Human Resources

Events Officer - QMUL21558

Department: Marketing & Communications
Salary: £27,742 - £34,220 per annum (Grade 3)
Reference: QMUL21558
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 07-Feb-2020
Closing date: 16-Feb-2020

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About Queen Mary

Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK's leading research-intensive higher education institutions. With around 26,000 students and an annual income of £462m (of which £140m is research income), we are ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Russell Group. We teach and research across a wide range of subjects in humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering.

At the heart of everything Queen Mary does, is our commitment to expanding and promoting knowledge, and improving lives locally, nationally and internationally. This can be traced back to our earliest days and our proud reformer heritage in east London. We still work closely with the local community today, sharing knowledge and bringing our research to life.

Our Community

With staff and students from over 160 nationalities across our community, we are one of the most diverse higher education institutions in the world, and one whose undergraduate student profile is distinctive for a Russell Group University.

Queen Mary aspires to be the most inclusive University of its kind, anywhere and staff are proud to share the following core values in support of this aspiration:


We will be inclusive and maintain our proud tradition of nurturing and supporting talented students and staff regardless of their background and circumstances, and continually enhance our strong engagement with our local and global communities.


We are proud of the difference we can all make when we work collectively.


We are ambitious and we will foster innovation and creativity, disrupt conventional thought, and respond with imagination to new opportunities to further our vision, mission and academic ambitions.


We will be collegial and promote a strong collegial community through openness, listening, understanding, co-operation and co-creation, ensuring focused delivery of our collective vision and strategy.


We will act with the highest ethical standards, and with integrity, in all that we do.

The context of the Role

The Events and Ceremonies Team is an established and high performing component of the Marketing and Communications Directorate responsible for enhancing Queen Mary’s brand and reputation through the creation and delivery of live events. With a stated aspiration to be a leading UK University Events Team, we create innovative and professional visitor experiences that foster positive relationships, encourage collaboration and enhance the reputation of Queen Mary to all of its stakeholders. The purpose of the team is to lead, design and support a University wide events programme that celebrates our student success, showcases Queen Mary’s talented academics, promotes our excellent research and attracts the next generation of talented students. The main focus of the team are Open Days (circa 8,000 visitors exploring why Queen Mary is a great place to study) and Graduation Events (circa 12,000 visitors across a week celebrating our wonderful student’s success). During the planning phases of these major projects the team also organise a mix of public lectures, receptions and dinners that all exist to enhance Queen Mary’s reputation. As Queen Mary’s in house events specialists, the team is also responsible for ensuring that all relevant parts of Queen Mary have the opportunity to benefit from our expertise in the service of all Queen Mary events, big and small. 

Working as part of a team of five, the Events Officer will lead and support a mix of key projects on behalf of the University. We are looking for an events professional with exceptional communication and administrative skills, who is looking to further develop their career in events. The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for detail, an ability to prioritise effectively and a passion for delivering creative and engaging events and projects as part of a team and independently.

The role is full time and permanent. The salary is £27,742 - £34,220 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave and pension scheme.

To enable our staff to flourish and to reach their full potential throughout their employment at Queen Mary, we offer a range of benefits:

•  Annual leave – the full-time annual leave
   annual entitlement is 30 working days
   (not including bank holidays).

Season ticket loan scheme

Pension scheme

Reward and recognition schemes



Cycle to work scheme

Qmotion sport fitness centre

•  Employee Assistance Programme

Family friendly policies

Flexible working practices

On-site day nursery


Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Application enquiries should be directed to Nicola Lee, Head of Events and Ceremonies

Please apply online below.

The closing date for applications is 16 February 2020 and Interviews are expected to be held on Thursday 20th Febraury 2020.

To find out more about the Events Office please visit:

Apply online