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Events Co-ordinator (Student Recruitment)

Advancement Office

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £27,025 to £31,302 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Tuesday 03 December 2019
Closing Date:  Tuesday 17 December 2019
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  070519-R

Why Surrey?

The University of Surrey is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Guildford, just 30 miles from London. We are ambitious, and through the talents and endeavour of every employee, Surrey has earned its place as one of the top higher education institutions in the UK and has a bold vision to be a truly global University.

The Role

We are currently seeking an Events Coordinator (Student Recruitment) to join our vibrant Events Team. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to work in the Higher Education sector alongside other talented professionals.

This role reports to the Events Officer (Student Recruitment) who oversees the portfolio of Student Recruitment events, including Open Days and Applicant Days. The Events Coordinator will work closely with the Events Officer to successfully organise, implement, promote and evaluate these events. In addition, they will support University wide events such as Graduations and other medium-large scale events that are aligned with key University strategic objectives. The Events Co-ordinator will also work with the wider events team to ensure that the necessary processes, equipment and resources are in place to facilitate the successful delivery of all University events.

What you’ll need to succeed

  • You are likely to have proven experience of running events from concept to evaluation with good knowledge of the operational requirements which are central to their successful delivery, such as staging, catering, AV and risk assessments.
  • Higher education exposure would be a plus, but not a necessity.
  • You will have confident communication skills and proficient in building effective working relationships with people at all levels of an organisation.
  • You will be skilled at planning and organising your time to deliver a range of projects concurrently showcasing flexibility where necessary in order to manage changing circumstances.
  • You will understand the need to be flexible, with extensive weekend/evening work required and being prepared to go the extra mile to ensure that the desired results are achieved.


In addition to a competitive salary, you will receive 25 days annual leave, 6 University closure days and 1 assigned discretionary day each year on top of the standard public holiday dates. The University also offers a great benefits package including pension and discounted membership to the world-renowned Surrey Sports Park.

For further information please contact Lizzie Denyer, Events Officer (email:

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