Events Assistant

Posted: 08/12/2016 14:47
Salary: Competitive
Location: Ipswich
Level: Administration
Deadline: 31/01/2017 23:59
Hours: 37.50
Benefits: Flexible
Job Type: Permanent

Events Assistant

Our rapidly growing national business is looking for a full-time Events Assistant to join our successful team based from our Ipswich Head Officewith extensive travel around the UK. You must be happy to stay away up to four nights per week at hotels and venues nationwide.

The Principals of Universal started in private practice over twenty years ago and have helped thousands of clients across the country to protect their families. Today they operate a multi-disciplinary practice that brings the skills of Solicitors, Accountants, Chartered Tax Advisors and Chartered Financial Planners together under one roof to provide a holistic range of traditional and specialist estate and tax planning solutions to clients nationwide.

Purpose of Role

The Events Assistant co-ordinates and manages the day to day activities related to delivering our successful ‘Keep it in the Family Seminars’ which are held throughout the country.  

You will be responsible for:

  • Pre-event set up of seminar equipment, displays, catering and facilities. You will co-ordinate with venue management teams to ensure that appropriate standards are met for the delivery of the seminars.

  • Registration of seminar participants. You will provide a warm and welcoming reception to our clients.

  • Client customer service. You will look after our clients during the seminars answering their questions and taking care of their needs. You will handle post-seminar administration.

  • Trade Shows. You will set up and manage trade show stands.

  • Sales Leads. You will follow up leads by phoning clients, answering queries and booking appointments.

The Events team (2 X Events Assistant plus Seminar Presenter) travel together in a people carrier vehicle. All accommodation and food is provided.


Hours of Work

You will be flexible to work as required, this will involve some evenings and weekends.


Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be someone who has a genuine interest in Events Management.

  • Full UK Driving Licence essential. Confident to drive a people carrier vehicle.

  • Confident to work on your own and in a team.

  • Excellent communicator and passionate about delivering customer service excellence.

  • Previous experience working as part of an events team or conference team desired but not essential.

  • Confident and professional telephone manner and comfortable booking appointments for our clients on events and one to one consultations.

  • Flexible to work odd hours, evenings and weekends and to stay away for up to four nights per week.


What’s on offer

At Universal our focus is to attract and retain talented professionals. You will be joining a company that is committed to offering a rich and rewarding career to all employees. We will support you in your training and development needs to ensure that you reach your full potential and achieve your personal career aspirations.

The offer;

* Competitive remuneration and benefits package.

* Opportunity for continuous development


As an equal opportunities employer we positively welcome applications from every section of the community.


For more information please contact our dedicated Recruitment Line on 01473 467339

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