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Student Acquisition and Events - Project Manager

Purpose of the job:

  • To project manage the delivery of student focused careers events in partnership association with the UK’s leading graduate employers.
  • To source (through marketing activities and personal contact) the student attendees for a wide portfolio of careers events.
  • To design and implement marketing plans that will engage target group students, raise the profile of TARGETjobs Events and generate student registrations to attend.

Key areas:

  • Marketing of events
  • Student acquisition and selection for events
  • Project managing events

The role – duties & responsibilities:

  • Project manage specified events
  • Source candidates for various events through marketing activities
  • Identify candidates from our own database and contact directly to promote relevant event(s)
  • Attract a diverse range of students to apply and attend the events
  • Select, screen and telephone interview students for the events
  • Meet target student numbers for specific events
  • Prepare and coordinate student information and communication prior to events
  • Work on several projects at the same time
  • Attend and facilitate at specified events
  • Assist TARGETjobs Events sales team on client liaison and provide relevant supporting materials
  • Organisation and coordination both internally and externally with clients
  • Provide clear and concise instructions to ensure GTI and clients are provided with full information and briefs for running the events and for facilitating all elements
  • Take a proactive role in the marketing of the events by coordinating paper and online marketing/promotion materials
  • Follow up on marketing leads through telephone campaigns
  • Use effective marketing strategies to increase online applications
  • Assist in preparation of materials for events
  • Administration of events
  • Write feedback reports for clients
  • Research of venues, catering and merchandise
  • Update and maintain contact databases
  • Use, maintain and develop the online application system
  • Keep the website content up-to-date

Key products covered by the department

TARGETjobs Events, TARGETjobs Law National Pupillage Fair, TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards, Breakfast News, TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards

Person Specification - Work Experience, Knowledge and Skills


  • Graduate with at least 1 year’s commercial experience (placement year or previous job)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Planning and organisation skills
  • Ability to work on several projects at one time
  • Time management skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Computer literate: experience of using email, internet and MS Office packages


  • Experience of organising events
  • Negotiation skills
  • Analyse and understand information/results
  • Presentation skills
  • Project management experience
  • Experience of the UK graduate recruitment
  • Good knowledge of social media

Salary and Benefits:

Permanent full time role – Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm, but also extra hours around events when required

  • 3 month probationary period
  • Salary dependent on experience – salary band between £21k-£23k per annum plus annual bonus scheme for allocated projects
  • 25 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays
  • Automatically enrolled onto Company pension scheme after 3 month qualifying period, with employee contributing 5% of monthly salary and GTI will match employee contributions up to a maximum of 5% of monthly salary.
  • Enhanced paternity and maternity policies and life assurance cover (subject to qualifying service of 3 calendar months)

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