Events Manager

Programme/ Department: Cross Department

Contract Type: Full time, Fixed Term

Salary: £40,575 to £50,466 per annum

Location: Overseas Development Institute

Hours: 35 hours

Closing Date: 31 March 2019

Interview: 11 April 2019

Assessment: TBC

Events Manager

ODI is an independent, global think tank. Our events bring together influential thinkers, decision makers and business leaders to discuss the most critical issues of our time. From our popular panel debates to our ODI in conversation series, ODI showcases the latest research on international development and humanitarian policy issues. We work with global partners to co-host innovative events in London and around the world that help us to widen our reach and influence across sectors beyond development.

ODI is seeking to appoint a talented Events Manager to join our multi-faceted public affairs and communications team. The role will increase ODI’s effectiveness, awareness and reputation while reaching new global stakeholders from within and beyond the international development sector.

A talented leader with experience delivering high-profile events and managing a small events team, this role is an exciting opportunity to develop and enhance ODI’s diverse events programme.

You will have:

  • Substantial experience in a comparable senior events post
  • A proven track record of delivering high-level events at a national and international level
  • Significant line management experience
  • Track-record in project management
  • Ability to work as a constructive member of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including demonstrated ability to liaise and communicate with colleagues at all levels of seniority and from different cultures
  • Excellent attention to detail while also keeping an eye on the bigger picture
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and under pressure
  • Ability to manage work-loads and motivate team members
  • Practical website skills and good knowledge of communications through digital tools, including social media 

For more information, please download an application pack here. If you are experiencing difficulties downloading, please contact us on +44 (0)20 3817 0032 or

ODI is an equal opportunities employer, Charity Reg. No.228248

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