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Event Operations Manager

RIBA 1834 Ltd
London / Hybrid working
£31,000-£34,000pa (based on location and experience)
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Full Time

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Be part of the vision; be part of the RIBA.

The RIBA is a global professional membership body, and a cultural organisation, driving excellence in architecture.

Salary: £31,000-£34,000pa (based on location and experience)

Location: London/Hybrid working dependant on the needs of the business

Hours: 35 hours per week, permanent, full-time position

Why Join us? Our Benefits:

The RIBA offers an amazing employee benefits package which includes (a) a generous pension scheme with employer contributions (up to 12%), (b) life assurance, (c) annual leave of 27 days plus bank holidays, paid closure of 3 discretionary days between Christmas and New Year plus a season ticket loan. For more details on our benefits click here

About the Role

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and its members. With a passion to promote a wider public appetite and interest in architecture through its website, exhibitions, talks and four million-strong collections, the RIBA has led the profession since its foundation in 1834, and continues to lead as architects face the challenges of the 21st century.

Our Venues team, market and sell the RIBA's 7 meetings and event facilities, and as an Events Operations Manager, you will lead the planning and organisation of these events as well as personally look after all our high-income generating events at 66 Portland Place.

Booking, planning, and running meetings and events for up to 400 guests, your role will be wide-ranging including dealing with corporate, private client and internal events. Your portfolio will include film shoots, fashion shows, weddings and bespoke event activities – no two days will be the same.

You will be involved in contributing to the growth of the department’s turnover by applying sales techniques and assisting team members in applying the same. You will be both in the office and on-the-ground ensuring the highest visitor experience is delivered at all events in your portfolio, delivering 5-star service throughout.

What are we looking for?

  • Proven sales, logistics, event planning and delivery experienced individual with a passion for selling and delivering event services in a Heritage, Historical or Unique venue (or 5* hotel).
  • A confident sales-driven team member.
  • A first-class communicator, with the ability to build and develop relationships, manage expectations, lead a team, meet deliverables, and negotiate with clients and suppliers.
  • A highly motivated, organised and target driven team player, also able to work as part of a wider team as well as taking responsibility for sole events.
  • An education background in Business, Sales, Hospitality, Catering, or related subject.
  • Experience working on special events, such as weddings and film shoots would be advantageous

If you would like to apply for the position, please view the full job description below (found at 'supporting documents') and submit your CV and covering letter using the form below. Additionally, please ensure that you complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which will be submitted separate from your application

Closing date: Wednesday 31 May 2023
Interview date: TBC

Due to high volumes of applications we are unable to respond to everyone, however, should you be shortlisted for interview we will be in touch. We may also close an advert earlier than the date above if we receive enough quality applications.

Please note that you must be able to demonstrate that you have the Right to Work in the UK. We are unable to proceed with any candidates who cannot show the relevant documentation so please only apply if you meet these criteria. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer visa sponsorship.

The RIBA aims to be an inclusive employer, committed to building an authentic and diverse environment where all are encouraged to be themselves. We champion work/life balance and welcome requests for flexible working across our organisation. We value applications from all sections of society and appreciate divergent experience, therefore if you are excited about the role and working with us, yet your past experience may not align perfectly with every single skill or competency, we encourage you to apply anyway.  

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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a global professional membership body driving excellence in architecture. Our purpose is to serve members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment.

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