Events Education and Activities Co-ordinator

England, Essex, Braintree
Up to £33330.0 per annum
19 Aug 2019
06 Sep 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time
Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda - one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We're immensely proud of our flexible working options.

Now is an exciting time to join us. We're working with partners across Essex to deliver the most ambitious new garden settlements anywhere in the country. Our freshly created Place and Public Health function uses a new place-based and integrated approach. This function will help to build the right conditions for inclusive economic growth; improving skill levels, enabling adults to retrain, regenerating town centres, reducing health inequalities, and capitalising on our amazing green spaces, heritage, culture and arts. Sitting at the centre of one of the largest local authorities in the country, the function will foster close collaboration with colleagues across the council and with partners externally. At its heart, it's about identifying what is important to Essex and our people and supporting them to realise their aspirations and find a better quality of life.

Job Purpose

Essex County Council seek an experienced events coordinator to help further develop events, workshops, conferences and other activities within Essex Country Parks, Cressing Temple Barns and the Essex Record Office. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and delivery of events generating income and being innovative in their approach. Due to the nature of the role you will need to have a flexible attitude and be prepared to work some weekends and evenings.


* Responsible for the development, planning and delivery of events, workshops, conferences, lectures, exhibitions and other activities, within an area of Culture and Green Spaces, in order to increase visitor numbers and take-up of services, in support of ECC outcomes and income generation.
* Responsible for increasing access to our culture and green space offer, through the development of innovative experiences, events and activities. As well as providing expert and professional advice to visitors and members of the public.
* Build strong working relationships with ECC internal partners, including libraries and Adult Community Learning, engaging with the communities of Essex and attending local external events e.g. family and local history fairs.
* Develop and deliver innovative means of measuring impact and advocacy, which increase existing income and identify new streams of income, in support of the overall vision and strategy.
* Work collaboratively with stakeholders and external partners to deliver support, advice and events, which improve service delivery to customers and increase audience development, especially hard to reach and diverse groups.
* Work collaboratively with the marketing and PR team to promote the annual programme of education, events and activities, using branding, design, production and circulation of information, promotional material and creative and editorial control of digital media.

Knowledge, skills and experience

* Educated to degree level (RQF Level 6) or by equivalent experience.
* Evidence of continuing professional development and expert knowledge in relevant professional area.
* Significant experience and deep understanding of working and educating within the professional area, including the principles and practice of that area e.g. sports, events, weddings, corporate functions, heritage, culture, green spaces.
* Experience in project, wedding and event management and managing research programmes, with knowledge and understanding of monitoring, evaluating and reporting.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to build strong working relationships with stakeholders, partners, volunteers and Friends.
* Good IT skills with evidence of working with the MS Office suite of programmes.
* Experience in creative lifelong learning development and delivery.