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Events Manager Gem-A (Gemmological Association of Great Britain)

Gem-A is in an exciting post-Covid growth period and is recruiting for an Events Manager to restart and revamp their international events portfolio for stakeholders as well as internal staff socials.

  • Location: Hybrid working- Office based 3 days a week in Central London
  • Salary: £35,000- £40,000

Gem-A, the longest established provider of gem and jewellery education in the world, are looking to grow their marketing team as part of their Covid recovery growth plans, to attract more students and build advocacy amongst graduates, members and trade partners worldwide.

The Events Manager is an exciting role in which the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of stakeholders to drive acquisition, engagement and retention through organising Gem-A events and supporting marketing initiatives on a global scale.

As someone who has had previous experience in organising events, such as conferences and graduations on behalf of education institutes or for membership bodies or higher education establishments, the Events Manager will be the event lead for all internal and external events, project managing them from brief to review.

This is an exciting role, where you will have the opportunity to enhance your skills in events management and take full ownership of worldwide events including logistics, marketing and reports on events activity.

You will build out and execute the Tradeshow calendar, lead on membership gatherings, develop webinars and manage the annual Conference and Graduation Ceremony.

Furthermore, you will work closely with colleagues internally to create and deliver multi-channel marketing campaigns, as well as with external creative teams to design adverts and event material.

If you are someone looking to take on a challenge and can bring your organisational and management skills, as well as innovation and creative flair to a role where you will have an impact on a global scale, then please get in touch today for more details.

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant at Peridot Partners:

Kristina Preston | kristina@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07931 238134

Polly Mortimer | polly@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07951 303696


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The Gemmological Association of Great Britain, or Gem-A, is the world’s longest established provider of gem and jewellery education. Our Gemmology Diploma evolved from the first gem course proposed for the UK jewellery trade in 1908, and our prestigious Gemmology and Diamonds Diplomas — taught in seven different languages and 26 countries around the world — are recognised throughout the world.

Gem-A forms an international community of gem professionals and enthusiasts. We serve the interests of the gem and jewellery industries through the high standards of education on our courses and our support for global gemmological research.

We also offer membership opportunities, the chance to buy gemmological instruments, a number of events and conferences throughout the year, as well as two internationally distributed publications, The Journal of Gemmology and Gems&Jewellery.

Additionally, we provide a number of different services for gemmologists, jewellers and gem enthusiasts; from educational courses and membership services, to instruments, books, publications and events.

Gem-A is committed to ensuring that we are an accessible organisation.

Our current accessibility provisions include:

  • Accessibility dogs are welcome
  • We can support hearing loops
  • Papers and materials can be presented in different formats as needed
  • A sign language interpreter can be accommodated at interview
  • Gem-A has a hybrid working policy with three days in the office.

If there is anything else we can do to accommodate your individual needs, please reach out to the advising consultant.

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    For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners

    Kristina Preston | kristina@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07931 238134

    Polly Mortimer | polly@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07951 303696

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    Closing date: Monday 13th June 2022

    Candidates informed of outcome: Friday 17th June 2022

    First Stage Interviews: w/c 20th June 2022


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