Careers

Events Assistant
Salary : Entry level

The company
Caspian is an established yet innovative content agency and a multiple award-winning events business. We own realbusiness.co.uk, the UK’s best-read website for SMEs and entrepreneurs (237,804 unique monthly visitors, ABC Audit March 2017), businessadvice.co.uk, the go-to business hub for small companies and Real Deals, a prestigious broadsheet style magazine and online presence for the Private Equity industry and its service providers. Besides working on our own brands, we also love creating content for our clients who represent a diverse range of industries to include engineering, law, finance, education, international electronics and more.
Our flagship brands underpin our award-winning events proposition. Here at Caspian we create and deliver influential, provocative, relevant and fun events that answer the needs of our diverse audience and attract the support of impressive commercial sponsors. Whether it be intimate dinners or large spectacular Awards, all our work will have the energy and finesse people expect to find at a Caspian Event.

The opportunity
A rare opportunity has become available for a graduate events assistant to join our team. This is a wonderful chance for the right candidate to truly launch their career in Events. The successful person will learn from the best in the industry and even though the role has a huge administrative element to it, we don’t keep our junior staff away from the action. You’ll attend all our conferences and awards with an active role in each. You’ll receive excellent on the job training whilst exposure to every aspect of the Events cycle. At Caspian, we support good ideas and in our flat accessible structure your ideas won’t get stuck in the bottleneck sometimes experienced in larger companies. On top of all this, you’ll be joining a very friendly small tightly knit team in a media Company of about 50 employees.

The role (day-to-day):

•Customer Services and registration management

uf0d8Answer phones and emails to the events desk
uf0d8Receive and handle delegate enquiries and
uf0d8Communications with shortlisted candidates (potential awards winners) with regards to judging day logistics
uf0d8Creating registration pages and website content using “Eventsforce”
uf0d8 Registering attendees including speakers, judges and free ticket holders
uf0d8Input attendee guest names, job titles, dietary requirements, etc
uf0d8Keep abreast of payment status for all attendees and enter booking onto our CRM system (Workbooks)

•Onsite responsibilities (at the event)

uf0d8Take responsibility for the smooth running of attendee registration at events including badge accuracy, badge printing, last minute name changes, etc)

•Administration

uf0d8Create judging packs for awards judging days
uf0d8Collate shortlist information and delegate packs such as logos, headshots, bios, etc
uf0d8On the day print jobs (signage design, table plan lists, place names, badges)
uf0d8Pack material required at the events
uf0d8Manage taxi and courier bookings
uf0d8Proof-reading copy
uf0d8Participation in table planning for awards
uf0d8Venue searches and catering management for small dinners, breakfasts and round-tables
uf0d8Supplier research and database management
uf0d8Sourcing merchandise and events suppliers for items such as trophies, lanyards, printed gifts, performers

•Marketing Admin

uf0d8Updating website information such as adding programmes, speakers, judges, sponsor logos, shortlisted candidates and winners
uf0d8Researching companies for awards submissions

•Other day-to-day

uf0d8Assist with greeting Caspian guests
uf0d8Answering reception calls (when required)

•Essential skills and traits

uf0d8Excellent attention to detail
uf0d8Good written English skills
uf0d8Good Microsoft Excel and Word skills
uf0d8Open-minded, flexible approach
uf0d8Good communicator
uf0d8Eager to learn
uf0d8An accomplished multi-tasker

•Ideal (but not essential)

uf0d8A recent degree in events management
uf0d8Lives in or around London

People and benefits

The right candidate would understand and share our core Company values which includes: agility, creativity and customer focus. Our staff enjoy the following perks:


uf0d825 days’ leave per calendar year
uf0d83 additional days during the Xmas period when we close the office (we won’t take these from your annual entitlement)
uf0d8Your birthday off for free
uf0d8Access to childcare voucher scheme
uf0d8Access to bike loan scheme (up to £1000)
uf0d8Auto-enrolment salary sacrifice pension
uf0d8We leave at 5pm on Fridays
uf0d8Life Assurance once your probation passed
uf0d8Subscription to Perkbox for tons of discounts and freebies – retail, fashion, health & wellbeing
uf0d8Fresh fruit daily
uf0d8Caspian catch-ups with the CEO every last Friday of the month
uf0d8Regular get-togethers including inter-team mingling

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to ilse.botes@caspianmedia.com in the first instance. We’ll next communicate to those we invite to interview.