Marketing Events Manager

Are you super organised, driven and passionate about creating world-class events and marketing campaigns?

Do you love lists, have an immaculate eye for detail and enjoy a fast-paced, varied role? Would you like the opportunity to work in Manchester’s most exciting events team? If so, then we have a place for you at UKFast!

 

Working in one of Manchester hottest new events spaces and externally across a wide variety of events from festivals and glamorous awards to corporate hospitality and marketing conferences, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside our established events team to help plan and co-ordinate the promotion, running and logistics of a wide-ranging spectrum of events.

 

We are looking for new team players with fantastic organisation skills, a killer attention to detail, high standards and an enthusiastic can-do attitude.

We need a desire to take responsibility for a project, execute all elements seamlessly and deliver an outstanding customer experience.

We want dynamic, friendly people that pride themselves on an outstanding ability to multi-task, foresee possible eventualities and pre-emptively make decisions whilst remaining calm under pressure. We’re also seeking a marketing or communications background, with the ability to translate a fantastic event into copy, creative and marketing promotion to drive attendees.

 

From reindeer, fire breathers and circus tents to indoor forests, rugby matches and world-class expos - one day we can be in a muddy field and the next in the most glamourous venues in the country. We work incredibly hard to turn imagination into reality and make the impossible happen every day.
Are you ready for an adventure?

 

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Work includes:

  • Attending all UKFast events with flexible hours
  • Coordinating, project-managing and executing events from start to finish (including all operational logistics)
  • Planning event briefs, implementing all aspects of them and effectively communicating plans with the wider marketing and communications team.
  • Working across a variety of marketing platforms and channels to promote and execute outstanding events
  • Event copy writing for website, email and marketing promotion
  • Liaising with speakers, clients and external suppliers including booking external equipment, décor, furniture and catering
  • Having a firm understanding of running conferences and managing AV equipment
  • Upholding brand standards and event design themes
  • Welcoming visitors as a UKFast brand ambassador in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries.
  • Providing a consistently high standard of visitor experience and managing day-to-day visitor requests
  • Maintaining events information: keeping online events calendar up-to-date along with accurate records of all events, attendance and reporting.
  • Managing and reconciling budgets

 

 

What we require:

  • Two years’ previous experience in an operational events role, ideally B2B corporate events environment or similar (this excludes restaurant management and event sales)
  • A keen interest in learning about world-class events
  • A Marketing and Communications background, with excellent aural and written communication skills
  • Strong telephone manner and people skills
  • Must be able bodied in order to help set up events spaces
  • Full clean UK driving licence and access to car
  • An interest in AV and the ability to understand/work technical equipment.
  • Ability to work flexible, varied hours including evenings, mornings and weekends when required, plus travel to various UK cities and foreign countries where required.
  • Good computer skills and an knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • 8 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and English, plus 3 A-levels at grade C or above.
  • A degree in events management, marketing management or similar is desirable

 

Key Skills:

  • Strong organisational and multitasking skills
  • Strong sense of responsibility to deliver tasks to completion
  • Project and time management
  • Creative problem-solving ability
  • Proactive and forward thinking
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Being industrious and diligent
  • Being self-motivated and level headed
  • Communication, presentation and listening
  • Good grammar and written skills
  • Strong communication and customer care skills
  • Being able to interact and network with people

 

Perks:

  • Opportunity to attend some of the most exciting events across the country including VIP shows, awards and festivals
  • Backstage access to artists, performers and speakers
  • All expenses paid trips across the UK
  • Work Mobile Phone
  • Pool Car Access