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Event Manager – (Contract - charity/professional membership body)

Job Description

Fantastic asap start 4 MONTH CONTRACT ROLE - Events Manager role with leading charity who support professionals in the media/creative sector – to deliver their varied events portfolio.

The Company 
Fabulous organisation who work at the heart of the advertising/marketing sector. Their objective is the support, development and wellbeing of professionals in their exciting but demanding sector – offering expert help, advice and career guidance - career coaching, networking opportunities, grants and masterclasses. A key part of this is their varied events programme – and, working alongside their Fundraising and Partnerships team they have an expert Events Team to deliver this.  Excellent working culture.

The Role 
The team are entering a very busy phase, so need another Event Manager to work alongside their existing Event Manager, to share out the varied events that need delivering over the next four months. Your role will be the planning and delivery of a varied portfolio of fundraising, engagement and educational events for the industry, in line with the organisation’s aims and strategy.  Events would range from talks and seminars on wellbeing issues or professional development, Panel Q&As, Speed date mentoring events, Annual General Meet – to more fundraising focussed events, golf, cycling events, fashion show etc. 

Key responsibilities:

  • To lead on a portfolio of events including social, networking and Talks/Seminars to deliver against agreed objectives and income targets.
  • End to end event management covering all aspects of planning, communication, logistics, supplier management, budget management
  • To maximise income and supporter engagement from all new and existing events.
  • To manage and steer a number of senior event committees – these are made up of senior executives/CEOs and MDS from the UK’s major advertising and marketing companies
  • To work closely with the communications and insights team to maximise event marketing opportunities.


You are an experienced Event Manager, who has delivered varied event formats, across all aspects of preplanning and co-ordination, supplier and venue management, budget management etc.  Ideally you’ll have experience across both information-led and fundraising events of varied size and formats.  This will be underpinned by exceptional communication and organisation skills and superlative attention to detail.  You will have the confidence and experience to deal with the most senior of industry professionals and committees. You'll love just getting your teeth into new events that need delivering - and doing it brilliantly! 
Essential criteria:

  • Event management – proven experience of delivering varied event formats – end to end
  • Highly organised and calm under pressure – good logistical knowledge and experience, venues, suppliers etc
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good working knowledge of databases and the use of data in marketing campaigns
  • Budget planning and management experience
  • Good working knowledge of the advertising and media industry and an understanding of the structure of agencies and media owners - beneficial not essentail
  • Senior committee steering / management experience – working with senior level stakeholders
  • Excellent planning, scheduling and attention to detail

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