Events Specialist

Full-Time - Sydney - CBD

Date posted
2 May 2019
Applications close
31 May 2019

About Us:

As one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, Rest plays a role in the futures of around one in six working Australians. Our people are committed to delivering real benefits for our customers and making a difference as their fund for life – from their first job to their last. As a profit-to-member fund, we put our members first.

At Rest we have a culture built around our values, customer focus, collaboration, courage, integrity and trust. We empower our people to make a difference to our customers and in their own life. We are proud to offer benefits including an open plan modern working environment, flexible working, health and wellbeing programs and tailored development plans to support you be the best you can be.

About the Job:

Reporting to the Head of Employer Channels & Marketing, this autonomous role will see you accountable for the successful development and execution of various events to engage with our Member and Employer clients. A combination of B2C and B2B events, this role will offer diversity and challenge for the right person where you will work with a team of professionals all passionate about what they do.
Collaborating with marketing, key internal and external stakeholders, you are responsible for the development, maintenance and delivery of an enterprise-wide events strategy and program. You will develop our operating framework (procedures, measures and approvals) to ensure effective and efficient delivery of events.

 Key responsibilities include:

  • Establish the annual national event and seminar program to meet the business objectives, including an annual activity calendar
  • Accountable for seminars and events attaining and maintaining a consistently high standard of quality as measured by audience attendance, engagement and outcomes as well as overall quality of the attendee experience.
  • Consult with internal business stakeholders to develop strategy and customized solutions for unions & associations.
  • Manage the event proposal and approval process, through consulting with the Leadership team to ensure business objectives are achieved.
  • Oversight and management of event budgets, including forecasting, tracking and reporting
  • Partner with creative agencies and conceptualise and create event collateral, including but not limited to invitations, activations and stands, animations, digital signage, promotional material and supporting collateral.

About you:

You are an experienced or up-and-coming events management specialist confident managing events end to end. You will possess excellent written communication skills showcasing your ability to develop communication material for various mediums and audiences in a creative manner. You will demonstrate strong project management and time management skills to ensure successful delivery of events. Your experience negotiating with vendors will be called upon as will your project management and time management skills. With tertiary qualifications in communications/marketing or a related discipline, you will bring your initiative, energy and drive to make this role your own.

Due to the nature of this role, on occasion you will be required to travel nationally and work outside of normal hours as needed for the success of events.

At Rest we believe that everyone has the power to make a difference and we offer an inclusive and diverse environment that values the qualities and backgrounds that our people bring to the team. We encourage open and diverse thinking, collaboration, innovation and high performance.

If this sounds like you, apply now by submitting your resume and a covering letter summarising your experience and outlining why you are interested in the role.

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Please note only people with the right to work permanently in Australia will be considered.
To apply, click on the “Apply Now” button, fill in the form, attach your CV and cover letter addressing the points above. We look forward to hearing from you.

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