Assistant Conference & Events Manager

Up to £28,000
14 Jul 2017
11 Aug 2017
Ms Ruth Mullin
Contract Type
Full Time

Due to internal progression our team at Ascot have an exceptional opportunity for an experienced conference and events professional. This role involves managing the business and events operations at the racecourse, from large conferences, parties, private dinners and unique events, this role offers someone the opportunity to run bespoke events at this iconic venue. Outside of the racing calendar there are a variety of prestigious events taking place that you will have the opportunity to manage.

 Were very proud of our relationship with Ascot; we work closely to ensure we support their promise of “Raising the Standard” and their values of elegant, uplifting and original. This is an excellent opportunity to join the team within a flagship contract for our Sodexo Sports and Leisure business.

Our heritage is built on catering and hospitality experience and fuelled by our passion for exceptional food and service. For over 40 years we have been providing bespoke catering and hospitality services for sports stadia, racecourses, visitor, attractions, historic venues, major events and premium airline lounges. Recognised across the globe for hospitality, we help create exceptional moments at extraordinary events such as Royal Ascot, Tour de France, The Open Championship, RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the Rugby World Cup

  Package description

Up to £28,000 + Excellent Benefits

  Main responsibilities

In this varied role, you will need to be flexible as your presence at events will be required, you’ll be managing meetings, coordinating teams to ensure the events are set up correctly, ensuring the events looks as the customer expects and the catering requirements are matched. Working with teams across the racecourse you will oversee all aspects of the event, managing a casual workforce and communicating requests to the wider team. Working with the customer, you will ensure all the expectations are met and they have an exceptional event.

Ideal candidate
  • Conference, banqueting or events operations experience is essential
  • Experience of diary and cost control
  • Resilience to manage multiple tasks and prioritise importance in terms of operations and planning
  • Experience of a large events
  • Experience in using Microsoft Office
  • Application of an eye for details to all areas of C&E details
  • Willing to work with flexible working hours