Sport Industry Group promotes business across the sport sector through a series of world-class events, including the BT Sport Industry Awards and Sport Industry NextGen in partnership with Barclays; leading editorial content via the Sport Industry Daily; and unparalleled networking opportunities, attended by senior, influential figures from across the British and international sporting landscape. (Sport Industry Group is part of Benchmark Sport International).

Applications for the below roles are now open:


Location: Central London

Start date: ASAP

Reports to: Executive Director

Salary: Competitive salary, based on experience

Position Summary

The Senior Event Manager will lead in overseeing the Sport Industry Group portfolio of UK events. They will also be responsible for project and event management of the BT Sport Industry Awards, the largest commercial sports Awards in the world and Sport Industry NextGen, the leading professional development programme for the rising stars of the sector.

As part of a small team the successful candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to and get involved with all aspects of the business including brand positioning, marcomms, content and sales.

This is an exciting opportunity to deliver exceptional standards within the sport industry in a fast paced, exciting and entrepreneurial business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Project and event management: Consistently delivering exceptional events from concept through to execution including working on venues, F&B, AV, production, an Awards judging process, a professional development programme selection process, suppliers and more
  • AV and production management: Working with a production manager to create and deliver this for large-scale events
  • Budget management: Keeping comprehensive, consistent and up to date budgets at all times, whilst always striving to save on direct costs
  • Oversee event management: Managing other members of the event team delivering on key elements of the BT Sport Industry Awards and Sport Industry NextGen including awards entries, programme applications, tickets/tables and more. Also overseeing their end-to-end management of the Sport Industry Breakfast Club and Sport Industry Private Dining Club
  • Line management: Supporting and developing other members of the event team
  • Partner account management: Building and maintaining relationships, and delivering contracted rights

Required Skills/Experience 


  • A minimum of four years’ event experience, including large-scale events
  • Awards ceremonies experience is highly desirable
  • An in-depth understanding of P&L and budget management
  • Strong working knowledge, understanding and experience managing venues, AV, production and suppliers
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication and relationship management experience
  • An understanding of how content and sales contributes to event operations
  • Managing large teams on event days
  • Line management of junior colleagues
  • Branding experience is desirable but not essential

Personal traits 

  • Outgoing, confident, autonomous and positive individual
  • Strong desire to achieve success through exemplary standards
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills, with the ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills both internally and externally
  • Ability to multi-task and work efficiently on projects running concurrently
  • Calm and focused under pressure, with the ability to problem solve
  • Creative and forward thinking, with the ability to always stay one step ahead
  • Team player always willing to pitch in whenever necessary
  • Desire and passion to work in the sport industry

IT skills

  •  Very proficient in Outlook, Excel, Word (Mail Merge) and PowerPoint


  • Longer working hours may be required during busy event periods
  • Eligible to work in the UK

Interested applicants should send their CV with a covering letter to [email protected].com.