Head of Events

Salary: Up to £55,000 per year plus bonus scheme

Location: Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Stoke-On-Trent (Staffordshire)

Term: Full Time/ Permanent (Hybrid Role: 3 days on-site, 2 days remote)

Rota: Monday – Friday | 9am – 5pm

Innov8 Agency are proud to be recruiting for our innovative and established international client in the Newcastle-under-Lyme area.

The organisation hosts extravagant flagship corporate, fund raising and Gala events and activities in the UK and Internationally.

Post Outline:

This is a permanent post responsible for the operational and administrative aspects of event management and overseeing the event strategy and team.

The organisation has a long and celebrated history of delivering world-class events with the biggest names, entertainment, sponsors and high net-worth individuals.

The role will involve managing relationships with supporters or high net worth donors, researching and pitching to sponsors, negotiating deals with venues, site visits, booking world famous entertainers and talent or attending events, auctions, and other event related activities throughout the UK and overseas.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Deliver, develop and adapt the events and challenges strategy and portfolio to achieve the agreed fundraising and attendance targets and ROI’s by increasing fundraising income year on year.
  • Increase event income by seeking sponsorship for events and P&L management
  • Report monthly on progress and forecasting against targets for fundraising and CEO meetings.
  • Deliver existing portfolio of events, meeting attendance and income targets. Develop new events and challenges in order to generate income.
  • Secure sponsorship across the full portfolio by recruiting high value sponsors, delivering on agreed outcomes and maximising profit.
  • Overall department responsibility and operational management responsibility for portfolio of events, with responsibility for reaching financial targets as agreed and producing detailed reports and financial analysis.
  • Line management responsibilities
  • Support the delivery of all events with a focus on improving profitability on signature events, in Europe (UK, Monaco and Portugal)
  • Promote the use of the organisational facilities to external hires to raise income and increase the organisations’ profile
  • Line manage Events Managers and Coordinators, supporting their career progression and ensuring success in their events, proposing team development to the CEO in line with your strategy.
  • Review, update and ensure Events procedures and ISO processes are adhered to.
  • Provide expertise and guidance on all matters relating to events including Gift Aid, Risk Assessment and Health & Safety.
  • Ensure event closures are timely and as per finance and event procedures
  • Ensure that department reporting for intangibles is completed

Essential Criteria:

  • Well-organised and able to manage multiple priorities and to think ‘outside of the box’
  • A natural ‘problem-solver’ who is comfortable operating at pace with the ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Strategic thinker and inspiring team leader with a proven track record of successfully developing and leading a team.
  • An excellent collaborator, facilitator and enabler with strong interpersonal skills; able to forge successful working relationships with a variety of stakeholders and sectors.
  • Experienced in managing P&L’s and budgets (ideally multi-currency).
  • A proactive, self-motivated and goal-orientated leader with excellent communication skills; including excellent presentation and written skills.
  • Excellent IT skills, including mainstream office packages and experience of using donor relationship management systems or CRM system.
  • Knowledge of the management of events.
  • Knowledge of income-generation within a charity/social enterprise/not for profit setting. Managing and marketing a range of events (charity, sporting and/or challenge events) at a senior level with six figure fundraising.
  • Increasing net income and donor base through events, sports, challenges and supporter engagement.
  • Working in a complex environment, ensuring speedy decision-making and systematic approach to overcoming obstacles.
  • Supporter/customer focused role within a team environment with excellent relationship building skills.
  • Working with third party event and organisers, fundraising and community groups. Excellent organisational and analytical skills, as well as close attention to detail.
  • Able to drive and travel to meet the needs of the role.

Disclosure & Barring Service Checks:

All posts within the Organisation are subject to DBS checks, in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). This role is eligible for a Standard DBS check.

To apply please email your CV to innov8agencyltd@gmail.com.

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