, you can think about this and concentrate on succinctly articulating better responses next time. Replay the questions you were asked. Practice and be ready for the next interview. Bring it on!
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