Salary: £25,000 per annum

Shift hours: Permanent

As a Sales Event Planner you will plan and co-ordinate that events run smoothly in the venue and meet the expectations of our customers. You will organise a wide variety of events, such as business conferences, product launches, weddings and summer parties whilst ensuring you maximise upselling opportunities inline with the venues conference and events budget.

  • Understanding the requirements of clients and coming up with innovative ideas for events
  • Establishing and agreeing upon important parameters, such as budgets and timeframes
  • Ensuring adherence to health and safety regulations 
  • Researching suppliers and contractors and negotiating favourable deals
  • Providing clients or management with regular updates 
  • Liaise with the Operation team to ensure smooth handover for delivery of event.
  • Performing post-event evaluation and documenting findings 
  • Managing post-event activities
  • Support enquiry conversion to definite bookings
  • Showcase the venue to potential and existing customers
  • Utilise upselling skills to maximise event revenue
  • A creative mind and a flair for entertainment to create exciting events
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise tasks
  • The ability to perform well under pressure and remain calm in crisis situations
  • The ability to multitask, as the job often requires dealing with multiple parties and tasks concurrently
  • Attention to detail to ensure that every aspect of an event is perfect
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think on their feet when unexpected events occur
  • Strong negotiation skills to effectively deal with suppliers and contractors
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, as the job constantly involves working with people
  • Must be able to work on own initiative and be a confident decision maker
  • Must be competent in Microsoft Office and have a good understanding of database management preferably Delphi or similar
  • To have a passion for events and food
  • Minimum of 2 years previous event planning/sales co-ordination
  • To act as an excellent ambassador for RA Venues 

Reference: compass/62166001/52426309/BU

Location: Bristol (Bristol Zoo)