Events Manager

Location
Kent, England
Salary
Market Rate
Posted
12 Jun 2019
Closes
19 Jun 2019
Ref
22112
Contact
Joe Bartholomew
Job function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Are you an experienced Events Manager and looking for your next exciting challenge?
Are you based in Kent and looking to get away from that long London commute? I have the role for you!!!

An award-winning Leisure/Business Travel & Events company based out in Kent are look for an Events Manager to join their Events department.

Purpose of Role:

*Managing a variety of Industry Events/Conferences
*Simplify the whole process, from understanding the brief, creating a project plan, budgeting and reporting, through to the final touches
*Managing all travel, transfer, conference facilities, room set up, audio visual equipment etc
*Travelling to Events/Conference sites (pre and during Event)
*Negotiate competitive rates for inspirational venues, accommodation, travel and entertainment, both in the UK and overseas.

Personal Experience and Attributes:
*2+ years working as an Events Manager
*Experience working on large scale events (500+ people)
*Excellent presentation and negotiation skills
*You demonstrate excellent organizational and relationship building skills
*You have fantastic attention to detail
*You are great at communicating effectively - both verbally and in writing
*You demonstrate strong destination knowledge
*You are professional in your approach and will always represent the Company brand well
*You are flexible in your approach to working - in the variety of work you do, in relation to supporting your colleagues and in terms of the hours you are prepared to work when required across events
*You have a proactive approach - you are calm under pressure and have a 'common sense' approach to problem solving
*You are able to travel with clients as required by the business (sometimes at short notice) and to work across weekends and evenings if required
*You have proven experience of working to deadlines and of being accountable
*You are extremely IT savvy - you are competent in using the full range of Microsoft Office products (including PowerPoint, Excel and Word), online meeting tools (E.g. Teams and Slack) as well as web-based sharing tools (E.g. Google Docs)
*You are career focused with ambitions to further develop your career in groups and events

Benefits:

*A competitive salary based on skills and experience
*Opportunities for career growth and personal development
*Free use of onsite staff gym with personal training sessions every Friday
*Wellbeing days throughout the year
*Free fruit and healthy snacks
*Social events throughout the year
*Informal dress code
*Staff relaxation area with TV & pool table
*Staff discount on worldwide holidays
*Staff rewards and discount schemes
*22 days holiday per year, plus public holidays - increasing with length of service to 27 days
*Company Reward Scheme for milestone Anniversaries with the company

Interested:

To apply for the position of Events Manager Click 'apply' to submit your CV.
This role is being managed by Joe@traveltraderecruitment.co.uk / Tel: 0203 887 9444
Please note that only candidates who meet the shortlisted requirements will be contacted

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