Assistant Awards Manager - Festival of Creativity

Job Title: Assistant Awards Manager - Festival of Creativity
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: London
Salary: £10.50 per hour + bonus & holiday pay
Start Date: March 2017
Reference: BBBH56343
Contact Name: Hannah Symes
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 22, 2016 14:25

Job Description

Handle are working with the leading International Festival of Creativity to recruit Awards Processors for the run up to the 2017 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 2017 to support them.

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.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Directly supporting the Awards Managers
  • Acting as a first point of contact for all related category issues
  • Team supervision - including monitoring team performance and productivity
  • Checking the work of entry processors and signing off complete submissions in preparation for judging
  • Entry processing when necessary

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 - end of June 2017. You must be available to attend interview in February 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: 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 unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.