We're hiring! Could you be our new head of events?

We're hiring! Could you be our new head of events?

Enterprise Nation, the UK's most active start-up and small business network, is looking for a head of events to develop, manage and execute a market-leading events programme from community specific meet ups to large, high profile, national events.

In 2015, Enterprise Nation hosted over 150 events. In 2016, we're looking to do even more!

In this role, supported by the Enterprise Nation team and 12 regional Enterprise Champions, you will be responsible for:

  • Event management: End-to-end event management, from initial planning & logistics, to managing and executing the event itself, through to evaluation and follow up to maximise attendance, engagement and impact 
  • Event promotion: Making sure people know about our events, from engaging with existing Enterprise Nation members, to working with the marketing team to advertise the event in the right place at the right time
  • Partnership with Enterprise Champions: the Champions organise their own local events; your job is to make sure they have the tools they need, the events are on-brand and impactful, without burdening the champions with admin
  • Programme development: We are continuously developing what we do and we want someone who will challenge what we're doing and work to ensure we continue to provide best-in-class start-up and small business events and support

We therefore need someone with the following skills and experience:

  • Experience in event management and logistics: You'll be hitting the ground running, so it's important you know the realities of event management
  • Experience working in and with small and start-up businesses: This isn't a big corporate environment, understanding the needs of a small and startup business is essential to succeeding in this role
  • Strong communicator and relationship builder: This role is all about relationships. You need to be empathetic, a polished communicator and seriously organised
  • Entrepreneurial mindset: The ability to spot a good opportunity and the intelligence and creativity required to bring it to life
  • Technologically confident: As well quickly picking up existing systems (including Microsoft Office, Eventbrite, Adobe product suite), we want someone who can spot technological solutions to improve how we do things

A bit more about Enterprise Nation...

Enterprise Nation is a small business network and business support provider with more 70,000 members. Its aim is to help people turn their good ideas into great businesses through expert advice, events, acceleration, networking and inspiring books. Enterprise Nation was founded in 2005 by Emma Jones MBE, also co-founder of national enterprise campaign StartUp Britain. She is the author of best-selling business books including Spare Room Startup, Working 5 to 9, Go Global, Start a Business for £99 and the StartUp Kit.

Enterprise Nation runs flagship entrepreneurial events including the Festival of Female Entrepreneurs in Bristol, the annual epic StartUp 2016 show in London, with simultaneous satellite events across the UK and the largest British start-up event during Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Biggest StartUp Saturday in London, Exeter, Manchester, Newcastle and Leeds.

Interested? Apply here. Applications close at midnight on Friday 20 November.

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