Events Officer

Recruiter
Stroke Association
Location
Bromsgrove
Salary
£23,000 per annum
Posted
09 Feb 2018
Closes
09 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We are the UK's leading charity dedicated to conquering stroke.

There are over 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK. Almost two thirds have a disability and one third rely on others for help, making stroke one of the biggest causes of disability.

We are continually working to improve the lives of stroke survivors and their families who deserve the very best treatment and care. We deliver amazing, life-changing support to over 60,000 stroke survivors and their families each year. We also fund research to find better treatments, campaign for better stroke care and help people understand how to spot and prevent stroke. This work is made possible by more than 4,000 talented volunteers and staff, our fantastic supporters and our strong relationships with the stroke clinical and research community.

We work with integrity, demonstrating our values as one combined passionate, innovative, respectful and professional team.

Together we can conquer stroke.

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and motivated individual to join our Conference and Events team in the Marketing and External Affairs department. Reporting to the Head of Events, the Events Officer will support the delivery of a corporate events programme that engages and retains key audiences, delivers against cross organisational business objectives and supports delivery of a single-minded brand proposition.

Responsibilities

  • The Events Officer leads on the delivery and evaluation of events with a specific focus on priority audiences including supporters, beneficiaries (stroke survivors, their families and carers) and health and social care professionals.
  • The role will lead on the marketing, planning executing and evaluating of some of the charities biggest events.
  • The role will also provide event management expertise to colleagues within the Marketing and External Affairs and other Directorates.
  • The role will focus particularly on our award-winning Life After Stroke Awards which celebrates the achievements of people affected by stroke, as well as other core events delivered by the Conference and Events team.

About You

  • You will have a proven track record of conference, event and exhibition management and demonstrable experience of working with internal and external stakeholders and suppliers.
  • You will need to be a team player with excellent communication and people skills, be pro-active, flexible, resilient, able to work under pressure and be prepared to organise and manage a busy workload to meet deadlines. There is also a requirement to work flexibly and travel to fulfil the role.

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