Events Operations Manager Uk Visa Sponsorship Available

February 3, 2024
£41.6 - £44.7 / year

Job Description




The University of Derby is a challenging, intriguing, and ever-changing environment to learn, as well as an extremely rewarding place to work.

Our educational atmosphere is exceptional, and because we specialise in discovering and developing individual potential, you can be confident that you will receive all of the support and encouragement you require to achieve a meaningful career with numerous prospects for advancement.

Our combined higher and further education offering spans campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield, and we have some of the greatest university facilities in the UK, having invested more than £200 million in facilities over the previous decade.

We produce excellent results in our teaching and research, and with over 34,000 students choosing to study with us each year, we rely on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services professionals.

Financially strong and seriously ambitious, we provide our employees with a family-friendly, satisfying profession with several prospects for advancement.


About the role

As Events Operations Manager, you will head the Events Operations team, which is part of the External Relations department and supports the University’s strategic objectives in terms of recruitment and boosting the University’s visibility, reputation, and impact locally, nationally, and globally.

The Events Operations team is in charge of the strategic development and execution of a comprehensive and diverse yearly events calendar, with a focus on producing high-quality events with a significant effect. These include open days, interviews, school and college visits, conferences, graduation, events sponsored by the Vice-Chancellor, community events, inaugural/guest lectures, virtual, live-streamed events, and many more.

The Events Operations Manager’s duty is to guarantee that all events are managed and delivered to the highest standards while maximising external impact. You will be in charge of the operational planning and execution of the annual events schedule, as well as occasional ad hoc events. You will assist the Associate Director – Student Recruitment in constantly creating and improving the University’s events programme to ensure that events at Derby continue to appeal to a wide audience and achieve our strategic goals.

Due to the nature of this employment, you must be willing and flexible to work outside of standard office hours as needed, including evenings and weekends.

Interview date – March 21, 2024.

For additional information and informal inquiries about the position, please contact Hannah Wright, Associate Director of Recruitment, at

For questions about your application and sponsorship eligibility, please contact the recruitment staff at

Applicants from job seekers requiring sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be reviewed alongside all other applicants. While this position is suitable for sponsorship through the Skilled Worker Route, we urge that you evaluate your individual eligibility before applying. For further information, visit

To be qualified for sponsorship, you must demonstrate that you meet all of the essential qualities specified in the job description. Please be aware that similar experience will not be accepted as proof of needed qualifications.

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