Digital Catapult

Events Executive

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Working closely with the rest of the Digital Catapult team, the Events Research Executive will be responsible for supporting the small events team, ensuring a consistently high standard ‘guest engagement and experience’ at all events at an in-house venue. Detail-focused, ideally with an interest in technology and innovation, the post-holder will be a self-starter and flexible, with excellent written and spoken English, capable of managing multiple event deliveries against tight deadlines, using skills gained from a small business or events background.

what you’ll do
  • Delivering the events at Digital Catapult which sit within a particular technology area
  • Handling venue hires from enquiry, delivery to outcome tracking
  • Supporting with the day-to-day running of events, including delegate registrations, room setup and client relations
  • Handling catering, staffing rotas and suppliers to create outstanding events in the centre
  • Supporting the wider Digital Catapult team
  • in particular, the marketing and business development departments
  • Maintaining Salesforce CRM information, production schedules and reporting calendars, as well as building a speaker database
  • Integrate with the business development and innovation services departments to cross-pollinate opportunities
  • Implementing processes to better monitor engagement at in-house events, and building a SME database to help drive engagement
what we’re looking for
  • A strong communicator, ideally with community engagement or PR experience
  • Detail oriented administrator with G-Suite experience
  • Unafraid by the prospect of owning and delivering many events, often close together
  • Willingness to work flexibly, and outside of normal office hours, as part of a team, often working on early morning or late evening events
  • Works confidently independently, to deadlines
  • Willingness to support other departments with ad-hoc tasks when required
  • Proactive and creative individual seeking to add value across the business