CAREERS WITH THE CHAMBER

The British Chamber is an NS Mark accredited organisation, and a fair and unbiased employer. 
 

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

Open positions are listed below. For all applications and enquiries please contact anna@britcham.org.sg.
 

 

1. Head of Events

JOB SUMMARY:

JOB SUMMARY:

We are seeking a bright, dynamic, independent, and personable professional to join our team. We are currently recruiting Head of Events to join the team, to:

  • Successfully execute events from beginning to end
  • Manage pre-event logistics and administration; at-event delivery and post-event follow-up
  • Liaise with members, clients, sponsors, venues and external stakeholders on event delivery
  • Address event relevance for members, sponsors and clients alongside balanced timings and formats as well as a commercial viability and ensuring any financial risks are highlighted and mitigated
  • Facilitate Business Committee Meetings
  • Oversee departmental budget
  • Lead the events team
  • Plan the events and podcast calendar, script initial questions

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Tasks will include but are not limited to:

  1. Commercially alert and result oriented 
  2. Ability to communicate with multiple stakeholders simultaneously, building rapport and relationships while maintaining excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  3. Excellent interpersonal skills
  4. Hands on and versatile in dealing with external consultants and suppliers (including stakeholders of VIPs)

MINIMUM ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:

  • At least 3 years of experience in planning and executing events in the business and social arena
  • Preferably experience of a member based non-profit organisation in a similar role
  • Business degree or related qualifications
  • Candidate must work extremely well under pressure, ensuring the smooth and efficient running of all events
  • Confident speaker in presentations, interpersonal and networking skills
  • Fluent in the English language, both spoken and written
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and adaptable to new systems

DESIRABLE ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Familiar with Zoom and GlueUp software
  • Able to carry out light editing of audio for podcasts

KEY ATTRIBUTES:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to “join-the-dots” when processing a lot of information
  • Fast learner and adaptable to a SME environment
  • Excellent team player working across functions (policy, marketing, trade)
  • Organises self, works effectively and makes best use of resources.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a small team.
  • Takes responsibility and uses initiative to deliver high quality work.
  • Understands and focuses on customer needs
  • Able to multi-task and manage (sometimes demanding) deadlines

Applicants are encouraged to share examples from their portfolio of relevant work and any campaigns delivered with their resumes. We are unable to support applicants who require an employment pass of any nature due to the smaller size of our organisation and quota limits.

 



INTERNSHIPS

The British Chamber also offers continuing opportunities for students to intern in our team, typically in the areas of event planning and our Trade Services team.

To check on current internship requirements at the Chamber, contact us at info@britcham.org.sg.

For an example of how time spent at the Chamber has benefited students, read on to hear the feedback in their own words...

 

Deepti Narwani, Events Intern

My time at the British Chamber of Commerce was both exciting and insightful. I was given the opportunity to assist the team with both flagship and business group events. This included pre-event preparation as well as on site execution of the events. Managing on site difficulties at events thought me to adapt quickly to various situations, a skill which has now enabled me to work under pressure. The British Chamber team also trusted me to communicate with Chamber members to ensure smooth execution of events. I am extremely grateful for the support, patience and guidance that everyone at the British Chamber of Commerce provided me. I will carry the skills that I have learned for many years to come.

 

Edrea Tan, Trade Services Intern

My time at the British Chamber of Commerce, under the Trade Services team, was an enriching one. My job scope covered a myriad of tasks that gave me a wholesome understanding of the role the Trade Services team plays in the Chamber. The main projects I was engaged in were export opportunities, market research, events and the monthly newsletter. During the internship, I took charge of the export opportunities, being the main lead in sourcing, uploading and working with respondents. In addition, I got the opportunity to gain insight on the advisory services and business matching aspect of Trade Services through my assistance to the business advisors, primarily in market research. There were numerous business services events that I was involved in as well, which trained my ability to multi-task, be meticulous and organised in my work, and handle numerous excel sheets. Lastly, I assisted in crafting monthly Trade Services newsletters that provided an overview of events, business meetings, news and upcoming events. These newsletters keep our clients updated and maintains the relationship between our clients and the Trade Services team. All in all, the experience I had with the Trade Services team in the British Chamber of Commerce was warm and insightful. My time spent here was enjoyable and my learning objectives were met.