Venue & Room Hire Manager

Location: Birdcage Walk, Westminster
Salary: circa £35k plus bonus plus benefits

About Us

With over 120,000 members in 140 countries, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers have been at the heart of mechanical engineering profession since 1847.

We strive to improve the world through engineering by developing engineers, promoting engineering, informing opinion and encouraging innovation.

Our magnificent Edwardian home overlooks St James's Park and is just minutes away from HM Treasury, the Houses of Parliament and Horse Guards Parade. Here, our flexible venue can host events from lectures, conferences, meetings, away days, seminars and training courses to drinks receptions and fine dining events.

Now, we’re looking for a Venue & Room Hire Manager to oversee this space in Birdcage Walk, as well as our other site in Sheffield.

Your Rewards

  • salary of £35,000 plus bonus
  • stakeholder pension scheme and BUPA private medical insurance
  • life assurance worth three times your annual salary
  • range of benefits to encourage a healthy work-life balance
  • flexible working - Annual Learning at Work day
  • great offices in an iconic building
  • discounted meals at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • free membership of the Institution and professional membership subscription for employees
  • minimum of 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays

Here at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, we’re proud of our organisation’s impressive history, long tradition and fine reputation.

We believe that our employees are integral to our ongoing success, which is why we reward their efforts and achievements and are committed to making their working life a fulfilling and enjoyable one. As an Investors in People accredited employer, we know that knowledge is power and provide a range of learning and development opportunities to help staff realise their full potential.

This is an incredibly exciting time to join this area of our organisation. Venue space in Birdcage Walk is increasingly in-demand and you will have the chance to help drive the success of our room hire services.

Your Role

As the Venue & Room Hire Manager, you will maximise bookings of our venues and rooms, both in Birdcage Walk and Sheffield.

Primarily focusing on our London space, you will:

  • Oversee two members of staff
  • Rent out rooms for a broad range of events
  • Deliver a world-class service to customers
  • Identify new business opportunities
  • Promote the benefits and features of our venues and rooms
  • Build positive, long-lasting relationships with customers

About You

To join us as our Venue & Room Hire Manager, you’ll need:

  • Experience of working in venue management in a senior role
  • Customer service experience
  • A track record of managing successful marketing campaigns
  • A good level of IT literacy
  • Ideally, you’ll have experience of managing and motivating a team to meet objectives, but this isn’t essential. Experience of Sitefinity would also be an advantage, as would experience of Rendezvous room booking software.

    Other companies may call this role Venue Manager, Venue Hire Manager, Events Manager, Room Hire Manager, Venue Operations Manager, Senior Events Executive or Senior Events Co-ordinator.

    The closing date for applications is 1 July 2018, with interviews scheduled to be held on 6 July 2018. If you are interested in applying, please email your CV and covering letter in confidence to recruitment@imeche.org.

    The Institution of Mechanical Engineers are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

    So, if you’re a highly-organised and proactive Venue & Room Hire Manager, please apply.

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