Planning and Communications Manager, Conferences and Events

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Location: London

Salary: £31,982 - £34,925 - Depending on skills and experience + London allowance of £3,600

Working Hours: 35 Per Week

Closing Date: 02 March 2020

Interview Date: W/C 9th March 2020

Contact: Katie Bolton:

Planning and Communications Manager, Conferences and Events

Reference Number: VAC1253 

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 11.59pm on 2nd March

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

About the role

The Planning and Communications Manager plays a pivotal role in delivery of the strategic objectives of the Conference and Events function, whilst working with the team to lead on the operational processes which underpin the delivery of a top-class portfolio of events, including Alzheimer’s Society Annual Conference (ASAC20). The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for event project plans, including communication management and stewardship journeys; digital marketing; delegate and data management; budget management, evaluation and reporting.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of high performing function in the growing Marketing and Communications Directorate. Reporting to the Head of Conferences and Events, the post holder will support in the delivery of ASAC20 and other key events, which support the Society’s strategic ambitions, stimulate the dialogue about dementia and engagement in our work and missio

About you

We are looking for someone with experience of successful strategic management in all the operational aspects of event project planning for a varied portfolio of Conferences and Events, preferably with experience of working within the third sector.

This role also calls for someone with experience of relationship building and senior stakeholder management to deliver projects; excellent analytical, budgeting and reporting skills; running successful digital event campaigns and proven project management skills across multiple projects/events running simultaneously.

The post holder will have experience of delegate management, speaker management, event registration systems (eg; Cvent and Crowdcompass), finance and accounting functions and programme updates. They will have managed email marketing campaigns including copywriting and design and delivered HTML and web copy using digital marketing tools, such as DotDigital.

We are looking for a motivated self-starter and problem-solver who seeks out opportunities of benefit to the Society and our mission to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and those who care for them.

If you have extensive experience in managing a high functioning conference and events operation, and possess brand flair, then we would love to hear from you.

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely, all contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society. 

You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society.

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