Events Manager (2 posts)

Reach & Engagement

KTN has recently launched a new identity and a new strategy. The strategy commits KTN to increasing the visibility of our work across different audiences, campaigns and partners in connecting for positive change. The Reach & Engagement Directorate is key to delivering projects and campaigns in KTN’s five priority areas – Net Zero, Place, Equality Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I), Global and Innovation Adoption and Diffusion.

Purpose of the Role:

Understanding the needs of the client, the audience and KTN, the Event Manager will use their experience and creativity in designing and producing event experiences to deliver effective and impactful campaigns that target diverse audiences.

Working in partnership with colleagues, contractors and stakeholders and clients to ensure that campaign objectives are clear, and that skill sets from across the organisation are used to generate maximum return on investment.

This role will ensure that at each touchpoint with each client, audience or partner, KTN is contributing towards the creation of a network of innovators so powerful, its ideas will change the world.

Role and Responsibilities:

    • Work with colleagues to design and deliver events that will achieve client and KTN objectives
    • Ensure that all event attendees, including speakers, sponsors, delegates, partners and colleagues enjoy a seamless and high-quality user journey, from pre-event to post-event.
    • Be creative in delivering innovative events, using a combination of consumer and business facing initiatives
    • Collaborate across KTN, ensuring that cross-company skill sets are deployed and KTN strategy and values are key to every event
    • Budget time and expenditure effectively, ensuring that project owners are aware of any changes to forecast or anticipated outcomes well in advance of project closure
    • Set objectives for events and measure success against objectives
    • Liaise effectively and clearly with contractors to ensure that KTN are recognised as a valued, open and collaborative client
    • Ensure that KTN events become renowned for the high quality of experience and impact they deliver to audiences and partners
    • Ensure that KTN gathers knowledge about all event attendees and their event experience to ensure that we continually improve their experience.

These roles and responsibilities will scale and adapt according to the changing needs of the business and the innovation landscape in the UK. The Event Manager must be prepared to embrace changing circumstances and work collaboratively with others across the Directorate to deliver on behalf of KTN, our clients and partners.

Requirements

Experience

  • Event operations, design, contracting or production experience – live and online
  • Experience of working across both online and face-to-face events
  • Proven ability to handle challenging environments, individuals and unforeseen circumstances
  • Experience of delivering brilliant execution to exceptionally high standard
  • Experience of working within and across teams
  • Experience of working across multiple regions and demographics

Skills

  • Holistic skillset including planning and organisational skills, technical skills, relationship building, design awareness and production skills.
  • Being able to excel when dealing with ambiguity, complexity and working within a fast-paced, innovative and matrixed environment
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of IT literacy
  • Experience with Cvent desirable

Benefits

  • This role has a salary between £27,000 and £31,000 pa.
  • 28 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays pro rata
  • Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Wider Wallet employee benefits high street discounts scheme.
  • Opportunities for continuous professional development as part of our Talent & Development Programme

This advert will close on Monday 14th June 2021, though some circumstances may require us to close earlier, so early application is advised. Please apply by submitting a tailored cover letter outlining your suitability with specifics relating to the requirements of the role, and your CV outlining your experience.

Currently, during this extended lockdown period, this position is based from home. After the extended lockdown period, the postholder may continue to be based from home, or in one of our offices (London, Edinburgh, Harwell).

Considerable UK travel will be expected.

Applicants must have the existing and ongoing right to work in the U.K. without restrictions as sponsorship for visas is not provided.

Applications are to be received by the June 14, 2021