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Events Administrator

Closing date: 9am Monday 29 July 2019

Interview date: Tuesday 6 August 2019

Salary: £25,904 - £28,664 per annum

JRN: 403-19

This post is offered on a permanent, full-time basis and is immediately available.

Founded in 1882, the Royal College of Music (RCM) is a world-leading music conservatoire with a prestigious history and contemporary outlook. The RCM was named top institution for Performing Arts in the UK for fourth consecutive year in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.

The RCM Development & Alumni Engagement (DAE) department raises significant funds each year from individuals, companies, charitable trusts and foundations, to support the RCM in its educational and artistic mission. In 2015, the RCM announced plans to transform its building in the heart of South Kensington and this is a key priority of an ambitious capital campaign, More Music: Reimagining the Royal College of Music.

As part of our fundraising activities, the RCM Development and Alumni Engagement (DAE) events team organise a range of high level supporters’ events including a major annual fundraising gala. The post is primarily responsible for providing administrative support to the Senior Development Manager (Corporate and Events) and for all of the Development and Alumni Engagement events. It will involve managing a certain number of DAE events in their entirety.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Organising venue bookings, catering, stewarding staff and ticket allocations
  • Producing briefing packs
  • Maintaining accurate up-to-date records around invitations, guest attendance and budgets.
  • Please note that the nature of this role involves some evening and weekend work, for which you receive time off in lieu.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, candidates must have strong communication and interpersonal skills together with a well-organised methodical approach to administration. You need to have a keen eye for detail and the ability to juggle a variety of tasks within an intensive annual timeline. A good working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or a similar fundraising database and experience in financial procedures are essential requirements of the post.

To apply:

Please complete our 1) Application Form and 2) Equal Opportunities Form (available to download further down this page) and submit in PDF or Word format before the closing deadline for the post. 

Please ensure that you include the Job Reference Number when submitting your application.

CVs without an application form will not be accepted.

For full details of this position please click the below "Job Description" to read the full Applicant Information Pack:

Job Description


Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Completed forms should be returned by post or email to Isabella Enstrom, HR Assistant (Resourcing, Learning & Development):

Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS


020 7591 4784

If you are applying by email, please state clearly in the subject line the title of the post for which you are applying.

The Royal College of Music is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

If you need to receive this documentation in a different format due to a disability, please contact Isabella Enstrom to discuss your requirements.

All applicants must be permitted to work in the UK and hold a relevant work permit where necessary.


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