Events Officer

Southampton, United Kingdom
£28,929 to £31,502 per annum
21 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
17 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Development & Alumni Relations

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £28,929 to £31,502 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 17 April 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2212823CD

At the University of Southampton, our aim is to change the world for the better, bringing together realms of academic research, creativity and knowledge to have a truly collaborative, immersive and ground-breaking impact. We care about the challenges that humanity is facing, and work to support others on a local and global scale.

In the Office of Development & Alumni Relations (ODAR), our job is to galvanise our community to solve these challenges and to make a difference working alongside an experienced and driven team of communication, volunteer, fundraising, data and support professionals.  

The Engagement & Advancement Events team is responsible for an annual programme of events – delivered online and in person - designed to develop and strengthen relationships with university alumni and supporters. In addition, we are responsible for delivering several high-profile wider University corporate events.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team. Reporting to an Events Manager, the ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, highly organised, creative Events Officer who will work collaboratively with the wider team, across the University, and with external suppliers, to help deliver our varied programme of events.

In addition to managing and supporting events, your role will include management of the associated social media channels, data analysis, writing of communication and ownership of our online events web pages. 

About you

You will bring a passion for events, demonstrating experience from concept through to delivery (in-person and online), with a proven track record for delivering an excellent experience for guests and stakeholders.

You will have exceptional organisational skills, with an eye for detail, able to prioritise well and manage multiple tasks and deadlines.

You will need to be a good communicator, with strong written and verbal skills, and be confident working alongside a variety of colleagues, building relationships. Naturally creative, you will also be able to propose and design elements that can be used in our events and promotional plans.

About Us

We are planning our first University-wide fundraising and engagement campaign. Together, we want to raise more money and to engage more alumni and friends with Southampton so that we can change the world. And with the full support and investment of University leadership, we are growing our team over the next few years. We are so excited.  

We need people with intellectual curiosity and people who have different ideas. We need people with direct experience or transferable skills and the interest and drive to take on a new challenge.  We are actively determined to welcome a diverse group of colleagues into our inclusive team. 

Imagine creating events that fundraise for medical technologies that could cure cancer or dementia. Or connecting alumni around the world and reawakening important friendships and partnerships. 

The only thing holding us back is more talented people. This could be a career-defining and remarkable opportunity.

Help us change the world. Join us.

Thank you for your interest in joining our team

To learn more about working in the ODAR team, visit our Join ODAR website. If you’d like to have an informal chat about this role or ask any questions, please contact Rebecca Morris, Head of Events, or contact us if you feel you don’t meet all of the selection criteria and want to discuss the role further.

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