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Events Officer

Closing date: 04 Jul 2022

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  • Full Time
  • London

Website Institute for Government

The Institute for Government is the leading think tank working to make government more effective. We provide rigorous research and analysis, topical commentary and public events to explore the key challenges facing government, and offer a space for discussion and fresh thinking to help senior politicians and civil servants think differently and bring about change.

The Institute for Government is currently inviting applications for an Events Officer, starting as soon as possible.  

The events programme of the Institute is essential to our public profile. Rooted in the work programmes that the research team are working on, events are opportunities for us to discuss the themes of our work with other experts and senior decision-makers, and to communicate our messages to the media and wider public. All our events, whether in-person, hybrid or entirely online, are produced to a very high standard and often include high-profile speakers and audiences. Our events officers work with colleagues across the Institute to deliver our range of public events, roundtables, workshops and conferences.

As part of a four-person events team, within the wider communications team and reporting to the Director of Communications, you will support the design and co-ordination of the Institute’s programme of public and private events, workshops and roundtables. You will manage all the logistics around timely and professional event organisation and delivery, including:

  • Liaising with IfG colleagues and external speakers to agree dates and timings for events, helping to manage a busy and flexible diary.
  • Approaching external speakers for specific events as suggested by colleagues in the research and partnerships teams, and working closely with partners to deliver sponsored events.
  • Creating guest lists, sending out event invitations and managing RSVPs using the Institute’s CRM database.
  • Making all necessary catering and room set-up arrangements, including liaising with audio-visual support colleagues to ensure all an event’s AV needs are met.
  • Preparing briefing notes for internal and external speakers.
  • Greeting guests, assisting with registration and attending events to assist with delivery on the day (including working outside core hours).
  • Capturing event analysis and updating records of attendance using CRM.
  • Help prepare for and deliver Institute events outside of London, including our party conference programme.
  • Share management of the busy events email inbox and deal with internal and external event enquiries.
  • Help to keep the events page of the Institute website up-to-date.

For full details, including a person specification, please read the job application pack available on our website.

This role could suit people with a wide range of different experiences. If you are interested in applying but are not sure you have all the skills or experience we are looking for, please do so and give us the opportunity to consider you as a candidate.

The Institute is committed to supporting greater diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to fostering an environment in which everyone feels welcome and valued. We welcome applications from anyone who is interested in government and how to make it more effective, and particularly encourage applications from candidates who belong to groups currently underrepresented in the think-tank sector. This includes but is not limited to Black and ethnic minority candidates, disabled candidates, and candidates from low-income backgrounds.

To apply for this job please visit www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk.

Other benefits

Contractual benefits:

  • 30 days of annual leave in addition to eight days of bank and public holiday for full-time staff (pro-rated for non-full-time posts).
  • The Institute has a pension scheme which you will be auto-enrolled into in your third month of employment. The contribution is a minimum of 5% from the employee and a fixed 10% contribution from the employer.
  • Death in service life assurance of 4 x salary is given to all staff.
  • 20 days sick pay in first year and thereafter 30 days per rolling 12 month period.

Non-contractual benefits:

  • Staff may take two weeks each year where the standard requirement to work from the office at least three days per week does not apply.
  • Lunch is provided when working in the office.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (via Health Assured).
  • Six months’ maternity/shared parental leave at full pay.

How to apply

To apply, please complete an online application.

We would strongly encourage applicants to read the job application pack available on our website before completing their application.

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Job Details

Organisation: Institute for Government

Location: London

Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 (£30,000-£35,000, depending on skills and experience.)

Closing date: 04 Jul 2022 (11 AM)

Contract type: Permanent

Full-time/part-time: Full Time

Remote working: No

About the Organisation

The Institute for Government is the leading think tank working to make government more effective. We provide rigorous research and analysis, topical commentary and public events to explore the key challenges facing government, and offer a space for discussion and fresh thinking to help senior politicians and civil servants think differently and bring about change.

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