Event Administrator – BSAVA, Gloucester

Working for a national Association, this is a fantastic opportunity to join our in-house congress team based near Gloucester. The Association hosts the largest annual small animal veterinary conference in Europe and the Exhibition forms a key part of the event alongside the globally renowned scientific programme and significant exhibition. For 2022 the Congress will be hybrid with both a face to face and virtual element.

The Events Administrator will play a key role in supporting the speaker management, social programme and registration elements of Congress but will also be required to assist with other tasks as required.

The fixed term contract is for a duration of 5 months, commencing November 2021.

View the full role description here.

Fixed Term Full-time Contract (5 months)

Skills and experience:

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with exceptional organisational skills that can demonstrate experience of working on complex projects. The successful candidate will have great attention to detail, ability to work to strict deadlines, work in a multi-tasking environment and possess excellent customer service skills. Experience in running events is desired but not essential if translatable skills can be proven.

The person:

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working in a busy office environment and demonstrate excellent communication skills. They will be results driven, strive to make a difference and enjoy a challenge.

The candidate must be flexible to occasionally work outside of normal office hours and occasionally travel throughout the UK.

About the BSAVA:

The BSAVA is a professional membership association which exists to advance care for companion animals. With a membership of more than 10,000 veterinary surgeons, vet nurses and students, we work in the UK and internationally to promote excellence in small animal practice through education and science, by facilitating training, conducting research, and developing policy. Each year we deliver numerous education courses, host the largest small animal Congress in Europe, and publish books, manuals, apps, and magazines.

This post sits within the Congress department and reports to the Event Manager.


This is a fixed term contract (5 months), full-time role of 40 hours per week, offering a salary of circa £20,000 (pro rata) per annum, depending on experience. Benefits include hybrid working, 23 days holiday (pro rata), free on-site parking, 7% contributions towards Group Personal Pension and Life Assurance of 4x salary.

 How to apply:

Please submit your CV and a cover letter detailing how you meet the requirements to a.brunt@bsava.com.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss the role, please contact Amelia Brunt using the email address above.

Closing date: 30th September 2021. 

Please note, if applicants haven’t received a response within 10 days of the closing date, then it is to be assumed that they have not been successful with their application.

By applying for this position, you are consenting to the information on your CV being held by the Association for six months.

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