Events team manager
Primary Care Commissioning (PCC) delivers expert advice and support to the health service. The events team is integral to our success, and a vital part of our future strategy.
This is an exciting time to join PCC as we have just secured a place on the Crown Commercial Services framework for events planning, delivery and related services providing event management to central government organisations and the wider public sector. The events team manager will assist the head of events with proposals and delivery for the framework.
Reporting to the head of events, the events team manager is a senior position with an operational remit. The role holder will manage a team of 3 events executives and support the head of events in growing and developing PCC’s events business and the events operational function. You will have a key role in maintaining existing business and securing new contracts. You will deliver our larger event projects. You will also be responsible for overseeing the operational delivery of a team of events executives working on PCC's own events.
This role calls for a talented team leader with proven team management experience, an excellent communicator and strong team player able to show initiative and work proactively. The ability to build and maintain relationships is vital.
To line manage a team of three
To support the development of event business by bringing potential business opportunities to the head of events
To support the head of events with event design ensuring that it meets the client brief and fulfils objectives
To build and foster strong working relationships with PCC’s clients and suppliers. Following up post-event to secure future/ongoing work
To retain ownership of and to deliver large event projects, delegating work where necessary to the team
To maintain individual event budgets for own event projects and to oversee maintenance of the team’s budgets, ensuring that PCC financial procedures are observed and reporting to the head of events on a monthly basis
To assist the head of events in drafting tender submissions, event costings and proposals
To assist the head of events with recruitment and selection
The ideal candidate
Experience - essential
Demonstrable experience of line managing a team of three or more
Significant event management experience in a client-facing role, with a proven track record of delivering successful, large and small-scale events in a commercial setting
Experience of writing project reports, proposals and business cases
Experience of managing, monitoring and reporting on budgets
Experience of prioritising a busy workload and managing several event projects simultaneously all at varying stages of completion and with competing priorities and stakeholder expectations
Experience – desirable
Public sector / healthcare events experience
Experience of drafting tender responses and proposals
Experience of training and facilitation
Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
Flexible, proactive approach with ability to plan and prioritise own work and that of others, managing competing priorities
Excellent at problem-solving and crisis management with ability to operate calmly and effectively under pressure
IT literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, database and CMS software, with the ability to quickly become an expert user and trainer on in-house systems
The role holder will be expected to travel extensively and stay away from home on a regular basis
This job description is not exhaustive and the role holder will be required to undertake any other duties commensurate with the grading of the post, as directed by the head of events
In addition to the above duties the role holder is expected to ensure that all duties are carried out with due regard to the staff handbook and relevant national requirements such as:
- Confidentiality (Data Protection Act 1988 and Freedom of Information Act 2000)
- The health and safety of self and others (Health and Safety at Work Act )
Please apply with full covering letter and CV. Any applications received without a covering letter will not be considered.