Events, PR and Protocol Manager

Job Title: Events, PR and Protocol Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Salary: Up to £28 per hour + Ltd
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1901-70_1548082205
Contact Name: Chris Doyle
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 21, 2019 14:50

Job Description

Sitec currently have the requirement for an Events, PR and Protocol Manager for our client based in Stevenage. Our client is a leading Aerospace and Defence Company and the role will suit an individual used to dealing with high profile clients.

This is a contract role for 9 months and has a pay rate of £28p/hr Limited.

Main Activities of Events, PR and Protocol Manager

* Plan, organise and manage corporate hospitality events/VIP visits in the UK (nominally Defence and Space, but all of Airbus as required). Including selecting venues, invitation management, guest/staff registration, liaising with suppliers, caterers, transport etc. to ensure the smooth delivery of the event
* Engage with Senior Management and their offices for all hospitality and VIP visit requirements
* Support and arrange VIP, media, industry and community visits when required
* Support high profile PR activities in the Space domain to raise the profile of the UK space industry and the company's position in this industry.
* Focal point for local DS UK sponsorship at Stevenage and Portsmouth sites only
* Support to the UK DS Communications Director as required
* Focal point for site rebranding at Stevenage and Portsmouth only
* Support launch events and local site activities
Internal Relationships
* Good working relationship with senior management and business areas (particularly Defence and Space UK) to understand and satisfy their hospitality requirements
* Close cooperation with Stevenage and Portsmouth site management and services for visits, media events, etc.
* Close working relationship with UK Communications and Marketing teams across Airbus to ensure consistent communication, visibility and best practice sharing
External Relationships
* Regular communication with VIP customers/contacts
* Good working relationship with suppliers for events, venues, catering etc.

Specific Requirements of Events, PR and Protocol Manager

* Excellent communication skills
* Ability to work on own initiative
* Excellent organisational skills, ability to pre plan and manage large scale and high profile events
* Good working knowledge of the company and industry contacts
* Ability to work with people from all levels, from local contractors to Ministers and VIPs
* Ability to work with online event management system

Qualifications and experience required for the job

* Excellent English language skills (oral and written)
* 5+ years of experience in organising and managing corporate hospitality events
* Knowledge of organising VIP visits
* All round knowledge of office procedures, PC literate in Word, Excel and Aventri (training can be provided in Aventri). Outlook experience required
* Good understanding of budget control and procurement process
* Good understanding of compliance regulations and processes

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.

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