WE’RE HIRING! Assistant Events Producer

4th Apr 2018

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the right candidate to work with us at CityCo and Manchester BID (Manchester’s Business Improvement District) in our Events Department.

About Us

CityCo strives to make Manchester city centre a better place to work, visit and live.

We connect businesses with each other, and public agencies, to drive forward initiatives that support an improved, thriving and aspirational city experience. We seek to support economic growth and ensure the city is competing on national and international scale.

As a membership organisation, CityCo represents companies across sectors, sizes and locations; giving businesses a voice, ensuring they can run effectively and expand activities. We operate at a strategic level with city decision-makers and on a tactical level, providing solutions and delivering on the ground.

We run networking events to bring executives together and ensure members are up to speed with city plans. We provide operational and security services, facilitate working groups and provide advice where it’s needed. We work to make the city centre greener, more sustainable and bio-diverse. We work to bring life to our public spaces; developing and promoting the unique characteristics of our city villages; connecting people, improving the environment and running quality events that attract interest and build our reputation as a place where great things happen.

From April 2018 CityCo will deliver the second term of Manchester’s only Business Improvement District (BID) – Heart of Manchester. The BID consists of just over 400 retail and F&B businesses in the city centre’s core.

Running for a period of five years, the BID will deliver public events, and promotional and customer service initiatives on behalf of the city centre retailers. The event programme is built around six annual pillar events, including Halloween and the Chinese New Year celebrations.

Assistant Events Producer

As a key member of the production team, the Assistant Events Producer will support the planning and delivery of large scale public events that reflect the strategic objectives of the Heart of Manchester BID and CityCo.

The Assistant Events Producer will work under the direction of the Events Producer and leadership from the Head of Events and Sponsorship, as well as being expected to work under their own initiative on simultaneous tasks across several projects and development areas.

Key to the role is to plan and deliver 2 events and support all aspects of operations and logistics required across the events portfolio. You will be responsible for planning and delivering a number of detailed administrative tasks, ensuring an auditable trail during pre and post production phases of the events. You will also be required to carry out research on event themes and content and make recommendations for event activity based on your research.  You will be required to book artists, accommodation and travel as required.

The ambition is to ensure Manchester BID and CityCo consumer events are of the highest quality, are aspirational and appealing, will attract publicity, set standards in production, design and programming, and achieve against measurable targets.

The Assistant Events Producer will liaise with a number of contractors and delivery partners to ensure the events are highly successful, safely delivered and attractive to future partners and supporters.


Contract: 12 month (extension subject to review)
Reporting to: Events Producer
Salary: c.£20,000 per annum
Location: Based in Manchester city centre

To Apply

To apply please email a CV and Covering Letter to Gary Williams: gary.williams@cityco.com by 5pm, Monday 23 April.

General Information

The requirements of the business are such that a high degree of flexibility is necessary and therefore evening and weekend working will be required.

To comply with changes in the legislation covering the activities of Heart of Manchester BID and Cityco it is required that all staff undertakes training as directed by their line manager or the Chief Executive.  It is also essential that all staff carry out their duties in a safe manner in accordance with the current Health & Safety at work legislation.

The role will be based at the main Cityco office in central Manchester with the expectation that many of the activities will take place at venues across the city and in the public realm.

Annual leave entitlement of 26 days plus bank holidays.

This post is subject to a six-month probationary period.

Equal opportunities

CityCo is an equal opportunities employer. For copies of our equal opportunities policies please visit www.cityco.com

Personal information given as a part of the application process is necessary for recruitment of this post and will be held only for the statutory periods. It will not be used for any other purpose. Full GDPR compliance information is available on our website.

Personal Information 

Personal information given as a part of the application process is necessary for recruitment of this post and will be held only for the statutory periods. It will not be used for any other purpose.

Application form and interview notes will be held for 6 months (save for the successful applicant where the data will be held on the personnel file and for the period referable to those records, and where the applicant expressly consents to the application being held to consider against future vacancies when it will be held for the period agreed, albeit this should not normally be more than two years).