Public Group International Ltd

Head of Events

Are you an experienced events professional who is adept at both Sales and Production?

Are you looking for more strategic control of your events portfolio?

PUBLIC has established Europe’s biggest GovTech conference, the GovTech Summit, in Paris. We are now looking for an ambitious and experienced events professional to build on this success by developing and executing on a future events strategy in Europe. You will have the support of a sponsorship sales manager and an operations associate, as well as the possibility of growing your team as opportunities arise.

PUBLIC is looking for a strategic events professional with a commercial events background to join its growing team in London. The Head of Events is a pivotal role within the business that combines excellent people management and motivational skills with a strong entrepreneurial ethos. 

Core responsibilities include:

Strategy Development & Execution

  • Build the PUBLIC events brand, starting with the GovTech Summit but building out to other events under that brand family, both in Europe and Internationally.

  • Develop an annual strategic plan and objectives for the overall department and each event

  • Develop a financial forecast taking accountability for overall strategic and financial growth

  • Identify event launch and growth opportunities to strengthen the portfolio year on year; leveraging our research topics and conducting in-depth market research to determine the commercial viability and go-to-market strategy of future events

P&L & Budget Responsibility

  • Monitor and increase net profitability, continually reviewing and adjusting revenue and cost targets.

  • Overseeing each event to balance risk, maximize lead time and optimize profits.

Direct Oversight of Events Team

  • Hire, develop and retain an “A” grade team

Ultimately our Head of Events will be tasked with the ongoing growth of a portfolio of events and a team of talented professionals. They will be a strategic thinker with passion and energy to roll up their sleeves and get things done. A team player who loves to drive performance, develop talent achieve exceptional results. If this sounds like you we would love to talk to you!


Our Ideal Candidate:

  • A passionate person who thrives in a fast-paced environment and is motivated by our company mission and keen to become expert in the GovTech space.

  • A team player who is genuinely collaborative and willing to get their hands dirty when it’s needed

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

  • Commercial and profit focused, an agile thinker who assimilates complex information quickly.

  • A multi-tasker with exceptional organizational skills and the ability to juggle projects and drive results


  • Proven track record in commercial B2B conference/events management (Conference, 1-2-1 Meetings, Exhibition/Confex. Publishing, Business Intelligence) with experience in both conference sales and program development

  • People management experience

  • Experience in the following industry sectors is an advantage but not a requirement: public services or technology

  • Language skills advantageous, particularly French, German and/or Danish.


  • Our own co-working space, PUBLIC Hall, located in the heart of Whitehall

  • Competitive compensation package (base salary + equity + pension contribution)

  • 25 days holiday, increasing by 1 with each year of service to a maximum of 30

  • Additional days off between Christmas and New Year and for bank holidays.

  • Dedicated learning and development days

  • Personal wellness budget


PUBLIC helps technology startups transform public services. We provide insight, support, networks and capital to entrepreneurs with the latest and most innovative ideas; helping them improve the lives of citizens through enhancing the services that the government provides.

Led by ex-deputy head of the No.10 policy unit, Daniel Korski, and venture investor, Alexander de Carvalho, PUBLIC’s team has operational experience across government, startups, technology and finance.

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Role posted - 2020-01-09T07:11:05Z 7:11am, 9th Jan 2020 GMT