The University of Oxford is a stimulating work environment, which enjoys an international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence. Our research plays a key role in tackling many global challenges, from reducing our carbon emissions to developing vaccines during a pandemic.
The Senior Events Manager will be organising high-end, high-profile events to further philanthropic relationships and the strategic philanthropic goals of the Development Office.
About the role
- This is a chance for you to get creative and manage events that wow our donors and make them feel part of Oxford! From dinners under the watchful gaze of dinosaurs and elegant receptions in beautiful 15th-century rooms to tours of cutting-edge vaccine labs and talks with leading academics to engage guests with world-changing research. This is a fast-paced role with lots of demands; you will need to juggle multiple tasks and events all at the same time. Oxford is a world-leading University. The events you create and manage will be supporting our fundraising priorities for student support, research, capital projects and much, much more. We are building up to our next fundraising campaign; the work you do will directly support this and the fundraising teams to create change for good.
- You need to have proven significant experience to deliver high-profile, high-end, high-stakes events. You need to have outstanding planning and organisation skills for our VIP events – the devil is in the detail! We are a tight-knit, supportive team that likes to have fun while we work hard on lots of exciting and unique events. You need to have a cool head under pressure, be someone who can communicate at all levels, and be a team player.
If you would like to have a chat about this role, please email Huw Mason, Head of Development Events to arrange a time firstname.lastname@example.org.
What we offer
Your happiness and wellbeing at work matter to us, so we offer a range of family-friendly, financial and professional benefits, including:
- Flexible hybrid working Exceptional contributory pension scheme and salary sacrifice options 38 days’ annual leave Comprehensive childcare services and family-friendly leave schemes Cycle loan scheme and discounted bus travel Subsidised University Sports Centre membership Engaging social groups and sports clubs beyond the workplace Membership of CASE (The Council for Advancement and Support of Education) for advancement professionals Access to a wide range of training and professional development opportunities
How to apply:
Applications should consist of a full CV and a cover letter (maximum of two pages) outlining your motivations to apply for this role, your relevant experience and how you meet the criteria of the person specification.
- Only applications received before 12 noon on 28 November 2023 can be considered.
- Interviews are currently scheduled to take place on 6 December 2023, in person in Oxford.
The Development Office is committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and belonging. We encourage applicants from all sectors of the community and are especially keen to encourage candidates from under-represented groups to apply.