3 months ago
Event Manager - Manufacturer’s Association
Salary £28k - £34k dependent on experience + benefits
Formed in 1959 the Association has since enjoyed an unbroken record of sustained growth both in stature and in the membership services that it offers. Now firmly established as one of the UK’s leading trade associations in the engineering sector, it offers a comprehensive suite of services to its members, all of which are designed to either directly or indirectly, improve the business of UK companies
The position of Events Manager has arisen at the Association and the successful candidate will be responsible to the CEO of the Association and the main purpose of the role will be to provide management and oversight of the organisation’s programme of events.
To act as the facilitator and manager of the following type of member events:-
The Association’s Ball /Dinner & Dance (annual)
Golf Days (3 per annum)
Past Presidents’ Lunch (annual)
Attendance at the FP&S Show (every other year / biennial 2018/20/22 etc.)
Attendance at the Hannover Fair in Germany (every other year/biennial 2019/21/23 etc.)
Industry Dinner, or an equivalent event (annual)
The association’s Technical Conference
To contribute to and where necessary, undertake Marketing / Sales activities associated with
promoting the above events and meetings. Will include both telephone and face-to-face communication as well as the usual electronic media.
To work with the CEO and other staff in the development of new member events as necessary.
To maintain an up-to-date flow of copy and content relating to the events for use in the association’s monthly e-bulletin and on the relevant pages of their website.
To provide regular reports on event activities for tabling at the Board and Council Meetings.
Fielding of day-to-day queries (internal and external) relating to the events programme
These responsibilities are intended as a guide and are not considered to be exhaustive. Like all staff, in the best interests of the company, the job holder may occasionally be asked to undertake additional duties as may be considered fair and reasonable.
This is very much a front of house role requiring regular communication with member companies, suppliers, contractors & other stakeholders. The chosen candidate will therefore need to be:-
A confident self-starter with good verbal and written communication skills. A ‘people-person’ with high emotional intelligence.
A committed, loyal and enthusiastic individual with a persuasive manner and a ‘can-do’ attitude.
A good work ethic and a willingness to travel alone to venues and meetings around the country as necessary. (May involve occasional overnight stays. Could require work/travel outside normal nine-to-five hours).
Have at least 3 years’ experience in a similar Event Management role.
Sufficient commercial awareness to ensure that the financial aspects of a given event are in-line with company expectations and policy
Sufficient attention to detail and a level of organisation that ensures that events are well managed and ‘under-control.’
Willing to take responsibility for decision making and furthering the best interests of the organisation
Customer focussed and market driven rather than operationally driven. Willing to ‘go the extra mile.’
Experienced in running events with previous organisations.
An awareness of new digital media and its role in event management, promotion and execution
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