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Events and Marketing Officer LBHF17768

Job Details:

Salary range: £26,298 per annum

Work location: Imperial College, White City Campus, London W12 0NN  

Hours per week: 36 

Contract type: 21 months fixed term contract 

Closing date: 7 February 2020   

Contact details for an informal discussion: Prema Gurunathan on 07904 955343 or via email: prema@move-upstream.org.uk

Advert Text:

We're an agile spin-out, formed from a partnership between Hammersmith and Fulham and Imperial College London. Our objective is to help turn Hammersmith and Fulham into a leading borough for the science, tech and creative industries and transform White City into an innovation district - as set out in the borough's industrial strategy. 

One of the ways we are seeking to knit our target businesses and organisations together is through events; these can range from a start-up clinic with experts and selected start-ups, sector specific meetups (e.g. creative, deep tech), monthly talks on raising investment, pitching and around key dates in the calendar e.g. London Tech week. Digital marketing is key to growing and keeping in touch with our community and stakeholders so solid social media experience or the willingness to learn quickly is critical.

If you have an interest in fast-growing businesses and are an incredibly organised individual, then do join us at the Partnership for Growth and Innovation ('Upstream').

Role Responsibilities:

Event Planning, Delivery & Communications

  • Assist with the planning and delivery of innovative and creative events that are beneficially for our stakeholders and raise the profile of the partnership 
  • Responsibility for planning and delivering Upstream’s social media, in particular Twitter.
  • Help with other content creation and communication of events to relevant audiences - drafting newsletters, website, and other collateral as required, including blogs and event programmes.  
  • Manage and oversee events, including problem-solving, welcoming guests, communicating with staff, and organising vendors
People Values:

How we act defines who we are.  At the heart of our organisation is a common approach to defining ‘who we are’.  We are looking for people who can build this into everything they do.


We are fair

We treat everyone with compassion, dignity and fairness. We value the views and opinion of others, and promote benefits and opportunities for all.


We are caring

We care about our borough and doing things well. We focus on standards and continuous improvement; learning from our mistakes and celebrating success.


We are collaborators

We work together for a better society. We work with our residents, businesses, schools, third sector and others for better outcomes for everyone.


We are driven

We will only settle for the very best. We seek to continually improve and put our residents, customers and businesses at the heart of everything we do.

Recruiting for Attitude:

Your skills and ability are important however, we recruit as much for attitude as we do experience.  We are looking for people who have the following attributes:


Complex problem-solving

The ability to work within a complex system and find simple solutions and outcomes that deliver real change. 


Critical thinking

The ability to challenge the norms through evidence-based approaches using both numerical and critical reasoning and thinking.  You can rationalise decision-making and form views quickly and soundly from a range of sources.  



You take approaches that demonstrate how doing things differently and creatively changes the dynamic in situations.  You can apply creative solutions that deliver hard outcomes.  


People management

You can get the best out of people.  You have a coaching-style and drive through a commitment to personal and professional development.  You are clear in your expectations and have exception feedback from your team about their working environment. You recognise and support people as individuals.  


Coordinating with others

You have the knack of working well with others.  You have an appreciation of your own presence and approach and can demonstrate how you have developed and continue to develop how you work with others.  You will also can recognise how others work, think, and feel to get the most out of collaboration.  


Emotional intelligence

You have a high degree of self-awareness and self-regulation in a wide range of situations from one-to-one conversations to team and group dynamics.  You can recognise motiving factors and demonstrate empathy appropriately applying a wide range of adaptive social skills. 


Judgement and decision making

You can take rational and evidence-based decisions and take responsibility for your decisions and actions.  Where there is ambiguity or a lack of evidence you can demonstrate the ability to understand the environment and show flexibility in applying your judgement.  



You can demonstrate an understanding of the range of skills and techniques required to successfully negotiate with a range of other partners.  This includes understanding how to structure and undertake successful negotiation on an organisational-wide level.  


Service orientation

You must be unequivocal in your commitment and drive for outstanding service delivery.  Both in terms of the quality of products and work delivered as well as the achievement of objectives.  You and your team can demonstrate how your overall contribution to the organisation and service delivers to our organisational aims and objectives.  


Cognitive flexibility

The ability to recognise the environment in which you work and adapt and shift to this environment to maximise your own personal achievement and lead others in the same approach.  Applying cognitive flexibility to situation of significant change and transformation. 

Role Specific Qualifications:



  • Undergraduate Degree.

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Event management background.
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Social media experience a definite advantage or be able to demonstrate a willingness to learn quickly.
  • A self-starter who heeds guidance and steer but also uses their imagination, creativity and initiative to deliver results.


London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.


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