This exciting new role will suit a dynamic and forward-thinking event organiser with a strong work ethic and a ‘can do’ attitude. To meet the requirements for this role you will need to have at least two years’ experience in event coordination and/or project management.
Working closely with the business advisory team, you will implement and develop a wide range of b2b events with the aim of raising awareness of our services and supporting local business growth.
We are looking for someone who will have demonstrable experience of building, maintaining and utilising successful relationships with a wide range of business people and internal contacts to ensure your events are well promoted and attended. Your role will include booking business leader speakers so experience in this is a must, as well as the ability to work with partners, stakeholders and others and use expertise to shape a successful outcome, managing expectations and keeping everyone informed.
The role includes visiting venues and event planning to delivery on the day and post-event follow up so a good understanding of the conference and events industry is essential, as well as experience in budget management.
Based in Ipswich but covering events across Norfolk and Suffolk, you will work closely with the team, colleagues and line manager to ensure smooth delivery of all events so any risks and opportunities are fully managed.
With experience in promoting and marketing events via email, online and through social media, you will have outstanding communication and organisation skills as well as providing creative and innovative ideas for events that support and attract local businesses.
With a collaborative and proactive approach, you will have the ability to ‘think on your feet’ and problem solve under pressure as well as taking action and resolve issues as they arise, finding positive outcomes for customers and the business.
You will regularly have competing priorities, and so the ability to multi-task and manage your time efficiently is a must. With excellent networking and negotiating skills and a positive and flexible approach to working, including some out of hours work, you will also have a good understanding of health and safety requirements relating to event management. Due to the nature of this role some travel is required and so a full driving licence and access to transport is necessary.
You must also have an appropriate SFEDI or other relevant professional qualification or willingness to work towards achieving this.
This post is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Initially for a fixed term ending on the 31st August 2018 and only continuing subject to an extension of funding.
This vacancy is being advertised by Spider. The regions Fixed Fee Web Recruitment Company. We provide an online recruitment advertising and employee selection service in Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.
Additional keywords: events, communication, coordinator, business, promotion
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