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Events Co-Ordinator (Secondment)

Posted On:

3rd June 2024

What is WUN?

WUN’s mission is to support a utilities sector where women join, stay and thrive.

WUN was started to give women the skills and confidence they need to build lasting, fulfilling careers in the utility sector. WUN seeks to help other women to build the right networks, get the right training and take control of their own work lives at whichever stage of their career they are at.

Our philosophy is to ensure the network is free to its members so they can develop and thrive in the sector. We are able to do this through the generous support of our partner organisations.

WUN has successfully grown to more than 7,500 members and over 55 partners since it started in 2018. It delivers its mission through a wide offer, that continues to develop. This includes events, blogs, podcasts, mentoring, executive dinners, surveys, speaking opportunities and for 2024 the newly launched Women in Utilities Awards. We also support a network of accredited Associates who offer paid for coaching and other services to our members.

The Role

WUN is primarily lead and run by volunteers, with a combination of Founders, Board and Advocates organising most activities. The team is supported by a small, but highly effective, administration management team.

The key limitation currently is capacity, and as the network continues to attract attention across the sector there are countless opportunities to do more.

This secondment opportunity is designed to provide a sponsored 6-12 month career development opportunity for an individual, with the objective of developing transferable skills and a broader network that can be taken back to their workplace. The role will primarily be focused on expanding the range and breadth of internal and external events that WUN supports in response to demand.



  • For both WUN organised and Partner organised events:
    • Development of event agenda in collaboration with key stakeholders
    • Liaison with stakeholders and speakers
    • Liaison with venues and logistics
    • Event marketing: Through WUN and partner channels
    • Communication of plans to Board and Advocate
    • Development of website and online content in relation to events.
    • Attendance and support of events


  • Demonstrable passion for WUN’s mission and alignment with its ethos
  • Strong drive and excellent organisation skills
  • Self starter with ambition to develop new skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team player
  • Ability to work flexibly, recognising that WUN has no office premises

How much time will the role take?

The sponsoring organisation and WUN will agree the scope of the secondment:

  • Days per week (min 2- max 5)
  • Review meetings (quarterly)
  • Working practices: How to balance demands of both organisations

The secondee will continue to be employed and paid by the sponsoring organisation.




How to Apply

Email your CV and covering letter to [email protected] your application will be reviewed by our team and then a virtual interview will be arranged.