Salary:                          Negotiable dependent upon experience

Job Type:                    Permanent & full time

Location:                     OBN (UK) Ltd, 100A Park Drive, Milton Park, Abingdon, OX14 4RY

OBN is the leading membership organisation supporting the UK’s innovative life sciences companies. We are a small company with a large reach so the successful candidate will have extensive contact with a wide range of Research & Development companies, large pharma and all associated industries so this is a fantastic opportunity to learn and build on your knowledge base.

We are currently looking for a Senior Event Coordinator who may be on the cusp of progressing to Junior Event Manager. You will have around 3 years' event planning experience in a team environment, preferably within a membership organisation or life science environment. You will be joining our team at a very busy time with a full upcoming programme of events, including our flagship conference, BioTrinity 2017, taking place in London from 8 - 10 May, industry-leading awards dinner, seminars, investor meetings, networking evenings and training events.

Reporting into the Head of Events, the successful candidate will also work closely with the Event Manager and will be involved in various aspects of the event planning process, including the sourcing of venues, managing registrations, preparing event material such as brochures and delegate badges, corresponding with speakers, delegates and suppliers, and ‘working’ the events alongside the team.  This role requires excellent organisational and administrative skills and a high level of computer literacy in all Microsoft Office packages, particularly Excel and, preferably, event management software. Personal attributes will include the ability to learn quickly, a keen eye for detail, an excellent command of written English coupled with effective communication skills. 

You will be regularly liaising with business leaders within the industry so you must possess a calm, professional and confident approach at all times.

The role will demand flexibility with regard to hours, i.e. occasional early starts and late nights and you will need your own transport.

For more information visit our websites:


Holidays:                         25 days per year, plus bank holidays.

Pension:                           OBN will match employee contributions up to 5%.

Private Healthcare:     Following successful completion of the probationary period.

TO APPLY:  Please submit your CV and covering letter detailing what interests you about the role, what you feel you could bring to OBN, your salary/package expectations and availability to start, to:  Closing date for applications is Friday 28th April 2017.