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Events Manager - 12 month FTC

Burges Salmon
Bristol (City Centre), Bristol
Closing date
8 Sep 2024

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Vacancy Type
Marketing and Communications, Events management
Contract Type
Experience Level
Role Classification
Other Professional

Job Details

We have an exciting opportunity for an Events Manager to join our team at Burges Salmon on a part-time, 12 month fixed-term basis. As an integral part of our Campaigns & Events team, you'll oversee a diverse range of events, from webinars to high-profile corporate hospitality events. In this role, you will be the centre of expertise, and manage the end-to-end planning and delivery of the firm's events programme. 

What you'll be doing:

  • Own the management of the firm's external event programme, which ranges from small-scale lunches and webinars, to roundtable dinners, large seminars and major corporate hospitality events. 
  • Oversee the end-to-end process of event organisation from initial concept and development, budgeting, production of materials, attendee lists, venue hire, sourcing external suppliers as required (AV, caterers), to stakeholder communications, implementation, and post-event reporting/evaluation.
  • Liaise with departments across the firm, including PA support, Facilities (including Catering), Front of House and Marketing to co-ordinate the resourcing and delivery of events, ensuring attention to detail of ‘meet and greet' processes, room layout, badge production, catering, reception of visitors, etc.
  • Oversee the delivery of webinars and manage the sourcing and ongoing management of our selected webinar platforms.
  • Conduct venue research and keep abreast of developments in the events industry generally, also in event management software that the firm can benefit from, proactively identifying improvements to event management processes, roles and responsibilities, to ensure best practice is maintained, efficiencies realised, and attendee experience optimised at all times..
  • Use the firm's contact database (InterAction) and external sources to manage event attendee lists and support the creation of invitation lists.
  • Work with the Digital Marketing team and event sponsors, to manage the communications process for high profile events.
  • Occasionally travel to London (and if necessary to Edinburgh) either to source venues, or to prepare events. This may require working outside normal business hours.
  • Produce marketing and management information relating to events (responses, attendance and speaker evaluation) to help inform the approach to future events.

What we're looking for:

  • Significant excellence in developing and implementing event programmes of differing scales.
  • Excellent project management and organisation skills.
  • A proactive, flexible, positive ‘can do' attitude.
  • Resilience, self-assurance and confidence to work with senior stakeholders.
  • Previous experience of working in a professional services organisation is also advantageous 

About Burges Salmon

Our six core values – Ambition, Collaboration, Commitment, Fairness, Quality and Respect - are at the heart of everything we do and help to shape our unique culture. As well as high quality work and exciting development opportunities, we offer our people a professional, friendly and sociable working environment with a real sense of community.

A full overview of all the benefits of working at Burges Salmon can be found on the ‘working at Burges Salmon' section of our careers page.

We are delighted to have been named RollOnFriday's 'Best Law Firm to Work At' 2024, for the third year in a row, and also named as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2023 for the second year running.  Our commitment to excellence has recently been recognised by the IIP, which awarded us Platinum certification for investment in people.

It's important to us that our organisation represents the diverse community in which we operate and we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and identities. As a Disability Confident Leader, we will provide a fully accessible recruitment process and offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job. We're committed to finding the right person for this role and are open to discussing flexible working, full time or part time working patterns.

If you have any questions regarding the role or the interview process, please contact Sophie Russell (Resourcing Advisor) - or call on 0117 307 2242.


Standing with you. Ambitious for you.

Standing with you, we’re ambitious to provide the best service for you – and it’s ambition with purpose. 

In a rapidly changing world, our commitment to environmental sustainability, and our social, inclusion and diversity responsibilities, are central to that purpose – enabling us to support you with your own response to these opportunities.

We’re down-to-earth, straightforward and strategically switched-on. You benefit from our specialism in complex legal areas, along with market sector expertise that’s as deep as it is focused.

We’re always accessible, always responsive. Between you and us, there are no barriers. 

Above all, you’ll find our commercial edge is matched by a genuine caring culture – for you, for our people and for the wider communities around us.

It’s what makes us a law firm you can trust. One you’ll enjoy working with.  

Our vision

Our vision is to be the market-leading independent UK law firm that provides the best proposition for its people and its clients.

By focusing on the markets and areas of expertise where we have extensive knowledge and experience, we achieve the best outcomes for our clients, who range from large organisations, entrepreneurial businesses and public sector bodies, to individuals, families and their global wealth. We are trusted to help them with everything from their everyday legal needs to their business critical issues and all points in between.

  • UK-wide: We have lawyers who are qualified to work in all three legal jurisdictions in the UK – England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • International: Across the world, we work with a select number of like-minded independent law firms – our Preferred Law Firm network.
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+44 (0) 117 939 2000
One Glass Wharf
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