Venue Hire Manager
KEW ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS
Venue Hire Manager
Location: Kew Gardens, Richmond
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is world renowned as a place of tranquil beauty, picturesque gardens and historic buildings with an emphasis on science, education and conservation. Kew Enterprises Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kew Gardens whose key objective is to maximise revenue through its commercial activities.
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Venue Hire Manger to join the Venue Hire team. The successful candidate will be responsible for bringing in sales as well as running weddings, private and corporate events within the gardens including the Grade 1 listed Orangery and the newly restored Temperate House (opens May 2018).
The Venue Hire team hosts over 300 events a year, ranging from weddings to corporate dinners, conferences to birthday parties to product launches.
Previous experience of an event sales and operational environment within a heritage or visitor attraction venue is essential for this role, as well as having exceptional attention to detail and great organisational skills. Excellent communication skills and customer service experience is a must.
This is an excellent opportunity to work with a friendly team delivering events that are both creative and commercially successful. The role will sit as a deputy under the Head of Venue Hire.
It is also an exciting time to be working at Kew, as we embark on an ambitious and innovative plan to revolutionise the visitor offer and transform the public perception of the organisation.
Salary will be £35,164 per annum. We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a broad range of Learning and Development opportunities, with access to the Civil Service training curriculum, generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme.
For full details on this role please visit our website.
Closing date: 4 February 2018.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.
No agencies please.