16 August 2022

Vacancy: Event Manager 

If you like to organise high quality, global events that deliver an unmissable experience, we’ve got the job for you


This is primarily a logistical role, that exists to ensure the smooth running of Contagious events.

To organise and deliver high quality, global events that deliver an unmissable experience to attendees and run-on budget. 

Core Responsibilities 

  • Expert logistical management and delivery of all Contagious events including bespoke sponsor events
  • Delivery of all events on time and within budget
  • Strictly managing event budgets, costs, expenses and supplier invoices 
  • Creation of detailed timelines for each project to communicate to all stakeholders
  • Excellent collaboration with the marketing and editorial teams to ensure events are promoted correctly and drive ticket sales 
  • Develop a productive and efficient relationship with the editorial team
  • Manage internal and external speaker communications and logistics, including booking hotels, flights, transport for talent and internal staff 
  • Work closely with the event sales teams to ensure sponsor activities are delivered on time 
  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with suppliers, sponsors and attendees to ensure repeat business 
  • Venue sourcing and negotiating 
  • Production management including coordinating tech, design, scripts, venue etc 
  • Onsite operations management 
  • Management of risk assessments and the health and safety of all attendees, staff and suppliers 
  • Aiding with creation of post-event reports that includes internal and attendee feedback, as well as event data to report to senior leadership team

About You 

  • You’ve successfully delivered a portfolio of events for up to 1,000 attendees
  • You are an ambitious and motivated individual who is looking for a career opportunity and a challenge in a fast-paced environment
  • Great communicator, who understands the importance of effective team communication and works well with people
  • Proficient in running virtual events or using digital events tech
  • Critical thinker and problem-solver
  • Quick learner and able to keep up with the fast-paced work of a growing business
  • Excellent administration and time-management skills
  • Degree in hospitality management, event management or relevant field is preferred
  • You have an understanding and appreciation for sponsor-able and commercial opportunities at events

Remuneration / Financial 

  • Competitive salary
  • Company pension

The Benefits 

  • Career progression – we encourage personal development, autonomy and responsibility
  • Flexible, hybrid working conditions
  • Friday: we currently finish work at 1pm on a Friday
  • 25 days annual leave
  • +2 days holiday at Xmas time (discretionary)
  • +1 Birthday day off
  • Birthday gift box delivered to home
  • Company Xmas & Summer parties
  • Work anniversary celebrations at 5, 10, 15-year markers
  • Cycle to work scheme

Please send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you’d like to be Event Manager at Contagious to [email protected] by 11.45pm on 31 August. Successful applicants may be invited for interview before the deadline.

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