Assistant Awards Manager - Festival of Creativity

Job Title: Assistant Awards Manager - Festival of Creativity
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: London, England
Salary: Up to £12.00 per hour + 50p per hour bonus & holiday pay
Start Date: April 6th 2020
Reference: BBBH56343
Contact Name: Hannah Symes
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 18, 2020 09:22

Job Description

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 2020 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 April - end of June 2020 to support them in the London office as well as onsite at the five day 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 starting April 6th - June 2020 (end of June if selected to work at the festival in Cannes). You must be available to attend interview in March 2020 and have minimal prior commitments/ holiday for the entirety of the assignment, as well as being available in June to attend the festival in Cannes if selected.

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.