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Event Manager - Global Membership Body


£36k + excellent benefits



Association / Commercial/Publishing / Corporate/In-house


Job Description

Event Manager, ideally with membership body experience - looking to fly? Join this expert team and work on varied international events for this world-renowned professional body - particularly good benefits package and lots of varied events and stakeholder contact!

Leading Professional Body with global offices, with an extensive international membership of professionals, scientists, academics and policy makers (over 90k worldwide).This not-for-profit organisation provides their members with a busy and varied event programme, to support their professional, technical competencies, the core hub for information and peer networking opportunities through a high level portfolio of publications, programmes and varied events and exhibitions within their sector. 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 covering EMEA regions your role will see you 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, as you'll be dealing closely with Committees, 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:

  • End to end event management (international events – from conferences to seminars and technical workshops) – virtual and face to face
  • Extensive liaison with committees & other stakeholder groups to ensure event objectives set and delivered on
  • Exhibition coordination & exhibitor liaison (when aligned exhibition)
  • Coordination of marketing, publicity & print production
  • Sponsorship support & sponsor liaison
  • Site visits & production schedules, on-site logistics including AV, F&B etc..
  • Speaker logistics & speaker coordination
  • Organising social events
  • Budgeting and financial management
  • International travel for meetings and events 

We're looking for a really good Event Manager (or Senior Event Co-ordinator ready to take a step up) - 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 ideally have ave proven and extensive UK & European (and ideally EMEA) b2b events experience, across varied event formats (conference, seminars, exhibitions), ideally gained from working for an association or professional body. (A commercial conferencing or corporate background will also be considered providing you have worked on EMEA events & exhibitions before, and have worked with committees). 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:

  • Extensive experience of end-to-end planning of conferences/exhibitions and workshops/seminars etc, ideally internationally
  • Ideally from a Membership Body/Association background - with experience of managing committees or large senior or technical groups, dealing with varied speakers and stakeholders, managing, communicating with and attending committee meetings - keeping events and teams on track
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills, able to work on multiple projects simultaneously and meet constant deadlines
  • Understanding/experience of event sponsorship, event publicity and marketing
  • Agile across big picture planning and detail orientated
  • Ability to travel overseas for meetings, recces and on-site manage of meetings 
  • Experience of working on virtual event platforms and applications (desirable: Zoom, Swapcard, Mural, StreamYard, Vimeo)

If you’re an experienced Event Manager or Senior Co-ordinator and have been waiting for the right time to move, then then this is the perfect time and role for you to take your career to the next stage in 2022!  International events are big in this sector!

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