Interim Head of Institutional Events

Public Policy

Starfish Search are working with a London based University to recruit an Interim Head of Institutional Events. The post holder will lead the College’s busy, high-profile programme of institutional events which aims to promote the College, engage friends and stakeholders in the life of the College and strengthen and enlarge their supporter base.


You Will

  • To develop an annual events programme to support the College’s strategy and most effectively engage their key audiences
  • To work in close conjunction and collaboration with relevant College functions, and ensure that the plans are communicated widely, appropriately and regularly
  • To monitor the progress of the events delivered by the Institutional Events team across the year, identifying any challenges escalating issues of concern where necessary
  • To ensure that qualitative and quantitative data and information are gathered and maintained, which assists with event analysis, future planning and quality control
  • To ensure that the team is appropriately structured, members are well managed with opportunities for development


You Will Have

  • Significant expertise in event management, ideally gained within the education or the not-for-profit sectors
  • Experience leading large scale events
  • Experience of successful stakeholder engagement and management in complex and demanding scenarios
  • Sound financial planning and budget management
  • Well-developed understanding of the ethos of an academic institution and the priorities of academic staff, or a demonstrable ability to understand the working environment very quickly


This role is for an initial six months with a salary range of £63,000 – £74,000 or a day rate between £350 – £400.


Due to the high volume of applicants, we are unable to respond to every individual. This role requires confidentiality and a full job spec will only be revealed to applicants at longlist stage.