The University of Wolverhampton

Events Manager

Wolverhampton Campus
External Relations
Contract Type
Advert Status
31,302 - 34,188 pa
Closing Date
Job Reference

This post is fixed term until 30th June 2020


We are looking for a talented, passionate and organised individual with a keen eye for detail, to take on the crucial role of Events Manager at the University of Wolverhampton.


About the Role

Based in External Relations, you will be the University’s central lead for corporate, student recruitment and B2B events, responsible for directly planning, organising and executing impactful high profile events.


You will deliver sixty-plus events per year to a high professional standard, whilst managing your two-person Events team and client relationships effectively.


Events will include large-scale undergraduate and postgraduate open days/evenings, high profile events for senior figures, business: business engagement and student-focused events aimed at generating a ‘buzz’ around campus.


You’ll work with internal clients and external partners to develop innovative, successful events to raise profile, enhance reputation and meet the aims and objectives of the client. As an events specialist, you’ll also act as expert consultant, advising university departments on best practice for their own events, whilst tracking event performance where possible to ensure a process of continual improvement.


About You

You will be a driven, highly organised and diligent events manager with extensive experience of acting as an event lead within a professional setting.


University events are usually large-scale, high profile and frequent, so you will be used to remaining calm in pressured situations, all whilst managing your time, team, stakeholders and priorities effectively.


You will know how to get the best out of your team, delegating where appropriate, and managing performance to ensure the best possible event delivery.


Flexible and hard-working, and with a keen eye for detail, you will have excellent customer service and client management skills as you juggle multiple responsibilities and competing demands from internal and external clients.


You will put visitor experience at the forefront of everything you do, working concisely and systematically, whilst ensuring the ultimate aim or strategic purpose of an event is delivered.


You will remain calm under pressure, working collaboratively with colleagues in External Relations to ensure print, promotional and online assets are produced to a high standard to deadline. 

The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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