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BRISMES Conference Coordinator

The British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) seeks a part-time Conference Coordinator to provide administration for the BRISMES Annual Conference 2018. This post will be based at the Middle East Centre, London School of Economics.

The Conference Coordinator work closely with the BRISMES Administrator and the Conference Committee and will report to the Executive Director of BRISMES. The Conference will be held at King’s College London on 25-28 June 2018.

Start Date: 1 September 2017. The contract will run until 31 July 2018.

Hours:  Variable. Averaging around 12 hours per week over the duration, longer hours in May and June.

Pay: £15.02 per hour


  • First and main point of contact for administration of the conference
  • Financial administration, monitor the budget, conference fees and expenditure
  • Assist colleagues to create the conference programme
  • Manage the paper and panel submission system
  • Promote the conference widely to ensure high number of delegates
  • Lead responsibility for logistics including room bookings, catering, IT
  • Arrange travel and accommodation for keynote speakers
  • Manage the registration system and conference website
  • Design and produce conference materials, including the catalogue
  • Recruit and manage conference volunteers
  • Promote and administer conference advertising and sponsorship

Person Specification

  • Experience of organising events
  • Excellent IT skills, including knowledge of design
  • Interest in Middle East Studies
  • Strong people skills and attention to detail

Closing date for applications:  10 August 2017.

To apply, please send a CV and short covering letter to Robert Lowe, Executive Director, BRISMES: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Interviews will be held on 22 August 2017 at LSE.