Events and Operations Manager - Escape The City


Closing date: 15/08/2019

Escape is a global career change community for people who want to do work that matters to them and the world. We believe work should make you feel alive every day - so we share exciting job opportunities and host events and programmes to kickstart change.

Job Description:

Seeking an operations superstar for The Escape School’s next stage of growth helping 1000s of Escapees change their careers in London & beyond...

Reporting to the COO, you will be responsible for ensuring that:

  • All of the Escape School internal processes are clear, lean, robust and frequently improved upon.
  • Escape School events run smoothly so that the Escape team are always prepared and professional and all attendees feel well looked after.
  • The rest of the Escape team feel well supported and can count on you to help solve any problem big or small.
  • Relationships are maintained and built with venues and partners so we can get the word out and help more people.
Skills Range:

We’re looking for someone who is passionate about people, with an interest in the future of work / career change / startup world, is well aligned with our mission and culture, and has experience in events and operations.

You’ll need to be fluent in English and legally be allowed to work in the UK.


Who would this suit?

  • Someone who has the ability to self-manage and work in a flexible, varied position.
  • Someone who is digitally literate with a solid grasp of digital tools (Typeform, mailchimp, Eventbrite, Slack) and social media.
  • Someone who is well organised who wants to join a fun entrepreneurial environment where we work hard and fast, but where we care about personal growth as much as we do about the growth of the business.
  • Someone who gets energy from time spent with other people, and is excited about the prospect of building relationships and occasionally hosting events.

Must haves:

  • Self-starter and able to work independently with strong administrative, organisational and time management skills.
  • You’ll be a fast-learner, tech-savvy and thrive working in a busy role within a fast-paced environment.
  • Have huge amounts of empathy and compassion for people stuck in their careers.
  • Be confident contacting speakers, and hosting events on occasion.
  • Experience of organising events end-to-end.
  • A people person through and through.
  • An excellent communicator.

Who would this not suit?
Someone who is…

  • Afraid to get your hands dirty in high-value, low-complexity work on occasion.
  • Always waiting for the next instruction.
  • A negative nelly.
  • All talk, no action.
  • Disorganised and finds processes boring!
  • Looking to clock in and clock out, Monday to Friday, 9-5.
Person Specification:

What will the role entail?

1. Own Escape’s event calendar.

  • Scheduling events, corresponding with venues and catering, tracking ticket sales, attendance, and feedback.
  • Working with the Marketing Manager to ensure we reach the most people possible for each event. Events will include: evening workshops, Accelerator evening and weekends, Demo Days, Ship It School, partnership events and more.
  • Managing the relationships with venues to ensure we keep everyone happy and grow the community and ultimately our impact.
  • Reaching out to and liaising with speakers for any events we run.
  • Occasionally hosting the events, or working with our faculty to get the right people in to host them.

2. Accelerator Support.

  • Managing the logistics of our Accelerator programmes, so the facilitators and attendees can focus all of their attention on the content itself.
  • Sorting out printing and materials for the Accelerators so that we have everything we need to ensure things run smoothly.
  • Occasionally attending Accelerator evenings or weekends to help out. Giving you the opportunity to learn what we teach, and getting involved with the escapees we support.

3. Internal Escape operations.

  • Helping maintain process within the School team, helping coordinate meetings and making sure everyone is well supported.
  • Supporting the hiring process for new faculty members and School team members.
  • Helping brief the rest of the team on goings on within the School team and getting input wherever relevant.
  • Always be looking for ways to do things more efficiently and effectively, and then implementing relevant changes to make sure they stick!

4. Special projects.

  • Supporting the rest of the School team on special projects that help deliver the Escape School strategy, for example, recruitment plans, new product ideas and research.
  • Support the team with general admin and operations where needed, e.g. social media, content, liaising with partners and suppliers...
Key Area: Office/Administration 43-9199.00Office/Administration
Salary: £27,000 - £30,000
Attendance: Full-Time
Additional Information:

Location & Hours

Although a very autonomous role, you’ll report to the COO, and will work closely with our Head of Admissions, Marketing Manager and delivery teams.

We’re a small team based out of The Escape House (Escape HQ) in sunny Brighton, by the sea. However, our programmes and events mostly run in London so the role will be based in Brighton but will require some work in London for events.

This is a full-time role which requires you to attend evening and weekend workshops on occasion.


What can we offer you?

  • A competitive salary depending on experience.
  • 25 days/year holiday.
  • 5-minute walk to the beach.
  • Team Socials.
  • Annual team retreat. 😁
  • Flexible working
  • Lots of opportunities for growth and learning.
  • A brilliant problem to be involved in solving!

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