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Events Manager

Closing date: 21 Sep 2021

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  • Full Time
  • London

Website RUSI

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is the world’s oldest and the UK’s leading defence and security think tank. Its mission is to inform, influence and enhance public debate on a safer and more stable world. RUSI is a research-led institute, producing independent, practical and innovative analysis to address today’s complex challenges. 

We are looking for an Events Manager who will be part of a busy team responsible for the planning, co-ordination and delivery of first class events for RUSI. 

About the role 

The purpose of this role is to act as a point of contact for all RUSI event bookings and to provide key support to the Projects and Events Director.  

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Book and confirm internal event date in the “Institute Editorial Calendar” with the Events Director as required
  • Once a conference or event is confirmed email the Project Officer or Research Lead the Zoom Logistical Document, once this has been completed and returned planning can begin for the event
  • Set-up the event on the RUSI database, the on-line booking system, RUSI.org, the virtual event platform (Zoom etc) and Events tracking spreadsheet
  • Organise quotations any special requirements such as translation
  • Liaise with the Comms Team to ensure the event is made ‘live’ on RUSI.org and the e-shot invitation is sent
  • Ensure the Event Administrator issues the staff invite
  • Obtain speaker contact details and arrange a test Zoom call to run through the Zoom requirements
  • Obtain sponsor contact details from the PO – write to each company’s point of contact and provide a sponsor contract, administration form and invoice. Follow-up payment of invoice.
  • Oversee delegate registrations and assist with any issues 
  • Manage the virtual event from start to finish
  • Liaise with Comms regarding the follow up email and ensure, if the event was recorded that a copy is sent to Comms for the web page
  • Ensure the Event Administrator marks the attendees on the database
  • Attend the Management Group Meeting in the Project and Events Director’s absence as requested 

**The above list of duties is not exhaustive; the post holder will be required to undertake such duties that may reasonably be expected within the scope and grade of the role**  

Person Specification 

The job holder should be able to demonstrate the following essential knowledge, skills and experience: 

  • Proficient in Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Zoom.  
  • Degree level qualifications in Events or Hospitality or equivalent experience as an Events Assistant. 
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Highly organised and proven experience of working under time pressures. 

To apply for this job please visit royalunitedservicesinstitute.peoplehr.net.

Other benefits

  • 25 days annual leave (rising with service) 
  • Additional days off during Christmas –RUSI Christmas closure days
  • Generous pension contributions at 6% employer contribution, 
  • Access to 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Season ticket loan 
  • Access to free access to RUSI’s world leading programme of events and conferences, research materials and library  

How to apply

Click to apply and follow the apply button on our website, to submit your CV and cover letter (not more than one page) stating why you think you should be considered for this role. Interviews may be completed virtually, and you may be required to complete a role related assessment 

Please DO NOT submit multiple applications for this vacancy. We no longer accept applications to our recruitment mailbox, applications received in our mailbox will not be processed. The closing date for applications is 23:59, Tuesday 21st September 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the vacancy might be brought to a close earlier. Early submission is advised. Please note that we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role. Existing and unrestricted right to work in the UK is a requirement.  

 

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Job Details

Organisation: RUSI

Location: London

Salary: £20,000 - £30,000 (£24,000-£32,000 per annum depending on skills and experience )

Closing date: 21 Sep 2021

Contract type: Permanent

Full-time/part-time: Full Time

Remote working: Temporarily due to Covid-19

About the Organisation

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is the world’s oldest and the UK’s leading defence and security think tank. Its mission is to inform, influence and enhance public debate on a safer and more stable world. RUSI is a research-led institute, producing independent, practical and innovative analysis to address today’s complex challenges. 

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