Handle Recruitment are proud to be working with the leading International Festival of Creativity to recruit Assistant Awards Managers for the run up to the 2019 festival. This festival is the Oscars of the advertising, brand marketing and creative communications world and is a fantastic opportunity for candidates looking to gain invaluable experience within the creative, advertising and events industries.
Each year, the festival receives over 40,000 entries from 90 countries around the globe that are then passed over to juries for the judging process to begin. They have a dedicated Awards team to oversee this process but need interim candidates from March - end of the June 2019 to support them in the London office as well as potentially the opportunity to work on site at the festival in Cannes, France.
Successful candidates will build up exceptional knowledge and understanding of the advertising industry and will gain unmatched exposure to the top creative work currently being produced. In exchange, the role involves working in a high pressured environment. It is an exciting and challenging experience, which requires a greater level of commitment and dedication than most temporary roles therefore we can only consider candidates who can fully commit to the entirety of the 3 month assignment.
Key responsibilities will include:
- Directly supporting the Awards Managers
- Acting as a first point of contact for all related awards category issues
- Liaising with clients to answer any queries around the award submission process
- Team supervision - including monitoring team performance and productivity
- Checking the work of Awards Processors and signing off complete submissions in preparation for judging
- Awards processing when necessary
- Ad-hoc duties as required on the run up to the festival
We are looking for candidates with initiative and self-motivation with excellent accuracy and attention to detail skills. You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to compose professional and articulate emails as well as speaking to clients over the phone. Successful candidates will have the ability to take direction working within a busy team and the confidence to take on a leadership role if required. Experience in managing/ running a team is not essential but will be preferable.
This is a 3 month temporary assignment from March/ April - end of June 2019. You must be available to attend interview in February 2019 and have no prior commitments/ holiday for the entirety of the assignment, as well as being available in June to attend the festival in Cannes if selected.
Please note: we will be beginning the interview process for this position in February 2019 so will start responding to suitable applicants in January 2019.
Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.