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Job Overview

The Digital Lancashire team are looking for a competent Event Manager to organise, oversee and co-ordinate events that will make a positive impact to a our current members and raise our organisations profile to our target audience to build membership numbers further. 

The chosen candidate will be required on a 6 month freelance contract initially, to ensure our Digital Lancashire events are successful and cost-effective, paying attention to any budget and time constraints.

We would like to see enthusiastic candidates with fresh ideas for our Digital events – we would like to provide something different than the usual format you see in our industry for digital marketing breakfast meetings and round table events. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan event from start to finish according to our requirements, target audience and objectives
  • Come up with suggestions to enhance the event’s success
  • Prepare budgets 
  • Source and negotiate with suppliers (speakers, venue, catering teams etc.)
  • Coordinate all operations
  • Act as an experienced event consultant and specialist
  • Organise appropriate sponsorship for our events
  • Lead promotional activities for the event
  • Work with our designer to develop any promotional materials e.g. email marketing, eventbrite, social media graphics 
  • Supervise and provide on the day support 
  • Ensure event is completed smoothly and step up to resolve any problems that might occur
  • Analyze the event’s success and prepare reports for the management team
  • Responsible for approximately 6 events over the course of the initial contract
  • The job will be split with 80% of the time working on pre-event planning and 20% providing on the day support

Requirements

  • Proven experience as event manager
  • Skilled in project management
  • Knowledge of KPIs and marketing techniques for event management
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation ability
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Customer-service orientation
  • A team player with leadership skills
  • BSc/BA in PR, marketing or hospitality management

Experience

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in a similar role at management level
  • Ability to provide case studies and testimonials of your previous work

Please get in touch for more information and how to apply.

Events Manager