Events Assistant


6th October 2021

About the Job

Ref No: UN3795

Interview Date: 19 October 2021

As Events Assistant, you will assist with the planning and delivery of a variety of events ranging from open days and applicant days to applicant interview days and VIP receptions. The post will include a wide variety of tasks involved in event delivery such as delegate communications, event administration and marketing activity.

Working as part of a team, you will independently manage your own projects and support the Senior Marketing Officer for Events to develop and grow the events programme.

The post holder will be required to work occasional weekends and evenings outside of office hours to fulfil the duties of the post.


About You

The ideal candidate will possess excellent attention to detail and communication skills, be highly organised and will have experience in building strong relationships across a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. Experience of delivering excellent customer service is essential and knowledge and experience of working within the Higher Education Sector will be advantageous.



Marketing/Events/Advertising Degree or equivalent experience in a related role.


CIM/CAM modules/qualifications.



Marketing and International Relations (MIR) is responsible for the promotion of the University and its courses in order to recruit students from the UK and overseas. We use market research to develop creative strategies that explain how we can help our students achieve their goals.

MIR is responsible for external promotion; public relations; advertising and recruitment events in addition to internal communication for staff and current students. We act as trusted advisors across the institution on all matters relating to promotion and reputation.


About Us

This is an exciting time to join our University following our relocation in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus designed to adapt to 21st-century teaching. We are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for innovation, creativity and social impact and who will play a key role as we realise our ambition of transforming lives for the better and inspiring positive change.

The University of Northampton is one of only two Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the UK, and in 2017 was awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark, an independent guarantee that we have proven to our employees, students and stakeholders that we are committed to continuous improvement across our business in order to consistently deliver a positive impact on people and planet.


Right to Work

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


We are proud of our diverse student population and applications from Black Asian Minority Ethnic students grow year on year. Equality and the promotion of inclusion are a key value that we are proud to promote. To embed this across the University, to achieve diversity amongst its staff and to improve staff representation, we would like to encourage applications from women, people living with disabilities, and those from the LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.


Please visit our website for further information and to apply online.

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