Head of Events Operations (Maternity Cover)

Reference Number 885128-KW
Consultant Kristina Wallen
Date Posted 2 May, 2018
Salary £Good
Location Central London
Company type Leading Events and Awards Organisers
Job sector MICE / Events
Job description

This exciting business with an expanding programme of events, awards, academies, forums and networking evenings requires a commercial event professional to cover maternity leave (FTC) and play a key part in the overall operational strategy for the portfolio of events.   As well as the development and management of new and existing programmes you will take full responsibility for a team of three event managers and work closely with marketing, external suppliers, venues, service agencies as well as key stakeholders, sponsors and clients.

Tagged as: Temporary

  • Proven track record of developing and implementing a large portfolio of events and awards programmes – ideally with a good knowledge of the travel or hospitality sectors
  • Strong leadership skills coupled with exceptional project management and administrative skills.
  • Highly customer-centric with the ability to build strong commercial relationships with clients, stakeholders, speakers, judges and VIPs
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with previous experience of end to end management of events, awards including programme planning, script writing, event collateral and briefing documents
  • Excellent budgetary and forecasting skills
  • Sound knowledge and experience of working with Eventsforce, Adobe InDesign/Photoshop as well as Advanced Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines on time and within budget
  • Good interpersonal skills with impact and gravitas to chair meetings/conference calls – managing key deliverables and client expectation
  • A natural leader and team player with a can-do attitude
  • Calm under pressure – unflappable in high-pressure situations with a passion for delivery of high quality leading edge events and awards programmes.



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