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Virtual Events Manager – Fixed Term Full-time Contract (3 months)

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Join the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) in this exciting role and help promote excellence in the veterinary profession.

The role:
Working for a national Association, this is a fantastic opportunity to join our in-house congress team based near Gloucester. The Association hosts the largest annual small animal veterinary conference in Europe with a large exhibition and extensive scientific programme. For 2022 the Congress is going hybrid following on from an extremely successful fully virtual event in 2021. The organisation has invested in a substantial virtual platform that will run live, alongside the face to face element in Manchester, at the end of March 2022.

The Virtual Events Manager will play a pivotal role in delivering the virtual component of the event which will involve a virtual exhibition, scientific programme, networking, wellbeing and social events. They will work with the Events Manager and the platform providers to manage the process both pre-event and during the live days. They will also work closely with the entire Congress Team, volunteers, and other BSAVA staff to ensure a seamless blending of the virtual and face to face elements of Congress 2022.

The fixed term contract is for a duration of 3 months, commencing January 2022.

View the full role description here.

Skills and experience:
We are looking for a highly motivated individual with experience of managing and delivering virtual events who can demonstrate experience of working on complex projects. The successful candidate will be tech savvy, confident in dealing with people and who works well under pressure. They will have exception attention to detail, ability to work to strict deadlines and knowledge of virtual event platforms. Experience in running virtual events is essential.

The person:
The ideal candidate has an excellent knowledge of physical, hybrid and online event management as well as high-level project management skills; can undertake the full coordination and delivery of complex event projects; is commercial-minded and solution-oriented. You’ll be someone who enjoys delivering exceptional and memorable virtual events, results driven and strive to make a difference and enjoy a challenge.

The candidate must be flexible to occasionally work outside of normal office hours and occasionally travel throughout the UK.

About the BSAVA:
The BSAVA is a professional membership association which exists to advance care for companion animals. With a membership of more than 10,000 veterinary surgeons, vet nurses and students, we work in the UK and internationally to promote excellence in small animal practice through education and science, by facilitating training, conducting research, and developing policy. Each year we deliver numerous education courses, host the largest small animal Congress in Europe, and publish books, manuals, apps, and magazines.

This post sits within the Congress department and reports to the Event Manager.

This is a fixed term contract (3 months), full-time role of 40 hours per week, offering a salary of circa £35K pro rata, depending on experience (we would also be open to negotiation of a daily rate if contracted on a freelance basis). Benefits include hybrid or remote working, 23 days holiday (pro rata), free on-site parking, 7% contributions towards Group Personal Pension and Life Assurance of 4x salary. It is likely there may be a need to work from Manchester Central during the live delivery.

How to apply:
Please submit your CV and a cover letter detailing how you meet the requirements to 

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss the role, please contact Amelia Brunt using the email address above.

Closing date: 6th December 2021. Please note, if applicants haven’t received a response within 7 days of the closing date, then it is to be assumed that they have not been successful with their application.

By applying for this position, you are consenting to the information on your CV being held by the Association for six months.

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