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National Event Manager (in-house corporate)

Job Description

12 month mat cover role for a Senior Event Manager (corporate / B2B events) with line management experience and superb marcomms skills!

COMPANY
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.

ROLE

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.

YOU

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.