• Paying up to £50,000pa
  • 28 days holiday
  • Potential to earn Management Bonus

About the Company

We are currently recruiting for a fabulous conference and events venue situated on the River Thames, with unrivalled views over the City. The company has beautiful events space with five flexible spaces for conferences, receptions, TV, film and corporate dinners.  The venue accommodates 10-600 guests, and the rooms are commercially hired to corporate and private clients. The venue looks after 400+ events per annum and was Host to the House of Switzerland (Olympic house during 2012) and HIRO House the first sporting members club in London for the duration for the Rugby World Cup in 2015.

Main Duties

We are currently recruiting for a Head of Banqueting to report directly to the Managing Director.  This role will have daily team management responsibility for a core team of 3 Events Operations staff and on occasion up to 50 contractors on any given event.

As the Head of Banqueting, you will have full management and responsibility of commercial event delivery, ensuring events are executed successfully and are profitable for the business in order to exceed annual budgets. You will work closely Events, Facilities and Accounts departments to ensure the business is informed and up to date of changes and client requests ensuring no risk to the business

You will be required to attend and report at weekly team event liaison meetings and will maintain good working relationships with internal livery companies and our local network and neighbourhood including Better Bankside, where appropriate contributing to the collective’s ideals and success.

You will oversee the Profit and loss pre and post event reports on large-scale events to maintain costs within allocated budgets and forecasted targets

You will successfully deliver annually set KPIs and undertake professional development as required

You will represent the business alongside the event department at networking and industry events maximising all new business development opportunities including seasonal or special projects.

You will oversee the creation and management of working rota management and staff time keeping in-line with your Operations Managers.

About you

You will have at least 5 years experience as an operational manager from a catering, events or hospitality background and either looking for the next step up or coming from a large organisation and looking for smaller scale events to have full autonomy over. You will be able to lead and manage a team of staff and will be able to remain calm and composed under pressure. You will have a passion for ensuring your team delivers first class client events and will be comfortable to carry out operational tasks where required- demonstrating team player behaviour. You will have excellent communication skills-verbal and written-demonstrable at all levels. You will be computer literate delivering day to day event reports in a timely manner of post event costs for invoicing.

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