Event Manager

Recruiter
Sports Betting Community
Location
Fulham, London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
23 Aug 2017
Expires
21 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Description - Event Manager - Full Time

SBC EVENTS organise some of the largest events for the world of sports betting and gaming, attracting senior executives from operators, suppliers, regulators, service providers, affiliates, sports organisations and marketing agencies. We provide the platform to obtain the best content, information, networking and business growth, using top London venues such as Stamford Bridge, Olympia London, Millbank Tower, and Kensington Roof Gardens.

SBC EVENTS is part of the SBC GLOBAL group of companies that work with industry leaders to develop the sports betting industry. Our overall services include news coverage, knowledge creation, marketing & product consultancy, conferences and exhibitions, seminars and industry awards

Location: Fulham, South West London

Salary: Competitive

Reporting to: Chief Operating Officer

The Role:
There is an opportunity for a professional events organiser to join SBC Events a fast growing technology and events company specialising in the sports betting / gambling and gaming sector. The varied events portfolio consists of conferences, exhibitions, awards, seminars, and a series of social events and parties which you will be required to deliver with the support of the management team.

Personal Qualities:

  • Organised and methodical
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to deal with a broad range of people at every level
  • Self-motivated and able to take responsibility 
  • Able to work within a team
  • Adaptable
  • Problem solver
  • Attention to detail
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Prepared to work long hours and weekends

Computer skills needed:

  • Microsoft word, Excel, Power Point
  • Google drive, Google docs, Google sheets
  • Familiar with social media, the internet and email

Relevant/Useful Experience:

  • Experience in the conference and exhibition industry
  • Experience in organising awards and social events
  • Financial Experience/Budgetary Controls
  • Experience in organising events
  • Experience in working with a number of contractors/suppliers
  • Understanding of operational and venue procedures
  • Ability to meet deadlines and resolve problems under pressure
  • Effective time management

Job Function/Responsibilities:

  • Managing speakers
  • Managing VIP Programme
  • Working with venues and catering suppliers
  • Managing signage, AV and other technical suppliers
  • Delivering sponsor and exhibitor benefits: stands, branding, bags, etc 
  • Producing information packs for exhibitors
  • Setting and managing of operations budget, future planning and forecasting
  • Working closely with the project team etc. to determine the overall ‘look' of the event
  • Close liaison with Exhibition Services contractors for expo build
  • Designing and managing floorplans
  • Producing detailed signage schedules
  • Designing and co-ordinating delivery and pullout schedules
  • Managing contractors and suppliers including sourcing and appointing new contractors
  • Ordering of all furniture and equipment needed on site
  • Methodical filing and record keeping, arranging meetings, keeping minutes and follow up correspondence
  • Responding quickly and calmly to requests from delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors pre-event and onsite.  The ability to remain calm in busy and stressful environments is important.
  • Managing appropriate staffing levels during the event and at other busy times
  • Consideration of health, safety and environmental issues and decisions 
  • Post show evaluation and development

Objectives:

  • To ensure that the conference programmes run smoothly and all presentations are available to AV contractors and delegates alike
  • To ensure that the events run smoothly, professionally and come in on budget
  • To develop the ‘look' of the events and improve the comfort of the surroundings for delegates and exhibitors
  • To maintain good levels of communication between sponsors, exhibitors, contractors, the event team and the venue management
  • To ensure sound Health and Safety practice is maintained both on site at the exhibition and in the office environment

Competencies

  • Communication skills
  • Productivity
  • Attention to detail
  • Health & Safety
  • Financial Acumen
  • Leadership

Please send your application, CV and references directly to COO Paul Mills by clicking apply