Assistant Manager, RSM Professionals ((business development)

35 hours per week, Monday to Friday with some early start/late finishes and occasional evening and weekend work. Based at 1 Wimpole Street.

A new opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Manager, RSM Professionals within the Academic Department of the RSM reporting directly to the Senior Manager, RSM Professionals. This role would suit someone who can demonstrate a strong track record for delivering events, excellent project management skills and success in raising income through events.

The key purpose of this role is to work with the RSM Professionals team to run all aspects of designated events, usually meetings, courses and conferences organised in conjunction with external partners. The post holder will also work with the Senior Manager, RSM Professionals and the Sponsorship Officer in developing and delivering a robust sponsorship strategy, driving expansion and developing relationships with sponsors in the context of bespoke meetings delivered through the RSM Professionals arm.

Key duties

As part of this role, the role holder’s activities will include:

  • Line management of the Project Co-ordinator within the RSM Professionals team to successfully deliver their event portfolio.
  • Creating a strong presence on the day of events and ensuring clients, speakers and delegates are fully supported.
  • Support creation of annual events programme aimed at a range of healthcare professional groups, particularly non-medical healthcare professionals.,/p>
  • Research and development of topical programmes that provide a compelling conference/event for delegates to attend.
  • Working with Marketing, to ensure that comprehensive marketing is undertaken for events as required.
  • Maximising the use of new technologies in the marketing and delivery of the event and associated event materials.
  • Working with the Sponsorship Officer to develop relationships with actual and potential event sponsors.
  • Adopting a strategic approach to the identification of new sponsors and/or partners and instigating and developing relationships with Sections and sponsors.
  • Assisting with Identifying and approaching potential partner organisations from statutory, NHS, not-for-profit, industry organisations and proposing events on topics where there are joint interests.
  • Leading conference planning groups with event partners, including the Dean to agree conference and events programme content and marketing approaches as required.
  • Drawing up and managing events budgets, taking remedial action as required.
  • Identifying and improving revenue streams.
  • Managing and developing client relationships with existing clients as well as potential clients.
  • Undertaking publicity and marketing for meetings, including writing and tracking marketing, research for meetings as necessary, including liaison with the Marketing department as necessary.
  • Ensuring that regular mailing lists are up to date and that necessary research into potential attendees is undertaken far enough in advance for publicity to be carried out effectively.
  • Exploring new ways to market meetings and target different delegates groups.

Candidate specification

To be considered for the role you will need to be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A recognised degree or equivalent experience
  • Substantial experience of planning, leading, marketing and delivering events
  • Experience of researching and developing conference content to create strong programmes
  • Proven successful experience of raising income through events programmes
  • Proven project management skills
  • Previous experience of coaching staff
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Excellent negotiation, relationship building skills
  • A sharp eye for detail and drive to provide highest quality outputs
  • Sound knowledge of the events sector
  • An ability to work flexibly, show resourcefulness and work on own initiative and under tight timeframes
  • Well-developed IT skills and experience of suing/developing CMS systems

Whilst not essential it would also be desirable if the candidate has or is able to demonstrate the following:

  • Experience of growing events business
  • Experience of direct line management of staff
  • Good knowledge of the UK health and social care sector

How to apply

To apply for the above opportunity please forward a CV and covering letter to at Gemma Lamb at by no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 26 April 2017.


The Society is positively committed to equality of opportunity in employment and encourages applicants from all sectors of the community. It operates a no smoking policy in all its environments.

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