Events Manager

Employer: WES
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Job salary
£25,000- £27,000
Job term
Job closing date


  • Planning events held by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) from start to finish according to requirements, target audience and objectives
  • Managing the successful delivery of WES events to time and budget
  • To provide specific support for planning and execution of the INWED campaign
  • WES events include:
    • WES Annual Conference
    • WES Students 2-day Conference
    • Caroline Haslett Lecture and WES Awards (including the Karen Burt Award)
    • INWED campaign (and WES-hosted Afternoon Tea)

Principal Tasks and responsibilities

WES Event Management

  • Identify, confirm and liaise with venues
  • Manage bookings and communicating with delegates
  • Market the events to appropriate audiences to ensure good attendance
  • Select speakers and liaise with them and Award winners where appropriate
  • Set programmes and produce event programmes
  • Manage sponsors and exhibitors in a timely and effective way
  • Manage the event budget
  • Coordinate accommodation as appropriate
  • Manage post-event survey and feedback
  • Produce a report after the event in a timely manner
  • Undertake other relevant event tasks as necessary

WES Awards                                                                                                                     

  • Compile entry requirements for awards and reference materials as appropriate
  • Market the awards to ensure a good number of high quality nominations
  • Liaise with candidates and winners regarding the awards process and event
  • Liaise with award sponsors and specifically the family of Karen Burt
  • Liaise with relevant Professional Engineering Institutions and sponsors
  • Undertake administration for all awards


  • Support the Top 50 Women in Engineering initiative with the Telegraph including coordination of the celebration event
  • Make appropriate use of different communication channels including digital and print media to raise the profile of INWED and reach a wide audience through WES events
  • Support the development of resources for the INWED campaign including application for UNESCO patronage and the resource pack


  • Undertake any other duties as required by the Chief Executive and Trustees
  • Support WES’ commitment to equality and diversity
  • Represent WES at meetings and events as required
  • Provide accurate and timely input and contributions for reports and proposals as required by the Chief Executive and Board of Trustees

Person Specification


  • Ability to work effectively with partners and staff at all levels
  • Highly organised with the ability to plan, prioritise and manage deadlines
  • High proficiency in Office IT products such as Word and Excel (or equivalent) to a high standard and including Survey Monkey, Constant Contact, Eventbrite and website editing
  • Significant successful event management experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (written and oral) skills
  • Good communication and marketing skills including use of social media
  • Ability to prioritise workload and multi-task
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good analytical and reporting skills
  • Knowledge of the Data Protection Act
  • Ability to work well in a small team


  • Experience of working in the charitable sector
  • Good understanding of the engineering and/or STEM sector

Flexible working will be considered for this role, candidates must be prepared to work in the Stevenage office two days per week. 

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