Events Officer (job-share)

University of Bath - Marketing & Communications

The University of Bath is a world class university in a World Heritage city, a nurturing environment for enterprising minds. 

Our growing international reputation is built upon the excellence and impact of our academic research and the all-round quality of the educational and extra-curricular experience enjoyed by our community of over 15,000 postgraduate and undergraduate students. 

The role

We are seeking a part-time Events Officer, on a job-share arrangement, to join our professional team.    

The post holder will support the Head of Events in planning and delivering a rolling programme of annual and one-off events in support of implementation of University strategies to enhance reputation, recruit high quality undergraduate and postgraduate applicants and engage stakeholders, including external partners and the local community.

The event programme includes University open days, summer and winter graduation ceremonies; public lectures; VIP events and other activities as may be specified from time to time.

The post holder will help to shape University practice in the planning, communication and delivery of effective events.

Management of events may include sourcing and booking venues, liaising with suppliers, coordinating invitations by post and email, managing staff at the event, preparing briefing notes, briefing senior colleagues and managing budgets.


You will be able to demonstrate an excellent track record of achievement in an event management role with experience of delivering high profile events involving multiple stakeholders.

You will possess outstanding project management and interpersonal skills with a sensitivity to the requirements of handling high profile VIPs and guests.

Experience of working in an event related capacity in Higher Education or similar sector would be an advantage.

Working hours

This is a permanent job share position working 18.25 hours per week (Wednesday to Friday). Working hours are scheduled as follows; however exact working hours per day are negotiable:

Wednesday: 1pm–4.15pm (no break)
Thursday: 9am–5.30pm (1 hour break)
Friday: 9am–5.30pm (1 hour break)

The nature of the role will also require a reasonable degree of flexibility with regard to working pattern. This will include occasional work at weekends and in the evening for which TOIL will be provided, where contracted working hours are exceeded.

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Laura Andrews, Head of Events on 01225 386631 or

Further details:

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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