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Training & Events Manager

Date Added
12 July 2022
UK Theatre
£32,000 - £35,000 per annum
Job Specification
UK Theatre is the UK’s leading theatre and performing arts membership organisation. 
Our vision is to see a well-connected and well-supported theatre sector that is recognised as being at the heart of UK life, with thriving organisations, the world’s greatest creative and managerial talent and ever larger and more diverse audiences. 
We promote excellence, professional development and organisational and personal resilience. 
We are currently looking for a Training & Events Manager to join us on a permanent, full-time basis, working 35 hours per week. 
The Benefits 
- Salary of £32,000 - £35,000 per annum, depending on experience 
- 22 days' annual leave 
Pension and other benefits – full details upon request. 
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced training and events professional to join the UK’s leading theatre and performing arts membership organisation. 
You will have the chance to play a vital part in enabling people in the theatre industry to thrive in their roles through quality training and engagement events. 
So, if you’re seeking a creative and diverse role where you can make a positive difference, we want to hear from you. 
The Role 
As our Training & Events Manager, you will be responsible for the organisation and delivery of a programme of conferences, training courses and events both online and in-person. 
Managing a variety of online platforms used to promote and run our training and events programmes, you will oversee all aspects of events from planning and delivery through to evaluation. 
You will develop training courses that meet the needs of our members and enable individuals to learn valuable new skills. 
Additionally, you will: 
- Ensure our programme is fit-for-purpose and relevant 
- Liaise with freelance personnel to deliver the programme of activities and services 
- Oversee tender processes for any new training and events 
- Produce marketing copy to promote the events, conferences and the learning development programme 
- Monitor income and expenditure against agreed budgets 
About You 
To be considered as a Training & Events Manager, you will need: 
- Experience of planning and delivering training and events 
- Knowledge of programming events, including researching speakers and content/themes 
- A good understanding of managing costs and budgets 
- The ability to write marketing communications copy 
- To be able to tailor verbal and written communication for B2B target audiences 
- The ability to multitask and work to tight deadlines 
- To be able to work collaboratively with a wide range of people 
- A commitment to, and understanding of, issues relating to diversity and inclusion 
- Proficient IT skills, particularly in Microsoft Office packages 
Experience of developing a training needs analysis would be beneficial to your application. Competency with financial processes, including reporting and processing payments, would also be an advantage. 
Experience of using Content Management Systems (CMS) would be desirable, as would Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system knowledge. 
Knowledge of best practice in events, conferences and training would be desirable. 
The closing date for this role is 15th August 2022. 
Other organisations may call this role Training Events Co-ordinator, Learning and Development Programme Co-ordinator, Training Manager, Learning & development Manager, L&D Manager, Events and Programming Co-ordinator, Events Co-ordinator, or Membership Events Co-ordinator. 
Unsuccessful candidates will not be contacted for this position. 
Webrecruit and UK Theatre are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be. 
So, if you’re seeking to further your career as a Training & Events Manager, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.
Application Details
Please email your application to 
Training & Events Manager role application questions 
To apply for the role of Training & Events Manager at UK Theatre, we would like you to answer the questions below. 
These questions are the first stage of the application process. 
For the first part of this application process we will be using your answers to the questions we’ve set to assess which applicants most meet our candidate criteria. We won’t be looking at any of your personal details or your CV. We do this so that we are only assessing your ability to do the job based on the information you give in your answers, and not on your schooling or previous employment, to make the application process as fair as possible. 
We are actively seeking applications from people who are presently under-represented in the theatre sector and in our organisation, which includes people of colour and D/deaf and disabled people. This is because we believe that having people working for us with a range of different lived experience ensures that we have a range of opinions in our discussions, which in turn makes us a more effective organisation, better set up to serve all our stakeholders. 
If you are selected for interview, (interviews can be in person or via video conferencing), we will ask you to talk through the answers you give to these questions, and we will also ask you some other questions. 
Prior to attending, we will ask you if you have any access needs, what your pronouns are, and for a phonetic spelling of your name, to ensure that we pronounce it correctly when we meet you. 
Deadline for applications is Monday 15th August 2022 at noon. 
Interviews are planned to take place on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th August. 
How will we assess your application? 
We will be looking for people who demonstrate a good understanding of the questions, and who can give examples that illustrate well a thorough and conscientious approach to work. 
Questions to answer: 
1. Tell us about your approach to prioritising tasks and having good time management at work. (250 words maximum) 
2. What approach would you take to find relevant, engaging speakers for our conferences? (250 words maximum) 
3. When planning a season of training, how would you work out which subjects are relevant to our target user group (our members)? (250 words maximum) 
4. How would you assess whether our training courses and conferences have been successful, post-event? (250 words maximum) 
5. What are the benefits and challenges of online learning, compared to training in person? (250 words maximum) 
6. What are the benefits to our business of considering diversity and inclusion in everything we do? (250 words maximum) 
7. If you have faced any barriers or challenges at work, please tell us how you overcame them. (250 words maximum) OPTIONAL
Closing Date
15 August 2022
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