Coordinate activities of staff, convention personnel, or clients to make arrangements for group meetings, events, or conventions.

You might work for an events management company or an individual venue, such as an exhibition centre or hotel.

Day-to-Day Activities

  • Consult with customers to determine objectives and requirements for events, such as meetings, conferences, and conventions.
  • Review event bills for accuracy and approve payment.
  • Coordinate services for events, such as accommodation and transportation for participants, facilities, catering, signage, displays, special needs requirements, printing and event security.
  • Arrange the availability of audio-visual equipment, transportation, displays, and other event needs.
  • Confer with staff at a chosen event site to coordinate details.

Technology Skills

  • Customer relationship management CRM software: e.g. Blackbaud The Raiser's Edge, Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle Eloqua
  • Data base user interface and query software: e.g. Data entry software, Dean Evans & Associates EMS Professional, Microsoft Access, NSF Hospitality Rendezvous Events
  • Desktop publishing software: e.g. Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Publisher
  • Electronic mail software: e.g. Google Gmail, IBM Notes, Linux-based email software, Microsoft Outlook, Yahoo! Email
  • Graphics or photo imaging software: e.g. Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop, SmugMug Flickr, Trimble SketchUp Pro
  • Project management software: e.g. Active Network EventRegister, Convention Industry Council CIC APEX Toolbox, Microsoft Project, Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management

Employment Prospects

  • 72,919 events managers are employed in the UK.
  • New job opportunities are very likely in the future.

Working Environment

  • 9 to 5
  • Office
  • Overtime
  • Throughout the UK
  • Fast-paced

Time - Average of 38 hours per week.

Compare with the paid time worked by full-time employees in the UK.

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Pay - Average of £550 per week.

Compare with the pay, excluding overtime, for full-time employees across the UK.

£312
£1067

Route to Employment

GCSEs

A-Levels

  • Any

Other Information

Most entrants are usually graduates. A degree in marketing, event management, business, hospitality or public relations might be useful. Another route is to start as an admin assistant in a marketing or public relations department and work your way up through training and promotion.

Popular Degree Subjects

The most common degree subjects to be a Events Manager

Employability Skills Needed

Employability Skills Key:

  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Customer Service
  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving
  • Judgment & Decision Making
  • Organisation & Time Management

Interests Needed

Interests Key:

  • Enterprising
  • Conventional
  • Social

Knowledge Needed

Knowledge Key:

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Communications and Media
  • Clerical
  • Administration and Management
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government

Abilities Needed

Abilities Key:

  • Oral Expression
  • Written Comprehension
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Written Expression
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Speech Recognition
  • Fluency of Ideas

Work Styles Needed

Work Styles Key:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Adaptability & Flexibility
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control
  • Integrity
  • Social Orientation

Technology Experience Needed

Technology Key:

  • Customer relationship management CRM software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Desktop publishing software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Project management software

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