Community and Engagement Manager

Bruntwood own, develop, manage and maintain properties across the UK. Our focus is on ‘Creating Thriving Cities’ which is evident across our website, so have a look to gain more of a perspective on what we do, and how we operate. Our buildings range from collaborative/modern office space, lively retail spaces (Afflecks Palace, Hatch), right through to innovative Science & Technology space.
Melbourn Science Park near Cambridge is Bruntwood SciTech¿s newest location, recently acquired in early 2021. Our vision is to develop the park by launching Lifespace, a new life science incubator, in partnership with TTP, that supports multi-disciplinary biotechnology businesses. It is the UK¿s largest single-site life science campus hosting Cancer Research UK, Medicines Discovery Catapult and one of the COVID Lighthouse Labs.
This role is all about networking and driving events to create a vibrant hub at the science park. You must love building relationships, a willingness to be proactive and engage groups through various mediums and have a good knowledge of resources in the Cambridge area to bring your ideas to life!
Responsibilities include:
  • Setting up and managing a bespoke and varied community and events programme for Melbourn Science Park that fosters collaboration, purpose and connection for our customers and their employees with their surroundings.
  • Researching details of relevant business, science, social & wellness events and community activity available elsewhere in the Cambridge area in order to help us develop a differentiated programme
  • Curating a programme of social, wellness and cultural activities based on the interests and needs of our customers and their employees; selecting and working with local partners to deliver these activities where appropriate
  • Delivering the science and business related events that are curated by the Head of Science and Innovation Services
  • Maintaining and promoting the overall calendar of events to customers and managing their successful execution
  • Encouraging relevant local meetup groups to host events at Melbourn Science Park for the benefit of customers
  • Collaborating with the marketing team at our partner TTP,  based at Melbourn Science Park, in the programme design and execution
  • Promoting the Melbourn Science Park as a destination for events to our partners and relevant organisations in the Cambridge area and managing bookings.
  • Where possible, identify opportunities to earn revenue from events through sponsorship, ticket sales and income at the event (e.g. food and beverage) in order to reduce their net cost
  • Supporting the Head of Science and Innovation to manage budgets to ensure that we maximise both time and value.
  • Reporting attendance at events and capturing delegate feedback to improve take-up and quality
  • Being an active member of the Bruntwood SciTech team, working with events managers across the network
What we are looking for: 
  • A passion for networking and proven experience of driving groups together is a must
  • A self starter, someone who has ideas and wants the liberty to run with them
  • Experience in events and setting up networking/community groups
  • A positive attitude with the excitement to be part of something big
  • An interest in Life Sciences and Tech would be a plus
In return on top of the salary above you will be entitled to:
  • 8% matched pension
  • 25 days holiday
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Healthcare and enhanced Paternity/Maternity pay.
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