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At BSAVA, we are constantly working to improve the veterinary profession and push the boundaries of education and science. So if you're looking for a career that will make a real difference in the world of small animal practice, and push you to be your best, then make sure to check out our current vacancies.

When working here, you can expect to get all the support and training you need to excel in your career while being surrounded by a friendly, ambitious and motivated team.

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Event Administrator

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Join the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) 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 (hybrid working is possible). As part of its portfolio of events, the association hosts the largest annual small animal veterinary conference in Europe with a globally renowned scientific programme alongside a significant exhibition.

The Events Administrator will play a key role in supporting a variety of elements across Congress including areas such as
scientific programme and speaker administration, social programme logistics, registration and delegate administration, sponsorship and exhibition administration support and onsite delivery.


Skills and experience:

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with exceptional organisational skills that can demonstrate experience of working on complex projects. The successful candidate will have great attention to detail, ability to work to strict deadlines, work in a multi-tasking environment and possess excellent customer service skills. Experience in running events is desired but not essential if transferable skills can be proven. Proficient IT skills and quick to pick up and run with new technology.

The person:

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working in a busy office environment and demonstrate excellent communication skills. They will be results driven, strive to make a difference and enjoy a challenge. Exceptional organisational and time management skills and the ability to work effectively within a team are essential.

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 is a full-time role working 40 hours in the Congress department and reports to the Event Manager.

Our reward package for this role includes a basic salary of circa £20,000 per annum, depending on experience, and employer pension contributions starting at 7% and increasing up to 10% with length of service.

We also offer:

  • Holiday starting at 25 days (plus bank holidays) rising by 1 day each year up to 28 days.
  • Hybrid working for 2 days per week at home.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Life assurance of 4 x annual salary.
  • Health and wellbeing support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, available 24/7 365 days and a network of mental health first aiders. Plus, Company sick pay, access to private medical insurance upon completion of 12 months’ service, occupational health service and annual flu vaccinations.
  • A cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel.

And we are:

Community friendly – offering paid leave to volunteer for a charity or not for profit organisation.

Committed to supporting sustainability in our work and in the veterinary profession.  The Association has completed a certified carbon audit and is working towards Bronze accreditation with Investors in the Environment.

So, if you strive for excellence, take ownership of your work and demonstrate integrity in how you do it, show passion for what you do and work effectively in a team – then you’ll be a great fit for the Association. 

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: 26th August 2022. Please note, if applicants haven’t received a response within 10 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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