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Congress Officer

Do you like working in an enthusiastic event team? Are you a highly-organised team-player interested in providing high quality, customer-focused support in the organisation of the annual International Medieval Congress?

The International Medieval Congress draws on medievalists from over 60 countries, with over 2,400 individual papers and 830 academic sessions and a wide range of concerts, performances, readings, round tables, excursions, bookfair and associated events, the Leeds International Medieval Congress is Europe's largest annual gathering in the humanities.

Working as part of the Institute's International Medieval Congress Team, you will be the first point of contact for IMC delegate queries, coordinate all aspects of teaching room and equipment requirements for the academic sessions at Congress, and provide varied clerical and event coordination support. You will possess an interest in the Middle Ages and will be competent in the use of IT systems, particularly Microsoft Office packages. You will also have experience of working in a customer- focussed role and good numerical skills (including experience of handling money and/or payments). The ability to work effectively as part of a team and good organisational skills are also essential.

The Congress in 2020 will be from 6-9 July 2020 at the University's Main Campus. The Congress Officer is required to work from the preceding Saturday (4 July 2020) through to the Friday afternoon (10 July 2020), including evenings. Increased working hours may also be necessary in the weeks immediately prior to Congress. This post is available at a minimum of 70% of a full-time role (up to full-time). The IMC workload experiences peaks and troughs throughout the year, and the post holder is expected to be able to assist during busy periods (given reasonable notice).

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Axel Muller, Director, International Medieval Congress

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3614, email:


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of History
Category:  Administrative and Clerical Support
Grade:  Grade 4
Salary:  £19,612 to £22,417 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  24.5 to 35 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time/Part Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Friday 31 January 2020
Closing Date:  Saturday 15 February 2020
Interview Date:  Friday 28 February 2020
Reference:  AHCHI1026
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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