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Event Technologist, 12 Month FTC (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)


Event Technologist (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)


Location: Swindon/Hybrid


Fixed Term – 12 months


The opportunity: 


You are an event professional with good experience and capabilities in traditional event management with a natural aptitude for utilising event technologies to enhance and improve event delivery.


You’ll have experience of executing professional, cost effective and complete event management from concept to final delivery. Planning and managing events to ensure they are compliant, sustainable, within agreed timing schedules and budgets.

You will also have a natural aptitude for embracing event technologies. You will be comfortable learning new tools such as virtual event platforms, online registration, attendee interactivity and basic video production. You will be capable of  understanding how the data they provide can bring efficiencies and ultimately enhance the attendees event experience.


We feel that the best employees - and the ones we want to work with - are self-starters who embrace diversity and inclusion, engender enthusiasm every day and bring fresh thinking to our ambitious growth plans.


This role is available part-time, job-share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.


Key Responsibilities: 


  • Meeting with internal clients, proposing effective event solutions to meet their objectives and business plans
  • Build strong rapport with key business partners both internal and external, as well as appropriate support functions
  • Comfortable negotiating with people at all levels, eloquently balancing subserviency with being assertive
  • Act as first point of contact for delegates, clients and suppliers with regard to questions and queries
  • Ensure the smooth running of all events, both virtual and physical. Making sure all of the necessary preparations, testing, briefings and rehearsals take place. As well as leading the event on the day, coordinating all contributors, delegating actions as appropriate
  • Ability to problem solve, acting decisively but yet uncompromisingly
  • Comfortable handling and working with data to help review trends, demonstrate the value of events and to draw efficiencies to the event management process
  • Executing attention to detail, taking pride in everything you produce
  • Bringing the Zurich brand to life with creative flair whilst maintaining its integrity



Your skills and experience:


  • Be educated to A Level standard or equivalent as a minimum and have some event management experience in either a corporate or agency role
  • Be a fast learner and unphased by new technologies
  • Have the ability to multitask, work under pressure and deliver within tight deadlines
  • Approachable and calm under pressure and able to manage conflicting work priorities
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
  • The ability to work independently and as a team
  • Have experience of working with and managing third party suppliers and venues
  • Have a flexible approach to work various hours across various location as required to ensure delivery of events
  • Sound commercial understanding of how to deliver events within budget in line with agreed service levels.


The Reward:

The salary offered for this role is between £26,500 and 33,500pa, depending on experience. As well as this we offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes:

  • 12% non-contributory pension
  • 25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days
  • Annual company bonuses
  • 50% Contribution to medical cover
  • Death in Service
  • Virtual GP appointments
  • Free flu jab
  • Location allowances where applicable


Plus many other fexible benefits such as: Discounted technology offers, Discounted gym membership, Discounted gadget insurance, Dental Cover….


At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring.  Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours.  Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.


Who we are:


With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We therefore look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.


You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.


Further information:


At Zurich we are proud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion. We want you to bring your whole self to work we have a diverse mix of customers and we want our employee base to reflect that.


Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of protected characteristics. With the above in mind we accept applications from everyone regardless of your background, beliefs or culture however we especially welcome applications from women, people from ethnic minorities, people with a disability and people who are LGBT+ as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.


We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.


We have won numerous awards for our work on Diversity and Inclusion. We are also proud to be nominated for the 2020 Insurance Times award for Diversity and Inclusion. You can read about our awards on our website.


So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.

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