Events Assistant- Maternity Contract

Job Type:
AED Salary Range:
Salary Description:
£24000 - £26000 per annum
Event Management Agencies
ESP Recruitment
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A longstanding company based on the outskirts of London are looking for an Events Assistant for a maternity contract to work with them for 9-12 months, starting immediately.
This role will see you working as a member of a small team of six people.
You will be required to assist the Events Manager on the planning & delivery of an annual trade exhibition.

This is an event admin role that is mostly office based but a role that also involves working on-site at events so a willingness to travel is a must. This position will involve stand bookings & exhibitor communications, event administration, event logistics & research, maintaining online exhibitor manual/website, assisting with event marketing material, supplier liaison, admin support, CRM management, on-site event delivery and other ad hoc duties that may arise.

Person Specification:

* You will be an enthusiastic and proactive event junior with a good understanding of exhibitions, seminars, conferences and at least one year of experience (or you will have ideally done a full placement year whilst studying for your degree).
* You will already have some office-based experience supporting a team on B2B events including experience in delegate registration, creating and maintaining event websites, the preparation of event marketing material & collation of event packs, basic event logistics, supplier sourcing, negotiation and liaison, event related research, on-site event delivery and general office administration.
* You will need to have strong IT skills and good basic knowledge of CRM databases, registration systems.
* Previously having worked on Umbraco/CMS would be a plus but not essential.
* A good working knowledge of CAD systems is preferable as you will be booking stands, modifying the Auto CAD floorplan for the annual trade exhibition.
* From a personality and work ethic point of view you'll be a self-motivated, well-presented and customer service focused individual with a can-do attitude who is eager to learn and develop your skills further in the B2B events sector.
* Good communication skills, excellent telephone manner and superb attention to detail are essential as is the willingness to travel throughout Europe and potentially further afield to be on-site at events.
* A second language would be advantageous.

Contact Details:
ESP Recruitment
Tel: 020 7299 2960
Contact: Verdi Hall

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