UCL Career Frameworks


Event management - grade 8

Example job roles: Senior Events Manager, Head of Public Programmes

Level:    Advanced


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

  • Subject matter lead on larger projects
  • responsibility through matrix relationships. May have people management responsibilities
  • Manage a large-scale event (team)
  • Write event proposals
  • Produce event programme/project plans
  • Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders
  • interacting with senior management.

Personal and professional development

Development options to consider when working towards this level

Learning on the job

  • Getting high performance from team
  • writing strategic proposals/ reports for programmes and events
  • creating event designs and formats

Learning from others  

  • Take an active role in Communities of Practice
  • become a mentor
  • find opportunities to work with senior management.

Formal learning

  • Leadership and management training
  • evaluation methods
  • formal project/events management training (ideally leading to professional qualifications).

* 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.

Leadership and supervising 

  • Providing direction and co-ordinating action.
  • Supervising and monitoring behaviour.
  • Coaching.
  • Delegating.
  • Empowering staff.
  • Motivating others.
  • Developing staff.
  • Identifying and recruiting talent.

Adapting and responding to change

  • Adapting.
  • Accepting new ideas.
  • Adapting interpersonal style.
  • Showing cross-cultural awareness.
  • Dealing with ambiguity.

Creating and innovating

  • Innovating.
  • Seeking and introducing change.

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.