We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Conference Manager with a good working knowledge of London’s built environment to join our small but busy team to plan and deliver content for three high profile conference programmes looking at the future of London’s built environment.
New London Architecture (NLA) is London’s independent centre for debate, discussion and information about the future shape of the capital.
NLA is looking for a Conference Manager to provide a critical level of support to the Head ofb Programming on three of NLA’s highest profile conference programmes (the London Real Estate Forum, London at MIPIM and London at MIPIM UK) which reach up to 2,500 delegates, as well as supporting the NLA Programme team on key elements of our year-round programme of over 150 events, awards, exhibitions and research.
You will work with a large number of important high profile clients, partners and contacts of the business from across the property, development and investment spheres on a regular basis, producing a varied and rigorous conference programme which reflects NLA’s values, showcases best practice for development in London and brings the industry together to discuss major issues for London’s built environment.
You will be involved in key meetings with sponsors and partners; programme curation; the management of all speaker invitations and communications; drafting of marketing content for online and printed communications; and communicating progress internally and to our client Pipers Events in a timely and concise way.
The role will also involve taking on a small role in helping to deliver part of the wider NLA programme, which is broken down thematically.
We are a small, hard-working and sociable team based in central London, in offices immediately above our exhibition galleries at The Building Centre. Many of NLA’s events are hosted in the early mornings or into the evenings, so the ability to be flexible around early starts and late finishes is essential.
Who we are looking for
The role involves juggling a large number of different requirements from partners, sponsors and key contacts, so we are looking for someone with precision and excellent attention to detail, exceptional communication and time management skills who has worked in an events environment previously. You will be a self-starter with a passion for London and a good working knowledge of the key issues influencing London’s development and investment industries, as well as London’s built environment more generally.
• Strong working knowledge of industry issues (as above)
• Appropriate education and academic achievements
• Demonstrable success in a role requiring high levels of organisation (experience in curating events is highly desirable)
• Clear and effective verbal skills including an excellent telephone manner and excellent written communication skills
• Clear grasp of the English language, using this to write clearly, concisely and professionally
• Ability to take initiative, recognise and prioritise the tasks that need to be carried out
• A good knowledge of presentation software including PowerPoint and Adobe
The Pipers Group
NLA is part of the Pipers group of independent businesses, that are world leaders in communicating change and championing best practice in the built environment.
All the businesses in the group share a common purpose to help shape better cities. A set of clear core values underpins and guides all businesses within the group:
Knowledge and understanding are central to everything we do. We know our business and our industry and have occupied a central position within London’s built environment for many years. By listening and seeking to understand we continually build on our knowledge – allowing us to innovate, stay relevant and make an impact.
By collaborating we create our best work – be that with each other, clients or partners - and are always open to new ideas, ways of working and partnerships. We build relationships that last through always being transparent and fair.
We have a culture of learning and development and build teams of people who push boundaries and continually challenge how we can improve. We are creative and entrepreneurial and if the industry needs something new, or what exists is not good enough, we address it. We take a long-term view and take the same care with our people as we do with our work and everyone we work with.
We love what we do, take pride in our work and continually strive for excellence. We are doers and creators – we act, make things happen, deliver and never cut corners.
Holiday is 31 days per year including Bank Holidays and three days between Christmas and New Year. The normal working week is 40 hours, Monday to Friday.
To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to Danielle Rowland, HR Director firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 2 September.
Shortlisting of candidates will take place week beginning 3 September. 1st stage interviews will take place week beginning 10 September.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age