Event Planner - London

  • Job Reference: compass/90345001/52438945/BU
  • Date Posted: 4 November 2021
  • Employer: Compass Group Plc
  • Website: https://www.compass-group.co.uk/
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £25,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: £25,000 per annum
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

As an Event Planner you will plan and co-ordinate that events run smoothly in the venue and meet the expectations of our customers. You will organise a wide variety of events, such as business conferences, product launches, weddings and summer parties whilst ensuring you maximise upselling opportunities inline with the venues conference and events budget

What we'll give:
  • £XX per annum depending on experience
  • Compass exclusive offers on PerksAtWork
  • Access to a wide range of programs to train and develop you
  • Pension contribution
More about the role:
  • Understanding the requirements of clients and coming up with innovative ideas for events
  • Establishing and agreeing upon important parameters, such as budgets and timeframes
  • Ensuring adherence to health and safety regulations 
  • Researching suppliers and contractors and negotiating favourable deals
  • Providing clients or management with regular updates 
  • Liaise with the Operation team to ensure smooth handover for delivery of event.
  • Performing post-event evaluation and documenting findings 
  • Managing post-event activities
  • Support enquiry conversion to definite bookings
  • Showcase the venue to potential and existing customers
  • Utilise upselling skills to maximise event revenue
Who you are:
  • A creative mind and a flair for entertainment to create exciting events
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise tasks
  • The ability to perform well under pressure and remain calm in crisis situations
  • The ability to multitask, as the job often requires dealing with multiple parties and tasks concurrently
  • Attention to detail to ensure that every aspect of an event is perfect
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think on their feet when unexpected events occur
  • Strong negotiation skills to effectively deal with suppliers and contractors
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, as the job constantly involves working with people
  • Must be able to work on own initiative and be a confident decision maker
  • Must be competent in Microsoft Office and have a good understanding of database management preferably Delphi or similar
  • To have a passion for events and food
  • Minimum of 2 years previous event planning/sales co-ordination
  • To act as an excellent ambassador for RA Venues 
Who we are:

At RA Venues, part of Compass Group UK and Ireland, we inspire great experiences at some of the UK's leading cultural and heritage destinations. From cappuccinos at Pennethorne's in Somerset House to feeding hungry herbivores at Bristol Zoo, or sophisticated afternoon teas in Liberty London to alfresco brunches at the Coach House Kitchen at Hatfield House, we celebrate great food and legendary dining across our portfolio of clients

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received.  You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.