Events Manager

Recruiter
EasyWeb NFP
Location
London
Salary
up to £34,270
Posted
23 Oct 2018
Closes
18 Nov 2018
Ref
00323983
Contact
Candidate Services
Function
Administration
Sector
Community
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Events Manager

Our client is the UK’s largest leisure provider and one of the first and largest leisure social enterprises. Their aim is to get more people, more active, more of the time whilst making leisure and community facilities accessible and affordable. They partner with local authorities to run leisure centres, swimming pools, libraries, children’s centres, spas, events spaces and world-class sporting venues such as the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - all under their brand.

As a not-for-profit organisation, they’re different. Passionate about seeing the communities thrive, they invest back into the facilities, projects and people and are an Investors in People Silver Award employer.

Position: Events Manager
Location: York Hall, Bethnal Green East London
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: up to £34,270 + 8% bonus after qualification period
Benefits: Pension schemes,, Ride to work scheme, Discounted membership at our leisure centres, the opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say in how we’re run plus associated social events, Career pathways, Ongoing training and development to help you to be the best.

Closing date: 18th November 2018

About the role:

The organisation is looking for an Events Manager to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the bar and event operations of York Hall in Bethnal Green. York Hall is a neo-Georgian, grade II listed building in the heart of east London. The venue is internationally known for hosting professional boxing events but is also a respected conference and live music venue. This role falls within their venues business division - one of the organisation’s fastest-growing areas.

You’ll thrive on making the clients and guests feel special whether they’re high-profile, public figures or not. This is a largely hands-on role where you’ll provide support to the wider events team, as well as to clients before, during and after events with the view to retaining their business on the back of their excellent service.

You’ll be part of a team that you’ll inspire with your accuracy around health and safety procedures, security, operations and stock management. With bar sales making up a large percentage of overall income, it will be your remit to ensure sales targets are met and service is always of a high standard. Promoting the centre as a venue of choice, you’ll need to be on the ball with all aspects of your centre, location and the leisure industry as a whole – from managing teams to consumer trends. In return, they’ll develop and train you to sharpen your skills in this diverse Events Manager role.

Your previous experience working in the events industry will have taught you that this isn’t a 9-5 job. With events running late into the night, you could be working shifts that don’t finish until 3am where you’ll be expected to close the building.

About you:

As you’ll provide the overall leadership and management of the events at York Hall, you’ll have proven experience of managing and running events at a high-profile venue. You’ll be comfortable both managing and delegating to stakeholders at all levels from senior personnel and head office to your local venue support team.

Friendly and likeable but able to command respect, you’ll be confident giving tours of the venue to potential clients / customers, answering phones, managing a team of events assistants and planning duty rotas. Ideally, you’ll have a mix of operational and sales experience from an event or bar-related background. It would be beneficial, although not crucial, for you to be a Personal Licence holder and have a First Aid at Work qualification.

You may have experience of the following: Events Manager, Event Management, Event Manager, Events Coordinator, Senior Events Coordinator, Event Executive, Project Manager, Project Management, Programme Manager, Programme Management, Marketing Manager, Marketing Communications, Marketing Communications Manager, Sales Manager, Business Development, Leisure, Hospitality, Hospitality Manager, Venue Manager, etc.

Our client is an equal opportunities employer

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