Event And Membership Manager, Dorking Halls

Mole Valley District Council
From £31,848 to £34,478 per annum plus local govt pension scheme
12 Apr 2017
12 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


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 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 all event planning to ensure that all staff 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 private functions, fairs, performances, etc.

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 busy theatre or conference venue.

- 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 Mon 24 April.

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