Events Co-ordinator

University of Kent - Commercial Services - Kent Hospitality

This is an exciting opportunity to join our thriving Conference Team. Previous events include the prestigious Lambeth Conference, we were the accommodation provider for the Open Golf Tournament and we have won the Group Travel Award for 'Best University Accommodation for Groups' since 2008. We offer a wide range of conference services and are the largest and most flexible venue in the South East of England.

You will be responsible for the sales and administration of meetings and groups on campus with particular emphasis on our Language and Summer School business which generates between £1.2M and £1.5M income per annum.

You will build close working relationships with existing and new external and internal clients and UK/European Language School operators/specialists.

You will be expected to maximise revenue opportunities for the University whilst ensuring consistently high levels of customer service and satisfaction.

As Events Co-ordinator you will:

Promote and sell the University facilities to groups, language and summer schools and other clients through regular communication and via a range of media. Manage the allocation of bedrooms, meeting rooms and catering venues to all clients under your control ensuring that their requirements are met whilst maximising the occupancy of spaces on campus.

Provide information to other Departments and stakeholders to ensure that a client’s operational requirements are met and events run smoothly. Ensure timely and accurate billing of all events.

Represent the University, at various travel trade shows, exhibitions, conferences, industry forums and networking events both in the UK and overseas.

To be successful in this role you will need:

A passion for and experience of Event Co-ordination gained in a large scale, high volume conference or group orientated hotel or venue.

GCSE Grade C or 4 in English and Maths or equivalent.

Computer literacy and a good knowledge of Microsoft Office (or similar) and its various applications. Please refer to the job description for a full list of duties.

Your application should clearly address the essential and desirable requirements of the Person Specification, this is how your application is scored. You should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion.

The Department
Kent Hospitality provides housekeeping, catering, bar, reception, conference and events services.

The department manages student accommodation on the Canterbury and Medway campuses for over 6,500 students.

We have been awarded Gold status by Investors in People since 2010, attributable to our committed staff delivering outstanding customer service with passion, pride and professionalism.

For further information, please visit: www.kent.ac.uk/hospitality.

Further Information
Closing date for applications: 23 Nov 2017

Interviews are expected to be held: 8 Dec 2017

Please press the apply button below to go to the university's website where you can view the full job description and also apply. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact hospitalityhr@kent.ac.uk.

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system, we do not require a CV. CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

No agencies, thank you.

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