Following the strategic guidance and direction from the leadership team, you’ll be accountable for overseeing the delivery of all our events, including conferences, retreats and training & coaching programmes.

As the leader of a small but growing team of highly driven Event Managers, your role is essential in exectuing our ambitious events strategy, including our flagship brands Leading Design and UX London, through:

  • Vision: You understand our mission and the desired outcomes for each event, to inform and shape the customer experience in collaboration with Event Owners.
  • Planning: You can effortlessly coordinate complex activities across multiple events and their teams, planning timelines, checkpoints and/or milestones as part of any successful event.
  • Insight: You identify challenges and opportunities in the digital design and events space through evidence-based investigation and audience research, including an awareness of the market landscape and our competitors.
  • Finance: You prepare and maintain financial reports for stakeholders, set budgets, meet revenue targets, and have established processes for managing multiple event budgets.

You’ll have proven experience within the events industry, supported by evidence of having run successful, face-to-face, virtual and/or hybrid events. You'll also be responsible for supporting and nurturing our events practice at Clearleft, through:

  • Relationships: You build and pro-actively lead long term relationships with our sponsors and customers.
  • Direction: You lead, manage and direct colleagues and team members in executing their work to an exemplary standard.
  • Teaching. You coach and train colleagues to learn new skills, techniques and ways of working.
  • Mentoring. You steward the ongoing professional development of colleagues, including identification of appropriate training and development.

What you value

We’re looking for self-driven, adaptable and bold individuals who thrive on the freedom and trust to do the work they love in the way they like. If you strive to do some of the most fulfilling work of your career, in a culture free from bureaucratic constraints, Clearleft may be the ideal place for you.

You’re all about experiences

You know that running events for a human-centred design studio means we put a lot of emphasis on great experiences for our attendees, whether they're in real life, virtual or a hybrid of the two. You intuitively focus on the needs of the people attending the events, but are able to understand the complexity involved and pragmatism required in balancing them with our organisational goals or any logistical constraints. You have a zest for putting smiles on the faces of our event attendees, and you have an array of techniques from which to draw upon to make it happen.

You get involved

As you know, things can get really busy in the build up to an event. You're someone who is happy to roll up your sleeves as and when needed. Some international travel, a few long days and the occasional weekend away from home are to be expected, however we believe in a happy work-life balance at Clearleft, so offer flexible working hours and plenty of time off in lieu in return.

You’re adaptable

You’re proactive and happy to get stuck in, experimenting with new ideas and approaches and measuring their outcomes. If you don’t get them right the first time (which you won’t), you’re resilient and comfortable to adapt what you’ve learnt for the next time.

You’re a great communicator

You prefer discussion over emails and documents. You pride yourself on expressing yourself confidently and clearly, and with a strong sense of purpose that encourages trust from your colleagues and stakeholders, whether that’s a conversation around a whiteboard, a pitch for an innovative new event idea, or a chat with a potential new sponsor.

What we value

We hire for culture add, not culture fit. We encourage everyone to bring their own unique character to the team, feeling free to express themselves in a safe and supportive environment. Hiring people from diverse backgrounds enriches the team’s values and the work we do, helping make us greater than the sum of our parts.

If the above resonates with you, we should get together for a chat.


  • Competitive salary £50k - £60k (depending on experience)
  • Flexible, family-friendly working hours
  • Up to 30 days annual leave (pro rata)
  • £1,200 annual training and wellbeing budget
  • Employer contributed pension (up to 5%)
  • Paid sabbaticals (after 5 years)
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Work from home, remotely or in our studio
  • A creative office environment just off Brighton seafront
  • Weekly studio day and regular socials that bring us all together (from picnics to countryside walks and days out further afield)
  • Discretionary income tax-free annual staff bonus; one of the perks of being an employee-owned company

Does this sound like you?

If so, please send an email and your résumé, CV or portfolio to, telling us why you’re right for this role.

Application deadline: 31 October 2021

We look forward to hearing from you.

please note
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.
  • We work a flexible hybrid of remote and/or together in our Brighton studio.
  • You may be required to attend in person for some workshops or events, so expect some face-to-face contact and travel now and then.
  • We welcome remote applicants from anywhere, assuming you're able and happy to work on a UK timezone and travel to gather with the rest of the team in Brighton once a month or so.
  • We aim to get in touch with candidates within two weeks of contacting us.
  • Our selection process starts with a 1-to-1 informal chat prior to an interview with some of the team.
  • Clearleft is an equal opportunities employer committed to ensuring that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race.