Event Manager - QEII Centre Maternity Cover

Location
London
Salary
Up to £35,000 based on experience
Posted
09 Nov 2018
Closes
07 Dec 2018
Ref
compass/TP/16802/45294
Contact
Ms Felicity Dyson
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Levy Restaurants UK have an excellent opportunity available for an Events Manager for the QEII Centre based in the heart of Westminster with fantastic views of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. 

The QEII centre is the largest dedicated conference, events and exhibition space in central London, offering world class facilities for high profile conferences, conventions, exhibitions, awards dinners and corporate events with capacity for up to 2,500 and hosting over 400 events a year.

Package description

Up to £35,000

Fantastic venue in the heart of London

Exciting role covering maternity for 12 months

Main responsibilities
  • As Event Manager, you will be the primary point of contact between Levy and the client, selling, developing, organising and managing conference and event catering
  • To respond to all incoming catering enquiries within 24 hours
  • Advise clients on the best way to manage their event and suggest alternatives if appropriate
  • Maximising all business opportunities through upselling; 
  • Monitor all standards of service, particularly food quality
  • Responsible for all client meetings, whether face-to-face or by telephone. To be involved in showarounds and requirements meetings for events
  • Responsible for creating Catering Schedules for clients confirming all of their catering requirements, and liaising with clients regularly to ensure all last minute changes and requests are met on the event day
  • Being able to react in situations regarding operational issues
  • Holding Menu Tastings for clients who request this prior to an event
  • Responsible for promoting the Centre and Leith’s, creating an opportunity to sell to clients
  • To ensure that a high quality of work, personnel presentation and communication is kept by all staff members of Leith’s
  • To work closely with the Head and Sous Chef when dealing with clients who require bespoke menus
  • To work closely with suppliers for upselling to clients at the first opportunity
Ideal candidate
  • Excellent Catering and Leadership skills
  • Passion for events, catering and planning
  • Experience within a similar venue/contract
  • High levels of customer service and food quality
  • Excellent client relationship skills
  • Capable of managing large teams
  • Organised, able to judge and prioritise
  • Have a flexible approach with a “can do” attitude
  • Sound knowledge of Hygiene, Health and Safety
About the company

Levy Restaurants UK is the sports, leisure and hospitality sector of Compass Group UK& I and British partner to Levy Restaurants US. A hospitality market leader, Levy Restaurants provides individual character to each of its clients including Twickenham Experience and The O2, through focusing on delicious food, great atmosphere and legendary service.