Centre for London is a charity focused on London’s critical challenges. We identify things that aren’t working, research ways to improve them, and then speak with decision makers to persuade them to make the changes necessary to make London better. This could be relating to where people live, how we move around the city, the work we do and where we do it, and the way London connects with other areas of the UK.
Are you interested in making London better for the people who live here? Do you want to gain experience running policy events?
Key roles and responsibilities
In this role you build your experience of leading on event delivery – from inception to delivery. Our events range from private roundtables (10-20 people) to report launches (100+ guests) and our flagship London Conference event (500+ guests). You will line manage a member of staff – which we will support you to do.
This role would best suit someone who has already experience of delivering professional events – and is keen to share and try out new ideas. You will need to have an interest in how decisions are made about London, to be able to learn quickly, take on responsibility for logistical delivery of events and communicate well. We hope to soon return to in-person events; you will be part of the team to create new models for hybrid events.
This ideally is a full-time role, however, we would be open to applications from people who would like to work part-time.
Full details of the role can be found in the job description. If you meet the criteria in the person specification and are excited about this opportunity, we’d love to hear from you. The successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment.
Experience and skills
Delivering events logistics including venue selection and booking, working to budgets, managing catering, AV and event staff.
- Experience of using online conference platforms, such as Zoom or Hopin.
- Experience of planning and delivering online events and of adapting in-person events for online while thinking creatively to get the most value from digital an advantage.
- Some experience working with stakeholders to collaboratively plan event content, including determining key questions and selecting speakers
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in a variety of contexts, e.g. writing invitations to speakers, information about events for websites and newsletters, speaking with prospective and existing funders.
- Experience managing relationships and communicating with funders, VIPs or stakeholders.
- Experience in fundraising, particularly from corporates, an advantage.
- Awareness of London policy, networks and government, and how to effect change in policymaking and practice an advantage
- Experience running political, parliamentary or policy events an advantage