Events Executive (Education)

Organisation:  British Society for Rheumatology

Full Time

Salary: £26,000 - £32,000

Location: London (Hybrid)

Application Deadline: 19/07/2024

  • Full Time
  • Temporary
  • London (Hybrid)
  • 26,000 - £32,000 GBP / Year
  • Salary: £26,000 - £32,000

Website RheumatologyUk British Society for Rheumatology

Directorate: Marketing, Events & Education
Salary range: £ 26,000 – £32,000
Location: London – EC4Y 8EE (Hybrid) – the Education team is office-based on an agreed day once a week, then a required one day each month for all staff.
Contract: Fixed contract (9 months), 31.5 hours over 5 days
Reports to: Education team
Direct reports: Events & Education Manager

Job Purpose

BSR’s education programme is a key benefit to members and the wider rheumatology community, providing updates on the essentials needed to deliver top-quality care for patients and ensuring professional development opportunities.

This role sits within the Education team who are responsible for delivering BSR’s educational activity. Working alongside the Head of Education, the Events and Education Manager and the Digital Events Manager, you will assist in the planning and delivery of a range of education courses, webinars, bursary schemes and eLearning activities. You will work with the team to support the work of our Education Committee, Trainee Committee and Digital Learning Board.

This is an exciting role for someone looking to get more hands-on experience in planning and executing a variety of educational events and activities and liaising with multiple stakeholders. It is a unique opportunity to be part of the team at the forefront of rheumatology education, making a tangible impact on the professional development of members and the broader rheumatology community.

Main responsibilities

  • Manage course and webinar registration processes, including delegate bookings, communications, data management and reporting, and producing delegate materials.
  • Manage course logistics including venue sourcing and management, accommodation and travel, catering and AV.
  • Manage the rheumatology training webinar series, including topic development, speaker management and live delivery.
  • Manage the creation of monthly eLearning packages including webinars, podcasts and eLearning cases.
  • Manage the education bursary programme, including promotion, application management and financial reconciliation.
  • Manage CPD accreditation of educational activities.
  • Manage events inbox and education team enquiries.
  • Input into our education budgets by monitoring progress against income and expenditure for projects owned.
  • Produce content for webpages and social media platforms to drive interest and engagement and keep delegates informed.
  • Attend committee meetings, provide updates if needed and assist with the minute-taking, agenda preparation and follow-up on actions as necessary.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of Education and the Events and Education Manager.

Please note: Occasional travel is expected including attendance and overnight stays at BSR conferences, courses and events.

Person Specification

  1. Enthusiastic about all aspects of education, self-motivated, and eager to contribute to educational initiatives
  2. Ability to work efficiently on a variety of digital platforms and quick to pick up new programmes
  3. Confident in managing stakeholders at all levels and dealing with external contacts
  4. Strong time and project management skills; you’ll be working on a lot of projects simultaneously
  5. Ability to use initiative and innovation to make positive improvements or efficiencies to how we deliver education
  6. Professional and personable when communicating with customers and volunteers

Inclusion and Diversity

BSR is committed to encouraging inclusion, equity, and diversity in our workforce. We are actively trying to increase the diversity of our staff team. We try to reduce as many barriers as we can for those with a disability. We know that everyone is an individual, so please always tell us what we can do to support you.

We welcome approaches from individuals from underrepresented groups, including those from minoritised communities, and those with a disability, to better reflect the community we serve and help broaden our perspectives.

Benefits of working at BSR

We offer a wide range of benefits, most of which start from day one of joining us. Our benefits fall into four main areas: Wellbeing, Time- based, Learning and development, and Financial. Just some of them include:


  • Free period products in our office
  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • BUPA healthcare scheme- we offer a cash plan, which you can add children or partners to
  • Employee Assistance Programme. This is a free, confidential counselling service to all staff, as well as a general advice service provided by BUPA
  • WeCare offers access to a 24/7 virtual GP, as well as a mental health support service, a get fit programme and an online portal with lots of helpful resources
  • Our enhanced sick pay offer is:
    • Up to two years’ service: 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay
    • After two years’ service: 12 weeks full pay and 12 weeks half pay
  • We work in a social environment with a range of activities, both virtual and in person, run by our Social Squad. This includes an organisation- wide volunteering day.


  • We offer 30 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays
  • All staff can request sabbaticals at any point, which are considered on a case-by-case basis
  • We also offer an extra day for moving house
  • Bank holiday swaps- you can swap a bank holiday day for another day’s leave (entitlement remains 1:1 days)
  • We’re a 4 day week employer, which at BSR means working your fulltime hours (31.5 each week) over 5 days

Learning and development

We will help you develop your career by supporting your personal development and encouraging internal progression. This includes recognising individuals’ achievements through our internal staff awards. We offer a huge range of learning opportunities, both in-house and externally. This includes a thorough induction programme when you join us, as well as development opportunities aimed at line managers, and wellbeing-based learning sessions. And if professional membership is a required part of your role, we’ll cover the cost of that.


  • We offer a performance related pay incentive scheme
  • Income protection scheme
  • You’ll be enrolled on our pensions scheme with Aegon (via Second Sight). Our current pension match is 5% employer contribution if you contribute 4% (9% contribution in total).
  • Our life assurance policy pays three times your basic salary
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Ride-to-work scheme
  • Interest-free loan scheme
  • We also provide generous enhancements within our parental and family leave policies.
    • Our maternity/shared parental/adoption offer is 6 weeks at full pay, 33 weeks at half pay, followed by 13 weeks at the statutory rate.
    • Our paternity leave offer is 6 weeks at full pay.