Events Manager (Maternity Cover)

Salary range:

£25,568 - £31,384

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Contract length:




Opening date:

03 May 2022

Closing date:

05 June 2022

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Applications are invited for an Events Manager (Maternity Cover) to join the Advanced Scientific Training Group at the Earlham Institute, based in Norwich, UK.


The Advanced Scientific Training Group is responsible for delivering EI’s National Capability in Advanced Training (NC4)

The role:

The Events Manager will:

  • Manage the training programme portfolio and other events.
  • Set planning meetings with teaching faculty and facilitate discussions to advise on programme structure and timings.
  • Plan, set up and oversee the smooth operation of the logistics and administrative aspects of organising events of various sizes including setting up registration, coordinating and drafting content for event webpages, invoicing and managing queries.
  • Coordinate the collection of statistics, monitoring of the events and ensure evaluations and feedback are collected following an agreed format to allow for comparison across events.
  • Coordinate the post-course evaluation meetings with teaching faculty, including sharing and summary of delegate feedback, and facilitate discussions for redevelopment of courses for future iterations.
  • Attend and oversee the smooth running of the events on-site and host/manage virtual delegates as applicable.
  • Produce budget forecasts and keep the budget monitored and up to date for the individual events.
  • Welcome faculty and participants, acting as host at the registration desk onsite, and/or organising and running pre-course welcome meetings as appropriate for virtual events.
  • Support the training programme with IT requirements necessary for the delivery of its portfolio of hands-on courses, whether on-site using the training suite facilities and/or managing virtual attendees via Zoom.
  • Provide on-site troubleshooting and support during training events for both trainers and delegates whether on-site or virtual.

The ideal candidate:

Earlham Institute are looking for an experienced, self-motivated individual with qualifications or relevant experience in events management to assist in the delivery of our training programme. You will be a proactive person with a high attention to detail, enjoy meeting people, have a strong customer focus and professional attitude. The successful candidate will be competent with computers, quick to learn, ideally with experience in events management software and have the ability to think on their feet providing solutions to any issues arising. You will be highly organised, approachable and clear in your communication, both written and orally. Due to the nature of the role, you will be able to work independently as well as part of a team and some out of hours work will be required.

Additional information:

Salary on appointment will be within the range £25,568 to £31,384 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.

This is a full-time maternity cover post expected to last for 13 months, this could be shorter or longer depending on when the absent employee returns to work.

Interview will be held w/c 13 and 20 June.

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.

The closing date for applications will be 5 June 2022.