Conference Operations Manager

  • Job Reference: com/0408/M25405/52505132/SU
  • Date Posted: 5 August 2022
  • Employer: Compass Group Plc
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  • Location: Stafford
  • Salary: £12.02 Per Hour
  • Bonus/Benefits: £12.02 per hour
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

You manage and lead the Conference Operations team on site, including set up, equipment and general logistics, the end result will be an exceptional service offering and a fantastic customer experience.

In addition, you will ensure standards are maintained to a high standard, and team performance tracked and individual team members be developed. There is also responsibility for ensuring all areas comply with Health & Safety and Food Safety standards.

What we'll give:

Conference Operations Manager

  • £12.02 per hour, 40 hours per week
  • Free Parking
  • Discounted leisure membership
  • Meals provide whilst on shift
  • Discounts on accommodation at our venues
  • Compass exclusive offers on PerksAtWork
  • Access to a wide range of programs to train and develop you
  • Pension contribution
  • Medicash healthcare
  • Eyecare vouchers

Yarnfield Park is a leading training venue, conference centre and religious retreat venue in the heart of the UK. We support small, large and international companies to meet their training and conference needs. Yarnfield Park provides an ideal environment for learning with the flexibility of over 32 conference rooms and national training facilities, extensive accommodation, natural light, ventilation and fresh, tasty food options.

Great things happen when people get together in our spaces to meet and spaces to sleep at Yarnfield Park. From conferences, meetings, training, and every business event in between our venue provides an informal atmosphere where you and our guests can be themselves.

We combine our spaces with a bigger family. Yarnfield Park is part of The Venues Collection a division of Levy UK & Ireland, the market leader in contract catering and hospitality services.

More about the role:
  • To support the operational requirements on site in delivering the conferences to the agreed clients expectations and mandated brand standards
  • To manage the conference function including setup, equipment, general logistics and liaising with the F&B Manager to ensure events are adequately resourced
  • Working efficiently to maintain high standards and increase customer retention for the business but must remain operating within budget requirements
  • To act as the Duty Manager, as and when required
  • Ensuring a smooth and efficient running of the site during your period of duty, with particular attention to services during peak times and ensuring customer and client needs are met
  • To ensure all conference rooms are set as per Client request/function sheet and mandated brand standards
  • Monitor and manage client course material
  • Site security to be maintained at all times and ensure that conference rooms as kept secure
  • Meet and greet conference organisers and ensure they are informed of all housekeeping requirements, including security, fire procedure, etc.
  • Remain vigilant and challenge any suspicious persons on site.
  • All standards to be maintained as per company SOPs
  • Maintain excellent communication with management and team
Who you are:

You will be an enterprising individual, a natural leader who thrives at influencing and persuading others. Detail-oriented and organised, and like working in a structured environment.

  • Consistent
  • Proactive
  • Innovative
  • Able to problem solve
Who we are:

We ensure you're rewarded for all your hard work, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:

  • Exclusive travel discounts with TUI, Expedia, and many more
  • Save money on your food shop with discounts on Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and many more
  • Up to 44% off cinema tickets to enjoy your favourite blockbuster
  • Regular emails filled with the best discounts and savings available
  • Receive Wow Points every time you spend and use them on a wide range of brands
  • Un-wind with us with free wellness, mindfulness and exercise classes
  • You can share all discounts and offers with your friends and families
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Grow your career with our Career Pathways programme

Part of Levy UK&I, we are a grouping of seven easily accessible event spaces with hotel-like residential and leisure facilities, which all sit under the brand name The Venues Collection. Located across the UK, our venues all feature stylish and individual event spaces, including both contemporary and historic meeting areas.

Join us to grow your career with the industry leader, and get competitive pay, great perks and unrivalled opportunities for learning and development, at one of the UK's biggest businesses. Every day, our teams of passionate hospitality professionals strive for excellence in delivering employee dining and hospitality to some of the UK's leading workplace as well as inspiring exceptional experiences in iconic cultural and heritage destinations.

Compass Group UK&I is an equal opportunities employer, committed to cultivating diverse and inclusive environments for every employee.