Events and Marketing Executive

Job ID: 31

Category: Marketing

Location: Bristol Office/ Hybrid

Job type: Full Time



About the job

The Workforce Development Trust (WD Trust)

The Workforce Development Trust group is the parent company to Skills for Health, Skills for Justice, SFJ Awards and People 1st International. We are a charity governed through a board of trustees and deliver products and services that improve the workforce across a wide range of sectors through our subsidiary brands.

Job Summary:

As the Events and Marketing executive, you will be responsible for leading on all event co-ordination across the group, working collaboratively with other marketing team members and under the direction of the Senior Marketing Manager.

Your event co-ordination expertise will drive forward the professionalism of our events programme and support the marketing and business development function in engaging with our audiences, delivering high quality, well managed events. You will be responsible for ensuring that every event opportunity is maximised and that our key objective in growing audience engagement and generating business development opportunities is achieved.

Your communications skills will also be applied to support the promotion of events, working alongside the PR and Communications manager to maximise event attendance, and carry out a thought-through internal communications, ensuring that staff are informed of upcoming events for the group.

Some UK travel is required to support the delivery of events, including occasional overnight travel.

Bristol Office with the flexibility to work from home two days per week.

£24,000-£28,000 per annum.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop and oversee events across the Workforce Development Trust, to support the promotion of products and services.

The role will encompass creative, analytical, digital, commercial and administrative responsibilities. You will work closely with the rest of the marketing team, to plan and promote events against strategic marketing plans.

Event admin:

  • Uploading new events to Eventbrite and the other possible online systems, depending on event criteria.
  • Communicating with guest speakers ahead of events and managing speaker briefs.
  • Collating and checking presentations.

Venue management and communication:

  • Sourcing venues at cost effective rates.
  • Managing organisation of AV facilities, furniture, refreshments, and guest registration with venues.
  • Arrange couriers for items to go to events.

On site management at events:

  • Setting up venues for events.
  • Meeting speakers and ensuring they meet their dedicated time on stage.
  • Ensuring guest flow runs smoothly throughout the event.


  • Supporting the Senior Marketing Manager and marketing team with promotional work for the full calendar of events throughout the year. This will include email communications and social media.
  • Creating new event concepts that will support the growth of the business.
  • Monitoring event performance and ROI, tracking leads and opportunities generated from event activity.

The sort of person we are looking for:

  • Considerable experience of events co-ordination/management.
  • Must have a passion for marketing and business development.
  • Operationally savvy when it comes to managing suppliers and guests.

Person Specification:

  • Evidence of further education (A Level or equivalent, ideally in business, marketing, event management or similar.)
  • Event management including management of suppliers, venue’s, caterers etc.
  • Planning, implementing events including measuring ROI against event activity.
  • Aligning communications plans and approaches with an event schedule.
  • Event agenda management, including liaising with external speakers.
  • Demonstrable event management experience with a proven track record of delivering a range of B2B events, demonstrating excellent organisational skills.
  • Experience managing event suppliers, budgeting and event bookings.
  • A good understanding of event promotion, including digital communication.
  • Developing annual event plans and effectively delivering internal communications around these plans- Desirable
  • Comfortable and confident managing the operational delivery of events, including promotion, planning, guests, logistics and on-the-day support.
  • Excellent communicator, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work across teams effectively to achieve objectives.
  • Able to use multiple channels, including social media, to promote events- Desirable
  • Self-motivated, proactive and enthusiastic with a ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • Collaborative and a team player.
  • Good commercial awareness- Desirable


  • Generous annual leave entitlement up to a maximum of 28 days, plus public holidays and a potential Christmas closure.
  • Flexible working 2 days per week working from home with a dress for your day approach.
  • In touch monthly session with the CEO.
  • Employee referral recruitment scheme.
  • We provide enhanced leave, bereavement, carers, maternity, paternity and sickness leave.
  • Health and wellbeing benefits, access to our mental health first aiders, a confidential employee assistance programme, free eye tests and payment for an annual flu jab.
  • Pension scheme up to a maximum contribution of 6%, matched by the company, along with death in service coverage at three times annual salary.
  • Flexible employee benefits, portal including a cycle to work scheme.
  • Frequent organisational development days and departmental training budgets.
  • Payroll giving, this is a tax-free way to donate to any charity, good cause or place of worship.

The Workforce Development Trust is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone.

We strongly encourage people of all gender, religion, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

If you need any reasonable adjustments at any point, please let us know. In your application, please feel free to advise on your preferred pronouns, for example she/her, he/him, they/them etc.

Closing date 24th May 2022.

Please include your CV when applying.

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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