Events, PR and Protocol Manager

  • Location

    Stevenage, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Contact:

    Jacqueline McGee

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    9 Months

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Job Title: Events, PR and Protocol Manager; Location: Stevenage; Duration: 9 months; Hours: Full time; Pay rate: £28.00 p/hr LTD

Job Description
- To assist in promoting the company, the brand, products and capabilities - to customers and the UK aerospace business community
- To project manage and deliver high profile events and visits to enable the company to engage with customers, influencers and business critical stakeholders
- Assist with media relations events across the UK
- Assist with local sponsorship and branding activities as necessary
Internal Relationships
- Good working relationship with senior management and business areas (particularly Defence and Space UK) to understand and satisfy their hospitality requirements
- Close cooperation with Stevenage and Portsmouth site management and services for visits, media events, etc.
- Close working relationship with UK Communications and Marketing teams across Airbus to ensure consistent communication, visibility and best practice sharing
External Relationships
- Regular communication with VIP customers/contacts
- Good working relationship with suppliers for events, venues, catering etc.
Specific Requirements
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to work on own initiative
- Excellent organisational skills, ability to pre plan and manage large scale and high-profile events
- Good working knowledge of the company and industry contacts
- Ability to work with people from all levels, from local contractors to Ministers and VIPs
- Ability to work with online event management system
Qualifications and experience required for the job
- Excellent English language skills (oral and written)
- 5+ years of experience in organising and managing corporate hospitality events
- Knowledge of organising VIP visits
- All round knowledge of office procedures, PC literate in Word, Excel and Aventri (training can be provided in Aventri). Outlook experience required
- Good understanding of budget control and procurement process
- Good understanding of compliance regulations and processes
Main Activities
- Plan, organise and manage corporate hospitality events/VIP visits in the UK (nominally Defence and Space, but must also have flexibility as required). Including selecting venues, invitation management, guest/staff registration, liaising with suppliers, caterers, transport etc. to ensure the smooth delivery of the event
- Engage with Senior Management and their offices for all hospitality and VIP visit requirements
- Support and arrange VIP, media, industry and community visits when required
- Support high profile PR activities in the Space domain to raise the profile of the UK space industry and the company's position in this industry.
- Focal point for local DS UK sponsorship at Stevenage and Portsmouth sites only
- Support to the UK DS Communications Director as required
- Focal point for site re-branding at Stevenage and Portsmouth only
- Support launch events and local site activities

Morson are acting as the recruitment business for this vacancy on behalf of their client.

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