Russo-British Chamber of Commerce - Event Manager


  • You will have lead responsibility for a programme of 24+ corporate events per year, including sector-specific seminars, networking events, gala dinners and high-profile conferences. Involving:

  • Identifying topics, venues and speakers for events

  • Putting together and overseeing numerous concurrent projects

  • Attracting sponsorship – identifying appropriate partners, designing sponsorship packages, meeting and negotiating with senior decision-makers

  • Securing and liaising with speakers

  • Managing all aspects of events from start to finish – managing registrations and ticket sales, raising interest, creating marketing tools, handling enquiries, on-the-day event management, liaison with speakers, venues and sponsors to ensure the success of the event

You will also take the lead on RBCC Publications. Involving:

  • Collating regular content for the Bulletin ONLINE from RBCC members and affiliates

  • Liaising with the RBCC Russia offices to get articles translated and collate copy from Russia members

  • Attracting content and advertisements

You will assist the Commercial Manager with UK communications and liaison with UK Members. Involving:

  • Managing a database of 3,000 contacts; liaising with member companies; facilitating introductions between companies and answering member queries

  • Compiling e-newsletters and the publication of member news on RBCC platforms

  • Maintaining the company’s web-presence

  • Developing and maintaining relationships with media partners and news outlets

On a regular basis you will:

  • Contribute directly to RBCC strategic planning and decision-making as part of a close-knit team

  • Meet and communicate with RBCC management team, member organisations, and other public and private trade development bodies in order to identify areas for RBCC engagement and support


This post offers unique opportunities to:

  • Gain experience in the development and management of a Russia-related organisation

  • Gain insight into Russian/British commercial/cultural/political developments

  • Have continuous contact with a range of UK and Russian businesses at all levels, including with senior business leaders, diplomats and politicians

  • The opportunity to further develop your Russian language skills (for native English speakers)

  • Develop skills through working in an international team


Applicants should have:

  • Entitlement to live and work in the UK

  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills. The post requires extensive networking in a commercial environment and successful selling of sponsorship packages as well as relationship-building with colleagues in RBCC’s London and Moscow offices

  • Very strong attention to detail

  • Strong time-management and task prioritisation skills

  • Native/near-native English (i.e. the ability to write fluently, and conduct face-to-face meetings and telephone conversations without any difficulty). Russian language ability is a major advantage

  • Experience in event organisation is advantageous

  • Demonstrable knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, Russian and Russo-British matters is considered an advantage

Basic salary:

Starting salary £23 000, plus commission (£3,500 in 2018)

RBCC London personnel are also eligible to participate in a contributory pension scheme