Events
Manager

About Splash Damage

We believe that games play better with friends.  For more than 20 years, we’ve been creating team-based multiplayer experiences that have entertained tens of millions of players all over the world and forged countless new friendships along the way.

 

Our studio culture is rooted in our open, friendly, and collaborative environment.  our games are made by people from all over the world, from our entry-level Fresh Talent hires to industry veterans, and we believe that fostering that diverse culture is the best way to build both our games and our studio.  We have won numerous awards, including a ‘World-Class’ accreditation by Best Companies and being named one of the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to work for.

 

While our offices are based in Bromley, UK, our people have access to progressive working patterns that give them the flexibility to decide how to do their best work.

 

The Role

To create a workplace that invigorates and inspires our people to be their best selves.  Promote Splash Damage culture and values to attract, engage and retain a diverse workforce and provide a social environment for all staff to connect with each other and create their best work. To create and manage a varied events calendar that staff can be proud of. To be the central contact in Facilities to improve company performance and employee engagement.  Given the nature of this role there is likely to be evening and/or weekend work which will from time to time be required.

 

Responsibilities at a Glance

To plan, create and manage the Splash social and charity scene to improve morale, company cohesion and staff retention ensuring a regular timetable of events

To plan, develop, manage and deliver the major Splash Damage parties each year, along with monthly social and charity events

To take the lead on Splash Damage’s regular social and charitable events calendar by working with a variety of stakeholders

To develop ways in which Splash Damage can give back to the local community and our chosen charities and arrange events to actively promote these within the business

Work with internal teams and stakeholders to advertise and promote all social events around the studio in order to generate excitement throughout the workplace

Develop, set, work within and be accountable for an allocated budget to grow the events calendar as the company headcount increases

To ensure all employees feel like Splash Damage is a great place to work

To work closely with stakeholders to improve the overall employee experience

Actively develop, publish and regularly update local discount schemes for staff with local shops/organisations

Co-ordinate and manage the logistics of regular Splash Damage Talks and project events as well as the current bi-annual SD-Next conferences and quarterly Dev-Con events along with other business events as they arise.

Contribute to team meetings and organisational priorities

Be flexible within the broad remit of the post

Take direction on projects and priorities from your line manager, which may vary from time to time

Be proactive in keeping up to date with developments affecting your work

Managing logistics of planning and delivering events

Working with vendors, contractors and supplies to ensure successful delivery of each event

 

 

 

Required Skills and Experience

Minimum 3 year's experience of working in an events service function within a busy office environment preferably with Office Management experience

Experience of managing large scale company events

Experience of influencing stakeholders

Good negotiation skills to strike the best possible deals with venues and vendors

To be self-servicing with the ability to work unsupervised carrying out duties alone and taking a flexible pro-active approach to work

Be proactive in keeping up to date with developments affecting your work

Working knowledge of Health & Safety laws both on and off-site

Excellent organisation and time management skills

Awareness of building and personal security and the effects on the studio

Excellent verbal and written skills whilst addressing a wide range of audiences

Advanced IT skills in word-processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), e-mail (Outlook) and the Internet (Chrome)

Ability to provide appropriate services to a wide range of callers and visitors

Willingness to undertake further development and training

Be flexible within the broad remit of the post

 

Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for you and your family, including access to progressive working patterns

Substantial performance-related pay system on top of your basic compensation, along with enhanced pension contributions and our life assurance scheme

25 days of holiday and 8 Bank Holidays a year, plus our annual studio closure between Christmas and New Year’s

Private Medical and Dental Cover for you and your family, along with a 24/7 digital GP service

Extensive Mental Health support, with Line Manager Mental Health training, a group of Mental Health First-Aiders, and on-site or remote counselling

Our bespoke Learning and Development course framework to help you grow as an employee, manager, and leader

Industry-leading fully paid 30 weeks maternity leave & 10 weeks paternity leave


This job description does not form part of your contract of employment and can be amended from time to time as the needs of the organisation require.

 

BENEFITS & PERKS

  • HEALTH
    Private Medical and Dental Cover for you and your family along with the Babylon 24/7 digital GP service. We also offer onsite counselling and an employee assistant program, along with covering eye tests, gym memberships and more.
  • HOLIDAYS & SOCIAL EVENTS
    With 8 public holidays and an additional 3 day studio Christmas closure our staff have a total of 36 days off. We also offer flexible working hours and regular company social events.
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY
    Industry leading fully paid 30 weeks maternity leave & 10 weeks paternity leave, along with flexitime and life assurance, helps new parents manage their time and put their family first.
  • PENSION
    All of our staff have enhanced company pension contributions, meaning that we invest in your future together.
  • BONUSES & REWARDS
    We offer generous referral bonuses and staff are enrolled in our new bonus scheme.
  • ADDITIONAL PERKS
    We have cycle to work and car leasing schemes, a free car park, game and book libraries, complimentary weekly onsite haircuts and discounts at many local businesses.

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