Events Manager – Entrepreneurial Law Firm

Ref Number:
  • LT7966
  • Legal
  • Events
Job Type:
  • Permanent
  • London
  • £60,000 - £70,000

  • Colette Norfolk
  • +44 (0)20 3174 1875

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly experienced and commercially-minded Events Manager to join the collaborative team of a distinctive London law firm to plan, execute and review events both in person and online. The successful applicant will have in-depth involvement in the identification and planning phases for events, making proactive strategic recommendations to stakeholders, adhering to events best practice and providing effective, full-service events support. You will be part of the events team which includes another Events Manager and will work very closely with the business development team as well as the wider business development and marketing team. The team supports on a wide variety of events, including large, complex events to smaller dinners and roundtables, from event conception, to engaging the relevant stakeholders, to post-event administration and reconciliation of costs. You will be expected to review the appropriateness of events and hospitality and evaluate the differentiation against competitors and their effectiveness to the overall relationship with the firm’s clients. Communicating with and gaining the confidence of key stakeholders to ensure that they are fully briefed and engaged during the event lifecycle, the Events Manager will provide a total event management package for client led and large internal events, providing both pre-event and on-site assistance, and adhering to policies, protocols, guidelines, best practices and metrics to ensure a high level of programme consistency, cost management, continual improvement and meeting host and attendee satisfaction. The role holder will need to be commercially-minded and adapt at contract review and negotiations of event related supplier contracts for competitive pricing and budget planning, and in the production of event statistics to monitor spend and benefits of events. The firm are looking for someone who has proven experience and a strong background in end-to-end event management at a senior level, including responsibility for a significant budget and managing a small team. You will need to be able to demonstrate a track record in creating and executing successful and measurable events and programmes across a wide range of event types including seminars, conferences, VIP dinners, roundtables and hospitality and the ideal candidate will have extensive event management experience gained within a corporate environment or have an agency background with experience of working on high profile legal, finance or professional services accounts. Execution-focused and results-oriented, the Events Manager will be able to deploy meticulous attention to detail and deliver an exceptional standard of service. Extensive industry knowledge and strong established relationships with external suppliers will also be prerequisite. Leighton Taylor promotes diversity, equality and fair treatment in all aspects of our work. It is our policy that as a provider of marketing and business development recruitment services, we will work to address existing inequalities, eliminate discrimination and promote equal opportunities and diversity. We translate this into all aspects of our everyday work and will aim to prevent discrimination or other unfair treatment against any of our staff or any users of our services regardless of gender, age, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origins, disability, sexual orientation or political and religious beliefs. Follow us on Twitter for the widest range of roles across the entire professional services sector –


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