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Organisers of events for non-profit organisations and charities are required to wear many hats as the job has many facets. Proficient organisers are admired by both contributors and the public for their people talents, self motivation and selfless devotion to worthwhile causes
Successful applicants for positions in the sector are usually required to take on a general idea and then put it into practice. In some cases candidates may be required to come up with their own unique happening. Specific tasks may involve arranging a venue, booking caterers and entertainment, and ensuring that any funds raised are channelled to the correct charity or foundation.
No specific qualifications are needed to secure an events organiser post in the non-profit sector, although graduate qualification in a relevant discipline like media studies will be well received. Candidates need to possess communication skills, have a creative approach to problem solving and an ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.
People employed in full-time positions can expect an annual salary somewhere between £15,000 and £24,000. There are also temporary positions where a candidate might work with the organisation of a specific fair, festival or gala. Vacancies tend to be in the bigger UK cities.


Event organisers are required to produce events, including all necessary details for their completion. They can organise different type of shows including festivals, product launches, social events, exhibitions, fairs, etc. These workers have job placements in three main areas including private, public and non-profit sector. Event organisers can work as freelance or in-house workers for a company.

Event organisers usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Keeping records of arrangements.
• Checking safety regulations.
• Researching to find potential new events.
• Producing reports.
• Selling sponsorship space.


• Being flexible and creative.
• Having high interpersonal abilities.
• Having budgeting skills.
• Being organised.
• Being able to work under pressure.
• Having good negotiation skills.
• Having project management experience.
• Having good spoken and written communication abilities.
• Being able to meet deadlines.
• Having computer abilities.


Event management is an open area for graduates, but there are some degrees and subjects that can increase possibilities to get a job. Among recommended areas are marketing, tourism, catering and hotel management, and event coordination or management. These courses require 3-4 Highers as a minimum.

It is difficult to find training schemes related to this area, but many companies recruit graduates that demonstrate suitable skills. There are also Higher National Diplomas and Higher National Certificates in events management, requiring 2-3 standard grades and 1-2 Highers including English as a minimum.

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