Events Assistant (Industrial Placement)

University of Reading - Catering Hotel & Conference Services

Venue Reading is a professional events service offering a wide variety of venues, hosting a range of events including day and residential meetings and conferences, functions and weddings, B&B accommodation, academic summer schools and external language schools.

We are looking for a person with a passion for customer service to assist our busy team taking initial enquiries through to delivering successful events. This role will offer the right person the opportunity to learn and experience many facets of the events business.

This is an industrial placement opportunity in a busy events team starting in June 2018.

You will have:

  • Superlative organisational skills.
  • Excellent communication at all levels.
  • Ability to multi-task, handling many client requests at one time.
  • Strong people skills.
  • A flexible approach to the roles.
  • Previous customer service experience.
  • An interest in digital marketing.
  • Ability to use own initiative

Informal Contact Details
Contact role: Events Manager
Contact name: Laura Robb
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 6116
Contact email:

Alternative Informal Contact Details
Contact role: Head of Conference and Events Operations
Contact name: Fi Donovan
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 8334
Contact email:

Interview Date: 2nd May 2018

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

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