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 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:

Marketing Director

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

Standard office hours are 8.30am – 4.30pm with a 30 minute lunch break, Monday to Friday. 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

Circa £45k basic dependent on experience

Sales Manager

The position of Sales Manager is to play a fundamental role in the growth of Don’t Panic via new business wins and increased sponsorship revenue.

Reporting to the MD, the Sales Manager is responsible for driving growth and increasing profitability across the Don’t Panic owned events and client events. In addition, to generate and convert a continuous stream of delivery-only new events for the business.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Growing sponsorship for existing events via own sales activity and team sales, working to pre-agreed targets
  • Spotting opportunities for new events and new markets for sponsorship
  • Attend events and other key digital marketing events to network, aid growth and maximise sales as well as promoting our owned awards
  • Attend our events as and when appropriate
  • Build relationships with key influencers and sponsors
  • Provide industry expertise to help refine and develop our awards, influencing categories, sponsor packages and create and exploit new sponsor opportunities
  • Assist with securing media partners, possible conference partners etc.
  • Accountable for the over-arching performance of entries and ticket sales in the team
  • New business development, targeting potential prospects, arranging and attending new business meetings, writing proposals, pitching and winning new business, performing to pre-agreed targets
  • Providing visibility and pipeline on performance and progress against targets
  • Being an active part of the Sales Team, attending regular meetings
  • Work closely with the events team to maximise income generation
  • Work closely with the marketing team to coordinate the sales and marketing activity
  • Deliver high quality levels of customer service in keeping with the Don’t Panic brand, values and ethos
  • Innovation across sponsorship

 

Job requirements:

  • University degree or relevant work experience
  • 5+ years sales experience in an event or media sales environment
  • Proven negotiating 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
  • 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, management, leadership 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, with flexibility around working hours

 

HOURS OF WORK

Standard office hours are 8.30am – 4.30pm with a 30 minute lunch break, Monday to Friday. 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

£Neg basic + commission and / or future opportunity for equity.

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/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.

Sales Director

The position of Sales Director is to play a fundamental role in the growth of Don’t Panic via new business wins and increased sponsorship revenue.

Reporting to the MD, the Sales Director is responsible for driving growth and increasing profitability across the Don’t Panic owned events and client events. In addition, to generate and convert a continuous stream of delivery-only new events for the business.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with the Senior Leadership Team to define and set the Sales Strategy for the business
  • Growing sponsorship for existing events via own sales activity and team sales, working to pre-agreed targets
  • Spotting opportunities for new events and new markets for sponsorship
  • Supporting and leading a team of Sponsorship Sales Managers to enhance effectiveness and maximise sales across all events
  • Attend events and other key digital marketing events to network, aid growth and maximise sales as well as promoting our owned awards
  • Attend our events as and when appropriate
  • Build relationships with key influencers and sponsors
  • Provide industry expertise to help refine and develop our awards, influencing categories, sponsor packages and create and exploit new sponsor opportunities
  • Assist with securing media partners, possible conference partners etc.
  • Accountable for the over-arching performance of entries and ticket sales in the team
  • New business development, targeting potential prospects, arranging and attending new business meetings, writing proposals, pitching and winning new business, performing to pre-agreed targets
  • Providing visibility and pipeline on team performance and progress against targets across the sales team
  • Being an active part of the Senior Leadership team, attending regular meetings, accountability to the SLT and producing board reports
  • Work closely with the events team to maximise income generation
  • Work closely with the marketing team to coordinate the sales and marketing activity
  • Deliver high quality levels of customer service in keeping with the Don’t Panic brand, values and ethos
  • Innovation across sponsorship

 

Job requirements:

  • University degree or relevant work experience
  • 5+ years sales experience in an event or media sales environment
  • Proven negotiating 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
  • 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, management, leadership 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, with flexibility around working hours

 

HOURS OF WORK

Standard office hours are 8.30am – 4.30pm with a 30 minute lunch break, Monday to Friday. 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

£Neg basic + commission and / or future opportunity for equity.

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.

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.