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Conferences and Events Sales Executive

University of Leeds - Facilities Directorate - Conferencing & Events

Location: Leeds
Salary: £25,742 to £29,605 per annum, depending on experience (Grade 5)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd February 2024
Closes: 14th March 2024
Job Ref: FDCEV1006

This role will be based on the university campus, with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner.  We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

The University of Leeds Conferences & Events team sell, plan and deliver events; this includes venue hire, accommodation, catering, and conference management services. The University operates a wide range of venues and facilities that attract events such as meetings, conferences (including residential), exhibitions, award ceremonies, receptions and dinners. The team’s income has grown significantly over the past year, and further growth is expected both on and off campus, including a new city centre venue which was launched in Spring 2023.

The Conference and Event Sales Executive supports proactive and reactive event sales activity, taking events from enquiry to contract, ensuring high conversion rates to ensure maximum commercial and reputational impact for the University. As the first point of contact for new and existing clients, customer service, time management, and a keen eye for detail are all vital for success in this post.

This post works closely with the Assistant Head of Conference and Events (Sales) to sell conference and event services, whilst effectively liaising with Conference & Events Operations, Catering & Hospitality and Residential colleagues to ensure a smooth transition of bookings where the provision of facilities and services are as agreed with the client.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus 16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – that’s 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.

And much more!

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Sam Glenister-Batey

Email: S.Glenister-Batey@leeds.ac.uk

Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Contract type: Ongoing

Interview date: Monday 25th March 2024

Further details: Candidate Brief

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