Assistant Events Manager – Blenheim Palace

permanent

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Events Manager to join the team at Blenheim Palace, on a full time permanent basis reporting directly to the Events Manager. Due to the nature of the role, we are looking for candidates who are flexible with their working hours as some of our events do run during the evening and weekends.

1. About the venue

Situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire and surrounded by tranquil landscaped gardens, Blenheim Palace is a true masterpiece of 18th Century Baroque architecture. Home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birth place of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

2. About the role

Primarily, the Assistant Events Manager role is responsible for supporting the Events Manager and wider team, in ensuring that all events that take place at Blenheim Palace run smoothly and efficiently on the day. This is truly a fantastic opportunity to be a part of some amazing events such as Salon Privé, Nocture Live concerts, Jousting tournaments, dinners hosted by celebrity chefs, weddings and many more!

The role of an Assistant Events Manager will involve;

  • Support the Events Manager in running events, ensuring they are ran smoothly and efficiently.
  • Support the setup and service of our events, by working closely with the front of house and back of house teams.
  • Being visible on the floor at events supporting the front of house Supervisors.
  • Add value to the existing strong relationship with the Blenheim Palace sales teams.

3. The ideal candidate

  • Previous operational experience from hotels/events/banqueting/corporate events is essential, as this role will require the successful candidate to direct from the front when events take place.
  • Enjoy working with a fast paced environment and enjoy working under pressure.
  • Passionate about attention to detail, where you are always striving to exceed client expectations.
  • A strong team player with great communication skills.
  • Strong organisational skills.

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