Events Manager

Job Type: 
£31,479 + £3,000 London Weighting
25 days + Christmas Break
London Office
Remote Available


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced events professional to join the Living Wage Foundation team. You will be responsible for developing delivering, and supporting the team with innovative events to promote the Living Wage movement, support the existing employer network, increase public support for fair pay and encourage Living Wage accreditation.

Central to this is our annual Living Wage Week in November where we announce the new rates and celebrate Living Wage Employers nationwide with multiple events, but you will also be responsible for our annual Champion Awards ceremony and organising parliamentary events, roundtables and webinars for our network of employers and beyond.

The ideal candidate would be an energetic and creative events manager, with strong project management skills, the ability to identify and manage effective partnerships, establish strong relationships with freelancers and suppliers, work across the internal staff team and have a passion for engaging audiences to create social change.

Main Responsibilities

Events Management

  • Develop creative, participative events that raise awareness and promote the Living Wage Foundation and our key messages influence public opinion, encourage accreditation, and champion  and engage our network of accredited employers.

  • Work with both the communications and accreditation team to create an annual calendar of events, launches, webinars and roundtables to meet the business plan objectives of the Living Wage Foundation.

  • Work with the team to produce detailed plans for events: timeline, venues, suppliers, legal obligations, staffing, budgets, external communications.

  • Produce detailed analysis and evaluation of the success of our events, understand and respond to data and feedback and put results and lessons into practice.

  • Provide support for the delivery of events by attending, performing tasks and taking a senior role on the day of events delivered by other team members.

  • Manage a significant events budget to deliver on objectives in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge on event news, trends, techniques and best practice.

  • Manage and mitigate any risks associated with events.

  • Develop strategy and guidance to ensure that all events are accessible, speakers are representative, and diversity and inclusion is at the forefront of events

Relationship Management

  • Create and maintain database of venues and suppliers and develop strong relationships with partners, freelancers and Citizens UK staff.

  • Lead and coordinate the work of the Living Wage Foundation team involved in delivering events with support, coaching and development.

  • Manage events project groups and meetings by building strong relationships, structured meetings and clear events plans with assigned responsibilities.

  • Work with the communications team, designers and content managers to develop events resources that promote our events and ensure they run smoothly.

  • Identify, manage and develop partnerships and alliances to further our events plans and business plan objectives. 

  • Create opportunities for community leaders and workers to participate in and speak at our events.

  • Share learning and skills across Citizens UK as part of formal training sessions and informal coaching and support of staff outside of the Living Wage Foundation team.

Living Wage Week

  • Oversee the events plan for Living Wage Week including a series of 30+ remote and in-person events around the country, delivered by a mixture of Living Wage employers, staff, freelancers and advocates.  

  • Work alongside the Campaign Manager to ensure that all Living Wage Week events meet the overall aims and objectives of Living Wage Week

  • Create a project plan to support the development of each event, with structured meetings, development and coaching of staff and creation of resources including agendas, invites and speaker briefings

  • Work with the team to secure high-profile and diverse speakers at events

Champion Awards

  • Management of our annual Living Wage Champion Awards. Planning and delivering an event for the Living Wage movement which recognises champions.

  • Managing strategic relationships including sponsors, working with external agencies where needed.

  • Working with wider Living Wage Foundation team to coordinate nominations and shortlisting process.


Deadline to apply: 
Monday, January 17, 2022 (All day)

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