Legal Conference Co-ordinator


Location: Warwick, Warwickshire
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000 + uncapped commission
Contract Type: Full-time Permanent
Date posted: 21-05-2019
Reference: 895364

Are you tenacious and organised, with experience of conference production? Looking for a NEW fast-paced and rewarding challenge?

We’re recruiting for a new Legal Conference Co-ordinator, working for an innovative and forward thinking business, based in Warwick.

The Role

The purpose of the LegalConference Co-ordinator is produce engaging conference programmes – responsible for the entire process, from conception, to planning and implementation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify the target audience for a given conference idea and the most marketable angle on this topic
  • Research content of conference programmes through telephone research
  • Gain a high-level understanding of the General Counsel market
  • Research and record competitive events
  • Write informative, marketable conference programmes based on research
  • Identify potential add-ons to provide incremental revenue
  • Take a strategic view of the positioning of the conference
  • Identify, approach and confirm suitable speakers and pass on any potential delegates to the delegate team
  • Ensure speakers are briefed on the required content of their presentation
  • Send speakers guidelines once secured and brief the event managers of confirmed speakers so they can follow up
  • Take overall responsibility for the marketability of conference programmes
  • Attend any external events to gain knowledge and content, where appropriate
  • Liaise with sponsors to ensure their sessions fit into the agenda
  • Negotiate speakers’ expenses where (if) necessary
  • Oversee design of the conference brochure ensuring key selling points are emphasised
  • Manage workload to hit deadlines
  • Working on several events at one time

Skills & Experience

  • Previous experience in a similar role, producing high-level conferences with demonstrable success in growing both the delegate and sponsorship revenue
  • An interest in the Legal sector
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills;
  • The ability to research and deliver engaging proposals
  • Attend events across EMEA, USA & beyond
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strategic thinking and forward planning
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • A strong copywriter and able to communicate an effective value proposition across the team
  • Proven experience in developing new topics and launch events profitably
  • High-energy, highly motivated and able to work at high levels of productivity to meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong admin and organisation skills with good attention to detail
  • Excellent team player, understanding the value of working with others
  • Excellent communication skills, able to present ideas and information with clarity and impact. Able to listen, absorb information and feedback from others
  • Willing and able to go the extra mile and stretch the expectations and capabilities of themselves and others

The role will require some international and regional travel, which may require weekend travel

Prospect Personnel are a Recruitment Agency in Banbury. We deal with permanent Part & Full-time jobs in Banbury & the surrounding area.

Please give us a call on 01295 235700 to see how we can help with your job search!

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