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Events Organiser

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Events organisers plan and co-ordinate a wide range of corporate and social events, making sure they run smoothly and to budget.

The Work

The range of events includes trade fairs, product launches, company away-days including team building exercises, fundraisers, sports events, antique fairs, music festivals, weddings and parties.

You could be:

You may organise more than one event at a time.

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The starting salaries for events organisers are in the range £16,000 to £20,000 a year. With experience, annual salaries can rise to between £22,000 and £35,000 or more. At manager and director level the salary could be up to £50,000 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

You might work for an events management company or an individual venue, such as an exhibition centre or hotel.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2017
5337
0.9 %
FALL
2022
5291
  United Kingdom
2017
67383
0.7 %
FALL
2022
66897

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

More Information

The Creative and Cultural Skills website has careers information on specific types of event management including sections on music for live music event management and heritage for museum and heritage events.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Association for Conferences and Events (ACE)
Tel: 0208 5965458
Website: http://www.ace-international.co.uk
Twitter: @ACEMembership
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EventAssociation/

Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO)
Tel: 01386 858886
E-mail: hello@abpco.org
Website: http://www.abpco.org
Twitter: @ABPCO
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ABPCOsocial/

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
Tel: 01628 427120
Website: http://www.cim.co.uk/
Website (2): http://www.cim.co.uk/more/get-into-marketing/
Twitter: @CIM_Exchange
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheCIM

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