Events Officer

London (GB)
31 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
19 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Development & Alumni

Educating Busy Londoners
Events Officer    
Ref: 12309

Full-time, open-ended

Since Dr George Birkbeck created the London Mechanics’ Institution in 1823 the organisation that is now Birkbeck, University of London, has been the gateway for ambitious people to study in the evening. In so doing they change their own lives – and make an immediate impact on business, the economy and our entire society. 

As we approach our 200th anniversary in 2023, we plan to invest £150 million in widening our intake yet further and raising our standards yet higher. We anticipate that £50 million will come from philanthropists such as alumni, friends, corporate partners and charitable trusts and foundations as part of an ambitious fundraising campaign. This new post is an opportunity to join a successful and expanding Development and Alumni department at a particularly exciting time for Birkbeck. 

The Events Officer will have experience of planning and delivering events. This role is responsible for the planning, organisation and implementation for all aspects of Development and Alumni-related events, from cultivating new relationships to thanking our generous donors. Events include receptions, networking events, memorial dinners, high-profile events, history tours, insights into aspects of our research or in-conversation events. 

Salary: Grade 5 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £28,145 rising to £33,764 per annum. 

This post is full time, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE), though there may be some flexibility for the right candidate, and is open-ended. The salary quoted above is on the College's London Pay Scale and includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. The initial salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of 6 months. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on Tuesday 19 September 2017
Interviews are scheduled for Wednesday 27 and Friday 29 September 2017

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Birkbeck welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award, operating the Two Ticks scheme, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.