Event Manager

We are looking for an energetic, passionate Event Manager to work on our ACTIVE events portfolio.

This is a really exciting time to join WMP, as we are currently in a period of growth, both within our client servicing events and our owned events.

You’ll be primarily focussed on delivering our running portfolio, including three large closed road running festivals and a trail run series across the UK. You may also help out on other client events from endurance triathlons, bespoke multi-day European cycles, as well as a number of single-day walks and cycles.

As an Event Manager you’ll be responsible for the operational delivery and planning of a large number of our Active events across the year. You’ll be a key cog in the events and have the opportunity to put your mark on things and take ownership of most elements. Fitting in with our experienced team there are lots of opportunities for growth and development and we’re keen to give the right candidate a chance to impress!


The Role

Key responsibilities of an Event Manager include, but are not limited to:

  • Overall project management
  • Route creation and route reccess
  • Client liaison and management
  • Budget Management
  • Liaising with traffic management
  • Liaising with and booking suppliers, staff, venues, and contractors
  • Producing and updating event running orders and production schedules
  • Producing operational content for event management plans and documents
  • Ordering and managing event collateral such as branding, medals, t-shirts etc.
  • Producing vehicle plans and managing event vehicle logistics
  • Writing event manuals and staff briefing sheets
  • Creating risk assessments
  • Leading on-site event delivery

The Person

The key skills and quality of an Event Manager::

  • Interest and passion for sport (particularly running)
  • Highly organised and focussed individual
  • Calmness under pressure and an ability to think clearly and logically • Highly motivated – both in a team and when working solo
  • Able to effectively time manage between multiple events / projects
  • Experience of working with budgets of over £100k
  • Experience working on live events (both small and large scale of over 1,000 participants)
  • Experience of managing support teams and suppliers
  • Used to working occasional weekends and long hours where necessary
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Full UK Driving Licence


Desirable skills and experience of an Event Manager:

  • Previous experience at an event agency in a full-time position
  • Knowledge of charity sector
  • Ability to speak French
  • Own or have access to a car


If you don’t fulfil every one of these criteria then don’t worry. The most important attribute we look for is a positive attitude and willingness to succeed.


The Package

SALARY: £27k – £30k

BONUSES: Potential for performance and company-related bonuses

HOLIDAY: 25 days (plus long-term service incentives)

FLEXIBLE HOURS & WORKING: Flexibility for early or late starts and remote working

LOCATION: Based from our office in London (currently min 2 days per week)

More perks:

– Lieu: 1 additional day off for every weekend day worked on an event

– Long service award: additional holiday allowance after 5 and 10 years at the company

– Company Day: Two days per year when the company comes together to celebrate achievements and to plan for the future.

– Wedding Leave: an extra 5 days leave to help with your honeymoon!

– Annual training budget: we want to invest in you. As such everyone is entitled to draw on an annual training budget to enhance their skills and experience.

– Homeworking allowance: an allowance of up to £300 per person for the purchase of furniture and equipment for comfortable, safe home working.

– Practise what you preach: Free entry into WMP events and discounts for friends and family

– Healthy diet (sometimes!): Free fruit and other treats in the office

– Socials: regular activities (e.g. go-karting), catch-ups in the pub, or a group run or cycle


If you are keen on joining this exciting, forward-thinking company and taking the next step in your career, then please get in touch with your CV and a cover letter.


e: sports@wmpcreative.com

t: 0203 330 5880

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