Events Assistant

January 3, 2023

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Ref no:
GCU01336
Published:
8/12/2022
Closes:
3/1/2023
Location:
Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
Salary:
£24,285 – £27,131 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
35 hours per week
Work From Home:
Hybrid

 

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Interviews for this opportunity will take place on 25 January 2023

Glasgow Caledonian University – the University for the Common Good – is a vibrant, values-led, multi-cultural University with a global outlook, dedicated to delivering social innovation. Our organisational strategy is aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and our globally recognised researchers advise governments, industry and international bodies. We’re ranked fifth in the world and first in the UK for promoting gender equality, 69th globally for social impact, and the top modern university in Scotland for research power. In 2020-21, we contributed £1.7 billion and more than 14,000 jobs across the globe.

GCU is committed to widening participation, delivering positive outcomes for our students, and we’re Scotland’s leading provider of Graduate Apprenticeships. With campuses in Glasgow, London and New York, we have transnational partnerships around the world, supporting more than 22,000 students. Guided by our inspirational Chancellor, Dr Annie Lennox OBE, and guided by our values – integrity, responsibility, creativity and confidence – we transform the lives of the people and communities we serve.

The role is within the Conference and Events team who are part of the Directorate of Foundation Alumni and Events. The department is responsible for all commercial events hire at University, generating income streams from other areas of the business other than teaching or research. This includes events such as academic conferences, training workshops, filming events, exhibitions and dinners. In addition to commercial events the department has responsibility to deliver a series of reputational corporate events to enhance the University’s profile externally and includes public lectures, research events, Fashion shows, Learning and Teaching conferences as well as cultural and fundraising events. The Events Assistant will be required to support the team in the deliver of these events and the commercial targets whilst also being responsible for some of their own key account events.

The appointed candidate will be expected to contribute to sales targets and build income to meet ambitious growth targets; generate partnerships with business and promote the value of the Conference and Events function internally and externally. The candidate will be required to work with internal service providers to coordinate, manage and deliver the events and will therefore require operational events experience.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a drive to succeed, a willingness to learn and a passion for events.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level (preferably in Events Management or similar) or equivalent experience. Proven experience in events management and success in a comparable role is required. The successful candidate will have experience of working within an operational events team, be able to demonstrate the ability to plan their own work with good time management skills in order to work to deadlines whilst dealing with conflicting demands and the ability to manage projects and priorities workload. Experience in Higher Education would be advantageous.

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as our values in everything that we do. As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success.

The University holds the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver institution award, which recognises our significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality across different disciplines.

As a Disability Confident ‘Committed’ employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to disabled people. Although the Disability Confident ‘Committed’ level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants during the recruitment process.

The University also holds the Carer Positive ‘Engaged’ employer award, which recognises our commitment to supporting staff with caring responsibilities.

Glasgow Caledonian University are committed signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant.

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

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