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Events and Membership Officer

Events and Membership Coordinator

Events and Membership Manager

How to Apply:

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Job description for an Events and Membership Manager

Based in: London

Reports to: Chief Executive

Start date: Immediately

Availability: Full-time and part-time

Salary + commission

Training provided

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Context for the Role:

International Business and Diplomatic Exchange (IBDE) is a London-based, membership organisation providing leadership in promoting international trade and investment flows, financial and professional services, energy, infrastructure and ICT sectors as well as championing commercial and trade diplomacy. IBDE delivers its services, which effectively contribute towards the strengthening of dialogue on international political, business and economic issues, through enhanced consultation and resource-sharing between businesspeople, policymakers, academics and the diplomatic communities. Bridging the gap between business and governments is the game changer for business people and diplomats today, and this is the focus of IBDE.

We run between 30-50 high-level events annually, ranging from small seminars and roundtables to large conferences. The membership and events manager role is crucial to IBDE’s development agenda. We are a small but fast growing, high performance team with high standards and huge ambitions. We strive for excellence in everything we do.

About the Role:

As a membership and events manager, you will be able to recruit and retain members as well as to oversee and organise events that will make an impact on IBDE's target audience. You will also be a project manager who understands marketing and promotion techniques. We want to see enthusiastic candidates with fresh ideas and the organisational skills required to deliver first-class events. The role will provide you access to both the senior management board and advisory board.

Key Activities and Responsibilities

Membership Strategy

- Working closely with the CEO to review and develop the current IBDE membership offering including pricing and benefits;

- Working closely with the CEO to develop and implement a Membership growth strategy, covering sales, marketing and retention.

Membership Recruitment and Acquisition

- Working closely with the CEO to develop and manage the delivery of campaigns to recruit new members;

Membership Retention

- To act as the primary contact for members whilst administering the membership scheme;


- Working closely with the CEO in devising the programme of activities and leading the planning and delivery of events (networking events, launches, workshops, dinners, breakfasts and roundtables), ranging from 10 – 200 people;

Database, Marketing and Communications

- Lead on the implementation of a marketing strategy for membership and sponsorship;

Essential Skills and Experience

- Practical understanding of managing membership schemes, with experience in leading a membership or loyalty scheme, or similar;

- Experience of delivering multi-channel marketing campaigns and the ability to use digital marketing tools;

- Ability to work to deadlines;

- Excellent copywriting and editing skills;

- Intermediate to advanced level abilities on Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint;

- Event management experience;

- A high level of practical and organisational skills;

- Excellent interpersonal and networking skills;

- Excellent oral and written communication skills;

- Understanding of the mission and activities of IBDE.


- Degree or equivalent

Personal Attributes

- Attention to detail;

- Results driven and numerate;

- Ability to work on your own initiative;

- Ability to work as part of a team and to support colleagues;

- Absolute discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality;

- Willingness to learn new skills;

- Ability to work in a changing and flexible organisation;

- Enthusiasm and a can-do attitude;

- A great team player that works effectively with colleagues and aligns their work objectives with that of the organisation;

- Willingness to work occasional evenings.