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Event Manager - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

We currently have an opportunity within our Venue Hire Team for an Event Manager to join us in a full-time position. This role will be supporting the operational delivery of private and corporate events at Kew Gardens. The events range from weddings to corporate dinners and conferences.

The role will involve responding to client enquiries and conducting venue site visits for clients and supplier to plan all the small details of the event in the lead up to the event followed by managing the on the day event logistics to ensure everything runs smoothly. You will deliver an excellent standard of customer service for the client and ensure high standards are maintained in all aspects of the planning and delivery of Kew’s Venue Hire events.

This role will be responsible for the line management of one permanent event coordinator with a focus on providing support, fostering development and engaging in regular 1:1 meetings.

Previous experience managing the logistics, planning and operational delivery of events in a venue environment is essential for this role, including the ability to work to tight deadlines, manage multiple clients and meet targets. Excellent communication, organisational skills and attention to detail are essential. Experience in line management of a direct report and a working knowledge of Health and Safety in events is preferrable.

You will be required to work weekends and evenings on a very regular basis.

This role is based at Kew with the option of regular home working, subject to operational requirements.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew) is a leading plant science institute, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and major visitor attraction. Our mission is to understand and protect plants and fungi for the well-being of people and the future of all life on Earth.

We are working to end the unprecedented extinction crisis and to help create a world where nature is protected, valued by all and managed sustainably. We will achieve these goals by drawing on our leading scientific research, unrivalled collections of plants and fungi, global network of partners, inspirational gardens at Kew and Wakehurst, and our 260 years of history.

Join us on our journey as protectors of the world’s plants and fungi. 

The salary will be £30,706 per annum.

It is anticipated that interviews for this role will be held in the week commencing Monday 22nd April 2024.

Our fantastic benefits package includes opportunities for continuous learning, a generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance, an Employee Assistance Programme and other wellbeing support such as cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership. We also offer a competitive pension, an employee discount scheme and free entry into a wide range of national museums and galleries, as well access to our own beautiful gardens at Kew and Wakehurst.

We are dedicated to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to interviewing disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

No agencies please.


Application forms and further details about the role can be found at:

Sunday, April 14, 2024 - 23:00
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