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Haymarket Media Group  

Date Posted:01/06/2018

Location:
Twickenham, London (Greater)

Sectors
Conferences, Events and Shows, Exhibitions

  Salary:
£23,000

Functions 
Event Administration, Event Procurement, Event Project Management, Event Sales

Programme and Account Executive - Conference and Events
Job Description:

Do you have strong relationship and stakeholder management skills?

 

Are you an excellent copy writer and have experience working with clients to deliver on their vision?

 

Do you enjoy researching, inviting, briefing and coaching conference speakers?

 

Do you want to be a key driver of highly-engaging and high-profile membership events across the UK?

 

 

The Professional Association Team at Haymarket Media Group is renowned for working with high-profile professional associations to produce quality events, featuring the very best content, speakers and delivering on the objectives of the clients to raise their voice and profile. Since September 2017, Haymarket has worked closely with the CIPD - the professional body for HR and people development - to design and deliver their highest-profile UK conferences and exhibitions.  

 

We have an opportunity for a Conference Programme Executive to join the CIPD Events team, as part of the wider Professional Association team, to help the institute design event programmes for their regional conferences and events. You will play a key role in developing the content of regional CIPD’s conferences, using your event and content expertise to advise stakeholders, and ensure the event programmes remain leading edge while delivering on CIPD’s key objectives of engaging and inspiring the people profession. You will report to the Conference Production Manager and be part of a high-performing conference production team.

We are looking for candidates with a strong content and stakeholder management background. You might have previously worked in event agencies, in content development roles and/or within events in the charity sector, and enjoy using your event and content expertise to work closely with clients in both an advisory and delivery capacity.

 

Key responsibilities

 

  • Work closely with clients and stakeholders to understand event briefs and key objectives

     

    Lead face-to-face meetings and conference-calls to advise, update and engage key stakeholders

     

    Advise on conference programme content and best event structure to achieve desired objectives

     

    Develop conference agendas to the highest editorial standards that respond to the needs of the client

     

    Source, test, recruit and brief high-calibre speakers to deliver desired talks and case studies

     

    Assist the Marketing team in identifying compelling messaging, writing copy, and ensure communications are accurate

     

    Work closely with the Events Operations team to ensure operational requirements of the events are met

     

    Develop informal networks with practitioners to act as topic advisers and/or future speakers

     

    Act as main point of contact for conference speakers, attending all allocated events across the UK

     

    Design ‘event in a box’ programmes and roll them out across different UK regions adapting them to local needs

     

    Attend all the event produced and manage speakers onsite - occasionally working beyond normal office hours and weekends

     

 

Attitude, skills & experience

 

  • Experience working with clients and managing multiple stakeholders in a content advisory role

     

    Experience in developing, writing and editing conference agendas

     

    Experience in identifying, sourcing, selecting and briefing high-level conference speakers

     

    Highly-developed communication and interpersonal skills to build relationships and informal networks

     

    Highly-developed writing, editing and proofreading skills in English

     

    Ability to prioritise, work independently and under pressure to respect deadlines

     

    Ability to multitask on many different projects, whilst remaining highly-organised

     

    Knowledge or interest in HR and L&D topics and understanding of the professional development sector

     

    Strong telephone manner and ability to lead face-to-face meetings with senior executives and stakeholders

     

    Proven track record of delivering projects on time while managing conflicting priorities

     

    Proactive and enthusiastic, with a professional and can-do attitude

     

    Strong team-player, willing to work beyond their job specs to achieve team objectives

     

 

Other things to know

 

  • We are based in Twickenham, which is a quick 20 minutes from central London, and easy access from Surrey

     

    You will be required to frequently travel to CIPD offices in Wimbledon to attend meeting with stakeholders

     

    You will be required to travel to different UK locations, including occasional weekends and overnight stays

     

    We work a 35 hour, full time week, with the option of Flexible Working hours

     

    We support a friendly, creative and collaborative culture, reflected in our new, flexible open-plan work environment

     

    Benefits including Pension, 25 days Holiday, rising by 1 day per year up to 30 days, Life Assurance, Permanent Health Insurance, Health Cash Plan/Private Medical Insurance, Voluntary benefits such as Childcare vouchers, Ride to Work, Interest free travel loans and lifestyle rewards and discounts.

     

 
 

 
 

About Haymarket Media Group

Since we founded the company half a century ago, Haymarket has always prided itself on being a highly creative business, with an unrelenting focus on the quality of our products and our people.