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Part-Time Events Officer (Fixed-Term)

Reference: MAY20240154
Expiry date: 2024-06-13 22:59:00.000
Location: RSPB Scotland - HQ (Edinburgh)
Salary: £29,200.00 - £31,347.00 Pro Rata
Benefits: Pension Scheme, Life Assurance Scheme, 26 days' Annual Leave (pro rata)
Duration:Approx. 4 months
Attachments: CandidateGuidanceNotes2023.pdf

Are you a dynamic, solutions focused projects and events professional with a proven track record?

We are looking for someone with a collaborative approach and excellent communication skills who works well with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, including suppliers and sponsors. You must have an ability to work to tight deadlines while maintaining excellent attention to detail.

What's the role about?

The successful candidate will help us plan, deliver and evaluate the Nature of Scotland Awards Ceremony due to take place in Edinburgh on 28 November 2024.

This will be a varied and interesting role which will include managing our ticket sales through our NuTickets platform and allocating free places to finalists and VIPs. The role will also be responsible for managing the delivery of our film content through sourcing this from finalists and working with an external film maker on selected content. The post holder will also carry out a wide range of additional comms, admin and event planning tasks in collaboration with the Projects and Events Manager to ensure that the event is a success.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Educated to degree level in any subject or equivalent experience—in marketing, business management, catering and hospitality or experience in successful event delivery.
  • Basics of event management, budgeting, guest management.
  • Experience of planning and monitoring events’ budgets.
  • Effective verbal and written communication to deliver clear instructions and messages to event participants about the schedule and requirements of event.
  • Ability to manage a number of conflicting or competing priorities within tight deadlines.
  • Microsoft word and word packages for diary and email management and excel spreadsheets to produce budgets and project direction
  • Event delivery of several small events involving 10-50 individuals and 4-6 large events involving from 50 into the hundreds.
  • Delivery of high profile events.
  • Delivery of events for high net worth individuals.
  • Outsourcing event management for major events and the management of the process.

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Some knowledge of the not-for-profit sector is helpful.
  • Some knowledge of conservation or a love of nature.

This is a part-time, fixed term, hybrid working role. It can be conducted as either:

  • 30 hours per week for 16 weeks with an anticipated start date of 2 September 2024
  • or 22.5 hours per for 21 weeks with an anticipated start date of 5 August 2024

The RSPB reserves the right to extend or make this role permanent without further advertising dependent on business needs at the end of the contract term.

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from 27th June 2024. For further information please contact nicola.bell@rspb.org.uk 

As part of this application process you will be asked to complete an application form including evidence on how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience listed above.

We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need more people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side. People of colour and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sector. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, we are particularly interested in receiving your application. Contact us to discuss any additional support you may need to complete your application.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

This role is not eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship - the successful applicant will need to have a pre-existing Right to Work in the UK in order to be offered an employment contract.

Before applying for this role, we recommend reading through the candidate guidance notes attached to the top of this advert.