Head of Institutional Events

Imperial College London

Job description
Job summary

The Head of Institutional Events will lead the College’s busy and high-profile programme of institutional events which aims to promote the College, engage friends and stakeholders in the life of the College and strengthen and enlarge our supporter base.  

Duties and responsibilities

Working closely with senior and other professional staff in College, you will oversee the strategy for events including: 

  • Major events hosted by the President
  • Special/named lectures and inaugural lectures
  • Events of institutional significance
  • VIP visits to the College

You will understand, and programme events for, the range of College audiences, including staff, students, alumni, donors, funders, partners, policy makers, collaborators, media and the general public. You will ensure the success of the programme in engaging these audiences is monitored and evaluated, and insights inform improvements to our programme.   

Youwill ensure appropriatecollaboration and support for colleagues across Imperial who deliver events, sharing best practice and advice. 

Essential requirements

We are seeking candidates who have:

  • Significant expertise in event management, ideally gained within the higher education or the not-for-profit sectors 
  • Experience of successfully leading a team
  • Significant experience of successful stakeholder engagement and management in complex and demanding scenarios  
  • Experience of close working with senior staff  
  • A strong understanding of the principles of relationship management, and specifically, how events can underpin them 
  • Experience of working across cultures and with a demonstrable commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion  

A full list of responsibilities and the person specification can be seen in the attached Job Description.

Further information

Agreement of the final shortlist, and candidate notification: Friday 10th November 2023

Final stage interviews for selected candidates: Friday 17th November 2023.

This is a hybrid role, which can be performed through a combination of remote working (UK only) and working onsite. Staff working in roles that are suitable for hybrid working will normally be expected to work 60% of their time onsite.

More information is available on the following web page: Work Location Categories (from 30 September 2023) Administration and support services Imperial College London


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