• Francesca Ratcliffe-Boize
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Niche Financial Training Course Producer West End, England

Reference: NFTC/FRB Type: Permanent Start: ASAP Industry: Financial Services

Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus and comms

Description:
Experience of organising conferences is a must (ideally 1 - 3 years of experience - production and logistics) and a genuine interest in the financial world would be particularly advantageous.

You will play a large part in attracting relevant speakers and building relationships with industry people in order to be aware of the topics and influences that could potentially translate into a compelling, rewarding and successful conference.

The successful candidate will work for a great company which encourages ideas and where everyone feels part of a successful team. They will be actively encouraged to make the role their own by being enterprising, hardworking and client centred. The position requires intelligence, diligence, accuracy and the candidate must have the ability to think for themselves and thrive under pressure.

The successful candidate will report to the Director of Sales and Marketing who will provide full and on-going support but who will also expect to see desire and enthusiasm from the successful candidate to work using their own initiative. The candidate will also work closely with other team members.

The successful candidate will work for a great company which encourages ideas and where everyone feels part of a successful team. They will be actively encouraged to make the role their own by being enterprising, hardworking and client centred. The position requires intelligence, diligence, accuracy and the candidate must have the ability to think for themselves and thrive under pressure.

The successful candidate will report to the Director of Sales and Marketing who will provide full and on-going support but who will also expect to see desire and enthusiasm from the successful candidate to work using their own initiative. The candidate will also work closely with other team members.

Conference Production Duties
*Planning and organising a conference 9-12 months in advance from beginning to end
*Resourcing market leading speakers from cold
-to identify, invite by telephone and secure industry experts as speakers
*Handling all elements of the speaker acquisition process
-Speaker invites
-Pre conference communication
*Liaising with confirmed speakers and/or their PA's
-Ensuring speaker presentations and their professional biographies / CVs are received in advance of the event
*Creating conference marketing materials
-Conference outlines (it is very important that these are produced several months in advance)
-E-based marketing materials
*Researching / identifying and proposing innovative ideas for topics on conferences
-Monitoring the business environment / press
-Keeping up-to-date with trends in the market
*Liaising with the marketing departments of speaking companies
-Ensuring the event is marketed internally and to their clients
-Offering paid for sponsorship
*Attracting paid for sponsorship
-Identifying potential paying sponsors and marketing the sponsorship opportunity
-Liaising with sponsors pre and post event
*Dealing with suppliers
-Venues
-Printers
*Creating conference materials for the participants
-Building speaker presentations in to manuals for the participants
*Carrying out and managing all pre-conference administration issues
*Carrying out and managing all post-conference administration issues
-speaker thank you emails
-post-conference participant requests

Other Duties
*Creating from scratch and managing client databases (20% - 80% of the role depending on the life cycle of a conference and its related workload)
-Researching websites, articles and publications and adding appropriate contacts to our databases
-Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records on our databases
-The on-going visiting of client websites to obtain new contacts to add to our databases
-Telephoning companies / contacts to verify contact data on our databases
*Updating the company and third party websites with conference details
*Updating our presence on Social Media sites
*Assisting with the marketing of training courses and conferences
-Initiating marketing e-shots to contacts on databases
-verifying all bounces from e-shots and updating contact details on our databases
-processing bookings for courses and conferences from e-shots
*Updating marketing materials
*Sending conference joining instructions
*Assisting on the day of a conference
-Meeting and greeting speakers
-Ensuring that conference room is set-up as per our specification
-Problem solving
-Assisting with the registration of participants
-Assisting with the smooth running of the event
*Answering incoming calls (dealing with queries, transferring and advising)
*Assisting with preparing and organising in-house courses and other projects
*Plus any other duties to assist the department

Required skills and personal attributes
*Excellent use of all Microsoft Office applications (MS Publisher or other design programmes such as Photoshop will be useful)
*Excellent written and spoken English
*Must have excellent listening skills
*Must be extremely well organised
*Must have a good eye for detail
*Must be accurate and diligent
*Must be a quick learner
*Must be enterprising and commercial
*Must be hard working and proactive

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