Head of Events

Hamlin Knight - Recruitment Specialists in Human R
09 May 2017
08 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is an award-winning international humanitarian charity offering a range of life-saving humanitarian solutions in over 30-crisis hit countries. They are one of the fastest growing charities in the sector, and have transformed countless numbers of lives and empowered communities around the globe.

Role overview:
The Head of Events will strategically and operationally prepare, manage and deliver the organisations events and tours programme within the UK on behalf and co-ordinate multi departmental working to ensure well-managed, effective, and efficient events with the primary purpose of fundraising for the charity's core programmes.

In order to fulfil the demands of this post, you will need to work flexibly in response to event requirements. Early starts will be required during tours, and evening / weekend work where necessary. There is also a requirement to be present at most of the events, which includes overnight stays away from home on occasions.

Key responsibilities:
*Leading the Events department and its relative workstreams.
*Project managing and executing high profile tours and campaigns.
*Planning and delivering an events calendar that avoids.
*Produce event business cases as well as budget preparation, management and reporting.
*Setting and understanding the objectives of events and ensuring those are maximized through event planning.
*Overseeing the management and delivery of events, exhibitions and conferences for the charity, including full end-to-end planning, delegate logistics and communication.
*Bringing together appropriate teams and colleagues to deliver events.
*Supporting other departments in their events through leadership and planning.
*Producing and managing standard procedures and checklists for the management and delivery of events as required.
*Work with the Marketing Department to ensure that all events and tours are supported with a comprehensive marketing strategy to reach maximum participation.
*Researching markets to identify demand for new and existing event or partnership opportunities.
*Cultivating relationships, networking and generating income through close working partnerships with suppliers.
*Maintaining and developing client relationships and manage supplier relationships.
*Ensuring best value for money on all events expenditure through market analysis and procurement.
*Understand and manage risk assessments and mitigate risks across all events.
*Preparing evaluation reports of events for Senior Leadership Team.
*Managing an events team to meet the departments objectives.

Qualifications and experience:
*Educated to degree level with desirable focus on event management.
*A minimum of 4 years' event management experience.
*Experience in s senior management position.
*Practical knowledge of how to plan, execute, manage and troubleshoot the organisation of events.
*Demonstrable experience of running events from conception to completion.
*Strong project management skills and initiative.
*Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritise a complicated workload.
*Self-led with an ability to work alone or as part of a team.
*Excellent knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications.
*Ability to find imaginative and practical solutions and make well-considered decisions.
*Proven fundraising track record across all types of fundraising with demonstrable experience in securing major gifts is an advantage.
*Experience of managing events and tours within the Charity sector is an advantage.
*Experience of managing and supervising the work of others.

Person Specifications:
*Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
*Proven ability to manage multiple projects at a time while paying strict attention to detail.
*Excellent networking and influencing skills.
*Excellent written and oral communication skills.
*Ability to organise and follow through a task with attention to detail and to work under pressure to a deadline.
*Highly developed time management and organising skill.
*Commitment to community and social development values.
*Self-motivated with an ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
*Good independent judgement, strategic vision and ability to challenge constructively.
*A creative individual who can galvanise volunteers and staff to overcome challenges and provide solutions laterally.