Commercial Lets and Events Manager

  • Organisation: Queen Margaret's
  • Location: Yorkshire
  • Salary info From £30,000
  • Tenure: Full-time
  • Closing Date: Monday 29 July 2024

The primary roles of the Commercial Lets & Events Manager are to drive the development of commercial lettings at the School and, as importantly, ensure the successful planning, coordination and delivery of these together with large school events, for example Speech Day. The successful candidate will be building on an already successful programme of activities, however there are opportunities to further increase the income generated from the use of the School’s buildings, grounds and facilities.

  • Working at QM

We are an equal opportunities employer and actively seek applications from candidates of all genders and all backgrounds. We employ around 170 staff, and the majority live within 30-45 minutes of the school including in York, Hull, Leeds and Harrogate.

Working in a boarding school is an experience like no other. The sense of community is very strong and the opportunity to get to know both girls and staff is more apparent than would be the case in a day school. There are lessons on a Saturday morning and our term dates are shorter than schools in the state sector, although we adhere wherever possible to the half term dates of the local authorities in order to support our staff with children of school age. Our Speech Day is our annual end of year flagship event for all our community leading into a ball for the Vith form and their parents.

Outside the usual school routines, we have a busy programme of commercial lets and events during the holiday periods and in term time. These include a summer school, orientation programme for our international girls, swimming lessons and hockey teams using our all-weather pitch.

  • The Role

The primary roles of the Commercial Lets & Events Manager are to drive the development of commercial lettings at the School and, as importantly, ensure the successful planning, coordination and delivery of these together with large school events, for example Speech Day. The successful candidate will be building on an already successful programme of activities, however there are opportunities to further increase the income generated from the use of the School’s buildings, grounds and facilities.

The Commercial Lets & Events Manager will be a key member of the team led by the Bursar and will work closely with the Chef Manager, Facilities Manager, Senior Supervisor, Housekeeper as well as our External Relations team. The role requires that the ability to adapt to many different situations and communicate effectively with the whole QM community. This is a full time all year round role and weekend and evening working will be from time to time. The successful candidate will be able to manage their working hours flexibly across the year to meet the demands of the role to ensure a good work life balance is achieved.

You should be able to demonstrate experience in an Events Management role, ideally, but not essentially, within a similar setting. You must be experienced in project planning and delivery, budget management and dealing with a wide range of stakeholders both internal and external to our operation. You will need to be professional, welcoming and friendly with a proactive approach to your work.

  • How to apply

All applicants MUST COMPLETE the school’s official application form, available via this link to our website , providing a full career history and names and contact details for two referees. Completed application forms should be returned to recruitment@queenmargarets.com: by 9am Monday 29th July

Queen Margaret’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young persons and candidates must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service and will be asked to bring certain documents to interview to confirm their identity.

The primary roles of the Commercial Lets & Events Manager are to drive the development of commercial lettings at the School and, as importantly, ensure the successful planning, coordination and delivery of these together with large school events, for example Speech Day. The successful candidate will be building on an already successful programme of activities, however there are opportunities to further increase the income generated from the use of the School’s buildings, grounds and facilities.


Description

  • Working at QM

We are an equal opportunities employer and actively seek applications from candidates of all genders and all backgrounds. We employ around 170 staff, and the majority live within 30-45 minutes of the school including in York, Hull, Leeds and Harrogate.

Working in a boarding school is an experience like no other. The sense of community is very strong and the opportunity to get to know both girls and staff is more apparent than would be the case in a day school. There are lessons on a Saturday morning and our term dates are shorter than schools in the state sector, although we adhere wherever possible to the half term dates of the local authorities in order to support our staff with children of school age. Our Speech Day is our annual end of year flagship event for all our community leading into a ball for the Vith form and their parents.

Outside the usual school routines, we have a busy programme of commercial lets and events during the holiday periods and in term time. These include a summer school, orientation programme for our international girls, swimming lessons and hockey teams using our all-weather pitch.

  • The Role

The primary roles of the Commercial Lets & Events Manager are to drive the development of commercial lettings at the School and, as importantly, ensure the successful planning, coordination and delivery of these together with large school events, for example Speech Day. The successful candidate will be building on an already successful programme of activities, however there are opportunities to further increase the income generated from the use of the School’s buildings, grounds and facilities.

The Commercial Lets & Events Manager will be a key member of the team led by the Bursar and will work closely with the Chef Manager, Facilities Manager, Senior Supervisor, Housekeeper as well as our External Relations team. The role requires that the ability to adapt to many different situations and communicate effectively with the whole QM community. This is a full time all year round role and weekend and evening working will be from time to time. The successful candidate will be able to manage their working hours flexibly across the year to meet the demands of the role to ensure a good work life balance is achieved.

You should be able to demonstrate experience in an Events Management role, ideally, but not essentially, within a similar setting. You must be experienced in project planning and delivery, budget management and dealing with a wide range of stakeholders both internal and external to our operation. You will need to be professional, welcoming and friendly with a proactive approach to your work.

  • How to apply

All applicants MUST COMPLETE the school’s official application form, available via this link to our website , providing a full career history and names and contact details for two referees. Completed application forms should be returned to recruitment@queenmargarets.com: by 9am Monday 29th July

Queen Margaret’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young persons and candidates must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service and will be asked to bring certain documents to interview to confirm their identity.


Queen Margaret's

Queen Margaret's
Escrick Park, Escrick, York, YO19 6EU

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