Job Description

The Event Sales Manager will support the Head of Events in building Woolwich Works’ commercial event hire business.

The Trust doesn’t receive ongoing revenue funding or subsidy, and all our income is used to run the organisation for the benefit of our community. The Event Sales Manager is responsible for acquiring substantial commercial events business to sit alongside our cultural and community activities, ensuring that the Trust makes enough money to run and look after its buildings and deliver creative opportunities for its community both in them and beyond.

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.

We’re looking for an experienced commercial event sales professional. You’ll have good contacts and a proven track record of selling both large-scale and mid-scale venue spaces. You’ll be passionate about the events industry, motivated about securing commercial business, and dogged in the pursuit of ambitious targets. Experience in an arts or entertainment environment would be an advantage. 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, confident and innovative in your ability to sell them, and passionate about the vital contribution your commercial success will make to the Trust’s overarching ambitions and objectives.

To apply for this role please visit our portal to complete the online application form no later than 23.59 on Sunday 21 August 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 are expected to take place on Thursday 25 August 2022.

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.