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    Research Events Manager


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    Category: Community & Sport
    Posted Today

    4,000 professionals, 0 days wasted, 1 incredible purpose. Together, we will beat cancer.

    Research Events Manager

    Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 pa + benefits depending on experience

    Contract type/ hours: Permanent / full time 35 hours (flexible working requests considered)

    Location: Stratford, London (High flex - we'd expect you to be in the office 1 to 2 days a week)

    Application Deadline: Sunday 12th February at 23.55. This vacancy may close earlier if a high number of applications are received or once a suitable candidate is found, so please do not delay submitting your application to avoid any disappointment.

    At Cancer Research UK, we exist to beat cancer

    We are professionals with purpose, beating cancer every day. But we need to go much further and much faster. That's why we we're looking for someone talented, someone innovative and ambitious, someone like you.

    What will I be doing?

    Our research events are one of the most effective avenues to engage with the scientific community, designed to showcase cutting edge science, bring together an international community and facilitate collaborations.

    Our events and webinars portfolio has seen significant growth following the launch of our new research strategy which identified a number of new priority areas. Working closely with programme leads across our Research & Innovation Directorate, the events team will drive engagement in these areas.

    This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced events organiser to build on our successes to date and take our events to the next level, by identifying innovative new event approaches and leveraging sponsorship for some of our most high-profile events.

    Key duties include -

    • Manage the development and implementation of our annual events for the Research and Innovation (R&I) Directorate

    • Provide expert guidance and support to teams across R&I when delivering events for the research community.

    • Oversee all event logistics and operational planning for assigned events, including programme development, delegate communication, speaker liaison, poster arrangements and sourcing venue, catering and travel.

    • Work closely with the Marketing and Communications Team to draft accurate and targeted marketing materials and produce branded materials to be used at events and conferences.

    • Work closely with our Creative team to design event assets and promotional materials including flyers, brochures, event stands.

    • Create and oversee event budgets for all assigned events.

    • Negotiate and project manage key suppliers including venues, caterers, print suppliers and other agencies.

    • Evaluate event success and make recommendations for future event activity.

    • Leverage sponsorship by identifying new partners and building-on already established relationships.

    • Designing and creating sponsorship brochures

    • Promote and deliver sponsorship activity for all assigned events to achieve income targets.

    What skills are we looking for?

    • Strong events delivery experience required. Experience in the delivery of scientific events, large scale conferences or exhibitions would be an advantage.

    • Educated to a degree level or equivalent experience in event management

    • Demonstrable skills and knowledge in all aspects of event management and delivery and experience of delivery events for a diverse audience

    • Experience of developing and managing relationships effectively with multiple stakeholders

    • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to network and maintain good working relationships

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    • Very organised with strong time management and prioritisation skills, with the ability to meet tight deadlines

    • Willingness to work outside normal office hours. Some events require weekend work and travel around the UK, and potentially internationally, is required

    • Excellent administration, planning and IT (proficient in Microsoft Office)

    • Experience of working with budgets and monitoring expenditure is desirable

    What will I gain?

    Each and every one of our employees contributes to our progress and is supporting our work to beat cancer. We think that's impressive.

    In return, we make sure you are supported by a generous benefits package, a wide range of career and personal development opportunities and high-quality tools, policies and processes to enable you to do your job well.

    Our benefits package includes a substantial retirement plan, a generous and flexible leave allowance, discounts on anything from travel to technology, gym membership, and much more.

    We review pay annually and aim to recognise individual performance and achievements.

    We don't forget people have lives outside of work too and so we actively encourage a flexible working culture.

    How do I apply?

    We operate an anonymised shortlisting process in our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. CVs are required for all applications; but we won't be able to view them until we invite you for an interview. Instead, we ask you to complete the work history section of the online application form for us to be able to assess you quickly, fairly and objectively.

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