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Events Co-ordinator
London, London, United Kingdom

Job Summary

Occupation Events / Conferences
Specialty Events Coordinator
Salary £25,878 – £31,099 yearly
Location Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 9/15/23

Babergh District Council have an exciting opportunity for an Events Coordinator to join our Economy and Business team based in Suffolk. You will join us on a full time (37 hours per week) fixed Term or Secondment Opportunity for 2 years. The successful candidate will earn a competitive salary of £25,878 - £31,099 per annum (pro rata for part time).

About the Events Co-ordinator role:

This highly organised and motivated role will lead on coordination and support for festivals and events across the two districts, working within the Economy and Climate Change Service but liaising closely with other Council departments, existing attractions, cultural organisations and key partners.

Their role will help to boost the visitor economy and enable more people to access leisure, culture and heritage whilst increasing footfall and spend in our market towns and attractions.

What you will be doing as our Events Co-ordinator:

  • Arrange business-to-business meetings in relation to events and tourism initiatives and promotion.
  • Develop of a standard ‘how to’ guide for small-medium scale events planning, using the Purple Book as a standard guide.
  • Work with partners to support and enable an events programme which is ‘of place’ and grows local talent.
  • Prioritise local support and supply chain to improve sustainability of temporary events.
  • Assist in attracting sponsorship and liaise with national and regional agencies and charities to source funding.

About you

  • to be educated to A level or equivalent or demonstrate appropriate experience gained in a similar working environment.
  • possess experience of successful delivery of events, marketing Plans, projects and campaigns.
  • have experience of working with local community and business/other groups.
  • hold knowledge of tourism, arts, culture or heritage issues, locally, regionally and nationally.
  • have experience of project management ideally within a digital / marketing context.
  • possess sound organisational skills and the ability to organise your own workload seeking supervision when needed.
  • written and verbal communication skills that include basic persuading, influencing, informing, explaining, listening and understanding.
  • have the ability to contribute to the writing of reports.
  • be open to learning new things, working in new and different ways, sharing ideas and be open to the ideas of others.
  • have the ability to contribute to projects drawing on resources from across both districts and external partners.
  • possess a good understanding of culture and tourism sector and market trends.

About us

Working together across our councils and with our partners in the public, private and voluntary sectors, we provide excellent services to our 190,000 residents across Babergh and Mid Suffolk.

We are proud of the role we play in creating the environment, economy, and communities for our districts. We believe that the heart of Suffolk is an incredibly special place to live and work.

With picturesque market towns, 60 conservation areas and with two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) within our districts, it is little wonder that we are consistently within the top 50 places to live in the UK.

Benefits you'll receive as our Events Co-ordinator role:

  • Great opportunities for learning and development.
  • Generous leave entitlement (equivalent to 26 days a year, increasing to 31 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays).
  • Competitive Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Wellbeing Support Program.
  • Employee Assist Program.
  • Health Care Options.

Our ways of working

Work is what we do, not where we go! We are committed to working in a more Hybrid way, with a mix of office, home, and remote based working (Business needs permitting). This has worked well for us and is something we will be continuing with.

We are committed to supporting equality and diversity, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils provide opportunity and ambition for all, supporting and enabling our people to deliver the best possible service for our residents.

Closing date: 5pm, 22 September 2023.

If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this Events Co-ordinator role, even if you don’t meet all the requirements, please apply. We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies.