July 31, 2014
Contact: Felicity Slater

Job: Events and Office Assistant

The Fabian Society’s Development Programme provides one year paid appointments, which are designed to help people who are new to politics to gain skills and experience. The programme is streamed by job function to support participants gain understanding and skills in the area of their choice.

The Fabian Society’s Development Programme provides one year paid appointments, which are designed to help people who are new to politics to gain skills and experience. The programme is streamed by job function to support participants gain understanding and skills in the area of their choice.

Within the Development Programme, we are now looking for an Events Assistant to support our busy events team. Fabian events consistently attract very senior speakers, and we need someone able to work calmly under pressure and to negotiate the complex organisational challenges of arranging an events program at a leading think-tank.

With our audiences often numbering hundreds of people, a genuine and demonstrable interest in events management is vital. In return, we’ll train and support you to deliver smaller projects of your own, and to make sure that at the end of the year long contract, you are qualified and ready to take your next steps in events management.

People from backgrounds that are under-represented in Westminster and at the Fabian Society are particularly encouraged to apply. This includes women, disabled people and people from low-income or minority ethnic backgrounds. Appointments are based on merit alone.

The position in summary

Events and Office Assistant The post-holder will work directly with the Partnerships and Events Manager on all aspects of events delivery, including event briefing, speaker booking, marketing, venue logistics and post-event dissemination. Additionally you will support the Head of Finance and Operations on specified organisation-wide administrative tasks. We are looking for someone who is efficient, calm under pressure, a good multi-tasker, has an eye for detail and is motivated by the practicalities of project delivery. Duties will include:

  • Events: Finding and booking venues, researching potential speakers, arranging catering, contacting speakers, assisting at events, liaising with sponsors.
  • Office management: up to 20% of the role will consist of office support and inquiry response, including managing office systems and procedures, reception service, ordering supplies and overseeing the office environment.

Duration:  Fixed 1 year contract

Salary:  £16,100 plus 7% pension contribution

Hours: Mon – Fri, 10am – 6pm

Your application should arrive no later than 9am Mon 11th of August 2014.

To find out more about the role, please visit the website.