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Event Manager – (Membership Body/Association – creative sector)

Job Description

Bring your brilliant event management skills to this leading Association – great team, benefits and varied event programme including Awards!

Lovely opportunity in Events team at this busy Association (approx. 100 employees) – their mission to seek and guide industry leaders in their field, nurture the next generation, and champion best practices and new and creative innovations in their field.

Membership Body/Association (in marketing sector)
The events team is responsible for organising a wide range of UK events including awards, dinners, parties, conferences, breakfast meetings, webinars and round table events in range of fantastic venues.  As Event Manager, you’ll oversee the team Event Co-ordinator as together you deliver a busy programme of events – reporting into the Head of Events.

Working as part of the Events and Awards team, the events manager will project manage events and webinars from conception to close. Reporting to the Head of Events and Awards and managing an events executive the events calendar is busy and varied - they hold up to 100 per year, mainly London based, and often in special venues (eg Tower of London). You’ll be joining a busy, professional but relaxed environment, working on several events at any one time, from concept creation and marketing (in conjunction with the marketing team), through to delivery and on the day event management.  This role will suit someone who enjoys being busy, enjoys being part of a team, and loves delivering events!  Key Responsibilities include:

  • End to end event management – varied events – conferences to networking events and webinars
  • Management and mentoring an Events Executive
  • Venue research, negotiation – all supplier liaison
  • Speaker, sponsor, delegate, internal & external stakeholder liaison
  • Webinar platform management
  • Scheduling of events and webinars
  • General event admin including delegate lists & badges
  • Report preparation and budgets
  • Monitoring budgets
  • On-site event delivery

You’ll be an experienced, highly organised, smart and articulate events manager with existing experience within corporate or association events, ideally coupled with marketing.  As a strong communicator, both written and spoken, you’ll be comfortable liaising with senior industry figures, venues, speakers and members.  Initiative, strong attention to detail, excellent organisation skills and the ability to stay calm under pressure are essential. You’ll be flexible with a ‘can do’, friendly and professional attitude, be a proactive team player with good IT skills, tact and diplomacy.

Key requirements: 

  • A track record in developing and delivering events, ideally coupled with some marketing experience, from within a corporate or association or similar professional environment
  • Excellent communication skills, with excellent standard of English, both written and oral
  • An excellent and efficient organiser with excellent attention to detail and strong customer focus
  • Varied client and supplier liaison experience (internal and external)
  • Experience of undertaking budgetary management
  • Confident, able to cope well and calmly under pressure, tactful and discrete

This is a great opportunity to use your event management experience to organise a range of events in some fabulous venues and across a varied portfolio of events.

We need someone to start asap so they will INTERVIEW NOW! , so if your experience matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click the “Apply” button now!