Events & Protocol Assistants

£30,497 + benefit
London SW1, Pall Mall
Closing date:
24 August 2022, 05:00 PM

The Events and Protocol section provides comprehensive coordination for all aspects of pan-Commonwealth Ministerial Meetings, Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings, and Royal Household engagements in London, across the Commonwealth and in other capitals.

The Section is responsible for the planning, coordination, and delivery of all virtual and in-person aspects of these meetings convened by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

The Events and Protocol Assistant will support the Head of Events and Protocol as well as the Events and Protocol Managers in managing all aspects of operational and protocol arrangements for Commonwealth Ministerial Meetings and CHOGM as well as other high-level events.

Other responsibilities entailed in this role include (but are not limited to):

Assists with all logistical, operational, planning and protocol arrangements for all Ministerial Meetings, high-level events and CHOGM both virtual and in-person. Where appropriate, will be given projects to lead on behalf of the Events and Protocol Section. Will be required to travel overseas to support the Head of Events and Protocol for Ministerial Meetings and CHOGM. Travel may be required on short notice, and for weeks at a time.

Arrange and coordinate virtual meetings on various event platforms such as BlueJeans, GoTo Webinar and Zoom. Previous virtual event experience is essential. Manage the appropriate protocols for Heads of Government and Ministerial Meetings. Liaise with external clients and internal sections to ensure Marlborough House events run smoothly and to a high standard.

Essential: An undergraduate degree in International Relations, Development Studies, or relevant Events Management Degree with experience working internationally and/or interest in international development

At least three years of experience working in events in an international environment.

Experience of working on large-scale events, both live and virtual, in an international conference environment.

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 56 member governments and provides guidance on policy making, technical assistance and advisory services to Commonwealth member countries.

We support governments to help achieve sustainable, inclusive and equitable development. To join us, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country.

Please apply by submitting a CV and cover letter. Covering letters should be structured to address the key criteria required in the person specification, giving clear examples.