Event Officer, Speakers for Schools

Posted on: 28-06-2021 | Deadline: 05-07-2021

Job Description

Job title: Event Officer
Location: Manchester, 50% office based
Responsible to: Events Manager
Salary: £25,000 – £27,000 depending on experience
Contract: Full time, permanent

Why us?
Speakers for Schools are a dynamic, swift-moving and fast-growing charity. We are on a mission to
support a million young people across the UK annually by 2023. Having taken the first steps on the road
to achieving this, our team has doubled in size in the past year. This has supported 278% growth in our
Experience programme and 10% growth in our Inspiration programme during the past 12 months.
We want to level the playing field, making sure that all young people can access inspirational
opportunities and experiences to fuel their ambition.
We are united and unique in our mission to transform lives through raising aspirations of millions of
young people every year. Each year, 1,500 senior leaders, celebrities and industry experts deliver a
difference to by sharing their story with students in schools and colleges in every corner of the UK. We
connect employers such as Disney, The Bank of England, Spotify PwC and almost two hundred others to
communities to provide access to the top opportunities for all across the UK. With us, you will be part of
inspiring a generation to reach higher, broaden horizons and get equal access to the top.
To keep growing our charity and our impact, we need top talent and we are committed to treasuring,
developing and supporting them to thrive within their roles.

The role
The Events Officer position is a key part of our Policy and Campaigns Team, working closely
with Marketing and Communications, and across the organisation. You will play a crucial role in
coordinating and supporting the Events Manager with the delivery of events on behalf of the charity for
stakeholders and the wider education sector.

Key Responsibilities / Duties
• Support the Events Team with the effective delivery of the organisations Events Strategy
• Lead on delivery of specific events.
• Act as a point of contact for speakers, venues and delegates.
• Providing administrative support to the Events Team.
• Management of event guestlists and maintaining accurate data for delegates
• Liaising with suppliers and venues
• Brand Awareness Events and tapping into existing networks to benefit Speakers for Schools
• Liaise with partner organisations to ensure Speakers for Schools events are listed.
• Other duties as required, within the scope of your role.

Key experience:
• Experience in a similar delivery-focussed role within a small, fast-paced organisation
• Experience of event administration
• Experience of supporting the organisation and delivery of events both in person and online
• Experience of variety of events and audience sizes
• Experience of working with high-profile offices for unique event experiences

Key skills:
• Knowledge of CRM Systems (Eventbrite, Salesforce) and Microsoft Office Packages
• Time Management & Highly organised
• Flexibility and a willingness to get stuck in and help with any tasks the team require support for
• Are sociable and confident and happy building and maintaining relationships with multiple
stakeholders and suppliers
• Excellent customer service skills that mean queries are answered professionally and clearly
• Excellent organisation skills and ability to learn quickly to ensure smooth delivery processes
We are looking forward to holding video interviews through June 2021 and appointing our Event Officer
swiftly so we can start delivering a difference in July and beyond. You must have the right to work in the
UK without visa restriction to be considered.

Benefits offered at Speakers for Schools:
• 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
• Morning of your birthday off
• Pension scheme
• CharlieHR perks
• Perkbox
• £500 a year training allowance

Diversity at our core
At Speakers for Schools, we are committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce,
and eliminating discrimination. Our aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of
society and our customers, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.
We welcome applications from all, including those where employment has been affected by Covid19 and
those seeking to change careers. Diversity if at our core, join us.

How to apply:
Please apply as soon as possible submitting your CV and a one page covering letter which outlines your
specific interest and ability to successfully fill this role, as well as your salary expectations and current
notice period.
Appointees are subject to a successful DBS check, as contact with young people is likely.

Please note, if you do not provide a covering letter your application will not be considered.

The Journey to joining Speakers for Schools:
Interviews will be scheduled as applications are received, before the closing date, and will take place over
Microsoft Teams. We may appoint before this date depending on applications.

Our new team member will start ASAP.

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