We are looking for a friendly and enthusiastic Events Executive to support the events team.
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced hospitality professional looking for a seasonal role - or indeed a third year hospitality or events management student looking for some valuable experience, and a first rung on that career ladder. We are however open to all applications.
Syon Park is the last privately owned country Estate in London. Every spring and summer from April to September/October, the Estate hosts a busy season of luxury events, stunning weddings and beautiful celebrations within Syon House, The Great Conservatory and surrounding Pleasure Gardens and Parkland.
The Events Executive ensures the smooth running and successful management of all Syon functions/events. You will often be the public face of Syon Park to the client, the caterer and all other parties. You will be responsible for enforcing rules and procedures laid down by Syon Park and taking any necessary operational decisions including reporting or resolving and problems or issues appropriately. You will manage the set-up of events with the support of the team, and will assist in the running of events too.
The post involves daily contact with clients and suppliers through telephone calls, written correspondence and site inspections. The key responsibilities for this job are contributing towards achieving the sales budget, assisting with the management of existing events, developing further and new business, and making sure all information is correctly entered on Priava reservation system. Training will be given.
An eye for detail and a proven record in dealing with clients is highly desirable. A quick thinking team player with a flexible approach to an ever-changing environment is ideal. Smart presentation, charm and a ready smile are essential qualities too.
Normal hours of work are 16 hours per week working on Sundays and Mondays from April to September/ October – with occasional extra hours on a rostered basis, and are those hours necessary to fulfil the requirements of your position to the satisfaction of the Estate. This would usually mean working 08.30 to 17.00 hrs on most days or 09.30 to 18.00 hrs on event days. Any additional hours worked will be paid at the normal hourly rate, with eleven hour rest breaks between shifts.
We are a very friendly team - and very proud of what we do. We offer a wonderful place to work - and the chance to make a lot of people smile, and as much tea and coffee as you can drink.