Events Officer

You will plan and deliver upwards of twenty annual events run by the Council. You will also administer, organise and ensure the compliance of a further, up to 80, commercial and charity events that use our parks and open spaces on an annual basis. You will be responsible for the day-to-day planning and management of the events; completing reports and event documents to support the Event Programme Manager.

An Events Officer position has become available working in the Events Team. You will be part of a dynamic, responsive and professional team delivering a vast array of inclusive community events ranging from large Music Festivals to Family Fun Days.

The role is very challenging and hugely rewarding for the right candidate. You will plan and deliver upwards of twenty annual events run by the Council. You will also administer, organise and ensure the compliance of a further, up to 80, commercial and charity events that use our parks and open spaces on an annual basis.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day planning and management of the events; completing reports and event documents to support the Event Programme Manager. A wide working knowledge of Health & Safety matters and financial control is very important. You will develop and lead partnership relationships with relevant stakeholders and community groups.

You will professionally represent the Council at planning meetings through to the delivery of the events themselves.

Much of the Event Programme is delivered on weekends so flexible working is essential. You will lead the implementation of logistic activity related to the events and be responsible for directly building infrastructure to make sure the events run smoothly and safely.

Based at Grafton House and the Corn Exchange, the team operate at all parks and open spaces within the Borough. The majority of your work will be Monday to Friday with the exception of the event build, operating and strike days where you can expect to work long and anti-social hours in all weather conditions.

The successful candidate will be educated to ‘A’ Level or Industry equivalent standards. Experience of working in a similar events-based role is essential, along with Project Management, Health & Safety, IT literate and report writing skills. You will have a current working knowledge of the Events Industry, excellent intrapersonal skills and a current valid UK Driving License.

The role is highly pressured with constant unmovable deadline setting and is physically challenging. You must be able to work to your own initiative and with minimum supervision. A great team player, you will drive forward shared objectives and be able to dynamically prioritise competing demands.

As well as a competitive salary, the Council offers Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) membership, subsidised parking for work and leisure, public transport discounts, free swimming and gym membership, cycle purchase scheme, learning and development opportunities, flexible working opportunities, wellbeing support, lifestyle benefits and the opportunity to work with great colleagues.

For more information about this role please contact Craig Lannigan by email craig.lannigan@ipswich.gov.uk.

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification to find out more about this role: Job Description and Person Specification

The selection process will be an interview. Interviews will be held week commencing 22nd April 2024.

The assessment interview process will be carried out remotely via Skype for Business, Microsoft teams or in person.

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to interview candidates who meet the essential criteria prior to the closing date and / or to close the opportunity to applicants once we receive sufficient applications.

Please note CVs are not accepted.

Location

Grafton House and The Corn Exchange

Salary

£28,282 – £29,777

Application closing date

19th April 2024
 

Job type

Full time 

37 hours per week

Permanent

Requisition reference

REQ00823

Office

Ipswich Borough Council

Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

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