Applications open 1st October!

We’re looking to recruit 8 enthusiastic, creative and reliable event officers to join our Students’ Union Events Team. As a team we help to organise and run some of the Students’ Union biggest events from Varsity to Graduation Ball.

As well as getting to organise and run the events, we’ll provide you with free first aid training and employability workshops! You’ll be able to get references and some amazing experience to add to your CV, all whilst being a part of a fun and thriving team.

Don’t worry if you haven’t previously had any events experience, we will provide you with full training and support along the way!

Key skills you’ll use and develop through this opportunity are….

- Confidence

- Event management knowledge

- Excellent verbal and communication skills

- Competent user of Microsoft outlook and Microsoft office

- Creativity

- Ability to prioritise own workload

- Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously

- Confident challenging ideas in an effective manner

- Negotiation and persuasion skills

- Project planning skills

- Ability to work under pressure

- Excellent attention to details

- Quick thinking skills

- Financial awareness

- Leadership skills

What you’ll be doing (note that this is not a complete list and is subject to change throughout the year):

Support the Senior Events Coordinator with the planning and delivery of the Students’ Union events programme

Collate and incorporate student event ideas into event planning

  • Produce event plans, event budgets, running orders, theming concepts, scripts, key contact lists, and kit lists in conjunction with the Senior Events Coordinator

  • Conduct venue visits where applicable

  • Liaise with TEC in relation to event production

  • Liaise with suppliers / contractors

  • Attend fortngihtly team meetings

  • Input new events ideas and lead on the planning and delivery of these in conjunction with the Senior Events Coordinator

  • Ensure that all events are organised to have a positive impact on the student experience

  • Work with the Students’ Union Marketing team to decide on marketing plans, concepts and designs

  • Proof read artwork

  • Attend and support the delivery of event debrief meetings

  • Provide general administration duties to the Events department

  • Regularly contribute to the teams social media platforms

The events team is a highly valued and integral part of the Students’ Union events department so please only apply if you are able to commit to regular team meetings, planning sessions and able to attend a number of events throughout the year.

The events officer role runs for a full academic year around studies.

  1. Fill out the online application here (Applications open 9am, Monday 1st October 2018)
  2. Successful applicants will be contacted by 12pm on Tuesday 23rd October, and will be asked to attend a ggoup interview 1-3pm on Wednesday 24th October. Successful applicants from that interview will then be invited to attend a short, informal individual interview either on Tuesday 30th or Wednesday 31st October.
  3. If you have any queries regarding the role, please contact Xia Bury on or via phone on 01158468740.
  4. Due to the high number of application received we will not be able to contact unsuccessful candidates.




Monday 1st October


Applications go live

Sunday 21st October


Applications close

Wednesday 24th October

1pm – 3pm

Group Interview if successful

Tuesday 30th October

9:30 – 5pm

Individual Interviews

Wednesday 31st October

9:30 – 5pm

Individual Interviews

Wednesday 7th November

9 – 5pm

Welcome & Training day

Wednesday 14th November


First Team meeting


Hear from the team…


“Being part of the events team has been such an incredible experience and I’ve loved every minute of it. The experience gave me the confidence to apply, and be given, an events based placement this past Summer. Most importantly, I made some absolutely amazing friends along the way - I can’t wait to come back again next year as one of the team leaders.” - Isobel Davidson, Events Officer

Contact Details

Student Volunteer Centre (SVC)

UoN Students' Union

C Floor, Portland Building

University Park,

Nottingham, NG7 2RD


0115 846 8750


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