Don’t Panic is one of the world’s leading B2B and Industry Awards organisers who proudly own and deliver 35 awards annually around the globe. As an agency we celebrate and reward success not just in house but across the length and breadth of the digital and tech industry.

Possibly a cliché but at Don’t Panic we work hard and play hard with a focus on cultivating an agency culture which rewards ambition and innovative thinking. We are proud to have signed the Breathe HR Culture Pledge as a commitment to all our employees that we will continue to put our people first and build on creating a positive company culture.

Workplace culture is an essential aspect of our business strategy and key to creating an inclusive, progressive environment which supports employees and recognises their achievements.

We offer a competitive salary package along with perks such as a gym membership, regular social events, a pension scheme, your birthday off, free parking and the opportunity to travel within the UK and oversees when travelling to events and more…

Below is a list of the exciting career opportunities we currently have available. If you would like to apply, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] stating the role you are interested in.

Sponsorship Manager

Rawtenstall – Flexible Working

Permanent role Monday – Friday

£30,000 + Commission

Don’t Panic is one of the world’s leading B2B and Industry Awards organisers who proudly own and deliver 35 awards annually around the globe. As an agency we celebrate and reward success not just in house but across the length and breadth of the digital and tech industry.

Possibly a cliché but at Don’t Panic we work hard and play hard with a focus on cultivating an agency culture which rewards ambition and innovative thinking. We are proud to have signed the Breathe HR Culture Pledge as a commitment to all our employees that we will continue to put our people first and build on creating a positive company culture.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Sponsorship Manager to join our sales and marketing department, to help drive sponsorship growth across our fantastic programme of Don’t Panic owned events – locally, nationally and globally.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING?

As a Don’t Panic Sponsorship Manager, you should have excellent communication skills, and the ability to prospect, develop and manage sponsor relationships across our portfolio of events. You will also be confident in identifying cross selling opportunities in turn demonstrating further value to our sponsors.

You will be self-motivated and able to carve your time and week to maximise opportunities whilst continually adding new prospects into your pipeline.

You will also be confident at supporting sponsors through their customer journey from prospecting to sending a proposal to then following up post event for a debrief and confirming their involvement in the next event.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

· Someone to develop and sell sponsorship packages across a range of B2B events

· Someone who’s agile and able to identify, contact and win new business

· You’ll have a natural aptitude and passion for sales

· Someone with the ability to identify, manage and build sponsor relationships across our portfolio of events

· You’ll maximise all channels to build your own pipeline of potential clients

· Someone who can manage sponsor liaison to ensure sponsorship packages are sold, delivered, and managed effectively

· Someone who can liaise with the events team to maximise income generation and provide sales support as required

· You’ll be confident delivering new business pitches

· Someone who knows that relationships don’t just work via email – you’ll be happy to pick up the phone or board a train to get the deal done

· Someone who understands that the 9 to 5 doesn’t really apply – you’ll always want to build your knowledge and wont view work as clock-in, clock-out

· Someone who’s ambitious and willing to be creative with the role – there’s a huge opportunity for growth within the company for the right person

· Someone who can deliver high levels of customer service, in keeping with the Don’t Panic brand – you’ll believe in our values

· Someone who’s determined, optimistic and able to work in a fast-paced and lively office

· Someone who views work as a career, not a job – you’ll have ambition

· Someone who can get to & from our office in Rawtenstall, as this will be a hybrid role

WHAT DO WE NEED?

· A positive attitude and high levels of personal motivation

· Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar role

· Proven negotiating skills

· Proven sales skills

· The ability to generate new and interesting ideas

· The ability to multi-task across numerous complex projects with varied deadlines

· Effective time management skills

· The ability to present and pitch new business

· Willing to travel and flexibility around working hours

· High level of written and verbal communication skills

DESIRABLE

· Event expertise

· Understanding of the digital sector

· Experience in CRM systems, HubSpot would be desirable

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

We’ll pay you a competitive salary and you’ll have a transparent and open-ended commission structure that rewards you when business targets are met.

But most importantly, you’ll be joining us at a point where we’re starting a huge growth programme.

PERKS

· Pension scheme

· Paid gym membership

· Birthday off

· Working from home Tuesdays & Fridays

· Regular social events

· Opportunity to travel within the UK or overseas when attending events

· Regular company briefings over pizza and drinks

· Free parking

· 22 days holiday, plus Christmas and bank holidays off

· Casual dress

· Mental Health Awareness Day’

Account Executive

Rawtenstall – HYBRID ROLE

Permanent role Monday – Friday

£20,000 – £24,000 per year dependent on experience, + commission

Don’t Panic is one of the world’s leading B2B and Industry Awards organisers who proudly own and deliver 35 awards annually around the globe. As an agency we celebrate and reward success not just in house but across the length and breadth of the digital and tech industry.

Possibly a cliché but at Don’t Panic we work hard and play hard with a focus on cultivating an agency culture which rewards ambition and innovative thinking. We are proud to have signed the Breathe HR Culture Pledge as a commitment to all our employees that we will continue to put our people first and build on creating a positive company culture.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Account Executive to join our sales department, to help drive sales growth across our fantastic programme of Don’t Panic owned events – locally, nationally and globally.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING?

As our Account Executive, you should have excellent communication skills, and the ability to manage key accounts and build relationships with clients and customers.

With a focus on inbound and outbound B2B telephone calls to increase awards entries, sell event tickets and drive sponsorship, this is a varied role for someone that’s able to work on several projects at any one time.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Someone with a natural aptitude for sales
  • Someone with the ability to manage key accounts and build relationships with clients, customers and the team
  • Someone who can manage key accounts and retain valued customers throughout the calendar year
  • Someone who knows that relationships don’t just work via email – the phone will be your friend and you’ll love talking
  • Someone who has the ability to cross sell our events portfolio to clientele
  • Someone who’s organised – with excellent organisational skills and record keeping
  • Someone who’s meticulous with figures and target driven – you’ll know your pipeline and you’ll be on the ball with payments and invoicing
  • Someone who understands that the 9 to 5 doesn’t really apply – you’ll always want to build your knowledge and wont view work as clock-in, clock-out
  • Someone who’s ambitious and willing to be creative with the role – there’s a huge opportunity for growth within the company for the right person
  • Someone who’s determined, optimistic and able to work in a fast-paced and lively office
  • Someone who’s happy to jump in the car or board a train to get the deal done
  • Someone who views work as a career, not a job – you’ll have ambition
  • Someone who can get to & from our office in Rawtenstall, as this will be a hybrid role

WHAT DO WE NEED?

·      A positive attitude and high levels of personal motivation

·      The ability to generate new and interesting ideas

·      Measuring the results of activity and providing feedback

·      Effective time management skills

·      Ability to operate under pressure and meet tight deadlines

·      Ability to multitask across numerous complex projects

·      The ability to work effectively with the wider Don’t Panic team

·      Ability to develop professional relationships in all aspects of the position that resulting in stable, consistent, reliable and courteous communications with all parties

DESIRABLE

  • Event expertise
  • Experience in a similar role
  • Understanding of the digital sector
  • Experience in CRM systems, HubSpot would be desirable

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

You will be put through sales training with Pareto, depending on your level of experienc

We’ll pay you a competitive salary and you’ll have a transparent and open-ended commission structure that rewards you when business targets are met.

But most importantly, you’ll be joining us at a point where we’re starting a huge growth programme.

PERKS

  • Pension scheme
  • Paid gym membership
  • Birthday off
  • Working from home Fridays
  • Regular social events
  • Opportunity to travel within the UK or overseas when attending events
  • Regular company briefings over pizza and drinks
  • Free parking
  • Christmas and bank holidays off
  • Casual dress

 

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 [email protected] 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 Rawtenstall, Rossendale 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.