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Our client is a globally renowned higher education organisation based in Chelmsford, seeking a Public Engagement Officer on a part-time contract basis, due to end February 2024.

This position is 30 hours per week, working with an events and public engagement team of 7. You’ll be required to travel to another campus on occasion for events, occasionally working more hours for larger ones.

The Role - Public Engagement Officer (part-time contract)

  • Planning, coordinating, managing and delivering a range of public engagement and events ranging from 30-6000 people.
  • Identifying and booking relevant suppliers, venues, speakers, managing diaries and budget forecasting, as well as event volunteers on the days.
  • Assisting with the creation of the annual public engagement calendar.
  • Promoting public and community events via newsletters and the website.

Requirements - Public Engagement Officer (part-time contract)

  • At least 2 years of end-to-end events organisation and management.
  • Experience in administration going into all planning of events.
  • Excellent communication skills, able to work as part of a team and autonomously when required, managing multiple projects.
  • Ideally industry experience within education or public sector, but this is not essential, and all industry backgrounds will be considered.


Suitable commutable locations include Braintree, Maldon, Witham, Colchester, Tollesbury, Manningtree, Bishops Stortford, Harlow, Epping, Halstead, Ware, Hertford, Cheshunt, Basildon, Wickford, Billericay, Southend-on-Sea, and Southminster.


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