Events and Communications Manager – UKSIF

Neera Shah
Neera Shah26th October 2021

Events and Communications Manager

Candidate Information

Salary: up to £30,000

Reports to: Head of Events and Partnerships

Annual leave: 25 days holiday per annum plus 3 additional fixed days at
Christmas / New Year.
Location: After the Covid period the successful candidate will work from a
central London office location (likely 1-2 days per week at first and possibly
retaining a degree of homeworking in the longer term, subject to further
discussion).

UKSIF is the membership organisation connecting the UK sustainable investment and finance community, committed to growing sustainable and responsible finance in the UK. Our vision is a fair, inclusive and sustainable financial system that works for the benefit of society and the environment.

UKSIF exists to bring together the UK’s sustainable finance and investment community and support our members to expand, enhance and promote this key sector. Our work drives growth and new opportunities for our members as global leaders in the sustainable finance industry.

UKSIF was founded in 1991 and now has 275+ members made up of investment managers, pension funds, banks, financial advisers, research providers, consultants and NGOs. We have seen increasing member engagement and strong membership growth over recent years and are looking to build on this track record.

UKSIF is now seeking an Events and Communications Manager to help with our enhanced and expanded events programme, which we intend to return to in-person delivery from the start of 2022. Working with the UKSIF events team and members, you will help support the development and delivery of a rapidly growing vibrant events programme which will support the drive to a more sustainable finance system, and help deliver UKSIF’s mission to connect the sustainable finance community, share knowledge and successfully influence government policy.

As Events and Communications Manager, you will work closely with the whole UKSIF team and play a key role in the logistics and marketing of the events, ranging from UKSIF’s flagship Spring (Edinburgh) and Autumn (London) conferences and Good Money Week, to webinars, short seminars, roundtables and lectures. You will coordinate event logistics and work with the rest of the team with the on-the-day management.

During the Covid-19 period, UKSIF events have moved online. We are hoping to produce mainly in-person events in 2022, while maintaining an online presence through a hybrid delivery format.

This role would suit a motivated and experienced events professional with good communication skills and meticulous attention to detail. The successful candidate will report to the Head of Events and Partnerships, and work with the whole team to continue producing exceptional events.

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing speaker logistics
  • Logistical support during events
  • Post event debriefs
  • Prepare and send out member communications, including events materials and UKSIF newsletters
  • Ensuring events attract a great audience from across UKSIF’s membership
  • Support the development of event agendas
  • Assist the team on the development and delivery of the overall events strategy
  • Work to enhance the quality and impact of UKSIF events
  • Other duties as reasonably required

Person Specification

The applicant must have:

  • An interest in sustainability, climate change and social issues
  • Minimum 2 years events experience
  • Brilliant attention to detail
  • The ability to balance multiple projects at once
  • Excellent communication and copywriting skills
  • Experience with in-person and remote events

Desirable:

  • Experience working within small organisations
  • Experience coordinating event sponsors and partners
  • Experience developing/updating websites and with social media (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc)
  • Some financial services or sustainability topic knowledge

We encourage you to apply if you meet the job specification, already have the right to work in the UK and have enthusiasm for our mission and what we do.

UKSIF is committed to maintaining a progressive and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, religious belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status or disability.

How to apply

Please send a covering letter explaining why you are suitable for this post and your available start date if appointed together with your CV by email to info@uksif.org with your name and “Events and Communications Manager” in the subject line.

If you require additional equipment, resources or support in order to participate in the job application or interview process, please let us know and we will work with you to ensure that your accessibility needs are met.

The closing date for applications is 12 November 2021.

Unfortunately, we are not able to assist with work permit applications for this post.

www.uksif.org.

 

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