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Working with TEMBO

We are always looking for talented individuals to expand our ever-growing team.

TEMBO is a collective of freelancers with a common love of events that share a desire to deliver best practices to the events industry, and we are always eager to learn.

Contracts vary in remit, length and days per week. You dictate what you're interested in and TEMBO seeks out the contracts.

We're looking for:

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Marketing directors, HoM, marketing managers: min. 2 year's event marketing experience 

Marketing executives, graduate-level junior marketing execs: min. 3 months event marketing experience


We also regularly intake non-event experienced executives to work in our agency.

You will need to have marketing experience or a marketing qualification to be considered.


Conference producers: min. of 2 year’s conference production experience.

You will need to have two references from previous positions.

Need to know:

As a freelancer, you will be required to register as self-employed and handle your own tax payments.

TEMBO does not guarantee work but will be actively seeking appropriate contracts for you and providing relevant training.

You charge TEMBO a daily rate for your expertise and are paid on a monthly basis (within the month you work).

Five reasons to join TEMBO


A more flexible working proposition. TEMBO is also an ideal solution if you are a parent returning to work, if you would like more flexibility in your working life


A high level of remuneration. The need for a better work-life balance has become increasingly more desirable for all, with flexible working the most sought after benefit. 


Development of your skillset. Learning and development is fundamental to our culture. We know our employees need the skills and tools to effectively service our clients and candidates, that’s why we provide an extensive learning and development scheme.


As part of TEMBO you will have access to a free training, resources, support, and a team working to secure the next contract for you.


UK exhibitions attract over 13 million visitors each year, generating £11.0 billion in spend. Over 1,500 consumer and trade events in the UK, mostly on an annual basis. Think of an industry and there’s a show for it!

...AND 1 MORE!

You will never get bored, and the pace is fast. No two days are the same, as you are likely to be working on a number of different clients it means you are continuously switching mind-set

What our team say


"With a variety of different events constantly on the go, the work at TEMBO is always changing to allow my skill set to continue to grow. This way of training and working has given me maximum exposure to the events industry and being part of such a close-knit, experienced team has provided me with constant support and an accelerated learning experience that is unique to TEMBO."  


"I love having the opportunity to work at different companies on a variety of events as I'm constantly learning and developing new skills. TEMBO provides me with an ideal work-life balance, having Kate and the team behind me sourcing contracts and training really transforms my freelance work."


"One of the great advantages of working for TEMBO is the fact that Kate, who has been in this industry for years, mentors you across the many challenges that you face as an exhibition marketer, and therefore you develop a knowledge where you simply know how to deal with many situations."

Let’s get to know each other

If you would like to be part of our creative, ambitious, fun and innovative team simply give us a call or send us a copy of your CV. 

We'll be in touch to arrange a coffee.

 +44 (0)20 3950 5940




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  • TEMBO has supplied some great people for us over the last year. The people they provide not only integrate themselves as a key part of the team to deliver a campaign, they also provide valuable creative and strategic thinking. TEMBO is always my first phone call if I'm in need of cover.
    Phil Boas
    Marketing Director - Events, Infopro
  • TEMBO has been the perfect solution for us. We needed maternity leave cover and Kate and her team have worked within our financial constraints to provide a layered approach to the project meaning we have the right skill and expertise at the right time. It's flexible, innovative and responsive to our business needs.
    Ben Cordle
    Marketing Director, New Scientist
  • TEMBO are always my first port of call as they offer a unique service for the events industry. Having someone to call on that can provide clued-up marketers who can hit the ground running is an innovative and valuable resource. Add in Kate's strategic expertise, training and support in the background and it's easy to see why TEMBO has provided the majority of my freelance and temporary marketing resource requirements this year.
    Duncan Reid
    Event Director, Clarion
  • We had a short-term gap in our team and asked Tembo to step in. I was impressed with their knowledge, structured approach and the speed of response. Tembo will be first on my list the next time I am in need of a marketing agency.
    Tracy Bebbington
    Event Director, Clarion
  • Can’t recommend Tembo highly enough. They’re professional, collaborative, incredibly cost effective and really pleasant and helpful to work with. We love them being an extension of our team
    Madeleine Cole
    Venture Business LTD
  • Tembo takes all of the stress out of running your event’s social media marketing. From strategy to execution, they have been great, I am looking forward to working on more campaigns with the team.
    Ali Reynolds
    Global Marketing Manager, Acuris
  • TEMBO IMPACT were brought in to assist with our campaign and were professional and easy to work with throughout. The event content was complex, but they adapted quickly and effectively to all challenges that were thrown their way. I look forward to working with the TEMBO team again in the near future.
    Reece Fung
    Marketing Manager, GovNet
  • TEMBO IMPACT were hired because of their expert knowledge of the events industry. They have created and implemented a social media campaign process for six of our events and after a successful run we are now pushing TEMBO across the company as the social media team for FCBI conferences and exhibitions.
    Mike Setters
    Head of Operations (& Energy Division), FCBI/Thomson Reuters
  • TEMBO IMPACT took on H&S North very last minute but managed to deliver an audience equal with the previous year. We were impressed at how quickly they picked it up, their skills and expertise. Therefore, we contracted TEMBO for our flagship H&S event. They're knocking it out of the park, and we're tracking 70% ahead of last year in pre-reg.
    David Bishop
    Event Director, Western Business Exhibitions, part of Nineteen Group
  • We've always enjoyed a strategic relationship with TEMBO IMPACT. They are truly a strategic partner in every sense and fulfil the role perfectly with expert advice coming from deep industry experience and up-to-date market knowledge. Service responsiveness and sincerity have always been top class and more importantly provided us with the most needed push to promote our values more aggressively... We truly cherish the relationship and are very proud in associating with TEMBO.
    Kaushik Sen
    Managing Director, Coconnex
  • As we come to the end of the of the World Indigenous Forum and are taking stock of where we have been, I can not praise TEMBO too highly, they have been outstanding. They have been crucial to the success of the event: anticipating needs, suggesting solutions, and dealing with issues. The dynamic mix of their strategic planning, activations and the good old-fashioned 'roll your sleeves up and get stuck in' attitude has been remarkable. If this seems a little gushy and over the top - believe me when I say it's not enough. Thank you TEMBO.
    Kevin Jackson
    CEO, Blueprints
  • “TEMBO has taken all the stress out of finding excellent freelancers to produce our events. The freelancers they provide are extremely professional and go above and beyond to deliver quality products. Couldn’t recommend them enough".
    Kim Palfrey
    Deputy Head of Production, Arena International
  • Thanks again for your help. It's been SUCH a breeze working with you! Between you and I, I've also been working with our HR team to recruit for other permanent positions and the level of candidates they've rounded up for me just do not compare to the candidates you've put forth so really pleased to be working with you!
    Economist Events
  • Tembo quickly onboarded into our small team to help deliver our ambitious Q1 2021 online events programme. They provided efficient and effective support - in terms of comms planning and implementing key aspects of event campaigns (comms packs, graphics, social posts, in-event support). They're efficient with account management aspects, always keeping us up-to-date on time/costs allocation via weekly meetings and updates, so we could plan ahead and manage costs. Not sure how we used to manage without them!
    Sophie Lock
    Low Carbon Homes