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 and cover letter to info@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:

Finance/Office Admin Assistant

The Finance/Office Admin Assistant is responsible for supporting the Finance Manager and Office Manager with a variety of financial and administrative tasks. They will be crucial to effective and efficient day-to-day operations of the company.

Keys duties and responsibilities:

  • Work closely and offer support to the Finance Manager and Office Manager.
  • Deliver high quality levels of customer service keeping in with the Don’t Panic brand and ethos.
  • Assist with payments, invoicing, checking transactions, credit control, purchase ledgers and offer other financial support.
  • Assist with managing travel and accommodation, including international.
  • Assist with general office duties and ensuring adequate supplies of catering products and stationery are maintained at all time.
  • Assist with diary and email management of the MD and Speaker Bureau clients.
  • Assist with recruitment processes and vacancy management.
  • Management of meeting and event agendas and briefing documents.
  • Occasional management of Don’t Panic social events and team training.

Person Specification:

Essential

  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage time effectively
  • Attention to detail
  • The ability to maintain discretion and respect confidentiality at all times
  • Ability to problem solve and work independently
  • Ability to multi-task across numerous projects
  • High level of written/verbal communication skills
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft Office and Excel
  • A flexible approach to working hours

Desirable

  • Understanding of the event industry
  • Experience using Sage Pay

Hours of Work

This role is full time (Monday-Friday). Standard office hours are 8.30am – 4.30pm with a 30 minute lunch break. Office hours may vary in accordance with job requirements and with the approval of the Company Directors.

Salary

Dependent on experience

Get in touch

If you are interested in this opportunity please email sarah.power@dontpanicprojects.com with a CV and cover letter.

Marketing Director (Part-time)

Don’t Panic is looking for an experienced, effective and enthusiastic marketing director to help drive growth across the Don’t Panic event portfolio of owned events, client events and crucially to generate leads which will convert into new business wins or deliver sponsorship sales.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement the Don’t Panic marketing strategy in line with the business’s growth targets.
  • Lead and manage a marketing team comprising a Digital Marketing Manager, a Marketing Exec and a Content Executive
  • Delivery of and strategy for multi-channel marketing campaigns (digital marketing, email, events, direct mail and social media) and activities across key business segments and markets
  • Creation of content for website, blog, white papers and marketing materials
  • Management of annual marketing budget
  • Implement and manage a CRM system to maximise effectiveness of data
  • Grow the Don’t Panic database
  • Work closely with the Sales Director to maximise lead generation on owned events, client events and sponsorship
  • Work closely with Creative Director to maximise effectiveness of campaign artwork
  • Work closely with the MD on new business and generate an agreed number of leads monthly
  • Work closely with the Events & Sales Teams to maximise entries and ticket sales on events
  • Being an active and productive member of the Senior Leadership Team including producing monthly reports for board meetings
  • Responsible for weekly and monthly marketing reporting and ROI reviews
  • Regular competitor and SWOT analysis.
  • Internal communications management and stakeholder marketing
  • Responsible for brand implementation and development across all key areas within the business
  • Deliver high quality levels of customer service in keeping with the Don’t Panic brand, values and ethos

 

Job requirements:

  • A positive attitude and high levels of personal motivation
  • University degree or relevant marketing qualification
  • Minimum of five years working within a B2B marketing role
  • Broad understanding of digital marketing
  • High standard of written language and mathematical proficiency
  • Good knowledge of CRM and email marketing
  • Good organisational and time management skill
  • Driving license and own car
  • 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
  • Proven ability to prepare accurate budgets and manage expenditure
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Solid business acumen, management, leadership and problem-solving skills
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft Office
  • Effective time management skills
  • Willing to travel with flexibility around working hours

 

HOURS OF WORK

This role is part time (3 days). Standard office hours are 8.30am – 4.30pm with a 30 minute lunch break. Office hours may vary in accordance with job requirements and with the approval of the Company Directors.

 

HOLIDAY ENTITLEMENT

22 days per year + 3 days at Christmas + birthday off.

 

OTHER BENEFITS

Pension scheme, breakfast on Mondays. Time off in lieu given on an agreed basis / when relevant. Potential to travel within the UK or overseas when attending events. Regular social events.

 

Salary

Dependent on experience

Event/Account 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.

 

Apply

To apply for this role, please send your CV to Joseph Charlton on joe@dontpanicprojects.com.

Event Executive

Reporting to The Head of Events and Event Managers, the Event Executive is responsible for supporting the team with promotion, administration, project management and event delivery to assist in effective event delivery for both client and Don’t Panic owned events.

Responsibilities include:

  • Deliver high quality levels of customer service in keeping with the Don’t Panic brand and ethos
  • Accurately record all activity and clean databases as required
  • Negotiate agreements with suppliers, venues and subcontractors to secure hires, products and services at the lowest cost while maintaining the highest quality
  • Assist the Don’t Panic team to create and deliver appropriate event solutions
  • Manage communication between clients, the agency and suppliers to ensure effective event delivery
  • Source and secure venues and catering at the best possible rates and at appropriate minimum numbers on favourable terms including    production of venue search reports
  • Source, manage and delivery of event infrastructure including AV, branding and entertainment ensuring the highest quality is delivered to          our clients at the best possible prices
  • Support the Events team to create compelling, engaging content, sourcing speakers and entertainment as required
  • Manage event bookings and award entries in accordance with procedures and in an accurate manner including chasing outstanding payments ahead of shortlist announcements or event dates
  • Managing ongoing speaker liaison including creation of briefing notes, booking of travel and accommodation at the best possible rates
  • Assist with 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
  • Work with the marketing team to deliver marketing materials including websites and event collateral
  • The preparation of Risk Assessment Method Statements, Event Plans, Emergency Procedures as required – to be signed off by an Event Manager
  • Contribute to producing effective project plans, identify tasks, manage execution and delivery and ensure milestones are achieved
  • Manage the creation and distribution of event briefing documents
  • Manage event bookings, ticket sales and registration to ensure a seamless delegate booking experience, accurate records and provide high levels of delegate liaison
  • Assist with the production of presentations and scripts to ensure professional event delivery
  • Accurately complete time sheets on a weekly basis
  • Deliver effective post event evaluation with all client and Don’t Panic events to ensure effective continuous improvement
  • Any other duties in keeping with the position

Job Requirements

  • University degree or relevant work experience
  • Ability to develop professional relationships in all aspects of the position that resulting stable, consistent, reliable and courteous communications with all parties
  • Ability to multi task across numerous complex projects with varied deadlines
  • Ability to effectively project manage complex jobs
  • 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
  • Ability to prepare accurate budgets and manage expenditure
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft Office, Keynote and social media Channels
  • Effective time management skills
  • Driving licence and access to a car
  • 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!

Sales Executive

What you’ll be doing

The Sales Executive is responsible for driving sales growth across our fantastic programme of events within the Marketing, Creative & Digital sectors – locally, nationally and globally.

With a focus on increasing awards entries, making sure tickets are sold out and driving 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 who’s agile and able to identify, contact and win new business.
  • Someone who knows that relationships don’t just work via email – the phone will be your friend and you’ll love talking.
  • Someone who’s organised – you’ll be a whizz on excel etc but understand CRM systems and the need to be organised
  • Someone who’s meticulous with figures – you’ll know your pipeline, and you’ll be on the ball with payments and invoicing
  • 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 or plane to get the deal done
  • Someone who views work as a career, not a job – you’ll have ambition
  • Someone who understands that the 9 to 5 doesn’t really apply – you’ll always want to build your knowledge and won’t view work as clock-in, clock-out
  • Someone who can get to & from our offices in Ramsbottom, near Bury as this is home for us when we’re not out at events.

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 on everything that you bring into the business.

Of course, you’ll get the usual – computer, phone, pension etc but most importantly, the chance to join us at a point where we’re starting a huge growth programme.

Benefits

We offer 20 days paid holiday and free parking. Benefits include a pension, annual bonus and duvet days!

Salary

Depending on experience.

Get in touch

If you are interested in this opportunity please email martin.mochan@dontpanicprojects.com with a CV and cover letter.

Freelance Event Managers

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 & sales team on communications strategy
  • Event Production, liaising with Creative team on website production, event branding and design

Requirements

We are seeking experienced freelancer event managers to work with the Don’t Panic 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.

We are looking for event managers with agency specific experience and at least 3 year’s event management experience.

This role would be office based.

Salary

£Neg depending on experience.

 

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 info@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.

Marketing Work Experience/Placement

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

The role would include:

  • Production of marketing collateral for events;
  • Production of marketing collateral for Don’t Panic;
  • Social Media management;
  • Social Media content;
  • Copywriting;
  • Blogging;
  • Outreach / PR;
  • Data collection and organisation.

If you are interested in this opportunity please email chloe.chadwick@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.

Office hours are 8:30am – 4:30pm, with benefits including Monday morning breakfast.