UCL Career Frameworks


Event management - grade 7

Example job roles: Event/Programme Manager, Senior Officer

Level:    Independent


Activities and responsibilities likely to be required when working at this level

  • Subject matter expert in their areas of specialism. Delivery focused with supervisory responsibilities
  • Manage events
  • Liaise with internal and external services 
  • Manage a team of event staff on the day
  • Responsible for aspects of large event
  • Create detailed and useful run sheets
  • Budget management
  • Monitoring and analysing of feedback
  • Write event risk assessment
  • May have supervisory responsibilities. Put together and control project budgets.

Personal and professional development

Development options to consider when working towards this level

Learning on the job

  • Lead on low complexity/medium complexity events from inception to completion
  • writing risk assessments
  • Develop skills to manage: budgets, venue booking, catering, marketing, speaker liaison
  • conducting research and evaluation (competitors, opportunities, risks). Creating and managing project-related budgets

Learning from others  

  • Become a member of specialist/ professional organisation
  • link to networks (internal and external) relating to an aspect of events management

Formal learning

  • Dealing with difficult situations training
  • introductory project management
  • risk assessments
  • Social media or marketing training to learn how to attract people to your event
  • ‘Making Events Accessible’ training. Plan for undertaking a professional qualification.

* You may wish to explore the listed formal training themes / topics on LinkedIn Learning.

Transferable skills and competencies

UCL uses the Universal Competency Framework (UCF) to discuss transferable skills. Find out more details on the framework.

Planning and organising

  • Setting objectives.
  • Planning.
  • Managing time.
  • Managing resources.
  • Monitoring progress.

Persuading and influencing

  • Making an impact.
  • Shaping conversations.
  • Appealing to emotions.
  • Promoting ideas.
  • Negotiating and gaining agreement.
  • Dealing with political issues


  • Analysing and evaluating information.
  • Testing assumptions and investigating.
  • Producing solutions.
  • Making judgements.
  • Demonstrating systems thinking.

UCL Ways of Working

These describe expected behaviours in line with UCL culture and values.  For Ways of Working indicators and steps to development please refer to the Ways of Working website

Career Pathway roles are indicative and are not intended to be a description of the role in terms of responsibilty and duties.