Event and Sponsorship Manager

Term: Contract
Duration: 1 year
Working hours: Full-time (09:30 - 17:30)
Reports to: Director of Business Development and Marketing
Team: Marketing
Location: London
The firm

Winckworth Sherwood is an exciting, diverse and growing business. Joining our team will see you work with some of the UK’s most interesting clients.

In the last year alone we have:

  • Worked on corporate transactions valued at over £3 billion
  • Advised our developer and social housing clients on over £1.6 billion of residential sales and over £1 billion of refinancings
  • Advised on HS2 which will see the development of over 330 miles of railway network with an expected £59 billion benefit to the wider economy
  • As if that wasn’t enough, we are also involved in the transformation of Battersea Power Station and act for the majority of London’s major Housing Associations who together own assets of over £17.3 billion.

However it’s not all about big numbers and high-profile projects; the real success of our business comes from the ability of our teams to provide fantastic service and create long-lasting relationships.


The role

We are looking for a Maternity Cover Event and Sponsorship Manager who shares these values and is passionate about demonstrating them across our events schedule.

This role will sit within our wider marketing team which contains experts in key account management, digital, bid management and CRM. The right candidate will work with the partners and the wider mar- keting team to develop and drive our event and sponsorship strategy.

Things we’d like you to do:


  • Ensure all events run smoothly and that they project a professional image of the firm
  • Provide leadership and guidance across our busy events/sponsorship calendar
  • Coordinate input from other departments e.g. IT, facilities, reception, fee-earners

  • Apply business development processes to our events to make sure we get maximum return on all our activity
  • Measure the return we get from events and sponsorship
  • Integrate events into our business development campaigns
  • Ensure sponsorship forms part of a wider campaign as opposed to isolated one-offs
  • Negotiate with our suppliers to reduce costs and maximise returns
  • Manage the budgets for events / sponsorship

  • Stop us doing events and sponsorship which don’t add value.

Things we’d love you to do:

  • Get involved in our markets - getting to know our markets will help you add insight and value
  • Generate enthusiasm - we need someone who can keep people engaged and enthused
  • Be creative - we work in competitive markets and need to constantly find new ways to add value
Candidate specification

Other skills / attributes:

  • Highly organised and able to prioritise workloads, negotiate deadlines, work with external suppliers
  • In depth event experience operating at a senior executive/manager level ideally in a Professional Services, business-business or large organisation
  • Ability to build relationships at a senior level, you will be required to change and influence the behaviour of senior people. It is also vital for you to be proactive with a 'can-do' approach and to have a sound business understanding

  • Diplomacy and gravitas to influence and make an impact with partners while being an advisor

  • Ability to prioritse work according to its importance to the firm

  • Ability to flex style and approach to the situation and audience

  • Creative and innovative in order to be able to effectively communicate key business messages to a diverse audience

  • Strong attention to detail, especially when working to tight deadlines and simultaneous projects

  • A strong teamplayer