Events Manager

Events Manager, South West Based near Chippenham in Wiltshire The CLA is the membership organisation for owners of land, property and businesses in rural England and Wales. We are looking for an Events Manager to join our team who will organise, co-ordinate and administer events on behalf of the CLA South West. The successful candidate will work closely with the SW team and be responsible for securing commercial partnerships that will generate sponsorship to support the CLA events and activities throughout the year. Experience with running an extensive events programme would be beneficial but not essential. This is an exciting opportunity to be a key player in a small and flexible team at a pivotal time for the rural sector and also events management working. The successful candidate will be educated to the equivalent of school diploma/A level or professional equivalent and will demonstrate: Excellent organisational and administrative skills. Creativity and business acumen to create and manage events which appeal to our audiences. Ability to manage online events such as webinars or similar experience in a digital environment Ability to manage databases. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential as well as a high level of computer literacy. Ability to meet deadlines and work well in a pressured environment. Ability to work as part of a team. Rural and agricultural knowledge / background would be an advantage but not essential Experience in an event environment would be an advantage but is not essential. Principal tasks Ensure that a forward schedule of appropriate social, technical and professional events is planned and that all the relevant arrangements and notifications have been made. Organise venue, facilities and on site arrangements for events and to make records of those wishing to attend. Identify, introduce and, if appropriate, conclude contractual arrangements with suitable corporate partners to the CLA, with the primary objective of securing financial and other support for the CLA South West Region. To significantly engage in social media to publicise and arrange events as well as operating through a digital platform e.g., for webinars and podcasts. Liaise with the Director South West to plan and make the necessary arrangements for attendance at shows, exhibitions and conferences organised by third parties. Maintain complete and efficient records relating to each specific event and the overall regional programme. Prepare a forecast and income and expenditure account for each event and show. Support and contribute to all routine office duties, including telephone reception and membership retention work as appropriate. A full driving licence and a car is required as the position involves travel throughout the SW region and London. Application Process Please reference: SW19EM To apply please send a covering letter, setting out how you meet the criteria, include your current remuneration and CV by clicking apply now and attaching this information. Interviews First interviews will take place on Thursday 10 June via Zoom, with second interview planned for Friday 18 June in person at a venue in Newport.

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