Epsom College - Commercial & Events Manager


Skills, Experience and Qualifications Essential • Possess a relevant formal qualification that reflects the key duties of the post or previous relevant work- ing experience; • Demonstrate significant experience in a commercial sales and marketing role, ideally in a residential conference facility or similar, of sufficient quality to demonstrate proven success in this area; • Evidence of a proven ability to manage prestigious events and deliver excellent customer service; • Demonstrate the ability to create, present and implement a number of sales related projects at any one time with foresight and strong planning/organisational skills; • Display an aptitude to be creative, generate new ideas, develop them into successful initiatives and see them through to their conclusion, as well as strong negotiating skills; • Demonstrate experience of managing and co-ordinating the work of staff from different disciplines; • Provide evidence of an ability to work unsupervised, use own initiative and manage own time; • Demonstrate excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to liaise tactfully and effectively with staff, pupils, visitors and the general public; • Demonstrate a willingness to be adaptable, flexible and to work unsociable hours as sometimes required by the job. The role will require some work at evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays; • Display strong leadership skills with a good eye for detail and the ability to prioritise, motivate and delegate as appropriate; • Provide evidence of a positive, proactive attitude with the proven ability to analyse and evaluate complex issues to provide appropriate solutions; • Experience of strong administration and organisational skills • Provide evidence of excellent IT skills including sound working experience with Internet, Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint, web site editing; • Able to demonstrate a good understanding of financial constraints. • A detailed understanding of the effective use of print and social media for promotion and communication purposes (including writing persuasive and engaging copy); • Experience of developing and managing events system. Desirable • Evidence of previous management experience within the sports, commercial lettings, education or leisure sectors; In order to arrive at a decision, the selection panel may enhance any or all of the desirable criteria.

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