Events Executive BLUE60004

Bracknell, Berkshire
£22,000 pa plus excellent benefits
08 Feb 2018
07 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Do you want to work for a global professional membership organisation where you will be able to see the tangible impact of your work on the world we all live in? If so, this could be the organisation for you. Our client at the heart of a management career in construction.

They are the world's largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership, and their members work worldwide in the development, conservation and improvement of the built environment. Perhaps most importantly, they are tasked with promoting good practice within their industry to improve quality of life for every one of us.

They pride themselves in delivering high quality conferences, networking events, award ceremonies and exhibitions.  As Events Executive you will be responsible for co-ordinating and delivering these events from beginning to end.

To give you an idea, some of the things you will get involved with are:

  • The whole cycle of event co-ordination from liaising with various external suppliers, speakers and attendees, to sourcing and booking venues, audio-visual equipment and event materials, administrating the events email inbox and delivering events on the day
  • Being one of the points of contact prior to and during an event to deal with queries and issues from staff, suppliers, speakers and attendees
  • Working closely with internal departments to ensure that all briefing documents, agendas and marketing collateral (e.g. tickets, brochures, surveys, banners etc.) are ready for an event
  • Monitoring income and expenditure of an event to ensure cost effectiveness and within budget and using their internal event booking and project management systems

To be successful in this role you will have experience of organising and/or delivery of high level conferences, events or exhibitions.  They are looking for someone who is highly organised with the ability to be proactive and take initiative.  Relationship skills are essential as you will need to manage a variety of stakeholders.  Your experience of managing suppliers, negotiating best price and benchmarking costs will also be crucial.  You will also be structured in your approach to managing projects and have a willingness to use systems and procedures that are already in place.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint) is key.

What you might be asking is - why work for them? 

In a nutshell, because they can offer you a really friendly, flexible and welcoming working environment, and they’ll show you that they are committed to your personal wellbeing and to your development within your role.  They’ll offer you a fantastic range of benefits – from access to a great pension scheme through to a variety of health and wellbeing schemes; and they’ll make sure that you’re constantly learning throughout your time with them.  They even hold a Silver Investors in People Award – which they really hope will show you their commitment to this.

No two days will be the same in this exciting position, so if you thrive in an ever changing environment and love to get your teeth into a real challenge then this could be the role for you!

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.