We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Events Coordinator to join our Planning Team in organising a three-day hybrid diocesan conference that will take place in September 2022. This will be a large-scale conference with potentially 1000+ attendees consisting of Clergy and Lay leaders in the Diocese of Southwark.
Working closely with the Diocesan Project Co-ordinator and the Conference Lead you will undertake the end-to-end logistical planning for our three-day hybrid conference as well as be responsible for venue liaison, supplier liaison (AV, Catering, Photography), overseeing delegate registration, exhibitor liaison, sponsor liaison, on-site event co-ordination including venue arrangement, room allocation, coordinating the evening social and leading on post event evaluation.
You will need to have a minimum of 1 year of experience planning, coordinating, and delivering events while working as a team member and with various stakeholders. You should be proficient in MS Office, particularly Excel, and confident with online platforms like Zoom and Eventbrite. In addition, you will have an adaptable and flexible approach with a positive "can-do" attitude and have a confident and friendly manner with excellent oral and written communication skills.
The Diocese of Southwark, founded in 1905, forms part of the Province of Canterbury in England and is part of the wider Church of England, in turn part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Diocese covers primarily the area of Greater London, which is south of the Thames, together with the eastern part of the county of Surrey. It is one of the largest dioceses in terms of population and parishes as well as one of the most diverse.
The Diocese covers fifteen Local Planning Authorities (in part or wholly).
The Diocese seeks to be a Christian presence and to share the Christian faith in each of its parishes through the mission and ministry of its clergy, congregations, schools and chaplaincies and works to promote the common good, with a particular concern for those most in need.