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Events Manager

  • Location: London
  • Organisation: London Sport
  • Salary: £38,000
  • Contract: Full Time, permanent
  • Closing Date: 14 July 2024 | Events & Operations

About the Role

London Sport is looking to significantly boost our capability to influence, shape policies and mobilise support for our mission to reduce inequalities and increase opportunities for children and adults in the most deprived communities to lead healthier more active lives.

We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic and ambitious Events Manager to help us engage key stakeholders through events and commercial partnerships. 

You will join the dynamic Fundraising, Marketing and Communications team at London Sport in a varied and exciting role, with a focus on leading the development and delivery of our events strategy.  

You will set the direction and focus for the annual events programme (including our annual Awards, Active London conference and a number of smaller stakeholder events) and will work closely with colleagues to ensure the content, style and delivery of our events engage our target audience with our vision, and raise the profile and influence of London Sport, its work & impact among key stakeholder groups across London.

In addition, you will help us manage the activation of key commercial partnerships and help us develop a new Celebrity Ambassador Programme to allow us to engage high profile and influential figures from the sports industry to support our advocacy work - raising awareness of our work, promoting our mission and supporting our fundraising efforts.

What you will do

  • Develop, lead and implement the event strategy for the organisation to drive profile, reputation and influence among key audiences.
  • Lead project teams to deliver the annual events programme, and support colleagues in the delivery of smaller stakeholder events.
  • Work with the wider marketing and comms team, and third-party agencies, to develop event branding, content strategy, promotional plans, and guest experience and comms.
  • Support internal content strategy working groups to develop content themes and topics, and identify and secure speakers for our events.
  • Procure, brief and manage third party agencies and suppliers.
  • Manage and deliver against events budget whilst driving cost efficiencies.
  • Carry out a regular review of the programme to understand the impact of London Sport events, ideate around improvements and evolution of our events programme year on year.
  • Manage specific activations of key commercial partnerships, particularly around their support of our events, to ensure our partners receive their contracted benefits and value for their investment.
  • Manage the development and delivery of a new celebrity ambassador programme for London Sport to support our advocacy work – helping identify potential ambassadors to engage and build formal relationships with.

About You

  • An experienced Event Manager who has in depth knowledge of leading on the planning and delivery of a range of event formats, including conferences and awards ceremonies, for large and small audiences.
  • You have experience of developing and implementing strategy-led event programmes.
  • You have exceptional organisation skills, are action-focused and used to working within a fast-paced environment. 
  • You have excellent end-to-end project management and budget management skills.
  • A leader with experience of managing delivery teams consisting of senior and junior members of staff.
  • You have excellent communication skills and are adept at building effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders and suppliers.
  • A supportive, flexible and involved member of the team with a can-do attitude.

Further Information

  • Full-time permanent contract preferably but flexible to part-time permanent contracts
  • Salary: £38,000 pro rata
  • Offering 28 days’ holiday + 8 public holidays + 5 volunteer days + Christmas closure
  • Competitive Pension scheme 
  • Life Assurance and Health Cash Plan
  • Flexible working: we use a model of 2 plus days in our central London office at House of Sport and working from home, with travel required throughout London
  • By applying for the role, you are stating that you are eligible to work in the UK. London Sport is unable to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this role.

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