Senior Events & Operations

  • Job Reference: KN 1576
  • Date Posted: 6 February 2018
  • Recruiter: Strong Recruitment
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  • Location: London
  • Salary: £28,000 to £34,000
  • Sector: Tour Operators/Wholesale, Tourism, Tourism Board
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Events & Operations – London based Trade Association are growing their events team and we are seeking an experienced Events & Operations candidate to work closely with the Head of Events, to source venues and set up arrangements for industry events throughout Europe and some long haul destinations. A busy and varied role which will involve some travel, working in the Event & operations team you will : 

  • Be Project Manager for a number of events held each year in Europe including trade shows, workshops, conference and seminars

  • Negotiating with suppliers and working with a range of high profile bodies including tourism associations, the press, government agencies, tourist boards and  industry heads

  • Handling all operational and administrative needs for events from 20 people to 1000+

  • Product development, sourcing new venues, attending fam trips

  • Attending most events held in London, Paris, Brussels, Rome, Venice, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and other major European cities

  • Managing events staff and admin staff

  • Liaising regularly with internal departments such as marketing, sales, finance and IT

  • Managing and fixing budgets and all financial elements of the events 

Events & Operations candidates must be able to demonstrate : 

  • Proven operational experience working within a tour operator, incentive or MICE company at a senior level

  • Experience of working in Events

  • Preference given to candidates with a knowledge or passion of working in the tourism sector

  • Knowledge of putting together an event proposal and operating an event

  • Fluency in English essential – a 2nd European or Chinese language useful

  • Experience of working as a team

  • time management skills and ability to work without supervision – you will be given a lot of responsibility 

This Trade Association is globally recognised for the work it does and has offered many staff amazing career opportunities and is a happy, motivated and professional team to join. They reward well with generous bonus, healthcare, STL, pension and the opportunity to travel and network with some of the industry greats. Many staff can demonstrate long and successful careers with promotional opportunities and the company invests in its staff offering on going training and support. 

Event & Operation candidates will be contacted within 2 working days and we will arrange to meet you to discuss the role and company in full to ensure this is the right move for you. Since 2001 we have helped many people find the right career – we hope we can help you!