Are you a highly motivated, creative and collaborative Events Manager with an impressive track record of creating, project managing and delivering a range of events of varying scale and scope? If so, don’t miss this exciting opportunity to join Nesta, where you will lead the end-to-end management and support of a portfolio of external and internal events.
Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society. Nesta is based in the UK and supported by a financial endowment. We work with partners around the globe to bring bold ideas to life to change the world for good.
Working closely with Nesta colleagues and, in particular, the wider communications team, the full end-to-end management of this position includes a broad range of requirements, such as venue sourcing and liaison,
event planning, budgeting, invitation and promotional material design and production, logistics and post-event analysis. This role will involve some line management past the probationary period.
You will also be expected to:
● Support other colleagues with managing, marketing and delivering further internal and external events
● Contribute to tasks related to Nesta’s overall events strategy, including ideas generation and seeking out partnership opportunities at other events
● Manage and deliver specific elements of the year-round programme of Nesta’s flagship event FutureFest
● Coordinate and manage effective relationships across Nesta
● Oversee the marketing of events to specific target audiences
In addition to your strong experience of creating, project managing and delivering a range of events, including commercial events, you will have a proven background of providing support to programme and policy colleagues in advising on event feasibility and content development, plus procuring, negotiating with, and managing internal and external suppliers and sponsors. Experience of producing events programmes is desirable as is an IOSH Managing Events Safely certification.
Calm under pressure with a methodical and flexible approach to your work, you must be an excellent communicator, verbal and written, with impressive interpersonal and relationship-building attributes. Experience of creating and following comprehensive event project plans is also vital.
Nesta is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion - we welcome and encourage applications from everyone.
For further details about this post, and to apply, please complete the application form on our website.
Closing date: 18th November 2019 at 8am
First interviews will take place w/c 25th November 2019.
Second interviews will take place w/c 2nd December 2019.