Event and Business Development Manager

Dorking, Surrey
£31,848 - £34,478
11 May 2017
09 Jun 2017
Event Jobs
Contract Type
Full Time

Event and Business Development Manager


This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a good track record in events management and a passion for driving sales to join the management team at Dorking Halls.  As well as being a busy theatre and cinema, Dorking Halls has over 700 hire events a year and is one of the South East’s busiest and most prestigious venues.

The Role

Your role will involve co-ordinating the planning of all hire events to ensure that the team are fully prepared for the smooth delivery of activities in the venue.

The role is also about generating new business and repeat business to hit income targets for hire events and advertising.  This involves proactive and direct selling to the local business community and others for conferences and meetings, as well as other events.

You will manage a small team, whose work includes event administration, processing invoices and running the Box Office service.

About you

The successful candidate will:

- have experience of managing a team and of working in a venue or in the conference/events industry.

- be highly organised and methodical.

- have an excellent command of written and spoken English.

- have a good understanding of the business and conferencing market.

- have a track record in driving direct sales from cold calling and selling services by telephone.

- be a persuasive negotiator and able to secure the best deals.

- demonstrate a willingness to hit and exceed financial targets.

For an informal chat contact Keith Garrow, General Manager, on

(01306) 879311. 

Closing date Friday 9 June.

Interviews: week commencing 3 July

Please read the full Job Description and Person Specification before applying. For details click apply,