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Events Manager

Ref: 25529

Location: Harrow Council

Directorate: Community Services

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Hours: 36 hours

Closing Date: 03/05/2021

Interview Dates: TBC

Salary Range: £29,223 to £31,248


The Community Services Directorate at Harrow Council are looking for an Events Manager to join Headstone Manor & Museum. The museum is home to four historic listed buildings including a successful wedding and function venue – The Great Barn. This role will lead a small team who are the face of the Great Barn venue to clients and the public, providing outstanding customer care and facilitating the delivery and development of the corporate, functions and wedding business in the Great Barn. With excellent communication skills and a love of working with people, you will be developing strategies with colleagues to ensure that the income generated grows year on year with an emphasis on sector recognition for the quality of our customer service and event delivery. Balancing the core activities of the museum with the vital income from events is a key challenge.

About us

Harrow Council is the 12th largest London Borough and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.

About you

The successful applicant will have:

  • Degree level education or relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of hospitality best practice and experience of venue-based event management
  • Customer facing sales experience within a hospitality environment with a proven track record of positive sales impact
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety standards related to venue hire, event delivery and licensed premises requirements and ability to conduct risk assessments.
  • Experience of staff management including training and development
  • Experience of and/or ability to work in a multicultural service meeting the needs of all client groups
  • Ability to use standard office software and email with accuracy and attention to detail in written and numeric work
  • Excellent planning, organisational and practical problem-solving skills with the ability to respond positively to a pressurised environment

For more information, please refer to the Role Profile/Selection Criteria.

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Role Profile/Selection Criteria

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