The King's Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and care in England. We help to shape policy and practice through research and analysis; develop individuals, teams and organisations; promote understanding of the health and social care system; and bring people together to learn, share knowledge and debate. Our vision is that the best possible health and care is available to all. We have a high profile and strong reputation for influencing health and care policy, providing leadership development and producing excellent communications.
About the role
We are recruiting for 2 Events and Partnerships Officers. One role is permanent and the other is a 12-month fixed term contract maternity cover.
This role will give you an exciting opportunity to work in our busy events and partnerships team within a well-respected health think-tank and charity. You will work with colleagues on planning and delivering a mixture of pay-to-attend conferences (virtual and physical), roundtable discussions, dinners, and free online events. You will also manage the content design and delivery of our joint-badged events with our Corporate Partners and Supporters.
The events and partnerships team has been growing and developing its offer over the past decade. You will be part of an innovative and forward-thinking team as we adapt to the new events landscape in light of the pandemic. You will lead on several events in the schedule; ensuring they run smoothly, keep to strict budgets, are delivered to a very high standard, meet the expectations of colleagues and delegates, and enhance our reputation and public profile. You will also play a key role in shaping the future of our portfolio of in-person, virtual and hybrid events.
To join us, you’ll need a degree (or equivalent) and experience in planning and delivering virtual and in person conferences and other smaller events. With this background, you’ll know how to research and develop event content to create engaging programmes and attract wide audiences. You will have excellent organisational skills and the ability to lead effective logistics arrangements in preparation for and on the day of events. We’ll expect you to work hard to support the team and you will be given responsibility for your own areas of work. You’ll also need to be flexible, diligent, and comfortable being the main point of contact for many people from sponsors to speakers.
The Fund has a set of core values and behaviours that we believe will help us to achieve our own goals and the culture we need to enable our people to work at their best. You will be expected to live up to these in all areas of your work. Clear communication is key, along with good organisation. Professional and efficient, you’ll thrive on ever-changing challenges.
Here at the Fund, we actively encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, people from Black and ethnic minority backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBT+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge as we recognise that diversity makes us stronger.
Our premises in London are open for staff. We are in the process of developing our working patterns in the longer term to incorporate hybrid working which we expect to include some time working from the office each week to better deliver our work and support our colleagues and clients.
How to apply
Please note that in order to apply, you must have documented proof of your right to live and work in the UK. Please do not send CVs. Applications must be submitted using The King’s Fund application form. No agencies please.
To apply, please read our supplementary guidance documents and then download and fill in our application form. Please state on the form whether you want to be considered for the permanent role, fixed term or both.
Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Wednesday 2 February 2022 at noon. Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams on Thursday 10 February.
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