UCISA are looking for an Events Officer

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28 February 2023 - UCISA are looking for an Events Officer

Who we are and what we do

Founded in 1993, UCISA is the member-led professional body for digital practitioners in education. We are a registered charity working on a not-for-profit basis. The work we do and the services we offer to our members is continuously developing and we are also growing as a team.

Open and inclusive, we work together to use our collective technical knowledge and digital expertise to help transform teaching, learning and research by supporting operational efficiency and an excellent student experience.

Our community collaborates, networks, and shares their inspirational thinking, practices and procedures so that we can all learn more, advance faster and be more effective. We also work closely with technology and digital service suppliers to the sector – helping them better understand the sector’s requirements so that they can deliver the solutions needed within member institutions.

The role

We are looking for an Events Officer to provide event support, administration and membership data management. You will work closely with colleagues in a small, friendly and busy team, and you must be flexible, adaptable and able to prioritise your own workload and be willing to learn new things. There will be a requirement for travel for our UK events and conferences.

Key role duties

  • Managing the administration of events setup and logistics, the preparation and distribution of events materials.
  • Managing a range of conferences and events, both face-to-face conferences and webinars
  • Supporting our CEO and Head of Corporate Engagement and Events in hosting speakers and VIP guests
  • Liaising with venues and speakers and managing onsite registration.
  • The design for all post-event surveys.
  • Providing event support to UCISA sub-groups

The skills and experience you need

Degree level or equivalent experience

Previous experience of organising a variety of events/exhibitions

Good IT skills including Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the use of online purchasing tools) are required

Good interpersonal skills

Good organisational skills and the ability to work effectively under pressure when deadlines need to be met

The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

A strong eye for detail


The role is permanent and full-time, Oxford based, hybrid, mainly from home. There will be a requirement to attend our office site at Lumen House, Harwell, Didcot, Oxford at least 2-4 times per month in addition to travel to support UCISA events and conferences.

The salary for this role is £25,941-£30,942 per year (depending on experience)

Full job description

To apply for this role, please email your CV to: jo.cairns@sereniti.co.uk by 4pm, Friday 23 March 2023.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 12 April 2023, most likely to be in person at Lumen House, Harwell (to be confirmed) and will include a relevant skills test. Virtual interviews will be considered on candidate request.

Start date: As soon as possible.

Summary of Terms and Conditions

Contract: Permanent Full time, Oxford based, hybrid and mainly home based

Hours per week: 37.5, Monday-Friday with some flexibility to support on-line and face-to-face events

Salary: £25,941-£30,942 per year (depending on candidate experience and skill set)

Leave: 30 days annual leave & 8 Bank Holidays

Pension: Defined Contribution scheme (6.7% employer contribution, voluntary employee contribution 0-6.7%)