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Events Manager

£25,000 - £30,000
London, Maida Vale

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William Spilsbury

I work as an Account Manager, specialising in Technology & Digital, and IT, Software & Engineering graduate jobs.

My area of expertise 

The desk I work on has a huge list of clients, ranging from small tech startups to much larger, more established companies. As an Account Manager, I work with a lot of larger SaaS and tech companies, helping them hire graduates into roles ranging from Client Services, Account Management and Sales graduate jobs, to the more technical roles.

Why I chose to work at Give A Grad A Go

I'd just finished writing my dissertation and decided to get on the graduate job hunt, when a friend put me in touch with one of the team at Give A Grad A Go in order for them to help me find a job. Because of a non-profit student employability company that I started with a friend at university, they invited me in for an assessment day (prior to that I'd never considered recruitment). I fell in love with the Give A Grad A Go team!

The worst job I've had

I have been very fortunate, I've always enjoyed and loved all jobs I've held, from being a waiter in a tapas bar, working on a hog roast stall (by far the tastiest), a hand full of bar roles at local pubs or even working in the tea rooms at the National Trust. I've always chosen jobs which I love and enjoy that way it doesn't feel like I'm working (as hard).

Searching for event jobs in London? If you are an organised and professional graduate with first class communication skills, check out this Events Manager job in West London.

Company profile

In this Events Manager job, you will be joining an exciting remote-based team who host public talks, masterclasses and conferences for up 2,000 people. They provide the public with access to Nobel Laureates to Pulitzer Prize winners by inviting the world’s most influential voices to London to share new ideas and masterclasses for changing ourselves, our communities, and the world. This fantastic business have hosted some of the world's most influential characters; from Yuval Noah Harari to Natalie Portman, Emma Watson to Jimmy Carter.

Job description

In this Events Manager graduate job, you will be responsible for the organisation of events from start to finish. Reporting to the Head of Production and Deputy Director, you will be responsible for producing a rolling programme of public events, including talks, interviews, debates, conferences and festivals, and supporting the senior management team in a variety of other tasks including, but not limited to; customer and artist management, digital marketing and social media. If you are a bright, organised, well-presented and high-energy individual, this team of big thinkers could be perfect for you!

Please note: This is a remote based role, however you will be required to attend their London based events.

Key responsibilities

In this Events Manager graduate job, your responsibilities will include:

  • Production managing a wide-ranging events portfolio
  • Liaising with AV technicians, production companies and venue management teams
  • Managing artist and agency relationships from the point of booking through to aftercare
  • Leading on front of house set-up, including supervision of a team of freelance stewards
  • Representing the public face of the company at live events and in digital correspondence, ensuring a consistently first-class customer experience.
  • Contributing to the research and development of the portfolio of one-day and half-day conferences, including curation and commercial sponsorships.
  • Contributing to the maintenance and curation of social media accounts

Job requirements

  • A minimum of a 2.1 degree from a top university
  • Experience in events or project management, media or content, such as a students union or student newspaper role, or relevant internships in a professional environment is highly desirable
  • Highly organised with exceptional attention to detail, with an ability to negotiate with suppliers, venue management, and artist management to ensure the seamless production of our events;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to speak confidently before large audiences, answer customer enquiries in writing and in person, and brief speakers and their representatives with concision and clarity
  • Technologically literate with a keen eye for aesthetics, you will be able to format and prepare presentation decks and graphical backdrops in PPT
  • Maturity and versatility
  • You will have a passionate interest in contemporary ideas, ranging across society, science, philosophy and culture, and an appreciation of the importance of maintaining political impartiality in our public programmes
  • Willing to work remotely, problem solving, self-motivation and initiative

Benefits of the job

  • A starting salary of between 25,000 - 30,000 DOE
  • Internal and external training from day one that will help you to develop your career
  • A fun and team based working environment, with regular team nights out
  • Unrivalled autonomy and responsibility
  • Remote and flexible working

Looking for events graduate jobs in London? If you are a positive, confident and professional graduate with first class communication, organisational and customer service skills, apply for this Event Manager job today!

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