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Events Executive

  • Job reference: 922030
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Office & Commercial, Sales / Marketing
  • Date posted: 08/10/2018

Our client is one of the UK's largest online technology companies based in Edinburgh.

An existing opportunity has to come to market for an Events Executive to join a creative, forward thinking Communications team.

Day-to-day, here's what you can expect to be doing;

  • Work with the Sales team to support their strategy for growth by providing regional events for both lead generation and practice growth throughout the UK.
  • Ensure that objectives are clear and achievable for each event, and work with the appropriate teams to enable the objectives to be met
  • Ensure that all event products including stands, literature and merchandise is current and source replacements where necessary
  • Researching and assessing costs for events before talking to the Senior Event Manager
  • Making bookings, where appropriate, for:
  • Venue
  • Catering
  • Stand space
  • AV requirements
  • Staffing requirements
  • Advertising of event
  • Scheduling email activity
  • Social media slots
  • Keep all interested parties up to date on bookings, costs and what is required of internal attendees
  • Ensure all necessary items are in place in advance of the event, and organise collection and receipt of items back into storage
  • Monitor feedback from internal and external people after each event to evaluate the event and to ensure opportunities are maximised at future events
  • Work with the Senior Events Manager and the Head of Awareness where necessary, to deliver large scale events
  • Be responsible for the monitoring of standard merchandise for everyday use

We'd like you to;

  • Have previous experience organising events
  • Have an excellent eye for detail
  • Have the ability to think on your feet and make quick decisions under pressure
  • Have excellent time management skills and the ability to work to deadlines
  • Have previous experience working as part of a team
  • Be able to work quickly and independently
  • Have great interpersonal skills
  • Have excellent listening skills with the ability to ask for clarification, as needed
  • Be collaborative - can work effectively as part of a small team or the wider organisation; willing to share information and knowledge with the rest of the team.
  • Be aware of what is trending in the world of events, and share this with the rest of the events team
  • Have a high level of self-motivation

What's on offer;

  • Competitive basic salary
  • Plus Excellent Benefits package including;
  • 33 days annual leave, including public holidays, increasing year on year to 43 max
  • Contributory Pension
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Group Life Assurance
  • Income Protection
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Family-friendly policies
  • Childcare vouchers

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.