Background to the Post

This post is responsible for carrying out the event and conferencing business activities. To process the incoming business from beginning to end including administration and co-ordination of the conferencing & catering operations across the groups six colleges.

The Warwickshire College Group own facilities across the sites which provide conferencing facilities for internal and external customers alike. This post will play a vital part in delivering a high quality conferencing and room booking service to our clients and will help in conjunction with our Director of Adult Education and Commercial Development to actively seek opportunities to grow and develop the commercial revenue streams arising from this business. The catering at WCG is currently outsourced.

This post reports into the Director of Adult Education and Commercial Development and the Conferencing & Events Coordinator post will be responsible for the Conferencing and events at the six WCG sites.

Why Work With Us?

Imagine working for an employer that has a positive impact on the lives of thousands of students every year. That could be you.

We offer careers in teaching, educational support and pastoral care and brilliant opportunities within our professional Corporate and Commercial Services departments. The opportunities here are almost endless and can be full time, term time only, part time.

Place of Work: Royal Leamington Spa College

Our Royal Leamington Spa campus delivers various specialisms from Hair & Beauty to Games Art & Design. As well as these courses we also have an onsite Bistro where some of our students complete their catering courses. We offer a broad range of career opportunities including teaching and support roles.

Essential Attainments:

  • Previous experience in the conferencing, events or catering industry with a proven record in relationship building with external and internal clients.
  • To have sound IT skills having used word, excel, PowerPoint and Google (preferred).
  • Desirable Attainments:

  • To have previous sales experience working towards targets
  • Essential Skills and Knowledge:

  • To demonstrate an enthusiasm and passion for supporting a wide variety of conferencing and event activities.
  • To demonstrate excellent communication and customer service skills dealing with internal and external clients. This will include written, verbal and face to face communication.
  • To be very organised with excellent attention to detail, and demonstrate sound administrative experience.
  • To present a professional image at all times.
  • Have a patient, tactful, insightful and diplomatic nature.
  • Be able to work calmly under pressure and deal with a number of deadlines.
  • Be able to respond quickly and calmly to last minute changes.
  • To be flexible, and able to cover some evening and weekend work if required.
  • To be able to travel between colleges to provide cover as required in addition to office based duties.
  • To be able to set up rooms moving furniture as required.
  • A positive attitude and common sense approach.
  • If required undertake any first aid training to ensure area has sufficient cover
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of Equality and Diversity.
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
  • Ability to demonstrate behaviours which support the Core Values of the College.
  • For a full job description including duties and responsibilities of the role, please see the job description attached below

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