BALPPA looking for a talented Events Manager to join team

BALPPA's Tracey Bancroft, Paul Kelly, Lisa Wheatley and Jeanette Dawson in 2018

BALPPA, the British Association of Leisure, Parks, Piers and Attractions, has announced that it is on the hunt for an experienced professional to join its events team.

BALPPA is pleased to announce this exciting job opportunity and looks forward to welcoming a talented Events or Operational Manager to the role of Events Manager. The not for profit Trade Association is run by a small team and represents owners, managers, suppliers an developers in the UK attractions industry. This includes theme parks, zoos, family entertainment centres and more.

In this important role, the successful candidate will plan and deliver all of the organisation’s events, such as educational seminars and webinars, meetings, trade shows, conferences and receptions. They will be responsible for coordinating venues, accommodation, transport, activities and schedules, as well as overseeing costs.

Organised professional required

The role will also include promotion duties, for example, marketing the events and engaging sponsors. There will be general admin duties associated with the role too, as well as liaising with members and answering queries.

BALPPA LogoThe new Events Manager will work from home, with some travel required too, such as to BALPPA’s London office, as well as events across the UK and sometimes Europe. There will be some overnight stays required. Primarily, the role will be based on two days per week. This can be flexible to suit the applicant but also the needs of the business. Hours will be increased to three days per week for around 14 weeks of the year, to fit in with BALPPA’s event schedule.

Interested parties are invited to apply with a CV and covering letter here. More information including salary and the closing date can be found on our jobs board.

BALPPA also recently announced a range of upcoming events for attractions professionals, including its Autumn Conference which this year will take place in Blackpool from the 1st – 2nd October. The event includes an overnight stay at Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s new hotel and features a line up of fun events and industry updates.