Conference & Events Manager

Conference & Events Manager Permanent Hybrid working (London) with nationwide travel Full time Competitive salaries and excellent benefits including up to one day's paid leave each year to undertake volunteering opportunities The Manufacturers' Organisation | Make UKMake UK champions and celebrates British manufacturing and manufacturers.

We support businesses to evolve, innovate, and compete in a dynamic global economy.

Our events and conferences play a crucial role in fostering industry connections, knowledge sharing, and promoting the best in manufacturing.We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Conference and Events Manager to join our dynamic team.

In this role, you will be responsible for the end-to-end planning, execution, and management of our high-profile events and conferences.

You will work closely with various stakeholders to ensure each event meets our high standards of excellence and delivers exceptional value to our members and participants.Key Responsibilities:

Lead the events management for the Make UK flagship annual conference, Make UK awards presentation events (x6), and other operations directorate events
Manage the delivery of events in person and remote where applicable
Work collaboratively across the business unit to develop and execute the conference and events on time and on target
Work across business units to support promotions and delegates
Manage external suppliers for conference and events e.g.

registration system, badge supplier, onsite collateral, venues, catering and AV
Support conference and event exhibitions, including sales and income
Responsibility for cost controls and managing budgets
Responsibility for all reporting functions, including the pre and post event reporting
Manage the online / digital presence of the conference and events, including the booking system(s) and database(s)
Manage the internal and external communications associated with events
Assess current and identify potential systems that can more efficiently deliver the conference and event functions, both online/virtually and in person (e.g.

webinar / online event delivery, registration processes, web and marketing services, speaker management, delegate communications)

Person Specification:

Educated to degree level or demonstrable experience in events/conference planning and management
Excellent organisational and project management skills
Proactive negotiation skills, particularly with venues and contractors
Ability to manage a budget and provide clear financial updates as necessary
Events marketing and promotions experience desired
A high degree of attention to detail, and accountability for delivering to high standard
Be proactive and self-motivated to offer creative, problem-solving solutions
Drivers licence and willingness to travel around the UK (preferred)

With over 125 years of experience, Make UK is a leading provider of essential business support and a champion for manufacturing industry in the UK.

Make UK has the close ear of Government and is a trusted provider of essential services for world leading manufacturing companies across the country.

Everything we do is designed to inspire British manufacturers to compete, innovate and grow.Make UK staff enjoy a good benefits package and values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Benefits to include, but not limited to: Free parking, meal service on site, no bank holiday/weekend work, flexible hours, health cover, matched pension contributions up to 8%, and life assurance.

We are committed to supporting the Armed Forces Community and we recognise the contribution that Service personnel, both regular and reservist, veterans and military families make to our organisation and have pledged to support this by signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant.


  • Location: London, England
  • Salary:
  • Type: Permanent
  • Recruiter: STR Group Limited
  • Posted: 01-Jul-2024
  • Posted on: careers4a.com