Venue Hire and Event Planning Manager

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AED Salary Range:
Salary Description:
£28000 - £32000 per annum
ESP Recruitment
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This stunning Grade II listed venue based in the City seeks a Venue Hire and Event Planning Manager to lead the team that manages both commercial (venue hire) and charitable programme event planning, to deliver excellent events that generate positive feedback and repeat business through excellent customer service.

Role purpose and key objectives

* To lead and manage the venue hire and event planning elements of the business to achieve or exceed income generation targets.
* To source and secure appropriate new venue hire business respecting the company's core purpose and reputation, whilst ensuring that current and long-standing clients and audiences remain engaged.
* The post holder will be accountable for achievement of annual venue hire targets and responsible for proposing, managing and reporting on those specific budget lines.
* Achieve or exceed the agreed venue hire budget for the year (currently circa £600k) through appropriate bookings

* Working with Campaigns, to increase take-up of existing venue hire offer to achieve agreed targets (this will include identifying new and innovative ways to take our offer to market)

* Achieve or exceed agreed venue hire budgets with full budget management responsibility, monitoring and reporting on performance against KPIs .

* With the Campaigns team, plan and implement a sales and marketing strategy for the venue hire function, working to clear targets and considering alternative strategies and markets

* Managing the Event Planners, and in collaboration with the Senior Programmer and Campaigns team, ensure the programme is uploaded to the box office system and website to agreed deadlines, the marketing strategy agreed and implemented, sales monitored, and impact of pilot projects evaluated

The successful candidate will have a strong track record of success increasing venue hire income and business within a venue-based cultural charity , excellent financial management skills, including formulating budgets, monitoring and control procedures and first class written and verbal communication skills in English and a proactive approach to internal communication

Contact Details:
ESP Recruitment
Tel: 020 7299 2960
Contact: Liz Sinclair

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