Conference & Events Co-Ordinator

Conference & Events Co-Ordinator


Salary: Band 4 – FTE £24,000 - £26,000 p.a.

Date Ending

August 11, 2023

Are you a junior events professional ready to develop your career?

We are recruiting a Conference & Events Co-ordinator to join our team at an exciting time of development.

  The role will support the Conference & Events Team to deliver a suite of events, both in person and online. As the major education services provider in Hertfordshire, we have recently expanded our events offering nationally.

The ideal candidate will have some existing experience in planning events and have worked on at least one event programme from conception to delivery. They will be proactive and organised, with attention to detail and a practical attitude.

This role sits within the wider Training & Events Team, who deliver conferences and special events as well as single event and ongoing training programmes.

This fixed term contract is ideal for a junior events professional or graduate ready to make the next move in their career and learn from an experienced delivery team.  

Our ‘working from anywhere’ approach provides colleagues the opportunity to work flexibly in line with their role requirements. This consists of remote working and 2 days per week in our Head Office in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. As there is a permanent home working element to this role, you will need to ensure you are equipped for home working.

Benefits: a generous employer pension contribution, 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays (rising to 31 days after five-years) or the equivalent paid for Term Time employees, family-friendly policies, hybrid working, paid mileage, a cycle to work scheme, onsite charging points for electric vehicles, access to mental health and wellbeing support, company performance bonus, professional development opportunities, benefit schemes for discounts and cashback offers, and more.

How to apply

To apply, email hfl.recruitment@hfleducation.org with a detailed CV along with a cover letter to include responses to the following questions:

  1. Tell us about an event you worked on from start to finish. What role did you play in the process and what actions did you take to support an excellent event?
  2. In your experience gained to date, what are the benefits of using online events platforms?
  3. What would you like to gain in the 12 months working with an experienced events team at HFL Education?

As part of our move towards eradicating unconscious bias within the recruitment process, we will be anonymising your forms.

For recruitment queries, our Central Recruitment Team can also be contacted on the hfl.recruitment email address above. We would love to hear from you.

This job advert may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. To make sure you don’t miss out on this great opportunity, please submit your application as soon as you can.

We are committed towards becoming an anti-racist organisation, and our recruitment statement is set out below in support of this.

HFL is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We insist on the equal treatment of all current and prospective colleagues and will never condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

HFL is also equally committed to becoming an anti-racist organisation and we encourage you to view our Anti-racist position statement which gives clarity on our anti-racist stance. In our relentless efforts to be an anti-racist organisation, we recognise the negative impacts of under representation and lack of diversity in our organisation, our education system and in all aspects of our society. Therefore, for recruitment into any HFL post, where we have 2 or more candidates of equal merit, candidates with protected characteristics will be given advantage over candidates without such characteristics. This is sometimes referred to as a ‘tie-breaker’ and is referred to as ‘positive action’ in the Equality Act 2010.

To help us meet our high standards and aspirations of a fully diverse and inclusive workplace, we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply and to join us.

Please note that if you are invited to interview, we will expect you to be prepared to discuss unconscious bias with us; we find these conversations more than any others give us all a good idea of what working together will be like.