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Events Officer

Campus Services & Facilities

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £24,771 to £29,515
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Thursday 29 August 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1167719TD

We are looking for applicants who have substantial previous events management experience or experience of delivering a service within a large, preferably, public sector organisation. They will need the ability to work on a number of events simultaneously and to respond to new and continually changing requirements – from the organiser and the organisation. They will also need to demonstrate that they have experience of building effective networks with clients and other team members and that they possess exceptional communication skills – both spoken and written.

The successful candidate needs to be quick thinking, have an eye for detail, excellent organisation skills, an enthusiasm for a challenge, the ability to balance competing priorities and a commitment to providing excellent customer service. The Conference, Events & Hospitality Office are a small team who are responsible for 800+ events per year at the University, ranging from 5 to 500 guests. Balancing clients needs against those of the University can be demanding at times and the successful candidates will need to have strong negotiation skills and a resiliant nature.

Working with the Conference & Events team at the University offers a unique exposure to all aspects of managing events from enquiry handling, preparing event proposals, negotiating, managing data, procuring services, event health & safety, preparing event accounts, to duty management on the day of the event.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 1167719TD on all correspondence.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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