Join Our Team

Do you have what it takes to join the fast-paced and energetic environment of the Don’t Panic team?

Want to apply? Send your CV to Nancy Dykins, Operations Director at nancy.dykins@dontpanicprojects.com, stating the role that you are interested in and why you would fit in with the Don’t Panic team.

No agencies, please!

Take a look at our available vacancies:

Sponsorship Sales Executive

Reporting to the Head of Sales, the Sponsorship Sales Executive is responsible for driving growth in Sponsorship sales across Don’t Panic.

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsibility for developing and selling sponsorship packages across a range of B2B events.
  • Create and build data and new markets for potential sponsors
  • Liaise with the events team to maximise income generation and provide sales support as required
  • Managing ongoing client and sponsor liaison
  • Use Social Media channels effectively to create and build relationships
  • Deliver high quality levels of customer service in keeping with the Don’t Panic brand and ethos
  • Maximise income and minimise expenditure to create profit for our clients and Don’t Panic
  • Manage communication between clients, the agency and suppliers to ensure effective event delivery
  • Work on new business pitches / business development activities as required
  • Manage sponsor liaison to ensure sponsorship packages are sold, delivered and managed effectively
  • Manage financial administration such as payments, invoicing / collection of income / chasing payments to secure best possible prices and reduce non-payments and help aid cash flow
  • To accurately complete time sheets on a weekly basis
  • Manage effective post event evaluation with all client and Don’t Panic events to ensure effective continuous improvement
  • Produce post event evaluation reports and meet with clients and sponsors as required to review events and secure future bookings
  • Attend events as and when required
  • Any other duties in keeping with the position

Job Requirements

  • University degree or relevant work experience
  • 3 years sales experience ideally in sponsorship, event or media sales environment
  • Proven negotiating skills
  • Proven sales skills
  • An understanding of the digital industry
  • Ability to develop professional relationships in all aspects of the position resulting in stable, consistent, reliable and courteous communications with all parties
  • Ability to multi-task across numerous complex projects with varied deadlines
  • Ability to problem solve and work independently
  • Excellent organisational, planning and project management skills
  • Proven ability to take direction and input and develop and deliver exceptional events that achieve both Don’t Panic and client objectives
  • Proven ability to prepare accurate budgets and manage expenditure
  • The ability to present and pitch for new business
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Solid business acumen and problem-solving skills
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft Office
  • Effective time management skills
  • Driving license and own car (mileage allowance is paid)
  • Willing to travel and flexibility around working hours

Benefits

We offer 22 days paid holiday plus bank holidays and shutdown at Christmas. Our office hours are 8.30 – 4.30 with flexibility around these hours. There is free parking and additional benefits include a pension scheme, birthday day off, limitless supply of coffee from our Nespresso coffee machine and breakfasts on Mondays!

Salary

£Neg depending on experience.

Event Manager

We provide full event and project management services to a range of national and regional clients. We also run a number of prestigious own branded awards events including the UK Social Media Awards, the Northern Digital Awards and the UK, European, US and MENA Search Awards.

The role would involve:

  • Account management, for both own branded and key client events
  • Managing entries/ticket sales
  • Liaising with venues
  • Event Operations
  • Liaising with the Marketing team on event communications strategy
  • Event Production, liaising with Creative team on event branding and design

Requirements

We are seeking an experienced event manager to join our team and account manage key client and own branded events. You will have brilliant communication skills, be highly organised, able to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced environment where no two days are the same.

We are looking for someone educated to degree level, preferably in event management, with at least 2 years experience ideally in an agency environment.

Benefits

We offer 22 days paid holiday plus bank holidays and shutdown at Christmas. Our office hours are 8.30 – 4.30 with flexibility around these hours. There is free parking and additional benefits include a pension scheme, birthday day off, limitless supply of coffee from our Nespresso coffee machine and breakfasts on Mondays!

Salary

£Neg depending on experience.

Event Executive

We provide full event and project management services to a range of national and regional clients. We also run a number of prestigious own branded awards events including the UK Social Media Awards, the Northern Digital Awards and the UK, European, US and MENA Search Awards.

The role would involve:

  • Support the Event Managers with project management
  • Managing entries/ticket sales
  • Liaising with venues
  • Event Operations
  • Liaising with the Marketing team on event communications strategy
  • Event Production, liaising with Creative team on event branding and design

Requirements

We are seeking an event executive to join our team and account manage key client and own branded events. You will have brilliant communication skills, be highly organised, able to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced environment where no two days are the same.

We are looking for someone educated to degree level, preferably in event management, with at least 6 months experience ideally in an agency environment.

Benefits

We offer 22 days paid holiday plus bank holidays and shutdown at Christmas. Our office hours are 8.30 – 4.30 with flexibility around these hours. There is free parking and additional benefits include a pension scheme, birthday day off, limitless supply of coffee from our Nespresso coffee machine and breakfasts on Mondays!

Salary

6 months internship paid at minimum wage. Should you complete your internship and continue with the company subject to targets, you will be offered a full-time permanent position and receive £18k per annum.

Event Team Work Experience

Don’t Panic regularly offer unpaid work experience placements on a two to four-week basis. This is an ideal way to gain experience in the events industry in a busy and vibrant agency where no two days are the same.

If you are interested in this opportunity please email nancy.dykins@dontpanicprojects.com with either a CV or some background information about yourself along with your reasons for seeking a placement.

Please note our offices are based in Ramsbottom, Bury, which is not easily accessed by public transport so unless you live locally you may need access to a car, but we do contribute £75 per week towards travel expenses.

Content Marketing / PR Work Experience

Don’t Panic regularly offer unpaid work experience placements on a four-week basis. This is an ideal way to gain experience of PR/Content Marketing in the events industry in a busy and vibrant agency where no two days are the same.

If you are interested in this opportunity please email nancy.dykins@dontpanicprojects.com with either a CV or some background information about yourself along with your reasons for seeking a placement.

Please note our offices are based in Ramsbottom, Bury, which is not easily accessed by public transport so unless you live locally you may need access to a car, but we do contribute £75 per week towards travel expenses.