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Event Manager - (Business Association)


£28-35k + excellent benefits + bonus



Corporate/In-house / Association


Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a logistically-orientated Event Manager to join this prestigious Association within the financial/legal sector...

Business Association, based in the commercial hub of Canary Wharf, providing a varied calendar of business events, seminars and training events (20-800 pax) for leading Banks and Law Firms.  The Association is a very well regarded body in it’s field, and it’s events are known for their quality and brilliant organisation!  As well as  a busy programme of over 90 Uk and International events each year, they also stage a major annual conference in London. 

As one of three Event Managers you’ll be responsible for full end to end event management of the Association's busy schedule of events, ranging from seminars, conferences to training events.  You’ll have responsibility for your own events, and attend all your UK events (mainly London), and remotely manage your international events. Typical events include a seminar in Prague for 90 people, a UK based week long series of training events, to an early evening London-based seminar for 150.  The team handle over 90 events each year, and the calendar is growing.  You’ll be responsible the event logistics and on-site delivery for all your own events, and also work as part of the team on their major annual conference for over 800 delegates in September. It’s a busy role, involving working on more than one event at a time, so multi-tasking and staying calm under pressure are key requisites!  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage your own portfolio of events
  • Day to day management of all logistical requirements of events
  • Venue find and management
  • Speaker communication, manage presentations, manage delegate materials
  • Manage registration process and answering delegate queries
  • Supplier selection, liaison and management, including venues, AV and catering
  • Manage event on-site
  • Post event reporting, including invoicing
  • Budget management

You’ll have excellent event co-ordination and communication skills, and a proven track record of delivering your own events.  You’ll have proven experience of working on a varied range of events – ideally including training/information events - and enjoy the nitty gritty of delivery, and the challenge of dealing with multiple events at one time, managing busy delegate communications flow. You’re well presented, composed, pro-active, and 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:

  • Track record of delivering events, ideally business events within a corporate or association environment
  • Experience across all areas of event logistics, and of managing external suppliers and venues, and good negotiation skills
  • Delegate management experience
  • Budget Management experience
  • Excellent communicator, good interpersonal skills, relationship builder
  • Good IT skills, experience of using delegate database
  • Confident, with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong multi-tasker, able to priortise
  • Excellent attention to detail with an organised and methodical approach

This is an excellent opportunity to join a friendly team, and work on a busy schedule of events, gaining exposure to leading corporate companies.

If your experience matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click “Apply” now.