Head of Events Operations (Maternity Cover)

  • Job Reference: 00001576-1
  • Date Posted: 2 May 2018
  • Recruiter: HARPwallen (UK)
  • Location: Central London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: MICE/Conference & Events
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

This exciting business with an expanding programme of events, awards, academies, forums and networking evenings requires a commercial event professional to cover maternity leave (FTC) and play a key part in the overall operational strategy for the portfolio of events.   As well as the development and management of new and existing programmes you will take full responsibility for a team of three event managers and work closely with marketing, external suppliers, venues, service agencies as well as key stakeholders, sponsors and clients.


  • Proven track record of developing and implementing a large portfolio of events and awards programmes – ideally with a good knowledge of the travel or hospitality sectors
  • Strong leadership skills coupled with exceptional project management and administrative skills.
  • Highly customer-centric with the ability to build strong commercial relationships with clients, stakeholders, speakers, judges and VIPs
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with previous experience of end to end management of events, awards including programme planning, script writing, event collateral and briefing documents
  • Excellent budgetary and forecasting skills
  • Sound knowledge and experience of working with Eventsforce, Adobe InDesign/Photoshop as well as Advanced Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines on time and within budget
  • Good interpersonal skills with impact and gravitas to chair meetings/conference calls – managing key deliverables and client expectation
  • A natural leader and team player with a can-do attitude

Calm under pressure – unflappable in high-pressure situations with a passion for delivery of high quality leading edge events and awards programmes.