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Senior Events Officer

Development & Alumni Relations

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £33,797
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 17 February 2020
Interview Date:   Thursday 05 March 2020
Reference:  1233820CD

We are looking to recruit a high-performing individual, experienced in organising large corporate/donor events, to join our Engagement and Advancement Events team within the Office of Development and Alumni Relations (ODAR). As the Senior Events Officer, you will work alongside the Events Manager to deliver a portfolio of events, which engages key audiences globally, meets specific objectives and aligns with wider University priorities. This role will work on a number of high-profile philanthropic events each year, linked to university fundraising opportunities as well as a wider events programme that engages our staff and student community.

The ideal candidate will have a broad range of event expertise covering all key aspects of the role as detailed in the job description and person specification. You will need to be highly motivated, have excellent communication, organisation and prioritisation skills, be confident working alongside senior stakeholders, and be able to use your own initiative to complete tasks and projects to strict deadlines. Candidates will also need to show understanding of how strategic events can enhance fundraising and engagement activities - able to develop creative event ideas and proposals that are both audience-centric and objective-led.   

ODAR completed its first major fundraising campaign for a new Centre for Cancer Immunology in 2018, raising £25million. Now, an ambitious, historic £100m Campaign for Southampton is taking shape. This exciting role within ODAR will help support fundraising and engagement activities that help us achieve the Campaign’s vision. 

Just over an hour outside London in a beautiful location surrounded by the sea and forest, the University of Southampton ranks among the UK’s top research-intensive universities and is a place of transformation. Through education and research, innovation and enterprise, we unlock potential and provide opportunities that transform the lives of our students, our community, society and the economy.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 5 March 2020.

If you wish to discuss the post before applying please contact Rebecca Morris, Events Manager,

Application Procedure
You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Annabelle Trimm (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043. Please quote reference 1233820CD on all correspondence.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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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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