Events Officer

  • Location
    Durham, Durham
  • Category
    Marketing and PR - Events Management
  • Contract Type
  • Salary
    £ 24000 - £ 28000 / Year
  • OrganizationType

Office Angels are currently recruiting for an experienced Events Officer, to join our client who are based close to Durham (DH1) on a permanent contract basis. The company we are supporting are extremely well established in their field, they have a supportive and close-knit team who will support you in your development from day one. You will be joining a busy and fast-paced Events team, so previous experience in an Events Officer/Coordinator role is essential, alongside strong marketing skills.

This is a rare opportunity, as the company have strong staff retention. If you have the relevant experience in Events and are looking for your next exciting new career move, then please apply today!

This is an urgent role to start ASAP, however, a maximum 4-week notice period will be considered for the right candidate.

  • Salary: Circa. £26,000 rising to £28,000 after 6-month probation

  • Hours: Normally 35 hours per week, Monday - Friday with hybrid office and home working

  • Holidays: 27 days, plus Bank Holidays, plus 4 discretionary days at Christmas

The role:

As an experienced event professional, you will be part of a successful events team, sharing the co-ordination and delivery of events and conference programmes. This will involve all aspects of the event programme, from content and format design to overall delivery, including:

  • Implement an ongoing programme of stimulating conferences

  • Full conference and event production (venue search and selection, liaison with academic programmers, provision of on-site services, sponsor search and liaison, etc)

  • Develop delegate growth through marketing/ promotional activities

  • Assist in the updating of website information and databases

  • Assist in the writing of the promotional copy and design of communications materials

  • Responsible for the logistical delivery of conferences and events online and face to face

  • Supervise volunteer helpers at events

  • Liaise with finance to assist the effective monitoring and controlling of budgets for events and conferences co-ordinated by you

  • General administrative and other office duties as required

Essential Skills

  • A high level of communication and persuasion skills

  • Establishing rapport with academics, administrators and suppliers

  • Problem solving

  • Hitting targets and meeting deadlines

  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to successfully multi-task

  • Developing and maintaining record systems

Personal Qualities

  • A pro-active and enthusiastic team player

  • Customer-focused with the ability to communicate at all levels with internal and external stakeholders

  • Self motivated with an ability to thrive under pressure

  • Able to work without direct supervision

  • Able to demonstrate strong project planning and organisational skills

  • Well presented with excellent oral and written English language skills

  • Committed to continuous self development and learning

Education / Experience

  • An events degree and/or significant events co-ordination experience

  • Competent with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Experience of online conferencing software

Office Angels look forward to receiving your application. Due to the high volume of applicants, we are unable to provide individual feedback. If you are not contacted directly within 5 working days of sending your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful.

Office Angels acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Office Angels UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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To speak to a recruitment expert please contact Lori Holtham