Student Placement - Event Coordinator

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£18,000 to £21,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Up to £20,000
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We have an exciting opportunity to join our team on a student placement as an Events Coordinator. As the Event Coordinator, you will manage and convert all enquiries and deliver the brand standards of outstanding customer service. This is the ideal student placement for someone who is studying event management. Whilst completing the placement, you will learn to understand all aspects of event creation from enquiry to event planning, including knowledge of food, service and delivery, the candidate will use their experience to tailor events to the client’s requirements.

The role will be based at the Bateaux in London but there is a requirement to work at different London sites when required.

Our heritage is built on catering and hospitality experience and fuelled by our passion for exceptional food and service. For over 40 years we have been providing bespoke catering and hospitality services for sports stadia, racecourses, visitor, attractions, historic venues, major events and premium airline lounges. Recognised across the globe for hospitality, we help create exceptional moments at extraordinary events such as Royal Ascot, Tour de France and RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

For more information on the company see Careers in Sports and Leisure

Job DescriptionUp to £20,000 + benefits
Main Responsibilities
To be the first point of contact for event enquiries by drawing up quotations, proposal documents and providing clients with any other relevant information
Ensuring all enquiries are contacted in the first instance within 1 working day.
Develop and maintain relationships with clients, encouraging trust and loyalty to the venue, thus cultivating accounts.
Meet and greet clients the day of event before guests’ arrival to check the agenda and confirm all event details
Record all sales activity and booking status using Optimo system to ensure the system is utilized to its full potential.
Provide weekly bookings report to the Events Manager and General Manager
Delivering events at brand standards of outstanding customer service

The Ideal Candidate
The successful candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively on both an oral and written basis with all external and internal clients, accredited suppliers, and occasionally with security, housekeeping, accounts and agency staff involved in working on events.
Computer literacy in work processing, spread sheets and database programmes and show willingness to learn new systems e.g. new events booking system being implemented.
A passion for British food and beverage

About The CompanyIn the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 36,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their race, colour, sex, gender identity  disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age, social class, educational background, employment status, working pattern, are welcome to and included within our organisation.

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Davina Bush

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