LGNSW Positions Vacant

Events Sponsorship Officer

  • Sydney CBD location
  • Permanent full time position
  • Salary package including superannuation up to $96,000

The organisation

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 provide a comprehensive range of services including industrial relations representation, management services and training.

The position

The Events Sponsorship Officer is chiefly responsible for the procurement and management of event sponsors and to assist in the planning, coordination and delivery of a range of events of significance for LGNSW to meet its organisational goals. LGNSW delivers a range of corporate events inclusive of multiday conferences, day seminars and meetings, corporate cocktail parties, award evenings including the award judging processes and small meetings. This position is responsible for enhancing traditional and contemporary approaches to sponsorship to secure arrangements that contribute to growth in the organisation’s events and sponsorship income streams.

The person

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Events and Sponsorship Officer to work in our small events team, with a willingness to assist wherever needed.  A highly collaborative and customer-focused approach is essential in this role, as is the ability to focus on achieving business and financial objectives. Your proven track record in events management and sponsorship, partnered with excellent communication skills will see you succeed in this role. We are seeking a professional with strong negotiation and stakeholder management skills.

The essential requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to develop business plans to secure corporate sponsorship arrangements with government and corporate sectors.
  • Considerable experience and achievement in managing successful outcomes in sponsorship and sales.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a capacity to build and maintain effective relationships with a range of stakeholders, including senior management, staff, elected representatives, media and external parties.
  • Superior written and oral communication, liaison and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent organisational skills with strong emphasis on time management, financial accountability and flexibility to adjust and adapt workloads to meet competing office priorities.
  • A minimum of three years experience.
  • Current Drivers Licence (NSW eligibility) with an ability to travel and work out of hours and weekends, as required.

How to apply

Applications should include:

  • a cover letter that clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to the position accountabilities and essential requirements detailed in the position description (2 pages max)
  • an up-to-date resume

Please send applications to jobs@lgnsw.org.au.  For more information contact Meg Fisher on 02 9242 4044.

Applications close Thursday, 31 January 2019.

Please see senior council vacancies for opportunities within NSW councils.