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Strategic Events Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

Do you enjoy planning and delivering events?

We are looking for a Strategic Events Manager to join the Advancement team on a 12-month fixed term contract. You will be responsible for designing and delivering a range of strategic events throughout the year involving VIPs, major donors and major gift prospects. You will be working across Advancement and more widely to leverage all opportunities to enable successful fundraising.

Strong stakeholder and project management skills are essential for this position. If you are looking for a role where you work with senior stakeholders, including the Dean, this role is for you.

Main Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development of strategic event plans for Advancement, providing information to enable efficient and effective planning that meets departmental objectives. 
  • Work with the Dean, Chair of the Governing Body and/or Faculty to deliver strategic events both in the UK and internationally. This includes Dean’s Dinners, Campaign events, Major Gift events and other VIP events. 
  • Identify the right guests for key events and develop a work plan with senior colleagues across Advancement. 
  • Liaise across Advancement and more widely to prepare reports to inform review, planning and decision-making around strategic events. 
  • Plan and deliver a range of projects and events, with guidance from more senior colleagues (including the Campaign), to ensure delivery against project time, cost and quality standards, and targets. 

Who we are looking for

  • Experience of planning and delivering events or projects preferably within the higher education, fundraising or charity sector.
  • Highly organised with a proactive approach to planning with the ability to manage a diverse workload with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills and confidence to work with senior stakeholders.
  • Experience of using customer or membership database.
  • Excellent IT Skills.
  • Budget Management skills (Desirable).

Why London Business School

London Business School; a global and vibrant business community based in two of the world’s most dynamic cities, London and Dubai. It’s where extraordinary minds and diverse perspectives connect, to have a profound impact on the way the world does business and the way business impacts the world. We offer best in class hybrid learning to our students and participants, whilst creating a flexible, supportive and dynamic working environment for our people to excel in, whatever their location.  

What you can expect from us

  • Generous annual leave of 27 days plus extra between Christmas and New Year 

  • Generous pension package, 21.4% employer contribution (in return for employee enrolment and contribution) 

  • Free onsite gym and swimming pool 

  • Amazing range of professional development to support your career path 

  • Enhanced cycle to work scheme 

  • Wellbeing offering to support your physical, mental and financial health 

  • Up to 5 days approved volunteering leave or parent /carer emergency leave 

All enjoyed in a Smart (hybrid) Working environment so we’re looking forward to discussing how, where and when you might work best to deliver in your new role.  

Our commitment to driving inclusion and belonging  

We are a globally reaching institution, committed to creating tangible and sustainable change in driving inclusion & belonging within our School, education and society at large.  We are dedicated to creating an environment where everyone in our community feels they belong and thrive. This is a key school priority, and we want everyone who joins LBS to feel respected, welcomed, and heard.  

Please note we start screening CVs and interviewing candidates from the start of a campaign. A successful candidate could progress to offer before the advertised closing date. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible if you are interested in any roles. 

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