Head of Events

Posted 05 July 2024
Salary£Excellent + extensive benefits package
LocationKent
Job type Permanent
DisciplineEvent Recruitment Agency
Reference12478
Contact NameJenny McCarthy

Job description

Hybrid working - 2 days in East London/Kent. A fantastic opportunity to take the lead on a diverse range on international projects for a forward-thinking events agency!

THE COMPANY
This events agency delivers an array of live and virtual events for global clients. Their broad portfolio includes live international residential and non-residential events including conferences, roadshows, product launches, exhibitions, team building, business meetings, hospitality and incentives for numbers ranging from 20 – 2000 pax. Specialising in a variety of sectors such as Technology and Law, this agency works as a close-knit team ensuring an excellent service is delivered when managing events on behalf of their clients.

Due to strategic growth, they are now looking for a Head of Events to join their team to lead the project delivery teams including logistics, project management, creative, and design.

THE ROLE
Reporting directly into the MD, the responsibilities of the Head of Events will include:

• Taking event briefs and working directly with end clients
• Leading RFP and RFI responses and pitching
• Operational and strategic leadership of the projects team business unit
• Oversight of clients' objectives, branding, and SLA regulations
• Project resourcing amongst internal teams
• Contracting and negotiating with suppliers
• Managing and reconciling budgets department and project
• Working as Project Director on large scale events
• Team leadership of 8-10 direct reports

THE CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate will have experience of working within an agency environment at a senior level, overseeing the delivery of a large scale events portfolio. You will have excellent management skills and the ability strategically forecast budgets and resource. If you are looking to work for an agency who take pride in the projects they deliver and offer a fantastic working environment, then this is the role for you.

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.

VACANCY REF: JMC12478