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Intern – Conference Contacts

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Position: Intern

Location: Maidenhead, South East Berkshire

Salary: £15,000 to £16,000

Type: Temporary 6 months from January 2017

2017 will see Conference Contacts celebrating 30 years of outstanding event delivery - providing our clients with memorable and cost effective event management solutions.

Our success comes from understanding our clients’ objectives to ensure that we provide an effective event solution as a part of their overall communication strategy. We consider ourselves to be a business partner to many of our clients rather than just event, logistics and venue finding suppliers and support them through every stage – from producing a detailed budget to delegate registration and communications, logistics planning, accommodation, transportation and reconciliation of their final accounts.

Of course, we are only as good as our team, which is why we only employ the most experienced event managers where attention to detail is a passion rather than a requirement and protecting our client’s investment is of prime importance. The high level of repeat business we are awarded says everything about the quality of our service.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Event Management Intern to join our busy Operations Team, in our offices in Maidenhead, Berkshire.

The intern position will ideally commence at the beginning January and run through to the end of June, with a possibility to extend to permanent.

As the successful candidate, you will provide support to and learn about all areas of the business – venue finding, delegate management, event management and administration. The position requires an organised professional who is willing to learn, works in a timely and efficient manner, and thrives in a busy, deadline-driven environment. The role is predominantly office based, 9.00am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. Due to the nature of our business some additional office hours may be required. On occasion time working away (UK Domestic & International) will be required (evenings and weekends), these will recompensed.

This internship would suit a recent graduate wishing to gain experience in event management and comes with a salary and 20 days annual leave.

Skills & minimum requirements:

  •  IT Literate – proficient in Microsoft Excel/Word/Powerpoint
  • Active working knowledge of social media products – LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter
  • Excellent written English, verbal & presentation skills (additional languages will be viewed favourably)
  • Good UK and International geographic knowledge
  • Qualifications in Event Management (beneficial)

Key attributes:

  • Team Player
  • Excellent time management and punctuality
  • Effective personable communicator
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Capable of working on own initiative
  • Aptitude for multi-tasking 

Previous experience in the following areas is advantageous:

  • Venue Finding
  • Hotel/Hospitality Experience
  • Event Management
  • Data entry
  • Mail merging 

Contact name: Penny Lewis

Email: penny@conferencecontacts.co.uk

Contact phone: 01628 773300

Conference Contacts Limited is an equal opportunity employer.