Conference and Events Manager

University of London - Property and Facilities Management

The University of London 

The University of London is one of the oldest and largest universities in the UK – and the most diverse. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University is recognised globally as a world leader in Higher Education. We are a federal institution consisting of 18 self-governing Colleges of outstanding reputation and a number of acclaimed central academic bodies. The University of London offers almost every subject covered in any University curriculum, delivering huge flexibility and choice to its students.

Property and Facilities Management 

The Property and Facilities Management Department is comprised of three core areas, The Facilities and Contracts Unit, Residential Accommodation and the Conference and Events Department. Properties and Facilities Management ensure that the buildings within the Estate are operated safely and properly maintained as well as manage, on behalf of the University, a wide range of project and development activities including major construction and refurbishment projects.

The Role 

As the Conference and Events Manager you will lead the sales function for the conference operation. This is an exciting and varied role where you will be responsible for driving the conference operation’s digital brand, developing the sales and marketing strategy ensuring effective budget management and successful investment return.

We are looking for a driven Conference and Events Manager with a track record of extensive and successful event management within a substantial organisation. You will be extremely organised and able to manage multiple events and projects simultaneously while demonstrating the ability to prioritise, meet deadlines and work well in demanding situations. Excellent communication skills are essential in order for you to form and maintain strong working relationships, as well as negotiate and influence a wide audience including colleagues, stakeholders, clients, and suppliers.

Please note, this role requires occasional undertaking of work outside of normal office hours including the attendance of functions. 

This role is a fixed term position covering a period of maternity leave for 12 months.

For a full person specification and job description, please download the job description below.

Further Information

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and cover letter by midnight on Sunday 22 October 2017.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 25 October 2017.

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