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Events Executive

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£28,203 to £32,039 per annum
Closing date
4 Mar 2024

Job Details

School/Department: Communications and External Affairs
Based at: Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work:37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered
Contract type: Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period: 9 months
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £28,203 to £32,039 per annum
Apply by: 04/03/2024

Role Description

About the Role

Working with the Events Manager, this role is part of the consultancy service to all external and internal stakeholders across the University community. You will project manage, deliver, support and co-ordinate University events from end to end. This includes liaising with internal and external clients and various internal and external suppliers, customer care, networking and engaging with delegates, speakers and the University community.

About You

This is a hands-on role for a dynamic individual who can demonstrate their ability to work as part

of a team as well as bring their own drive, enthusiasm and initiative to the role. Flexible working,

including evenings and/or weekends, will be required to deliver some of our events.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

The academic activity of the University is supported by a wide range of service departments.

Communications and External Affairs (CEA) is responsible for building and protecting Cranfield’s

reputation, engaging with a range of stakeholders and raising awareness of Cranfield’s brand and

its distinctiveness. CEA is responsible for the communications, public affairs, brand and content strategies, supporting the University’s strategic priorities and plans for growth. CEA takes the lead on brand marketing, content and publications; media relations; social media; internal communications; public and Government affairs; events and digital/web. CEA works closely with other Professional Service Units (PSUs), including International Partnerships and Student Recruitment and Alumni Relations and Development.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme.We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Sarah Lloyd, Events Manager:

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: Please quote reference number 4765.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 4 March 2024


Cranfield is world-leading in its contribution to global innovation. With our emphasis on the aerospace, agrifood, defence and security, environmental technology, leadership and management, manufacturing and transport systems sectors, we have changed the way society thinks, works and learns.

We generate and transform knowledge, translating it to the benefit of society. Our partners, from micro SMEs to the largest blue-chip multinationals, from governments across the world to NGOs and charities, tell us this is what they value about Cranfield.

Innovation is part of Cranfield’s ‘corporate DNA’, evolved over 60 years of commitment to this agenda.

Our work informs policy for governments and produces new technologies and products for the world of commerce. We draw on this pool of research and consultancy to provide our students with a distinctive ‘real-world’ learning environment, allowing them to develop as professionals and transfer their new knowledge to the global economy. This has always been the ‘Cranfield way’ but it has never been more important than in today’s world.

People are key to our competitive advantage and so we need to attract, develop and retain the best talent for our business. We aim to create a culture where you can flourish and succeed and, in turn, contribute towards Cranfield’s success.

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