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Event Manager - Kew Gardens

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.

A fantastic opportunity within our Events and Venue Hire Team has arisen for an Event Manager to join us in a full time position. This position 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 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 our team of zero-hour event assistants throughout the calendar year and line management of a summer seasonal contract between April – October each year.

Previous experience of the 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 and attention to details are a must. Experience in line management of a direct report is preferable.

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 salary will be £27,852 per annum.

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 as access to our own beautiful gardens at Kew and Wakehurst.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application through the online portal, by clicking “Apply for this job”.

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.

Interviews will be conducted week commencing 20th June 2022.

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Sunday, June 5, 2022 - 23:00
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