Head of Events

Posted 04 July 2024
SalarySenior package + benefits & bonus
LocationGreater London
Job type Permanent
DisciplineExhibition Recruitment AgencyDesign / Creative Recruitment Agency
Contact NameLaura Kelly

Job description

Hybrid - London office / home - A rare opportunity to join this leading association at a senior level and take responsibility for the planning, delivery and profitability of their global event programme.  



This professional membership association is a leader within its field. With an extensive network, unrivalled reputation, and global reach they drive collaboration and collective problem solving to support their broad membership base. Focusing on collaboration programmes as well as business research, publications, training programmes, events and workshops  they connect top IT and business leaders to learn, network, and develop meaningful partnerships.


With exceptional benefits and a culture to match, this organisation has a huge amount to offer their team. With a true passion for advancing the world through technology their commitment to inspiring that change only adds to making this a truly fantastic place to work. This is a unique opportunity for a senior level events professional to further their career.




They are now looking for an experienced Head of Events to take a pivotal role in driving the association revenue growth and profitability through the strategic planning, execution, and management of their world class events! You will be responsible for:


•                Developing and delivering a comprehensive commercial strategy for the events team, that aligns with company goals and objectives

•                Identifying and cultivating new business opportunities through networking, proactive prospecting and building strong relationships

•                Working closely with Marketing and Commercial / Sales teams to design and deliver innovative event concepts

•                Contract negotiation with suppliers and vendors

•                Overseeing all elements of event planning and delivery from concept development to post event analysis

•                Staying abreast of industry trends, market developments and competitor activities

•                Ensuring effective communication and fostering a collaborative and results-oriented environment

•                Identifying opportunities for innovation and growth

•                Financial analysis and reporting


Candidate must come from an operational delivery background having managed and delivered large scale events previously. A strong commercial focus is essential, and candidates must have a proven track record of developing and managing budgets and driving profitability. Excellent stakeholder management, communication and negotiation skills are key, and candidates must have the ability to develop innovative event concepts that resonate with target audiences. Experience of working within a membership organisation would be advantageous but is not essential. Candidates must be able to demonstrate leadership and team management skills and have the ability to influence and motivate a team.


With a growing network and a market leading reputation this is an opportunity not to be missed!!!


Live specialises in all disciplines (and at all levels) across events, experiential and exhibitions.  If this position isn't quite what you're looking for please visit live-recruitment.co.uk to view all of the opportunities we are recruiting.

As a specialist events recruitment agency we help our clients build the most talented and diverse teams in the UK. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, embracing diversity across all intersecting dimensions, including ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, well-being, abilities, and neurodiversity.


We are dedicated to ensuring a supportive and accessible recruitment process. If you require any adjustments or accommodations for any reason, please do not hesitate to let us know.