Events Advisor - 12-month FTC

  • Job Reference: JO0000003588
  • Date Posted: 21 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Ryder Reid Legal
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Marketing / Business Development
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Our international law firm client is seeking an individual to join thier events team.

The successful candidate will be working with the BD teams to ensure events are aligned to the firm's strategy and maximising business development opportunities.

The role is to support the practice, sector groups and senior management in the creation, planning, management, execution and delivery of medium and large in-person, hybrid and virtual online client and internal events. Working as part of a team to plan, you will manage, execute logistics and provide technical support for online virtual or hybrid (virtual/in person) international events.

What the firm is looking for:

This role is ideal for a highly organised team player, with an ability to lead by example and to work independently on assigned projects. The person in this role must be proactive, flexible and accountable in all aspects of the role. You must be able to interact with all levels across the firm.

We would expect successful candidates to have the following skills and experience:

  1. Very organised, approachable, high attention to detail and exceedingly organised.
  2. ability to communicate with internal clients and colleagues in a calm, professional and friendly manner. Strong team worker.
  3. Contracting skills are key commercial skills required to understanding and negotiate the best terms and conditions in supplier contracts.
  4. Highly computer literate with a proven ability to pick up and use new systems or software, ideally including experience of Microsoft Office software.
  5. Previous experience of having used webinar technology or email marketing platforms would be advantageous, as would a working knowledge of social media and websites.
  6. Ability to gain trust and build relationships quickly. Able to interact professionally and credibly with senior internal stakeholders
  7. An ability to manage conflicting requests or concurrent multiple projects, and cope with a steady stream of work

The role is based in London, with occasional travel to the other offices overseas to support events as required. The firm will provide full training on all technical aspects of the role.

Experience required:

  • Significant experience managing mid to large events and associated budgets.
  • Virtual event management experience and ability to pick up new tech to support online events. Experience using webinar platforms (e.g. Zoom or equivalent), event registration software (e.g. Cvent, Eventogy), digital event platforms is preferred. Experience using meetings platform (e.g. Webex, Teams or equivalent). Ability to pick up new platforms essential to support online events.
  • Proven ability running events through the entire event life-cycle-both live and digital.
  • Troubleshooting experience.
  • Working knowledge of health and safety guidelines and practices for in person events.
  • Experience of working on global events or in a global organisation (preferably) or working with global organisations if from an Events agency.