Events Manager (1.0 FTE) – Maternity Cover

AUDE is looking for an enthusiastic, imaginative and organised colleague with the right skills to join our small team and perform this crucial business development role, to provide maternity cover for 12 months.

AUDE promotes excellence in the strategic planning, management, operation and development of Higher Education estates and facilities. Our membership base is growing as we have recently widened the scope of those who can engage with us. This makes it critical that we can deliver value to existing and new members.

This role would suit a driven, dynamic individual who is highly motivated with an ability to engage and communicate with a professional membership. You will have experience managing events, sourcing speakers and securing sponsorship. We need someone with exceptional interpersonal skills, self-confidence and who is a good listener. It is vital that the post-holder understands the value of AUDE to its members and how the association will meet these needs.

This 12-month fixed term post will play an important role in bringing additional income into the association. The focus of this role will be the running of events and conferences for our members, and where appropriate use sponsorship and exhibition opportunities to create revenue. The post-holder reports to the AUDE Executive Director, will look after a defined budget and has no line management responsibilities. This role will be based in Loughborough and include frequent UK travel and occasional overnight stays.

AUDE is a Professional HE Services Ltd (PHES) organisation and offers competitive salaries benchmarked to the University of Sheffield grading structure (grade 7 - £31,865 – £44,046 pa, dependent on qualifications and experience). A defined contribution pension scheme is offered with 7.5% employee and 16% employer contribution rates, together with life insurance. We offer 30 days’ holiday plus bank holidays and discretionary days’ office closure. Support for CPD and appropriate training will be given. 


To apply, complete the application form and send it to

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Jane White, AUDE Executive Director or 01509 228836.

Closing date: Tuesday 6th July 2021 at midday

Virtual interviews: w/c 26th July 2021

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