Events Manager
(GLA) Grade 8 (£43,517)
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: GLARD010
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 2nd June 2019 at 23.59 GMT
Interview date: To be Confirmed
Salary: £43,517 per annum
Location of Role: The Crystal, Royal Victoria Dock
Grade: 8

We’re helping to unlock the creative spirit of the Royal Docks. You’ll collaborate with the creative organisations that call the Royal Docks home to launch a world-class programme of events and activation, as well as attracting new organisations to join us. You’ll inspire our communities and visitors to make the most of the area’s assets — 12 miles of waterfront, diverse landscape, global connections — and help us make the Royal Docks an attractive place to visit and stay.

The opportunity

You’ll manage the development and delivery of an outstanding events programme that helps to position the Royal Docks as a unique cultural and commercial destination – locally, nationally and internationally. This will include project launches, cultural events, exhibitions, seminars and business conferences. Making the most of the area’s commercial and cultural offer, your goal will be to increase inward investment. Working as part of a small events team, one of your key responsibilities will be the planning and production of an annual programme of events, including budgeting proposals. You will also secure media coverage for the programme.

The person

You’ll bring significant experience of planning, delivering and evaluating large-scale public events, campaigns and initiatives. This should include dealing with a wide range of stakeholders in the public and private sectors. Experience of using IT systems to aid project management is essential. Possession of ISOH or a similar health and safety qualification would be an advantage, as would experience of delivering water-based events. Excellent organisational and communication skills will be key.

Application Process

Please apply using your CV and a two page (maximum) covering letter. It is important you provide evidence of your skills, knowledge and experience and information outlined in the person specification for the role. Short listing will be carried out on the information on your CV and covering letter.

Please click here for the full job description and person specification.

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. You will be able to demonstrate a clear commitment to, and achievement in, promoting diversity, equality and inclusion. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share. 

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on quoting reference GLARD010


Application closing date:  Sunday 2nd June 2019
Interviews will take place at: The Crystal,
Royal Victoria Dock