To research and produce events within one or more sectors which not only contribute to the sharing of science, engineering and technology knowledge amongst members and the wider engineering community but which are also commercially viable. Also to develop the IET’s events portfolio by generating new topics and by building new relationships with other professional bodies.
Reports to: Event Production
Accountable to: Manager, Event Production and Services
Hours: 35 hours per week, exclusive of meal breaks, plus as many as required to fulfil the needs of the post
Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
To research and produce events within one or more sectors which not only contribute to the sharing of Science, Engineering and Technology knowledge amongst members and the wider engineering community but which are also commercially viable. Also to develop the IET’s events portfolio by generating new topics and by building new relationships with other professional bodies.
Main Duties and Responsibilities (not necessarily in priority order)
- To produce a specified amount of events per year in one or more sectors by:
- Carrying out telephone and web research into each event to ensure its commercial viability and that the target delegate number is achievable;
- Following research and event production processes to meet key event deadlines;
- Identifying and inviting speakers for events.
- To be responsible for writing and proofing all material for web, email, social media and print marketing channels;
- To assist the Group Managers in initial market research to validate new event proposals;
- To generate and validate new topics in one or more sectors;
- To identify and secure new opportunities to bid for, partner with or otherwise acquire large scale conferences and other events;
- To liaise with the wider IET project team to ensure all knowledge sharing, sponsorship and promotion opportunities are maximised, including sponsorship sales team, marketing, Community Development, magazine and journal editors etc;
- To be responsible for managing the budget for individual events, liaising with the Event Services team to ensure that budgeted costs are not exceeded and ensuring mitigation strategies are in place where required;
- To build up industry knowledge and a network of contacts for the sector(s) in which you produce events;
- To maintain an awareness of events produced by other Institutions and commercial competitors for the sector(s) in which you produce events;
- To undertake duties and projects at the request of the line manager;
- To be familiar with the Health and Safety and Fire policies for the organisation and to attend mandatory updates where required.
- At least two years’ event production experience;
- An ability to develop strong business relationships;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
- An ability to assimilate complex information quickly;
- Experience in working to tight deadlines.
- Conference topic generation/validation experience;
- Educated to degree level with an interest in engineering and technology;
- An established network of contacts in an industry sector served by the Institution;
- Budget management experience;
- Knowledge of additional languages.