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Venue Hire & Events Ops Manager (public venue) 6 month contract


£35K pro rata





Job Description

Contract role - venue-side operations manager (venue hire, H&S/licensing/compliance & event operations "guardian and gate-keeper" position).

Venue hire management & event operations based contract role working on promoting and managing events & bookings for the internal venue spaces within a landmark government owned building as well as occasionally working on venue hire ("guardian and gate-keeper") for two iconic outdoor venue spaces.

This is a 6 month contract to support the events & venue hire team during a hugely busy period. You'll be working alongside other event officers (each have responsibility for their own dedicated portfolio of clients & events).

The role is more “venue/landlord operations based” than it is end-to-end planning & delivering of events and as such it will involve a significant amount of advising clients / prospective event organisers as well as the reviewing of event & venue-hire applications, cross-checking of compliance, H&S, licenses & insurance, crowd control measure & security, overseeing of set-up & build and on-site event delivery as well as post event site inspection and reconciliation.

Events will mostly be indoor events such as conferences, product launches, meetings, debates & talks, exhibitions, dinners & receptions however you may also be called upon to support on public facing cultural & arts events, photo & film shoots, parades & demonstrations as well.

The role does not involve any sales or venue/event promotion it is more a case of managing the enquiries & applications, advising on best practice, H&S and licensing, authorizing the go-ahead of each event, booking these into the calendar and overseeing the event planning, set-up, on-site delivery & de-rig.

Important: This is NOT an end-to-end event management role (so not event concept design, research, planning & logistical delivery) it is a role that involves acting as the "guardian and gate-keeper" for the hosting of events & activities at indoor and outdoor London landmark sites. 

You’ll be a Venue Hire & Event Operations Manager (or Senior Coordinator, Event Officer, Venue Manager) with circa 4-5 years’ experience. You’ll have a strong venue background (indoor & outdoor) with great venue-side operations skills and you MUST have very good H&S knowledge (IOSH qualification not crucial but you must be very au-fait with risk assessments, H&S, licensing, compliance, insurance).

You’ll have good communication and interpersonal skills and the confidence to liaise effectively with a wide range of internal & external stakeholders including internal staff & departments, councils (planning & licensing), emergency services, local community & associations as well as with clients, corporate companies, charities, press & media, independent event organisers, contractors & suppliers (staging & companies, caterers, production teams etc..).

From a personality point of view, you’ll be proactive, professional, enthusiastic, highly organised, practical, detailed and very solutions focused. You’ll also be a real team player and a good all-rounder with a “sleeves rolled up”, flexible and “happy to help/can-do” type of approach who also has the confidence and diplomacy to stand firm and act as a "guardian and gate-keeper" in terms of ensuring best practice and preservation of public landmark sites & spaces (indoor and outdoor).

If you’re a confident Event Manager with solid venue-side ops experience and very strong H&S knowledge and are available to start a new role/contract in the next few weeks then please reflect these in your CV and click “Apply” now.