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Corporate Events Manager

Highways England
Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
£30,368 - £32,950
Closing date
8 Jun 2022

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Experience Level
Leisure & Travel, Public Sector, Transport
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Your new role

Are you an experienced Events Manager? Do you have extensive experience delivering high-profile events? National Highways has an exciting opportunity for a Corporate Events Manager to join the Corporate Affairs and Communications Directorate.

As a Corporate Events Manager at National Highways, you will support the Senior Corporate Events Manager in the development and management of the events function, this includes face to face and virtual events. You will support the planning, design, delivery and evaluation of National Highways corporate events programme and ensure it is consistent and of a high standard.

Within this role, the Corporate Events Manager will work alongside communications colleagues, business colleagues and external suppliers to deliver the company’s corporate events objectives, drive innovation and manage compliance for all events, in support of the overall communications strategy.

Due to the nature of this role, you must be flexible to travel nationally when attending site visits and supporting and project managing events, which will include overnight stays.

What you’ll be leading on

  1. Manage the delivery of a wide variety of industry and public-facing events, which include exhibitions, conferences and awards that are fit for purpose and appropriate for the target audiences.
  2. Provide specialist event advice and support to company, partner and external stakeholders.
  3. Partner with communication colleagues to deliver fully integrated campaigns where appropriate.
  4. Ensure that all events achieve their agreed targets in terms of attendance, evaluation results, social media performance, press coverage, quality and cost, as appropriate to the individual event
  5. Deliver events that adhere to all relevant policies (e.g. health & safety, current Covid19 guidance, diversity, sustainability, accessibility and visual identity).
  6. Ensure risk assessments and EQIA documents are completed for each event
  7. Consider sustainability and environmental elements in all aspects of the role including stand materials and design, collateral, promotional merchandise etc.

To be successful you’ll need

  • To demonstrate experience managing high-profile events in private or public-sector communications environments which include all aspects of events eg. exhibitions, conferences and awards project management and external suppliers to time and budget.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills, with a strong visual sense of creative thinking and design.
  • Good understanding or experience of delivery of virtual event support including live chats, podcasts, broadcast, blogs and tweets.
  • Good understanding of the events industry, marketing, social media, public relations, public affairs and graphic design.
  • Proven track record of working in a complex environment, leading a team and managing a significant budget.
  • Evidence of effective stakeholder relationship engagement to Board level with natural influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Effective people management skills with evidence of working successfully with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.

A bit about us

The Corporate Affairs and Communications Directorate is responsible for building and maintaining a robust and positive reputation for National Highways with all its audiences, internal and external. The Directorate includes a full range of communications disciplines which provide support to the business including media relations, public relations, stakeholder engagement, creative, digital, marketing and internal communications.

Want to know more?

To request a copy of the role profile, please contact quoting reference number #855

About Us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this.  We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers.

An informal blended working approach has been adopted for many of our roles across National Highways. We offer many different ways to work flexibly and we’re open to discuss part-time working, job shares, and flexible start and finish times. Please wait until the interview stage before asking us about flexibility, and we will explore what is possible.

Our benefits package

Our total reward package includes basic salary, the potential for a performance related bonus, and employer pension contributions of up to 10%.

We also offer:

  • Annual Leave starting at 26 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising by 1 day each year up to 31 days (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Flexible hours and blended working between base location/home
  • Life assurance of 4 times annual salary
  • Health and wellbeing support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, available 24/7 365 days and network of mental health first aiders. Plus access to a wellbeing app to enhance your self-care 24/7, Occupational health service and flu vaccines
  • A cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel
  • Significant investment in your career development, through learning and development, talent management, coaching, mentoring and on job experience

And we are:

  • Family friendly with enhanced maternity leave and pay, paternity leave (15 days), shared parental leave, adoption leave. Plus access to financial support for holiday play schemes and paid special leave (up to 5 days pa), eg for caring responsibilities
  • Money friendly with access to a discounts platform including over 3000 discounts for supermarkets, eating out, leisure, holidays. Alongside a financial wellbeing programme

Community friendly – offering paid leave to volunteer, 3 days basic/year plus an extra 3 days to support the national Covid effort

So if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation  

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Highways England operates, maintains and improves England's motorways and major A roads.

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