Southbank Centre is a place that unites people through the exchange of ideas, the power of creativity and the imagination and through freedom of expression. We passionately believe in the power of art, ideas and creativity to inspire, educate and effect change. Our employees are at the centre of delivering our mission, which is ‘to create a permanent sense of festival where the world meets to celebrate the power of the imagination’.
We are looking for an experienced Commercial Events Officer to join our Commercial Events team. This is a great opportunity for someone with event management experience, who is well organised and shares Southbank Centre’s belief that the arts should be available to all, to join our Commercial Events team at an exciting time for our organisation.
Following two years of refurbishment and some much needed tender loving care Southbank Centre’s 1960s buildings, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Hayward Gallery, will be reopening in early 2018. The Commercial Events team manages all aspects of commercial venue hires across Southbank Centre as well as cultivation/fundraising and other internal events, and as we scale up our commercial events function towards reopening we are looking forward to welcoming another Commercial Events Officer to the team.
As Commercial Events Officer, you will be involved with all aspects of event planning and delivery, from taking initial enquiries and conducting site visits, to liaising with internal and external service providers to make all necessary arrangements and managing the event on the day.
Well-organised, with excellent project and time-management skills; the ideal candidate will already have experience of event management (ideally from working in a similar venue or organisation) and will be able to pick up the complexities of a multi-venue site quickly. Able to demonstrate an understanding of sales and income generation; you will have experience of selling an artistic venue as a commercial space and be confident in your ability to balance the sensitivities around this. With excellent interpersonal skills, you will be able to communicate and work well with a wide range of people with tact and diplomacy, including Southbank Centre’s key stakeholders.
We present work for everyone and we welcome applications from everyone. By attracting people to work for us from a broad range of backgrounds with diverse attitudes, opinions and beliefs we can continue to look at the world with fresh eyes and find new ways of doing things.
In order for us to consider your application, we would like you to address the following questions on the application form:
Only applicants that answer the following questions will be considered for interview.
What specifically interests you in this role?
What is your experience of working in a similar venue and/or organisation?
Please outline your experience of dealing with external and/or internal clients, and give an example of an occasion on which you delivered exceptional customer service.
Contract: Full time, permanent
Closing date for applications: 23:45, 11 January 2018
Interviews: 23 January 2018
We reserve the right to close the advert early if enough applications are received.