The Senior Event Executive has responsibility for the strategic development, organisation and continual improvement of a range of events within the emap portfolio. The Senior Event Executive’s key aim is to produce commercially successful events that create quality business environments for clients, whilst enhancing and strengthening the products and brands involved.

They are primarily responsible for the direct management of at least 5 hybrid and virtual events including awards, conferences, festivals, and sponsor led events. Plus supporting on other events led by (Senior) Event Managers in the team.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage a portfolio of pre-defined leading industry awards, conferences, and bespoke marketing solutions events (physical & virtual) on time, below budget, and to the required standard – ensuring that brand values are met
  • Management of P&L/Budgets for individual events with a focus on value for money and maximising contribution to the wider business
  • Building strong relationships with suppliers including AV teams, venues, entertainers, etc. negotiating to ensure the best value is achieved
  • Regularly communicate with external event stakeholders to ensure they are receiving exceptional service and contact throughout the event journey
  • Ensuring that the overall experience is positive, exceeds expectations and Net Promoter Scores (NPS) are increased
  • Collate customer feedback identifying areas for improvement
  • Fulfill sponsorship deliverables with attention to detail to maximise return on investment
  • Accurate and regular reporting upwards of revenues, profits and KPI’s vs target
  • Analysing year on year performance and leading or participating in event debrief discussions, identifying future trends or improvements
  • Developing and articulating event strategies paying close attention to opportunities for growth
  • Provide operational support to the production of hybrid and virtual events
  • Manage and maintain data in a responsible way in accordance with GDPR and internal data processing procedure
  • Ensuring all event content is proof read, brand-aligned and meets guidelines
  • Take an active role in coaching and mentoring junior team members to ensure that the overall team are working to emap standards, values, and processes
  • Responsible for ownership, accountability, and reporting for all logistical elements of the allocated events

Qualifications and experience:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Minimum 1 year’s event experience
  • Corporate events experience essential
  • Experience of successful delivery and management of multiple events

IT Experience:

  • Must be familiar with general computer use including Microsoft word, excel, powerpoint and outlook
  • Experience of using virtual event platforms desirable but not essential

Core competencies:

  • Excellent planning & organisational skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent communicator who excels at stakeholder management
  • Strong analytical skills and reporting
  • Numerate & Analytical in their approach
  • Innovative and creative
  • Customer focused

Personal Attributes:

  • Team player – trusted and well respected by their peers
  • Organised, tenacious and committed
  • Deadline driven and results orientated
  • Self-motivated, self-sufficient, and accountable
  • Positive and enthusiastic – encourages this in others
  • Adapts well to and able to influence change
  • Remains calm and professional under pressure

Learning & Development

At emap, we believe that employee learning and development are the key drivers of our success. To ensure continuous growth and meet the ever-changing demands of the workplace, we provide an environment that fosters continuous development for our employees.

Our employees are encouraged to identify their areas of personal and professional development aligned with our strategic areas, including management development, health, safety & wellbeing, sales, events management, marketing strategy, editorial, and information technology. We have a structured framework designed to help equip our employees with the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors to excel in their job roles, contributing to achieving our organizational objectives.

To support our employees’ career development, we have designed specialized programs, as well as other stand-alone role-specific and generic courses, under the emap academy.

This exciting position is a full-time hybrid role. 2 days in the office, 3 days from home. This could change over time depending on business needs.

Benefits: emap is part of Metropolis Group. Together we are committed to providing a happy and healthy place to work, so we offer fantastic benefits and perks to our employees.

  • 25 days of holiday per year (with the option to buy or sell)
  • Health plan
  • Life assurance
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Retail discount vouchers
  • Rail season ticket loans
  • Private virtual GP access
  • Pension scheme
  • Income protection and more
  • Continuous learning & development opportunities
  • Seasonal flu jabs on site
  • One paid volunteer day per year
  • Summer and Winter parties
  • Work from home during August
  • In-house Excellence Awards and other innovation projects

Privacy:  Metropolis Group respects the privacy of every person for whom we have personal data. We comply with data protection legislation such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation which regulates the processing of data and ensures that your data is processed fairly and lawfully, is kept secure and only that data necessary for any processing is kept. You can see our privacy policy at

Diversity and Inclusion:  We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability status.

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