Events & Awards Manager - (association/professional body)

Regan & Dean
£35000 - 40000 per annum
25 Jul 2019
24 Aug 2019
Regan & Dean Recruitment Ltd
Full Time
Contract Type
Experienced Events Manager to take full ownership of varied programme of events, including awards, at this creatively led Chartered Professional Body.

This is a fabulous organisation to be part of - particularly if you are interested in either design, architecture or gardens …. They are a chartered body for professional practitioners, planners, and designers in their sector. They run an annual programme of events, including flagship conference, annual awards, seminars, lectures, alongside CPD Courses.

As the Major Events Manager you will take the lead responsibility for developing, managing and delivering the organisation's programme of major events, including the annual awards, seminars, lectures, major events and conferences. You'll report to the Head of Product Development and work closely with the Director of Membership and the Business Development team, to ensure high quality and successful delivery of CPD and training events. You'll also mentor and develop the Events Assistant.
  • Events - Working with the wider team devise and execute annual programme of events
    • Define and manage budgets, negotiate with suppliers
    • Liaise with marketing team to develop marketing plans for event programme and individual events
    • Manage speakers - manage sponsors (in liaison with the Head of Product Development)
    • Project Manage annual conference
    • Liaise with team to identify opportunities to expand range of event offerings, such as live streaming, interactive webinars and seminar
  • Annual Awards - lead the successful delivery of Annual Awards
    • Manage call for entries and oversee process, judging, sponsor liaison, liaise with marketing team
    • Liaise with clients, entrants, committees and stakeholders
    • Manage awards event delivery including Judging weekend
  • Mentor and develop Events Assistant

You'll be a versatile and proactive Event Manager, with a solid track record of leading and managing all aspects of varied event formats, 50-500 pax. Some line mangement expeirence too. Ideally you'll also have experience managing awards - both the process and the event. You'll be used to working with budgets, negotiating with suppliers, working with sponsors, and stakeholders. You'll be super-organised, enthusiastic and a brilliant multitasker (with strong communication skills and the ability to liaise effectively (with diplomacy & tact as well as with confidence & tenacity) with a wide range of stakeholders including members, committees and those eminent in their field. You'll need:
  • Experience managing and leading on all aspects of events from 50-500 attendees
  • Experience managing awards / competitions
  • Commercially confident, experience with budgets, negotiating with suppliers and sponsors
  • Experience working for a membership organisation - desirable not essential
  • Experience delivering online events or other digital products - desirable not essential
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiastic, driven, creative and able to work on your own initiative but a strong team player

This is a fantastic permanent role with a highly regarded membership organisation/chartered body - and would suit an experienced Events Manager with great events and awards knowledge!

If your experience matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, and you'd be interested to consider this exciting contract role - please reflect these in your CV and click the "Apply" button now.

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