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Posted on: 28 July 2022
Grant Thornton UK LLP is part of a global network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms, made up of some 58,000 people in over 135 countries. We're a team of independent thinkers who put quality, inclusion and integrity first. All around the world we bring a different experience to our clients. A better experience. One that delivers the expertise they need in a way that goes beyond. Personal, proactive, and agile. That's Grant Thornton.Job Description:
Every day our teams help people in businesses and communities to do what is right and achieve their goals. Our firmwide marketing team brings together the best of our service line marketing and builds programmes to engage with our buyers. The role of Events Manager is to maintain and oversee the National events programme alongside the firmwide marketing team. And provide governance and guidance to the business on events and how they can support or marketing and bd/sales activity.
We’re happy to talk flexible working and consider reduced hours and job shares, we’ll support you to balance your work and life.
A look into the role
As the Event Manager in our firmwide marketing team you will:
Implement and maintain national event strategy working alongside the firmwide marketing team and plan and deliver the national events programme (virtual, in-person and hybrid) for priority business areas and audiences
Ensure that all events have clear objectives and KPIs, are client focused, and with a targeted audience to ensure content is premium and of real value
Build trust and strong relationships with key internal stakeholders in relation to managing their events
Ensure that all Grant Thornton events are high quality, and consistent in brand and service
Conduct event debriefs and provide qualitative and quantitative post-event analysis to review event success
Manage the national events calendar
Provide best practice governance, advice and training to the wider marketing team/business on events
Line management of an events executive
Attend events in person (majority will be in London)
Liaise with relevant teams across the business to ensure that event processes, regulatory documentation and guidance are up to date - e-comms, ethics, health and safety, procurement, risk etc
Maintain external supplier relationships and keep abreast of competitor activity and new industry developments
Keeping abreast of events technology and management of webinar platforms
Management of memberships
Knowing you’re right for us
Joining us as an Event Manager, the minimum criteria you’ll need is previous event manager experience (ideally in a professional services role), meticulous attention to detail, and be confident communicating with a broad array of stakeholders. It would be great if you had some of the following skills, but don’t worry if you don’t tick every box, we’ll help you develop along the way.
Previous event manager experience (ideally within professional services role)
Excellent organisational and problem solving skills
Outstanding communication skillswith the ability to challenge
and influence stakeholders
Be able to demonstrate resilience and have established your own method to overcome challenges or obstacles
Meticulous attention to detail and exceptional standard of delivery and service
Able to work under pressure and to meet tight time frames
Be an excellent problem solver with the ability to navigate and guide those in your team
Strong commerciality and negotiation skills
Knowing we’re right for you
Embracing uniqueness, the culture at Grant Thornton thrives on the contributions of all our people, we never settle for what is easy, we look beyond to deliver the right thing, for everyone. Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential.
Our open and accessible culture means you’ll interact with leaders who are interested in you and everything you bring to our firm. The things that set you apart, we value them. That’s why we give you the freedom to bring your whole self to work and pursue your passions inside and outside of work.
Beyond the job
Life is more than work. The things you do, and the people you’re with outside of work matter, that’s why we’re happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles, and we’ll always do our best to keep your work and life in balance.
The impact you can make here will go far beyond your day job.From secondments, to fundraising for local charities, or investing in entrepreneurs in the developing world, you’ll be giving back to society. It’s that drive to do the right thing that runs through our every move, grounded in our CLEARR values – Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence,
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