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Education Training and Events Executive Roles (12 month FTC) - Salary £30k (plus generous benefits package)

College of Optometrists - Events Team

Location: London
Salary: £30,000 (plus generous benefits package)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th October 2021
Closes: 25th October 2021

Events Executive (Fixed term contract for one year)

Education Training and Events Executive (Fixed term contract for one year)

Central London with hybrid working offered
Salary £30k (plus generous benefits package)

Are you an ambitious, hardworking and enthusiastic events professional looking for a fast moving role full of challenges and opportunities to grow and learn? We’re currently working from home, but we’re usually based in central London and support hybrid working.

We’re looking for two new people to join our welcoming Events team. If you have a keen eye for detail and a passion for event management, with excellent customer service skills, then this is the opportunity for you. Both roles will be key members of a close-knit, dynamic team who are in charge of running a busy calendar of online and face to face events for UK optometrists – the eye care professionals who look after the health of the nation’s vision.

You will work on all elements of running an event, so this is a great place to hone your skills and learn new ways of working. They are varied roles that require you to use your initiative and manage multiple tasks and priorities.

We’re looking for candidates with proven experience of planning and delivering a range of online and physical events and of developing and delivering improvements. You will have excellent time management and organisational skills, and we’ve already mentioned that keen eye for detail – but we say it again because it’s a must for this role! If you have a proactive and hardworking approach, coupled with event management systems experience, strong IT, customer focus and communication skills, then this is the job for you. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to progress their career in events.

We are recruiting for two positions within the Events team. The Events Executive role will lead a series of continuing professional development events for members which take place in the evening, both online and in person across the UK. You will also work with the whole team to deliver our larger events including the annual conference and prestigious Diploma ceremony.

The Education Training and Events Executive will work closely with the Education team to plan and deliver a range of events for different audiences including assessor, examiner and supervisor training; a series of virtual Hospital Eye Service (HES) workshops; student presentations and webinars; This role will also work one day a week within the Events team to assist with the co-ordination of continuing professional development events for members.

About us

The College of Optometrists is the professional body for optometry. It qualifies the profession and delivers the guidance and development to ensure optometrists provide the best possible care. We promote excellence through the College’s affixes, by building the evidence base for optometry, and raising awareness of the profession with the public, commissioners, and health care professionals.

We are a supportive and friendly team. The College provides a range of benefits to employees including a generous pension scheme, season ticket loan, private health care and a health cash plan scheme, a good holiday entitlement, life assurance, and an employee assistance programme. We also provide time off in lieu for evening and weekend events.


The job description for both roles can be downloaded below. To apply please send your CV, and a cover letter (no more than 500 words) clearly demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the role, and stating if you have a preference for either role to:

Application deadline:   25 October at midday (both roles)

First interview date:  1 November (Education Training & Events Executive)
Second interview date:  8 November (Education Training & Events Executive)

First interview date: 3 November (Events Executive)
Second interview date: 10 November (Events Executive)

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to inform those who are not shortlisted, or give feedback. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Equality and inclusion

The College is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to avoiding unlawful discrimination. We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation. In support of this we follow a fair recruitment process in which shortlisting and other recruitment decisions are made on the basis of skills, competencies and experience demonstrated in the application and interview process. 

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. If you require a reasonable adjustment to be made to support your application due to a disability or other condition please let us know.

No agencies or other recruitment services, please.

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