Head of Events

Location : Living Planet Centre Woking
Closing Date : 25/08/2020
Salary : circa £50,000
Employment Type : Permanent

Our planet is in peril and as the world’s leading independent conservation organisation, we are on a mission to make our voice the loudest and most respected in helping to save the planet and provide a future where people and nature thrive.    


We now have an incredible opportunity for a senior level events professional, with extensive experience of third party and mass participation events, to grow, develop and deliver an events strategy to maximise income and inspire more people to join the fight for our world. 


As Head of Events you will stretch and refresh the existing events portfolio as well as lead the development of new products, events and partnerships. We will look to you to deliver against income and expenditure budgets and plans. This will involve inspiring and motivating a growing team responsible for the management, planning, promotion and delivery of all third-party and owned events. You will be responsible for designing an effective marketing strategy and accountable for the delivery of an innovative event programme. You will also ensure our event protocols and processes deliver a best in class participant experience. You will identify new opportunities in the marketplace and expand existing relationships too. Important will be the ability to review effectiveness and use insight and analysis to inform and drive business development, 


To succeed, you must have extensive event management expertise and a record of third party and mass participation delivery. Comfortable launching new products and events you will be able to oversee significant and complex budgets. Effective at developing strategy you will be expert at delivering tactically. A good project manager, you will be able to manage multiple stakeholders and motivate a team. You will possess first class interpersonal skills, with high levels of gravitas, resilience and emotional intelligence too. You will be the sort of person who can build rapport and respect from a wide range of talented people. You will also be able to demonstrate a commitment to the natural world and our core mission too.  


How to Apply  

If you are committed to the natural world and possess the skills to deliver events that captivate and inspire, please click on the link and apply via our website. Complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up to date CV with cover letter highlighting what makes you a good fit for us.  

Closing Date:    25 August 2020


At WWF-UK we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance.  


Our world needs you like never before. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world and we could be the last that can do anything about it. We’re looking for people who are passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources. We need you to join us in the fight for our world. 


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.