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(Senior) Events Manager – (Professional Membership Body)

Job Description

Utilise your strategic and team leadership skills to the full in prestigious professional membership body looking for an experienced, approachable and supportive senior Events Manager to lead and shape their busy events team. (mat cover 1 year).

Leading professional body, within a fast-moving corporate sector.  The Institution exists to provide insights, leadership, relevant learning and activities to maintain and grow an informed professional membership.  As part of this, they run a busy programme of varied UK events, including Awards, Conferences, Exhibitions, seminars, forums and Webinars, and a busy professional development programme.

This role has a range of key responsibilities.  Firstly, operationally, reporting to the Event Director  you'll be leading and coaching a team of 3, with responsibility for allocating and overseeing a range of events run by the more junior members of the team, and you'll act as the overseeing project manager of their major annual event which is delivered by an external agency. Secondly, a large part of your role will be to provide the strategic planning that supports the delivery of events and concentrating on future proofing the team, this will include succession planning of senior staff, working closely with the Head of Events supporting their work. Thirdly you'll have a Project Management function - specifically be the lead project manager researching and working on the delivery of a new CRM and event system.  You’ll have the opportunity to build internal relationships within the association at all levels, including senior stakeholders.  Great role!

You’ll have a strong track record of event delivery and team management along with a good knowledge of setting up an events department, processes, procedures and database integration plus experience of supplier and project management.  You will ideally have experience of working within a membership organization, if that is within the financial or insurance sectors that would be really advantageous.  You’ll be personable, approachable, motivated and enthusiastic, and happy to help and support on various levels.  Some of the more junior members of the team are fairly new – so a good and supportive manager is required – as well as depth of experience to support the Event Director (who is reducing their days – so is looking for a really safe pair of hands to delegate to).

Key requirements:

  • Proven track record in Event deliver across diverse formats
  • Line management (with a supportive style)
  • Strong communication skills – written and verbal
  • Planning and strategic thinking skills
  • Budget management skills, ability to interpret MI reports
  • Able to implement new processes and procedures
  • Excellent IT skills and familiarity with databases, event related software and CRM systems
  • Excellent at organisation, time management and attention to detail
  • Friendly, hardworking, flexible, enjoys managing and ensuring their event programme is brilliantly executed for its members whilst ensuring the future of the team

You will have a substantial cross over period before the current post holder goes on maternity leave.  Great chance to really make a difference within the organization, lovely team, fast moving environment.

APPLY NOW if you’re looking for new challenge for the new year and can demonstrate the key experience and skills required.