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THE EXTREME HANGOUT
GENERAL MANAGER

Permanent - EXTREME International - London, United Kingdom

 

EXTREME HANGOUT GENERAL MANAGER

 

Inspired by our love of adventure sports, the natural world and our passion to protect the planet, The Extreme Hangout was established by EXTREME International as a climate action events platform in 2021. Our collective mission is to give young changemakers and underrepresented communities a voice, popularise the climate movement and inspire environmental action. 

 

We launched in Glasgow at COP26, delivered alongside The New York Times at COP27 in Egypt and then in recognition of our growing movement and community, the United Nations COP28 organising committee invited us to deliver Extreme Hangout in the official COP28 Green Zone at Expo City, Dubai in 2023. To date, there have been 17 Extreme Hangout Events across Europe, Middle East, Africa, North and South America with over 900 prestigious speakers taking to our stage, delivering over 8 million video views to date. 

 

The Global Plan

 

With the EXTREME Hangout, we want to engage and inspire young people, harness the power of sport, champion actions worth taking, work collaboratively with and connect amazing partners who are thinking outside the box and amplify the volume of all doing climate action work. With this initiative we are looking to find the gears to turn the cogs to amplify the volume to drive massive behavioural change. Based on this and building on the success at Glasgow we have just onboarded PWC as a global partner and are now rolling out an ambitious programme with the goal to deliver 50 local impact events in 50 locations over the next 5 years.

 

The annual Extreme Hangout programme is part of an engagement plan to drive climate action through 2 areas:  

  1. The Extreme Hangout at COP - Our major annual event will be held at COP every year, live streamed globally. 

  2. The global event series is set to run in city, beach, and mountain locations around the world in partnership with local Ted X event organisers, with the objective to connect, engage and amplify local voices and drive local action. 

 

About The Role

 

We are looking for someone who has significant conference, event and community build experience is entrepreneurial, passionate, energetic and go getting, committed to sustainability, and driving environmental action and with a strong background in the management and growth of impact platforms. You need strong conference management and organisation experience that is adept at developing community-led campaigns and comfortable setting strategy for a combination of digital and physical activities. 

 

Desired Educational Background and Experience 

  • Proven conference management and organisation experience. 

  • 3-5 years of experience in conference sales  

  • Experience with building effective event or impact marketing campaigns. 

  • Experience in managing junior teams/interns. 

  • Computer literacy and familiarity with CRM systems 

  • Experience designing and implementing conference PR and communications campaigns. 

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to. 

 

General Management  

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations and management of the Extreme Hangout 

  • Develop a strategy and set goals for growth of Extreme Hangout 

  • Source, liaise, and negotiate with vendors, sponsors, and partners. 

  • Oversee the recruitment of new employees and supervise Extreme Hangout staff. 

  • Meet with the staff regularly to discuss plans, goals, and strategies. 

  • Maintain budgets and optimize expenses. 

  • Present suggestions to enhance the event’s success. 

  • Oversee the production and delivery of the Hangout events. 

 

​​Sales and Marketing 

  • Manage the production of marketing materials in support of Extreme Hangout development. 

  • Maintain current notes and CRM records in Pipedrive. 

  • Understand target audiences and assist teams to develop a strategy for growth that supports the set goals. 

  • Develop, plan, oversee, and lead all marketing initiatives for Extreme Hangout. 

  • Oversee the development content for dissemination via press releases, social media, websites, and other distribution channels. 

  • Develop and lead strategies to generate widespread brand awareness and event attendance. 

  • Coordinate sales efforts with marketing programs. 

  • Contribute to planning/strategy meetings with the senior management team. 

  • Create customized sponsorships and sales materials as needed. 

 

 

Key Competencies to succeed: 

  • You must have significant conference event and community building experience. 

  • A personal interest in the environmental sustainability and climate change. 

  • Have excellent event sponsorship sales. 

  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal). 

  • Impact/results driven. 

  • Collaboration Skills. 

  • Strong negotiation skills 

  • Be a positive and energetic collaborator – be someone we would want to go on a road trip with across Europe.  

 

The foundations have been laid and all the pieces are in place to build the Extreme Hangout into something extraordinary with significant and long-lasting impact and effect and we are now looking for the right individual to drive and lead it.  

 

How to Apply 

If you are interested and you meet the selection criteria, please respond apply with a short cover letter outlining why you are interested in joining the EXTREME team; what excites you about the opportunity; how you fit with the specific role; and your CV. Thank you and good luck.  

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