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Events Manager

Posted 10 months ago


Events Manager - Communications

Contract: Fixed Term Contract – 12-Month Maternity Cover

Salary: £39,897 - £50,466 per annum

Location: London

Ref: Comms/02/17

ODI events

ODI is the UK’s leading international development think tank, influencing and shaping policy on major global challenges. Our events bring together the world’s most influential thinkers, decision makers and business leaders to discuss the critical issues of our time. From our popular #GlobalChallenges debates to our ODI in Conversation series, ODI showcases the latest research on international development and humanitarian policy issues, hosting world-renowned economists, former heads of state and Nobel laureates. We work with global partners to co-host innovative events in London and around the world that help us to widen our reach and influence across sectors beyond development. 

ODI is seeking to appoint a talented and dynamic Events Manager to join our fast-paced and multi-faceted public affairs and communications team. Responsible for the planning and implementation of ODI’s flagship events strategy, the role will increase ODI’s effectiveness, awareness and reputation while reaching new global stakeholders from within and beyond the international development sector.

A talented leader with experience of securing globally-renowned speakers and delivering high-profile events, this role is an exciting opportunity to develop and enhance ODI’s diverse events programme.

You will have:

  • Substantial experience in a comparable senior events post
  • A proven track record of delivering high-level events at a national and international level
  • Experience of identifying, securing and managing the participation of high profile speakers
  • Significant communications experience
  • Experience of managing a budget
  • Track-record in project management
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Ability to work as a constructive member of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including demonstrated ability to liaise and communicate with colleagues at all levels of seniority and from different cultures
  • Excellent attention to detail while also keeping an eye on the bigger picture
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and under pressure
  • Ability to manage work-loads and motivate team members
Closing date: Sunday 2nd July

Interviews: Friday 7th July and Monday 10th July

Start Date: Early September 2017

ODI is an equal opportunities employer, Charity Reg. No.228248


Overseas Development Institute

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£39,897 - £50,466