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Head of Events

£55000 - £65000 per annum + bens
Personal & Executive Assistants
Position Type:
Post Date:
13-09-2017 10:42 AM
Closing date:
Ref #:
TR - HofE
Triona Rarden
*Head of Events and Global Itineraries - organise overseas travel logistics for a high profile individual
*50% of this position involves foreign travel
*Based in Central London
*£55,000 - £65,000 + bens

As a key senior member of a London based Private Office, this exciting, challenging and demanding Head of Events opportunity is a unique role responsible for managing the complicated and ever-changing overseas travel schedule, global itineraries and events.

As Head of Events, you will assume overall responsibility for the strategic planning and management of all overseas travel, implementing logistics, and liaising internally and externally to ensure all meetings, visits and events run smoothly.

This Head of Events position would suit an effective team player with outstanding organisational talents and the ability to manage a small team. You will have experience working in a high profile environment, liaising with senior dignitaries with an understanding of the national and international protocols required. You will ideally have a degree and take an active interest in global and UK politics and current affairs with the intellect to grasp the current political and geographical context of a potential visit.

This opportunity requires total flexibility regarding working hours and willingness to travel extensively.

This dynamic organisation can offer you:

*Salary to £65,000 + bens
*A highly challenging, rewarding working environment
*Unique experience, training and personal development
*Extensive international travel opportunity - approximately 50% of the role

To be successful in this Head of Events role, you will have:

*Degree preferred
*Experience liaising with dignitaries and high profile individuals
*Proven experience within a complicated logistics environment managing multiple and conflicting priorities
*Ability to manage a small team
*Understanding of national and international protocols for senior dignitaries
*Interest in current and global affairs
*Agile mind and flexible approach
*Exemplary organisational and planning skills
*High attention to detail
*Exacting, measured and diplomatic nature
*Understanding of the importance of total discretion and confidentiality

Key accountabilities within this Head of Events role include:

*Planning and managing long term travel schedules and global itineraries
*Organising comprehensive briefings ahead of all meetings, visits, events and overseas media appearances
*Identifying potential risks, security concerns, reputational issues etc
*Overseeing all planning and implementation of overseas trips to the highest level of detail
*Attending overseas visits to manage logistics
*Managing two members of staff
*Managing internal and external stakeholder relationships
*Acting as a first point of liaison for Foreign Office and Metropolitan Police on protocol arrangements and security for visits overseas

If this Head of Events opportunity appeals and you would like to apply, please email your CV, in Word format, (not PDF), as soon as possible quoting "Head of Events".

Thank you for applying to this advertisement; we appreciate your interest in this Head of Events opportunity. All applications are important to us, but due to the high volume of response we receive from our advertisements, we only contact successful applicants. We wish you all the best in your search for a new position.


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