UUK is looking for a creative and results-focused individual to lead the award-winning UUK events team and enhance the organisation’s internal and external engagement activities in our centenary year (2018-19). The post holder will lead a team to design, manage and deliver an ambitious programme of national higher education conferences, stakeholder engagement and political events – including the flagship UUK annual conference. The role will also be a key player in strategic planning to improve our staff engagement and internal communications (including our centenary celebrations from autumn 2018) and will work with senior leaders to raise the profile of UUK and its work with potential sponsors, partners and speakers.

The role represents an outstanding opportunity to join a team that: -Has enjoyed considerable success over the last three years, more than tripling income from events and improving the delegate experience

  • Has a track record of in identifying new subjects, creating strong and attracting leading speakers
  • Is at the heart of our flagship annual conference for UUK members, leading political figures, top speakers and the media
  • Will play a pivotal role in projects celebrating the public impact of universities in UUK’s centenary year
  • Has grown – in number and in its remit – reflecting its success within the organisation.

The post holder will lead a team of five staff, have annual revenue targets and be responsible for a programme of events with a growing annual turnover.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to hr@universitiesuk.ac.uk. The deadline for applications is Thursday 08 February at midnight, if you have any queries please speak to a member of the HR Team.  

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview on the 20 February 2018

Closing Date: 08 Feb 2018
Category: Jobs

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