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Events and Marketing Officer

Culture & Leisure


Wigan Council

Wigan Town Hall
Library Street

Salary: Grade 8, £28,785 - £32,878 per annum.

37 hours per week

Your role:

The Events team is a key function within the Public Relations Service and this role will help support the development and delivery of key events designed to promote the council’s ambitions as set out in the Deal 2030.

Working closely with the events manager and the council’s public relations team you will develop, coordinate and promote key events using the council’s communication channels and produce marketing materials in collaboration with the design team.

You will build effective working relationships across all Council services, key partners, the voluntary and community sector to help in driving vibrancy through events to our town and district centres, and local communities.

The role works very closely with key services in Economy and Resources Directorates you will operate a virtual/project team approach to key strategy events as required.

About you:

Educated to degree level, you should be able to demonstrate excellent event management experience, with a strong background in delivering events and any associated marketing requirements. You will be highly organised, energetic and able to make difficult decisions. You should be able to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as excellent decision-making and organisational skills. You will be creative, innovative and possess excellent financial and resource management skills.

About us:

Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the 2019 LGC Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough. We are signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or 'unbroken' between the supporting organisations.

The Public Relations team plays a key role in supporting the delivery of the council’s ambitious corporate strategy, the Deal 2030.

With a new five-year arts and culture strategy and an ambitious town centre regeneration framework, the council is now looking to build an events team that can help curate and deliver events that support these strategies and the long term vision for the borough to be a place where people want to live, work, visit and invest.

If you think you have what it takes to put Wigan on the map, apply now.

As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.

For further information, please contact Lucy Downham on 01942 827116 or email

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Interview date: Tuesday 10 December 2019

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24th Nov 2019