Group Event Planner - Wimbledon

Location: South London
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Type: Full-time

Reports to: Group Event Planner
Salary: £20k - £22k per anum
Duration: Minimum 1 year contract (potential to go permanent)
Location: Wimbledon Head Office (with occasional travel around the UK)
Hours: 37.5 hrs/week (some out of hours work will be required for live events)
Starting date: ASAP
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Are you an events graduate, or someone with a passion for bringing fantastic events to life?  Then this could be the role for you.  

Who are we looking for?
We are seeking a creative, fun and enthusiastic intern to join our Events Team for an initial 6-month internship. They should have a positive ‘can-do’ attitude, excellent problem solving skills with an ability to work independently as well as part of a team. This role is perfect for someone who is keen to learn about organising a variety of events, from conferences and suppliers exhibitions, to parties and charity events.

What will you be doing?
  • Supporting the Events Planner in organising and delivering multiple projects and events per year; including conferences, supplier exhibitions, small business events, art prizes, charity fundraising events, parties, awards and even possible international trips!
  • Supporting internal functions, such as Christmas parties and BBQs on the terrace in the Wimbledon office for colleagues.
  • Working with the Events Planner on researching and sourcing venues, hotels and creative elements for events.
  • Coordinating any logistics relating to events; including marketing materials, travel, deliveries, schedules and health & safety.
  • Helping the Events Planner to deliver excellent events on time and on budget.
  • Creating booking forms for events to ensure the correct data and information is collected and planned for.
  • Creating post-event feedback forms to be shared with delegates, suppliers and key stakeholders to ensure we gather the relevant data following events.
  • Effectively managing the Events inbox.
  • Helping to create marketing and communication materials.
  • Liaising with departments all around the business, as well as external stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Working with production companies on key annual events.
  • Learning on the job in an interesting, fun and varied role. Due to the diverse nature of all our brands, no day is the same!

Key attributes of the candidate
  • Organised
  • Good attention to detail
  • Problem-solving 
  • Quick learner, shows initiative and is confident in making decisions 
  • Creative - we’d love to hear your ideas!
  • Good communication and literacy skills 
  • Confident in liaising with a variety of departments around the business, as well as external suppliers and stakeholders
  • Resilient and able to stay calm in a fast-paced, high pressure and multi-tasking environment
  • Have a great positive energy, lots of enthusiasm, and enjoy working as part of a team

Nice to haves (but not essential)
  • An Events qualification
  • Knowledge of G-Suite, Microsoft Office, MailChimp and Photoshop

Who are we?
The Theo Paphitis Retail Group (TPRG) is passionate about retail and comprises of four fantastic and varied brands; Ryman, Robert Dyas, Boux Avenue and London Graphic Centre. TPRG is a private group of businesses owned by its Chairman, Theo Paphitis, one of the UK's most high profile business leaders and entrepreneurs. 

Events are a key part of our business and cover many areas; from conferences, supplier exhibitions and charity fundraising events, to celebrating retail milestones, such as Robert Dyas’ 150th anniversary this year!

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of our Events Team and learn on the job about how a great event comes together!

Good luck!
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