Conference Producer – London

Farringdon, City of London

Salary competitive

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Conference Producer to join our sister company Waterfront Conference Company, a fast growing London-based conference company specialising in conferences and training for the transport, planning, ports and energy sectors.

The Conference Producer will be responsible for researching and developing up to 12 conferences per year.  The successful applicant will be trained in how to produce B2B conferences and will have the opportunity to manage event budgets and develop skills in project management. Key requirements for the job include excellent research and writing skills, strong communications skills, tenacity, initiative and attention to detail.  The successful applicant will need excellent organisation and time management skills, as they will be working to tight deadlines.

This is a varied, creative and intellectually challenging role.  As well as producing one- and two-day conferences, the post-holder will attend the events in person, to liaise with speakers and learn about the subject matter with a view to producing future events.

The role involves intensive telephone and face-to-face research with senior executives, and carries the responsibility for coordinating and generating ideas for new conference topics.  The Conference Producer will develop strong industry relationships and will be required to source conference speakers as well as senior-level advisory boards.

Reporting directly to the Conference Portfolio Manager, the Conference Producer is part of a team of 8, which is busy, dynamic and growing rapidly.

Person specification:

Essential:

  • Educated to degree level
  • Excellent communicator with good negotiation skills
  • A passion for research and writing
  • Interest in current affairs, policy and industry
  • Project management skills
  • Strong IT skills, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, any sales/bookings databases
  • Networking skills
  • Team-player
  • Good problem solver with strong sense of initiative
  • Proven ability to project manage effectively and meet set targets
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organisation and time-management skills

 

As an employee you can enjoy:

  • A competitive package — salary and pension scheme
  • Annual and mid-year performance reviews with structured career trajectory mapped for talented employees
  • Excellent holiday entitlement — up to 26 days’ holiday per annum, plus bank holidays and flexible working over the Christmas and New Year period
  • The social side of Freshwater — a dazzling all paid party at Christmas along with regular paid for social events, special celebrations for milestone birthdays and length of service
  • Commitment to CPD — a generous training budget, a leadership and management programme and funding for Welsh language lessons, professional qualifications and support masters
  • Membership – fully paid annual membership of a relevant industry body
  • Flexible working — as a caring employer we work to the needs of our clients and our people, adapting working times if needed
  • Casual Fridays dress code — we encourage casual dress on a Friday (with formal office attire for meetings and pitches)
  • Opportunity to work in and travel to our head office in Cardiff
  • Annual full team away days and paid-for networking events at sports and entertainment events throughout the UK

 

If you would like to join our dynamic agency then please complete our application form below and return it with your C.V., to Sarah Whittle, Head of HR via sarah.whittle@freshwater-uk.com.

To download an application form (PDF Version) CLICK HERE

To download an application form (WORD Version) CLICK HERE

Freshwater UK aims to be an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified or eligible people regardless of gender, race, sexuality, religion, age or disability.

 

Closing date for applications: Monday 15th January 2018


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