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Events Officer

Campus Services & Facilities

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £29,605 to £33,966 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 25 September 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2436923TD

The University of Southampton is committed to excellence in all we do, applying our insights and inventiveness to solve the most complex societal and environmental challenges. As a world-leading, research-intensive university, with a strong and high-quality educational offering, we are renowned for our innovation and enterprise and are within the top 1% of universities worldwide.

We are looking for an Events Officer who has substantial previous events management experience or experience of delivering a service within a large, preferably, public sector organisation. You will 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. You will have 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, as well as being capable of building effective networks with clients and other team members and possess exceptional communication skills – both spoken and written.

The Conference & Events team are responsible for facilitating 500+ events per year at the University - whether it's a residential conference, summer school, away day, drinks reception or a dinner. Balancing clients needs against those of the University can be demanding at times and you will need to have strong communication skills and a resilient nature.

What we can offer you:

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.

The University of Southampton gives you access to a wide range of benefits in addition to our competitive rates of pay. Our core benefits include pension scheme membership; a generous annual leave allowance (supplemented by University closure days and public holidays) and excellent family leave arrangements (including maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave). All our benefits can be viewed here.

As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. We welcome applications from candidates who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+; and people with disabilities.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal leadership role in fulfilling the University of Southampton’s mission to educate and engage on sustainability matters. For more information or to discuss the post please contact Rachel Wootton, Head of Conference, Events & Hospitality,

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Further details:

Apply by midnight on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or quoting the job number.

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