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Events Assistant

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Sectors Business, Support & Other
Location England (East Anglia) - UK
Town/City Cambridge
Salary Additional Information £20,000 to £26,000 depending on skills and experience
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 29/11/2021
Company Name UNEP - WCMC
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The UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) is a global Centre of expertise in biodiversity. We work at the interface of science, policy and practice to tackle the global crisis facing nature.

The Centre operates as a collaboration between UN Environment Programme and the UK registered charity WCMC. Our cutting-edge science, data and insights inform policy and business decisions worldwide.

Achieving our vision of a world living in harmony with nature will require transformative and systemic change across all sectors. We bring together governments, businesses, research bodies and more to put nature at the heart of decision-making. 

We are currently looking for an Events Assistant to join our growing Development and Communications team.

Over the past 12 months UNEP-WCMC has secured a reputation among our partners and peers for delivering high quality and impactful events. In this exciting newly created role you will work with the Events Officer, Development and Communications colleagues and programme teams to deliver in-person and virtual events ranging from small scale workshops and webinars through to large press conferences, receptions and dinners. You will have an integral role in all aspects of events planning and delivery including logistics, liaising with external suppliers, managing guest lists, speaker and VIP liaison, events promotion, and facilitating the smooth running of the events themselves.

You will also support our attendance and participation at major international events such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) COP15 and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) COP with the focus to significantly raise our visibility and profile and maximise the impact of our work.

You will have strong organisational, interpersonal and time management skills as well as excellent attention to detail. You will be happy to support across the team but can also work independently. We are looking for an individual with a flair for events management and a keen interest in nature conservation.

We will provide you with the challenge of working on innovative and impactful conservation projects, where your work can really make a difference for people and planet. In addition to training and development opportunities, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including generous pension contributions.

If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging post where you can shape the communications of a high impact and growing organisation, we want to hear from you. Please complete our application form and personal details form send it together with your CV and a short covering letter through the link below by 29th November 2021. Applicants must be able to evidence the right to work in the UK.

WCMC attaches great importance to addressing safeguarding and ethical considerations in all activities carried out by its staff, including where partner organisations or individuals are part of the delivery of our work. This includes children and vulnerable adults in the community who may be vulnerable to abuse. WCMC act with integrity, are transparent and expect applicants to share the same values.

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a supportive and inclusive working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment, and in which all decisions are based on merit. We do not discriminate against staff on the basis of age; race; sex; disability; gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity; religion; faith or belief.

Please note that this is a position with WCMC the UK-registered charity and is not a position working for the United Nations. It is a UK based role and the successful applicant will be expected to reside within commuting distance of Cambridge and within the UK. Some of our roles are eligible for visa sponsorship, providing the relevant sponsorship criteria are met. The UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) is a global Centre of excellence on biodiversity. The Centre operates as a collaboration between UN Environment Programme and the UK registered charity WCMC. Together, we are confronting the global crisis facing nature. We do this through our unique position ensuring science, knowledge and insights shape global and national policy, and by collaborating with partners around the world to build capacity and create innovative solutions to environmental challenges. We use our position as respected custodians of powerful and trusted environmental data to create positive impact for people and nature.

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