Job Description

About this job

The Event Manager will operationally run commercial and artistic events at Woolwich Works, acting as the venue’s representative to clients and promoters and contributing to the delivery of our programme.

The Trust doesn’t receive ongoing revenue funding or subsidy, and as such all income is used to run the organisation for the benefit of our community. The Event Manager is responsible for managing events and building the reputation of Woolwich Works as a leading events venue. You will also manage other internal and reputational events for the Trust.

As a manager you’ll be expected to spend some time each month both delivering learning and development opportunities to others and benefitting from learning and development opportunities yourself as part of our Step-Up programme.

Is this job for you?

We’re looking for an experienced events professional. You’ll have worked in an arts or entertainment environment operationally. You will have a good understanding of event safety management and will be used to dealing with clients directly and supporting a sales function, upselling Woolwich Works’ facilities as required.

You’ll have worked with a range of suppliers from caterers to security and will be used to managing these teams onsite in a live event environment. You’ll need to be comfortable managing conflicting demands and priorities, and with contributing to setting something up from scratch. Mostly, you’ll be excited by the potential of our venues, and passionate about the vital contribution your success will make to the Trust’s overarching ambitions and objectives.

How to apply

Please log into our portal https://apply.woolwich.works/ to complete the online application form no later than 23.59 on Wednesday 5 October 2022 (the ‘closing date’). If you can’t complete the form electronically, we can arrange an alternative version for posting - please contact us by phone to arrange.

Interviews for this role will take place on Thursday 13 October 2022 if applying, please keep this date free in case you’re shortlisted.

CVs won’t be accepted as an alternative to completing the form, and we operate an anonymous recruitment process. If you’re unable to complete a written application for any reason please either email us or call (020) 8035 8835 so that we can discuss alternative arrangements for assessing your suitability for the job. However, you must do so at least one week before the closing date above.

We aim to give feedback to anybody who requests it but due to the high number of applications we receive it may take us some time to do so. We will always let you know if you have been unsuccessful and we aim to stick to the time frame outlined in the job advert.

We’re proud of the diversity of our community and aim to build a team that represents it. We therefore particularly welcome applications from people from black, Asian and ethnically-diverse backgrounds, and those identifying as D/deaf or disabled.