Senior Events Officer

Are you interested in making London better for the people who live here? Do you want to gain experience running policy events?

Centre for London is a charity focused on London’s critical challenges. We identify things that aren’t working, research ways to improve them, and then speak with decision makers to persuade them to make the changes necessary to make London better. This could be relating to where people live, how we move around the city, the work we do and where we do it, and the way London connects with other areas of the UK.  

In this role you build your experience of leading on event delivery – from inception to delivery. Our events range from private roundtables (10-20 people) to report launches (100+ guests) and our flagship London Conference event (500+ guests). You will line manage a member of staff – which we will support you to do. 

This role would best suit someone who has already experience of delivering professional events – and is keen to share and try out new ideas. You will need to have an interest in how decisions are made about London, to be able to learn quickly, take on responsibility for logistical delivery of events and communicate well. We hope to soon return to in-person events; you will be part of the team to create new models for hybrid events. 

This ideally is a full-time role, however, we would be open to applications from people who would like to work part-time.

Full details of the role can be found in the job description. If you meet the criteria in the person specification and are excited about this opportunity, we’d love to hear from you. The successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment.

If you would have any questions about this role, please email: [email protected]

Read the Job Description and Person Specification

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To apply:

  • Follow this link to complete the application information. 
  • Email your two PDF files to  [email protected]  with the subject line “Events Officer”
  • File 1: Your CV and cover letter showing how your experience and achievements to date would make you a suitable candidate for this role (max three pages combined total) saved as a PDF with your initials as the file title and include it as a header within the file tooPlease remove any reference to your name, including your email address.
  • File 2Responses to the assessment questions (below) saved as a PDF with your initials as the file title and include it as a header within the file too. Please remove any reference to your name.

The following assessment questions will be assessed anonymously:

  • The pandemic has changed the way we work and the type of events we deliver. Describe the key components of a successful event that is both online and also has an in-person audience (200 words max). 
  • How would you make sure our events are truly inclusive? What do you think the challenges might be? (200 words max) 

Please note, applications will only be submitted when the form has been completed and your pdf received via email.  

Deadline – 9am on Monday 9 August 2021 

Expected interview date – w/c 23 August 2021.  

We do not want any contact from recruitment agencies regarding this vacancy. We are not able to sponsor visas, so you must have the right to work in the UK at the start of your employment.