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Events Specialist

Date: 18-Jul-2022

Location: Oxford/ Hybrid, GB

Company: Nominet

We’re Nominet – a world-leading domain name registry. For over 25 years, we’ve been operating at the heart of internet infrastructure. While we're best known for running .UK domains, we also help protect public services from cyber threat.

Our aim is to create a world which is more connected, inclusive and secure. We know that technology has the power to transform lives by creating opportunities and providing support where it’s needed most.

As a public benefit company, our work funds the ability to make a positive impact on society. We’ve donated millions to projects that use technology to improve peoples’ lives and have committed to delivering £60m worth of support over the next three years.

We understand the impact the Internet has on the environment and are committed to helping the UK reach Net Zero by 2050. We’re already a Carbon Neutral company through offsetting our emissions and will continue to work on reducing our footprint.

 

About the role:  
 
You will have responsibility for the organisation, management, and delivery of in person as well as virtual events. Leading on corporate, internal and trade events including 1-day conferences, webinars, internal social events and exhibition stands. You will be the sole event executive in our Corporate Affairs team, giving you great scope to own projects from start to finish, as well as the opportunity to input on strategy and improvements. You will work with senior level stakeholders and Nominet staff across the business, building great internal relationships to deliver high quality results.
 
The essential bits:  


Taking ownership of the internal events calendar, keeping projects on track and to deadlines, ensuring efficient and effective processes and communication throughout. Working closely with internal stakeholders, agreeing objectives, and ensuring expectations are managed. This also includes managing a range of suppliers including kit management, merchandise suppliers, venue, and printers,
You’ll also develop and research concepts for new events, including venue assessment and selection. Working with the creative and marketing teams, you ensure marketing materials are briefed and created. Liaise with relevant business units for content creation and delivery including social media, e-mail campaigns and blogs.
 
About you and your experience:  

 

It almost goes without saying that you will have genuine enthusiasm and passion for delivering great events, as well as demonstrable experience of successfully managing a range of hybrid and virtual conferences, meetings, and exhibitions.
You have excellent organisational skills and meticulous attention to detail, ensuring messages are consistent in terms of strategy and brand. But you are also someone who is innovative and creative in your approach.
We are looking for experience of taking details of requirements, researching topics, analysing data, creating detailed briefs and presenting your plan to key stakeholders.

 
What’s in it for you?  
 
The Nominet way of working empowers our people to flex between home and the office. We operate on a Hybrid basis. This empowers everyone to take ownership day to day, balancing the needs of our people and business. You will be required to come into the Oxford office for key activities to ensure we have a collaborative and connected working environment.  
 
Pension match to 7%, performance related bonus scheme, private medical insurance, 30 days annual leave, reward portal, support to buy tech equipment tax free, holiday buy scheme, discounted shopping, on-site gym and shower facilities, Medi-cash (claiming cash back on things like optical, dental, inoculations and prescriptions), Employee Assistance Program, Dental Insurance, Health Assessments, Cycle2Work scheme, free- on site car parking, broad range of tools and resources to support your personal and professional development, Nominet Give Hub. We also have an active Social Committee. 
 

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Equal opportunities

Cybersecurity is a community effort. That’s why we’re committed to building an inclusive, diverse community that celebrates and welcomes everyone – unless they’re a cybercriminal, of course.

We’re proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and we’d encourage you to join us whatever your background.

We consider everyone equally: your race, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, marital status, nationality, or any other protected characteristic won’t affect your application.

We want to give you every opportunity to show us your best self, so if there are any adjustments we could make to the recruitment and selection process to support you, please let us know.

Security checks

All roles working for Nominet will be subject to a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check. Some roles due to the nature of their work, will require additional security clearance.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with us.