Events and Communications Coordinator at the British Academy of Management
Location details: London
Job Sector: Events Management and HE
Salary: up to £31,681 p.a. depending on experience
Annual Leave: 26 days plus Bank Holidays
Generous pension contribution
Deadline for receipt of applications: 6 December 2023 at 17:00
Founded in 1986, the British Academy of Management (BAM) represents and develops the community of management and business academics with over 2000 members worldwide. We are a registered charity, and our enthusiastic members volunteer their time to create events and other community activities to promote and develop scholarship in our sector. A small, paid office team supports these voluntary efforts.
BAM is seeking an enthusiastic and able individual to co-ordinate and support our events and communications within a small and very friendly team.
The Events and Communications Co-ordinator will liaise with volunteers within various sub-communities around event arrangements, will post events to our website and social media accounts, following the communications plan, and will actively support speakers and facilitators to deliver successful online and in-person events. For in-person events, you will book venues, prepare and dispatch materials, check and manage budgets and catering arrangements, and may attend to support onsite logistics.
The ability to build and maintain good relationships with our enthusiastic volunteers, some of whom are senior academics, is vital. The role holder will collaborate with the Programmes Co-ordinator in delivering the one day, in-person Doctoral Symposium – from submission handling to programme assembly and logistics - and will support the work of our conference team for the annual conference. The Conference is held in hybrid format in early September each year; this year we will be at Nottingham Trent University. The applicant must be available to attend the Symposium and entire Conference (over 4-5 days) from the beginning of September.
Many events are held in online format, using standard Zoom webinar and meetings and attract global audiences. We currently stage around 100 events per year.
We currently use LinkedIn, Twitter/X and Facebook as well as our website to promote our events within and beyond our community. The role holder will also be responsible for co-ordinating, agreeing and issuing the monthly newsletter via our CRM.
The successful candidate must have a passion for PR and communications, events and people, as well as building and nurturing communities within HE. It is important that a candidate possesses a pro-active attitude, strong work ethic and creative mind, with the ability to take ownership of an area of work. An excellent grasp of English is essential, as is a clear and confident telephone manner and excellent attention to detail. The successful candidate must be able and willing to travel to events within the UK and stay away overnight on occasion, including for the full extent of our annual Conference.
- Experience in promoting events and community activities on social media channels (LinkedIn, X and Facebook)
- Familiarity with the Higher Education community plus a degree qualification.
- Experience of running multiple and varying events.
- Experience of using Windows-based software packages.
- Experience of using a CRM database will be an advantage, but full training will be given.
- Familiarity with event budgets.
- A good command of English is essential, as is eligibility to undertake paid employment in the UK.
- Applicants must be able to travel occasionally and stay away from home overnight.
BAM offers 26 days paid leave in addition to public holidays and a generous employer pension contribution. The main team is currently working in hybrid format, with in-office days on Wednesdays and Thursdays each week. Our office is located in the beautiful Five Kings House in in the City of London, within easy reach of Cannon St, Bank and London Bridge stations. We are a small and very friendly team, allowing a wide variety of experience and career development.
Please send a CV with covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to our Head of Events & Operations, Justina Senkus, on [email protected]