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 Joseph Charlton, Head of Events, at joe@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:

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.

 

Apply

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

Content Producer

Permanent Content / Conference Producer – producing high quality content for a series of expos for Don’t Panic (Marketing, Digital / eCommerce & Tech).

Reporting to Head of Events and working alongside a small team of sales, operations and event professionals, the Content Producer role involves researching, curating and managing the timetable of 3 expos, building on existing connections and creating new ones.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identifying and securing prominent industry and brand figures to speak
  • Negotiating speaker rates where applicable
  • Leading and contributing to the generation of new content ideas
  • Writing compelling agendas
  • Writing copy to assist marketing
  • Producing high quality content
  • Developing successful content plans per show
  • Researching topics & market trends
  • Copywriting for websites
  • Proof reading
  • Contributing to the generation of new content ideas
  • Deliver high quality levels of customer service in keeping with the Don’t Panic brand and ethos
  • Manage communication between clients, the agency and speakers to ensure effective event delivery
  • Manage all speaker bookings in accordance with procedures and in an accurate manner ahead of speaker announcements or event dates
  • Managing ongoing speaker liaison including creation of briefing notes, booking of travel and accommodation at the best possible rates
  • Work with the Directors, designers and subcontractors to develop branding and marketing materials including websites and event collateral
  • Manage the production of presentations and speaker notes to ensure professional event delivery
  • To accurately complete time sheets on a weekly basis
  • Contribute to effective post event evaluation to ensure effective continuous improvement

Job Requirements:

  • University degree or relevant work experience
  • 2-3 years minimum content management experience
  • Proven negotiating skills
  • Ability to develop professional relationships
  • 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 results that achieve both Don’t Panic and client objectives
  • A strong researcher with high quality copywriting expertise and a conference production or content production background
  • Knowledge of Marketing / Digital / ecommerce & Tech sectors would be advantageous but not essential
  • Tenacious researching skills, the ability to speak confidently with industry leaders and ‘sell-in’ new ideas & concepts
  • Proven track record of meeting targets
  • An excellent standard of written English
  • A go-getter and creative thinker
  • Proven 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

This is a superb permanent role for a hardworking B2B content focused professional (Content Producer / Conference Producer / Researcher) with a conference production background who is looking to join calm cool collective of event managers!

If your experience matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and send to: joe@dontpanicprojects.com

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 8.30am – 4.30pm 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.

If your experience matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and send to: joe@dontpanicprojects.com

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 joe@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 PR/Content Marketing 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 joe@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.