Events Manager

  • McLaren Recruitment
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Jul 07, 2024
Part-Time Marketing, Communications and Media

Job Description

  • Join a strong, well-respected membership association
  • Part time role (25 hours per week with some flexibility required)
  • Based on the Terrace, Wellington CBD with flexible working arrangements


New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS) is the professional membership association for quantity surveyors, estimators, cost managers and cost consultants in the construction industry in New Zealand.


Services to their 5,500 plus members include networking, industry advocacy, professional development, registration, and accreditation of education for quantity surveyors.


As Events Manager, you will manage the effectively delivery of a quality events programme for NZIQS, which includes the annual conference, webinars and local branch events.


Just some of the things you’ll be involved in are:

  • Organisation of the Annual Conference in liaison with the local Conference Organising Committee
  • Sourcing speaker ideas and topics
  • Preparing sponsorship prospectus and obtaining sponsors and exhibitors
  • Setting up and managing a regular webinar programme
  • Assisting branches and QSEP committees to run local events, including booking venues, catering and speaker arrangements


This is a great role for an experienced events manager, seeking a part time role within a strong, well respected membership association. You will enjoy working within a small, supportive and collegial team, and will play a key role in managing the events offering for NZIQS members.  

This is a permanent, part time role offering 25 hours per week for most of the year. Ideally you will have the flexibility to increase your hours to 35 per week for the three months April through to June, when the conference work is at its height.

Most staff work from home one or two times a week, with regular days when the full team is in the office.


Person Profile:

  • Proven success in leading and managing the delivery of quality events
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work effectively and confidently with a wide range of people
  • Well-developed organisational and time management abilities
  • Excellent negotiation and financial/budgeting skills
  • Sound analysis, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Strong computer literacy and proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Consultative and open style with a ‘no surprises’ approach and a sense of humour
  • Willingness to undertake travel when required
  • Ability to work effectively in a small team environment



New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors

Job Summary

Stamp your mark & contribute to the effective running of quality events for NZIQS, while working in a supportive & collegial team with flexi working.

How to apply

Applications close: Wednesday 24 July 2024
Applications to: Nikki Walshaw via
Position description: Available to view at

P: 04 499 1069


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