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Events Operations Assistant


Job type: Full time – office based (37.5 hours)
Location: Borough, SE1
Salary: £28,000 p.a


Are you a recent graduate eager to kickstart your career in Event Planning and Operations? If so, this is the role for you!

Join Akabo Media, a dynamic and ambitious business-to-business (B2B) publishing and events company. As a growing force in the logistics, supply chain, transport, and robotics industries, we spearhead the creation of leading magazines, exhibitions, conferences, and awards, both within the UK and internationally.

This role is perfect for a confident and inquisitive graduate who thrives on challenges. If you’re ready to dive into the world of event operations, planning and organising, apply now to be part of a vibrant team dedicated to shaping the future of B2B publishing and events. Your journey begins here!

This role is office based & the hours are 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Assisting with the execution of exhibitions, awards, and conferences, including the oversight of exhibitors, assisting with build-up and break down of the exhibition onsite, and effective liaison with event suppliers.
  • Handling operational communications with exhibitors to ensure a high level of satisfaction.
  • Assisting with execution of UK and International events, including adhering to agreed budgets and deadlines, and ensuring the smooth management of technical and operational aspects for the successful implementation of the shows.
  • Assisting in the coordination of events to ensure their successful execution.
  • Assisting with venue and supplier research
  • Assist with further ad-hoc operational tasks.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Education: bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Previous experience: This role requires no experience, and you will be onboarded and trained by the Senior Event Operations Executive.
  • Attention to detail: Strong attention to detail and the ability to follow directions meticulously.
  • Communication skills: Excellent communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills, coupled with the capacity to work effectively both independently and within a team.
  • Adaptability: Demonstrated willingness to learn and highly adaptable to changes.
  • Time Management: Strong time management skills, showcasing the ability to prioritise and complete tasks ahead of deadlines.
  • Willingness to travel: Readiness to travel both domestically and internationally.
  • Organisation skills: High prioritisation and organisational skills with comfortable use of Microsoft Suite (specifically Excel) and new software systems
  • Initiative: Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and take initiative with new challenges


  • Starting salary of £28,000 per annum
  • 24.5 days holiday (20 days annual leave plus birthday day off, plus 3.5 days over Christmas), increasing to 29.5 days after one year’s service.
  • Free Private Medical Insurance & gym membership discounts.
  • Group Pension scheme.
  • Free Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Social & Company events.
  • Modern office near London Bridge.
  • Opportunity to travel within the UK & internationally (Miami, Brussels, Asia etc).
  • Season Ticket Loan.
  • Dress down Fridays.
  • Training & development opportunities with money contributed towards personal development of your choice.