Events Coordinator

Location: Woburn Forest Village - Bedfordshire

Hours of Work: Full-Time, Various Hours Available

Salary/Hourly Rate: Circa £22,000 per annum

Contract Type: Fixed Term/Temporary

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 15 June 2021

Events Coordinator

The Conference & Events team focus on delivering the highest levels of guest satisfaction through service and value for money for both our corporate and leisure events. We offer conferences, meetings and events for external corporate (B2B) clients of high profile brands and we’re looking for an experienced Events Coordinator to join our team.

EVENTS COORDINATOR

Reporting to the Events Manager, you will be responsible for co-ordinating all Village events, including corporate and internal bookings. You will provide the highest levels of guest service, from initial liaison with the client through to the delivery of the event. Excellent communication skills are therefore required, along with exemplary customer service skills.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Working alongside the Events Manager to ensure the correct level of resource is deployed to deliver the event and that communication with the operations team and other departments is correct and timely
  • Providing advice and guidance on colour schemes, themes and décor, with best value for money and brand delivery in mind
  • Having an awareness and understanding of budget / payroll costs to ensure we meet our divisional targets without compromising our level of guest satisfaction / customer service

HOURS OF WORK

This is a fixed term contract until 14 April 2022. You will be contracted to work 160 hours per 4-week period on a flexible basis. This means that your days and hours of work could vary each week, but you will always receive at least your contracted hours each period. Hours will generally be Monday- Friday, occasional weekend work will be required to suit business requirements. 

As our village is open 365 days of the year, your working hours will include weekends, public / bank holidays and during Christmas and / or New Year on a rota basis.

ABOUT YOU

Essential requirements:

  • Two years’ experience in co-ordinating conferences / large functions / events
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • An organised and methodical approach
  • Good knowledge of a wide range of Microsoft applications (or equivalent)
  • GCSE Grade C or above in English and Maths (or equivalent)
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Have a positive “can do” attitude

Desirable requirements:

  • Event Management / Hospitality Qualification BTECH / Diploma / Degree

ABOUT THE BENEFITS

Center Parcs is a fantastic place to work and the benefits are as impressive as they are unique. Here are just a few:

  • Management / staff bonus scheme
  • Reward & recognition scheme
  • Free use of on-site leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets
  • An employee assistance programme providing support on financial, health and legal matters

If this sounds like your ideal job, then we’d love to see your application.

Closing date: 15 June 2021 at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held: 22 June 2021

Please note this vacancy may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received. Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

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Our colleagues work together to make sure guests have a memorable and safe short break. We are committed to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our teams. Throughout the pandemic Center Parcs have adapted in line with Government guidance and we are doing everything we can to ensure our colleagues feel safe at work by focusing on additional training, health and well-being, hygiene and PPE.

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