Events Team Manager – High Profile Hospitality Events (mat cover)

E220606/S

£41-47k + c. 7k o/t + excellent benefits

LONDON

Events

Association / Charity / Corporate/In-house / Venue

Permanent

Job Description

If you love the high-end, high profiile hospitality events with guest lists that include Royalty, Politicians, Business Leaders, International delegations, and representatives from all areas of society, then this is for you. A minimum 12 month mat. cover, an experienced Senior Event Manager who relishes managing a team, has a keen interest in current affairs, and whose love is delivering high-end, high profile hospitality events, you'll be joining this prestigious iconic London Body and leading the upbeat team that deliver a varied and important range of prestigious banquets, receptions and other special events.

Organisation and Context
Our client is a prestigious London body that sits at the heart of London’s business, culture and operation. Their events team deliver a busy programme of very high level hospitality-focussed events, from the small and intimate to larger high profile special events -  receptions, lectures, bespoke receptions and dinners, to large scale state banquets at some of London's most beautiful and historic buildings. Their events involve a huge range of attendees, from Royalty, Embassies, Politics, international relations, charity, community and business. Some of the events have a strong heritage and celebratory aspect – all are special. Led by the Events Team Manager, a team of 7 are dedicated to working closely with internal stakeholders to implement the events programme to the highest of standards.

Role:
A maternity cover (12 months) has arisen for the Event Team lead. You’ll be responsible for the management of the events team and their projects, which cover an exciting range of high profile events each year - from lectures and receptions to bespoke dinners and large-scale banquets in some of London’s most historic venues. Your main responsibilities are the management and detailed organisation of high level hospitality events (some ceremonial) – ensuring objectives and timescales are met, and contributing to the development of events that reflect the organisations goals. You’ll be managing a team of 7, allocating work and overseeing progress. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Line management  - leading a lively team of 7 events professionals
  • Oversee the management of hospitality events, including high profile Banquets – allocating each event to members of the team
  • Manage and develop the team, including staff development and performance management
  • Manage the department budget
  • Contribute to the development of a progamme of hosted events that contribute to the organisations strategic objectives
  • Act as operational point of contact with Senior officials, Royal Households, Foreign Office Embassies in relation to the arrangements for an event
  • Review content of guest lists, operational notes, briefing notes and other event documentation
  • Develop detailed guest lists and oversee the arrangement of seating plans, taking into account the objectives of the event and general considerations including the importance of diversity

You:
We’re looking for an ambitious events professional with proven relevant experience. Dedicated, reliable, conscientious, and who thrives with a busy and varied workload. Previous experience of management of high-level events is a must, along with a very high level of written and oral communication skills, and keen interest in current affairs. You’ll have specific experience of working on high level hospitality events, able to ensure their impeccable on the day delivery, as well as ensuring they meet their objectives. Specifically we are looking for someone who has:

  • Skills and ability to lead on and manage the planning of high-profile events and hospitality (including banquets)
  • Strong leadership skills, and the ability to work well within a team and with people of varying skills levels
  • Ability to cope well and calmly under high levels of pressure
  • Ability to demonstrate tact, discretion and confidentiality
  • Proven record of planning and managing complex events including formulating event proposals, meeting budgets, commissioning event material and directing contractors to achieve organisational and aesthetic aims and objectives
  • Significant experience of detailed event planning, including high level client liaison, seating plans, and identification of customer requirements, advising on financial and operational issues
  • Experience of communicating with high level stakeholders in relation to events
  • Budgetary control and managing financial systems
  • Smart professional appearance – as this role includes working at formal and high-profile events
  • Experience of dealing with Royal Household, Embassies and the like highly advantageous

This is a fabulous opportunity to oversee this brilliant and fun team – you’ll be working in a highly prestigious organisation and during your tenure will experience some very unique events – delivering spectacular hospitality at the highest of levels... Fab mat cover ... interested?  Click APPLY now!