Written by Emily Falconer on 2nd April 2019

The Royal Aeronautical Society at No.4 Hamilton Place has an exciting opportunity for a Head of Venue Marketing and Events (12-month maternity cover) to join the Venue Hire Department to develop and deliver the marketing and event sales strategy and maximise the use of the venue and the income generated with the in-house caterers; Blue Strawberry.

The role is responsible for actively seeking opportunities to develop new business, resulting in the recruitment and retention of clients in order to deliver the venue hire budget. To also manage the upkeep of the Premises; overseeing maintenance/upgrade projects to ensure the venue has the highest standard of facilities for clients and members.

About the Royal Aeronautical Society and No.4 Hamilton Place

The Royal Aeronautical Society, also known as the RAeS, is a British multi-disciplinary professional institution dedicated to the global aerospace community. Founded in 1866, it is the oldest aeronautical society in the world. The Society now has over 22,500 members. The objectives of The Royal Aeronautical Society include: to support and maintain high professional standards in aerospace disciplines; to provide a unique source of specialist information and a local forum for the exchange of ideas; and to exert influence in the interests of aerospace in the public and industrial arenas. The Royal Aeronautical Society is a worldwide society with an international network of 67 branches.

No.4 Hamilton Place is home to the Royal Aeronautical Society and offers a choice of versatile rooms that can accommodate 1-300 guests. The venue’s event spaces include a stunning roof terrace, that looks out over Hyde Park, an elegant Edwardian dining room and a state of the art conference theatre. Located in stylish Mayfair, and with catering from Blue Strawberry, No. 4 is a very special venue that will engage and inspire delegates, colleagues or clients for all central London meetings and events.

About this position

No.4 Hamilton Place Venue Team organises over 300 events throughout the year including meetings, conferences, summer and Christmas parties and weddings. We now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Head of Venue Marketing and Events to join the team for a maternity cover contract.

You will work closely with the Senior Events Manager to market, sell, and deliver all events to a high standard within budget, and achieving maximum income as well as managing the premises.

About you

You will possess strong team management experience, within a venue environment as well as significant marketing and sales experience.

Positive, energetic and with a proactive approach to tasks you have the ability to prioritise workload, multi-task, delegate and complete tasks to deadlines.

Please find the job description for the Head of Venue Marketing and Events Mat Cover

Closing date for applications:         Friday 17 May 2019 (midday)

Interviews to be held w/c:                w/c 20 May 2019

Please send a CV and cover letter to [email protected]