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Conference Producer – Events (Policy)

E211409

£Competitive DOE + Bonus

LONDON

Events

Commercial/Publishing

Permanent

Job Description

Green Energy, Diversity and inclusion, education – these are just a few of the important social and economic issues that will be your focus working to create 'must attend events' as part of this talented team. The role comes with excellent remuneration, bonus, flexible working, and is in a dynamic and growing company.

Organisation & Context
With public policy at it’s heart, the highly skilled team at this dynamic organisation has vast experience in delivering events with thought provoking content, convening some of the latest thinking from leading voices of the day keeping their audience up to date, informing, educating, and sharing the latest thinking and best practice around the government agenda and the social and economic challenges of today - and tomorrow. Most important too is how they work ..we encourage flexibility and freedom for our producers to create innovative event programmes without the traditional constraints of larger organisations.”.

Role:
Now with their own broadcast studio and continued success and growth they are looking to find a talented Conference Producer to join them. The successful candidate will produce an ‘of the moment’ mix of public policy agenda setting events. Sectors include local and central government, housing, employment, energy, education and children’s services, diversity and inclusion, media and communications – so this role will really appeal to someone interested in current social affairs, government and social and economic policy.

You:
With a minimum of 1-2 years experience of conference production, the successful candidate will be a team player who is creative, good at researching and writing and happy to take responsibility for their own projects, including briefing and directing wider teams.  They are happy to take someone at at the more junior end of the experience scale, or you may bring more years experience, and will be remunerated according to your level of experience. Key are excellent research and conference production skills, and a real desire to produce important and worthwhile work of the highest relevance and interest to your audience.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Project management from inception to programme sign off, and delivery of key targets/ deadlines for each event.
  • Developing and writing of the event programme/agenda from start to finish.
  • Desk research and in-depth market research, to ensure viability of programmes, and to maximise each topic.
  • Meeting, inviting and liaising with senior-level speakers, to ensure the most appropriate and appealing line up of speakers on events.
  • Writing copy for marketing materials and website.
  • Identification of audience, commercial partners and sponsors.
  • Close collaboration with marketing, sponsorship sales, and operations teams to ensure commercial success.
  • Communicating key conference / event updates to the wider team and senior management
  • Ongoing industry research to identify key trends, competitor events, new topics and alternative revenue streams.
  • Liaising with speakers in the lead up to events, welcoming and acting as main contact for speakers on the day of the conference.
  • Pre and post-event administration.
  • Budget reporting and management.
  • Occasional travel may be required.

To be considered for this role you will need the following skills:

  • Minimum 1-2 years conference production or other relevant experience.
  • Good educational qualifications e.g. university degree or equivalent, minimum 2:1
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of knowledge based events and/or public policy.  
  • Excellent research skills and working to deadlines.
  • Negotiating and influencing skills, alongside excellent communication skills
  • Experience of writing marketing copy.

And the following attributes and working style:

  • Excellent time management skills and prioritisation skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Creative flair and the ability to hone and identify key themes rapidly.
  • The ability to assimilate information rapidly.
  • Persuasive, Problem-solving.
  • Willingness to use initiative and take ownership of projects.
  • Maturity and professionalism.
  • A team player, possessing a positive ‘can do’ attitude.

This is a brilliant Conference Producer opportunity to use your skills in a really important and worthwhile sector – and work with a really fantastic team.  Click APPLY now … to find out more!

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