Events Consultant

Herbert Smith Freehills


3 May 2021

We are seeking an experienced events professional to deliver our calendar of events in the Perth office. This is a critical role delivering and managing client and major staff events. Acting as a trusted adviser to the partners, it is an exciting opportunity for a self-starter to showcase their innovation and events expertise, allowing you to take ownership of the role, while having the opportunity to connect with other Business Development and legal professionals within the firm.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Project management and delivery of in person and virtual client events and key staff events by identifying client requirements and objectives, risks associated with the event and providing expert recommendations to ensure delivery of events meet clients objectives.
  • Fiscal responsibility and management of operations, which includes the preparation and management of event budgets.
  • Maintaining industry knowledge and market trends.
  • Management of suppliers/vendors
  • Provide advice relating to the BD and Client Strategy program by keeping up to date with the firm’s client strategy to ensure recommendations and event objectives remain supportive of relevant strategies.
  • Ensure that all events and duties are carried out in compliance with internal policies and regulatory requirements.

This is a permanent, part-time position 4-days a week.

Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role, you will enjoy problem-solving and thrive in a fast-paced environment. You will have the ability to build strong relationships with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels of the business. You will also have:

  • Prior experience in the end-to-end management and successful delivery of events (in person and virtual/hybrid)
  • Proven ability to work to a client brief and defined objectives, to deliver strategically aligned events.
  • Ability to deliver innovative concepts and to translate external trends and opportunities into events.
  • Demonstrates financial awareness and the ability to work within a budget, negotiate with suppliers
  • Ability to identify and deliver high standards of hospitality service, with the confidence to foresee issues and address them proactively
  • Proven ability to think ahead, and to work under pressure to meet deadlines, with capacity for flexibility in working hours.
  • Prior experience with CRM (InterAction) and HTML email distribution software would be advantageous.
  • Formal event qualifications preferred.

What we Offer

  • We recognise that the success of our business and our clients relies on the skills, knowledge and ideas of all our people. We are dedicated to creating an exceptional experience for our clients and we value empathy, simplicity and commerciality.
  • At Herbert Smith Freehills you will be part of a diverse, innovative culture where high performance, client focus and highly engaged people are our differentiator. People at our firm come from a range of backgrounds and bring a wide variety of experiences and perspectives to their work with us. We strive to ensure that our inclusive environment means you feel valued and able to perform at your best by being your authentic self at work. We know that our future success not only depends on being innovative and progressive in the changing legal market but, most importantly, on our people feeling highly engaged in meaningful work.
  • Herbert Smith Freehills have committed to a 60% baseline for office working under our agile working revamp, therefore the role can entail both in office and agile working arrangements.
  • To view our benefits in Australia, please follow this link.

To Apply

If you are interested in the above role, please 'Apply'. For any questions or a confidential discussion, please contact Josephine Tse at

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