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Conference and Events Executive

  • Manchester, Lancashire
  • Competitive salary
  • 42 applications
  • Job type: Contract, full-time
  • Date:
  • Reference: 24290103
  • Duration: 8 month fixed term contract

Job Purpose:

Plan and arrange delivery of a programme of conferences and general events in collaboration with training partners, CIMA, corporate and third parties such as Seven (CIMA Media) and Chambers.

Job Background:

This role is supporting the whole of professional Development in arranging Conferences and events including the CIMA conferences & breakfast briefings. There will be travel to London and across the UK to support some events which may at times involve overnight stays.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage all conferences - arranging dates, venues, speakers, catering, arranging any required literature and liaising with marketing and programme leader regarding promotion of the event
  • Manage all breakfast briefings - as above
  • Manage all chamber events and liaising with chambers
  • Manage any other general professional Development events as the need arises
  • Manage room bookings (via course management, training partners or external venues)
  • Liaise with Programme Leaders in relation to conferences and speakers and liaise/book speakers including speaker fee negotiation
  • Ensure appropriate marketing of events via all distribution channels - liaising with relevant marketing teams (internal and external)
  • Liaison with external sponsors

Development Opportunities:

This role will require liaison with many teams not only within BPP but also with prestigious clients, presenters and senior management within Professional Development

Knowledge/Experience Required:

  • Experience running events such as conferences/meetings for corporate firms is essential
  • Well organised and self disciplined
  • Experience of working in a very busy environment
  • Ability to work well under pressure and evidence of prioritising work under such conditions
  • Ability to work to very tight deadlines
  • The ability to build strong professional relationships with internal staff, external partners, clients and sponsors
  • The ability to anticipate the needs of the client and manage their expectations efficiently
  • Customer service experience within a blue chip organisation

Skills required:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Intermediate level (minimum) of MS Office - Word/Excel/Access and Powerpoint
  • Experience of Outlook

Qualifications required:

Ideally the candidate will be educated to a degree level - however applications from candidates with appropriate and relevant work experience or other equivalent qualifications will also be considered.

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