Events Assistant

Oxbridge Applications
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The Events team at Dukes Education Consultancy are looking for an aspiring Events Assistant to join them!

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Event delivery

  • Assist with event logistics planning, ensuring all aspects of events are delivered efficiently, effectively and with the highest quality of customer care.
  • More specifically you will:
    • Oversee delegate registers - for Private Clients, Independent Bookings, and School Bookings – ensuring delegates are registered and all details correct.
    • Enable the smooth operation of the events timetable – juggling extensive schedules to ensure all sessions are attended.
    • Book transport and accommodation for small to large-scale events.
    • Report on individual event budgets on a daily basis.
    • Oversee collateral and materials (i.e. printed tests, brochures, flyers, presentations, banners) working with the marketing team to develop collateral content.

Tutor recruitment and management

  • Recruit and manage a pool of tutors, speakers and consultants - fostering these relationships by ensuring they are accurately briefed and supervised before, during and after events.
  • Take a lead on the creation of our monthly tutor newsletter - working internally across teams to collate relevant information.

Systems, strategy and reporting

  • Ensure all events are updated on the CRM system.
  • Continually build relationships with suppliers and venues, collating a database of contacts for use in event delivery.
  • Work on the Events strategy to improve event delivery and success rate.

Person Specification

  • Educated to degree level (or international equivalent).
  • Personable and resourceful.
  • Strong attention to detail and time management skills.
  • Excellent administrative and planning skills.
  • Experience using Salesforce or other CRM systems (desirable).

What we offer

  • £20k-£22k depending on experience.
  • 25 days holiday + 8 day Christmas closedown period.
  • Friendly, vibrant and challenging working environment.
  • Flexible working conditions. ​


Paul Ludlow

Paul's role is to support the work of the Colleges to help ensure they are always compliant and inspection-ready.

His main focus is the governance of safeguarding, boarding, and health & safety. He draws on 14 years of experience in educational senior management, safeguarding, and boarding leadership in a wide range of schools and colleges including independent, state and special.

Overall, Paul has over 28 years of experience in education, including time working with Astrum Education and CATS College London. 

Henrietta Lightwood

Henrietta started working for the BBC before transitioning to a career in sales and marketing for Pentel Pens and The Oxford Paper Company. For 16 years, she worked in public relations and marketing consultancy for big blue-chip corporates including Marks and Spencer, Allied Domecq, Somerfield, and Elf Oil, developing campaigns involving all elements of the marketing mix. In 2004, Henrietta joined Badminton School as their Director of Marketing and Admissions and since then has held similar positions for Queen's College Taunton, St George's Ascot, and Kingswood School before joining Dukes E

Tim Fish

Tim Fish is Earslcliffe's founder and Principal. With almost thirty years' experience in teaching and leading in well-known international schools in England, Tim provides an arena of academic stimulus, intellectual rigour, cultural enrichment, vigorous internationalism and, ultimately, personal success, in which students perform to their very best abilities. He is a hands-on figure in the school, teaching A-level Politics and handling most of the one-to-one university preparation himself. 

For further information on Earlscliffe or admissions, contact the college directly on +44 (0)1303 253951, or email for application enquiries.

29 Shorncliffe Road
Folkestone, CT20 2NB
United Kingdom

Alison Bissell

Alison read Mathematics and Philosophy at Pembroke College, Oxford. She began working with Oxbridge Applications as a tutor and has maintained this role alongside her other work since 2012.

As a consultant with Oxbridge Applications, Alison has conducted hundreds of mock interviews and consultations with students both in the UK and around the globe, travelling to schools in the Middle East and Far East. She has also worked in corporate roles within government, before re-joining the team at Oxbridge Applications.