Events Operations Executive – RIBA Venues

£20,000 –  £23,000 range per annum

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD

35 hours per week ( fulltime, permanent contract)

Deadline for applying: Friday, 3rd March 2017

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and its members. With a passion to promote a wider public appetite and interest in architecture through its website, exhibitions, talks and four million-strong collections, the RIBA has led the profession since its foundation in 1834, and continues to lead as architects face the challenges of the 21st century.

RIBA’s venues team market and sell its 21 meetings and event facilities, and you will be responsible for delivering its budgets and managing resulting events at 66 Portland Place.

Booking and managing meetings and events for up to 400 guests, your role will be wide-ranging including dealing with corporate, private client and internal events. You’ll be involved in contributing to the growth of the department’s turnover by applying sales techniques and assisting team members in applying the same.

With proven sales, logistics, event planning and delivery experience and a passion for selling and delivering event services in a heritage, historical or unique venue (or 5* hotel) you will be a confident sales-driven team member.  A first-class communicator, you’ll have the ability to build and develop relationships, manage expectations, meet deliverables and negotiate with clients and suppliers.

Highly motivated, organised and target driven, you should be able to work as part of a wider team as well as taking responsibility for sole events and projects.

You’ll need to be educated in business, sales, hospitality, catering or related subject, with experience of a PMS/Booking system as an advantage.

If you would like to apply for the position, please send a CV and covering letter to Kirsten Kruls at Kirsten.Kruls@riba.org.