Phil Rands

£35 – £38k + Competitive Benefits – London, E16

An Events Manager (who has experience of managing events within a venue) is needed to join a world-leading exhibitions and international convention centre, based between Canary Wharf and London City Airport. Matching the nature of the venue, you can expect the role to be varied and busy with no day being the same.
Hosting over 400 events a year and welcoming over 4 million visitors from every corner of the globe, this leading venue boasts fully flexible event halls, conference & exhibition space, a multitude of meeting rooms and the UK’s largest flexible auditorium. They are now seeking an Events Manager to play a vital part in ensuring effective communication is maintained with all stakeholders from conception to delivery, driving the success, customer satisfaction and rebooking of events held at the London venue. 
Joining as the Events Manager you will carry out a diverse range of responsibilities that affect the London venue’s operations and commercial success. On a day-to-day basis expect to act as the single point of contact for your events, provide leadership to a team of event managers / executives, investigate customer needs, undertake presentations & site tours, produce event reports (final visitor count, anticipated profit, CAD / floor layout plans), evaluate performance of service providers, ensure compliance with venue policies, suggest improvements and anything else necessary to ensure outstanding events are delivered on time and to budget. 
To qualify… You should be an Events Manager / Events Assistant / Venue Manager/ Event Operation Manager / Senior Events Planner or similar with a CV that demonstrates: 
  • Experienced in a similar Event Management role;
  • Working knowledge of events related health and safety legislation;
  • The ability to read and understand technical drawings / floor plans (using CAD);
  • The ability to manage and train junior staff members;
  • Excellent project management and customer service skills;
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written);
  • Business and commercial knowledge – you have an understanding of P&L statements, invoicing processes and other accounting needs.  
A NEBOSH certification (or better a H&S qualification) would be ideal.

In return the Event Manager can expect a fantastic working environment with a superb benefits package that includes, a discretionary bonus, contributory personal pension (maximum of 15%), private medical insurance cover (currently BUPA), 25 days annual leave, free onsite gym, season ticket loan scheme, cycle to work scheme, life assurance (4x salary), childcare vouchers, free onsite parking plus much more.