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Events and Protocol Manager
Job Title: Events and Protocol Manager
Location: London, UK
Company: Commonwealth Secretariat
Job Summary: Plays an integral role in event delivery.
Job Description: The Events and Protocol Section is the primary focal point for all matters involving planning, coordination and delivery of Events and Protocol services for Ministerial and other pan-Commonwealth meetings, hosted overseas by member countries, convened at the Secretariat headquarters in London or at other external venues. The Events and Protocol Manager assists the Head, Events and Protocol in planning and implementing all aspects of ministerial meetings and other events organised by the Secretariat. The post holder has lead responsibility for the organisation of some events, assists the Head, Events and Protocol in the effective operation of the Section, plays an integral role in event delivery, assists in developing event practices and procedures, and oversees an in-house events programme.
Requirements: To be considered for this opportunity you will need to have at least five years’ experience in conference organisation with at least two years’ sole or overall responsibility in large-scale conference management and planning. A knowledge of current event management practise and tools; the ability to work on own initiative and make decisions in challenging circumstances; proven ability to work cohesively as part of an events team, extensive budget management skills are key requirements. It is also expected that the successful candidate will have a reasonable understanding of global political matters and ability to act at all times with diplomacy and tact, and the ability to travel extensively often at short notice. Recent experience of working in a protocol conscious environment, preferably in a government context, is desirable.
How to apply: You must be able to operate effectively in our multi-cultural setting and be a national of a Commonwealth country. Please apply by submitting a CV and covering letter via our website. The closing date or applications is Wednesday 4 April at 5:00pm BST. Please note that this position is maternity cover and offered on a 9 month fixed-term contract basis. http://thecommonwealth.org/jobs/events-and-protocol-manager-maternity-cover
Closing Date: 04/04/2018
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