Events Manager

Southampton, United Kingdom
£27,786 to £30,346
15 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
08 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Engagement and Advancement

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £27,786 to £30,346
Closing Date:  Monday 08 November 2021
Reference:  1551121CD

Salary based on SUSU's Pay Band E with a full-time equivalent salary of £27,786 to £30,346 subject to experience.

35 hours per week.

The Role

As a the Events Manager at SUSU, you'll be working to plan and deliver a varied events and entertainments offer for our students to a high standard, in an accessible, safe, and sustainable way. You'll offer professional support for the delivery of student-led events, and actively seek partnerships with the wider Southampton community to create opportunities. You'll ensure that risk assessments are completed and all event activity is delivered safely and in line with any applicable legislation/regulations and with our SUSU values. You will also be expected to work as Duty Manager on specified duty manager shifts. 

About You

You should have demonstrable experience in the successful planning, promoting and running of a variety of events, preferrably including experience in the late-night entertainment and Youth sector. It's essential that you also have experience of completing risk assessments and an understanding of health and safety issues that may occur with events. You'll need excellent planning skills and be able to budget for events effectively. You'll also have a passion for music and the trends in the entertainments industry, and be able to manage and motivate a team to deliver high standards. You can find the full Person Specification within the Role Profile attached.

The Company

The University of Southampton Students’ Union (SUSU) exists to unlock the potential and enrich the life of every one of our 23,000 student members.  We are a registered charity with a £7M turnover and provide a comprehensive platform of offers, support, representation, services and spaces for our members to enhance the overall University experience across a number of campuses. We are an Investors in People Silver accredited organization who have approximately 85 core staff, and around 300 casual staff employed throughout the year.

What we will offer

The University of Southampton Students’ Union has a vision of creating a positive impact with every student during their time at the University.  As a not for profit organization the Students’ Union provides a comprehensive platform of opportunities, support, representation and places for our members to enhance their overall University experience. 

Benefits of Working at SUSU

On top of developing you within your role, we recognize our people are our greatest assets and offer a number of benefits over and above your monthly pay. 

  • Annual leave of 34 days, rising to 38 days’ per year, including a week at Christmas and Easter (including public holidays)
  • Generous contributory pension scheme (10% employer contribution and 6% employee)
  • Attractive contractual family leave options after 6-months service for new parents
  • Staff social activities
  • Staff discounts on entertainment (including 40% off cinema), eating out, retail and travel
  • Free access to LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft Office 365 applications on your device
  • Comprehensive induction and strong learning and development offer
  • An Employee Assistance Programme
  • A beautiful campus, with on-site commercial outlets


To apply, please click 'Apply Now' and send us your CV and cover letter.

Closing Date and Time: 8th November 2021 at 9am

Interviews to hold on 17th November 2021. Please note feedback will not be provided if you are not shortlisted for interview.

SUSU is an equal opportunities employer which values a diverse workforce and we want to reflect the student body that we represent.  We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination and will ensure that our recruitment activities are mindful of equality and diversity matters.

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