Position Vacant


Tina Croker
Manager Events
Phone: 02 9242 4044
[email protected]

Senior Events Officer

  • Permanent, full-time role
  • Excellent Benefits
  • Convenient CBD Location - close to public transport, restaurants and cafes!

We’re seeking an experienced, motivated and proactive Senior Events Officer who will be responsible for the end-to-end planning, coordination and high-quality delivery of a diverse range of LGNSW corporate events.


Local Government NSW (LGNSW) is the peak body for councils and related organisations in our State. LGNSW advocates on behalf of members and their communities on policy to decision makers at state and federal levels. We also provide a comprehensive range of services including industrial relations representation, management services and training.

About the role

Reporting to the Manager Events, the Senior Events Officer will play an integral role within the team co-ordinating the end-to-end process of assigned events. The role also involves:

  • Working with colleagues, partners, and suppliers to negotiate and secure quotations within budget and timeframe.
  • Identifying and managing operational support and logistical requirements including floor plans and layouts, and cost recovery.
  • Liaising with venue operators and key stakeholders to manage event requirements before, during and after assigned events, including negotiating high quality solutions to event related issues.
  • Creating and managing budgets, programs, run sheets, presentations, speaker briefings and delegate handbooks for assigned conferences and events
  • Developing a range of event and marketing communications.
  • Linking and aligning events selection, content, logistics and sponsors on assigned events with strategic and operational plans for LGNSW.
  • Effectively managing speakers, including the timely drafting of correspondence, the coordination of speaker transport, accommodation and the compilation of speaker presentations as required.

What we offer

LGNSW offers a competitive salary to be negotiated.

We also offer:

  • A hybrid way of working – Monday and Friday WFH (dependent on events) enabling employees to blend their work between the office and home.
  • Monthly RDOs and two extra days wellbeing leave - supporting our employees to live a happier, healthier and well-balanced life. 
  • Salary-sacrificing options - enabling our employees to reduce their taxable income.
  • Extra insurance - offering eligible employees extra insurance coverage including Death, TPD, and Income Protection Insurance.

About you

You will have demonstrated experience in leading events with excellent interpersonal skills and a capacity to build and maintain effective relationships with a range of stakeholders. You are highly organised with a strong emphasis on time management and have the capability to adjust and adapt your workload to meet competing priorities. Your strengths will be your oral and written communication, prioritisation skills and attention to detail.

Essential Requirements

  • Extensive experience in events management, events marketing or generalist marketing (with events responsibilities) and a tertiary qualification in Event Management, Marketing or a related discipline is desirable.
  • Customer focused and problem-solving approach.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to follow established processes and contribute to process development.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a capacity to build and maintain effective relationships with a range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience and working knowledge of event operations and logistics, production, risk management and compliance, budget management and financial accountability and stakeholder liaison.
  • Advanced computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, project planning tools, event management and/or membership data base program and zoom webinar programs.
  • Current Drivers Licence (NSW eligibility) with an ability to travel and work out of hours and weekends, as required.
  • Experience working with a council, or another government entity is desirable.
  • Ability to perform manual handling duties (lifting, bending, stretching, climbing) as required.

Join our team

To apply, please review the Position Description and submit your application to [email protected].

For further information, please contact Tina Croker (Manager, Events) on 02 9242 4044 or email [email protected]

Applications close at 12.00pm on Wednesday 17 April 2024.

LGNSW is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce that reflects the community and members we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation, marital and family status or disability.