Events Manager

Events Manager

Events Manager
A global organisation bringing together all of the UK’s arts, creative industries and cultural education. This is an exciting opportunity to join an exceptionally busy and growing events team and deliver genuinely innovative programmes.

Overview of Role:
As Events Manager, your focus will be to work closely with the Head of Events, Head of Membership and Policy, Research and Communications Team to help create, develop and implement a range of innovative and exciting events for our members across an annual programme. Events will include high level breakfasts, conferences, receptions, policy & research launches, programmes around the UK and a high profile annual celebration.

You will be responsible for:

* Managing all pre and post event logistics for the programme to include speaker liaison, venue finding, supplier negotiation & management, on-site event management, delegate registration, design and production of event materials in print and online, event marketing and budget management.
* There will also be a requirement to travel with some overnight stays.

Key Deliverables:

* Demonstrate ownership, confidence and commitment to delivering a strong events engagement programme for our regional membership network
* Deliver excellent logistics to ensure a smooth running events programme
* Use negotiation skills and creativity to keep event costs to a minimum
* Help develop other event ideas and programmes with the Head of Events as part of the wider programme of events
* Build and maintain strong relationships with members
* Use the events to attract new members into the regional network
* Build and maintain strong relationships with event suppliers

Required Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

* Minimum of 3 years event management experience
* Excellent communicator (verbal and written)
* Outstanding attention to detail
* Strong organisational and time management skills
* Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
* Confident in dealing with individuals at all levels
* Strong administration skills
* Enjoy being part of a team as well as being able to work alone and take responsibility
* Strong interest in the arts and creative industries

Personal Qualities:

* Hard-working, flexible and comfortable working in a fast paced and demanding environment
* Confident and creative in suggesting new event ideas and ways of working
* Reliable with an ability to adapt to constantly developing circumstances
* Hands on approach and willingness to help out other members of the team when required

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