Interim Head of Events
9 Month fixed term contract (maternity cover)
Are you an influential, collaborative and driven individual looking for a rewarding, fresh challenge? If so, Nesta is looking for an Interim Head of Events to use their wealth of experience and expertise to lead a small team effectively, plus develop and deliver an ambitious programme of events including operationally demanding projects.
Nesta is a global innovation foundation. We back new ideas to tackle the big challenges of our time. Our mission is to spark and shape new ideas that improve how the world works for everyone. We use our knowledge, networks, funding and skills - working in partnership with others, including governments, businesses and charities. We are a UK charity but work all over the world, supported by a financial endowment.
About the role
Sitting within Nesta’s communication department, this multi-faceted senior role will see our successful candidate lead a team of five and focus on overseeing the delivery of our ambitious programme of events and high profile projects. This will include coordinating programme production, marketing, operations, speaker management, and overall event delivery and post event evaluation. You will also be expected to:
- Support team members throughout the entire process of organising each event, including contractor management for the bigger and more complex events
- Act as an expert advisor on events to colleagues across the organisation
- Work closely with colleagues to develop and deliver Nesta’s communications strategy
- Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of Nesta’s events strategy
What we are looking for:
You will have a successful track record of overseeing an events programme – working at a senior level scoping, creating and delivering a range of events of varying scale and complexity. You will have demonstrable experience of programme design, event production, space and journey design, technical production, stage management, speaker management, complex logistics and VIP management.
You will also have a strong background of providing expert advice on all matters relating to events and extensive managerial experience, while outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written, and impressive interpersonal and relationship-building abilities are also vital.
To apply, please visit our website.
Closing date: 29th June 2018 (midday)