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Event Manager - Kempton Park

The Jockey Club
Kempton Park Racecourse
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Office and Administration
Job Role
Event Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Job title: Event Manager

Based at: Kempton Park Racecourse

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: 40 hours per week - 5 from 7

About the role

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Event Manager to join our Kempton Park Operations team delivering in the planning, organisation, and presentation of all racedays and events.

About The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club stages thrilling sporting occasions and live events nationwide including The Grand National, The Cheltenham Festival & The Derby. Owning & operating 15 courses, millions of people every year enjoy the special experiences we offer through racing, music, food and entertainment on racedays and beyond.

As the largest commercial group in British racing, we are guided by our mission to act for the long term good of the sport. Every penny we make goes back into racing to promote excellence within Britain’s second biggest spectator sport. Our people are what makes this possible

At The Jockey Club people are at the heart of what we do and drive our success. We are inclusive and actively seek to attract people with unique backgrounds and perspectives. Diverse, collaborative teams are pivotal to our success and support the potential and growth of all our people.

The Event Manager will

• Lead the organisation and management of Kempton Park’s facilities and site operations in delivering racing and event’s needs exceeding customers’ expectations.

• Deliver events as a Duty Manager ensuring the running of events safely and efficiently.

• Improve operational profitability by controlling expenditure, create purchase orders and certifying invoices.

• Provide technical and logical site information to event leads on venue including layout plan and site visits.

• Collaborate with sales team to ensure seamless customer experience for C & E Events from hand over of booking to delivery.

• Communicate effectively with the wider operations team to ensure function room set ups to the highest standard.

• Support the delivery of security/stewarding schedules for racing and lead the race day casuals’ scheduling and administration.

• Ensure all necessary paperwork on race day and ticket scanning equipment is ready for use.

• Play an active role in all Health & Safety requirements, including communication of issues with colleagues, customers, and general management of safety management systems.

• Play an active role developing environmental awareness across the site along with the Jockey Club Sustainability executive.

• Co-ordinate with suppliers from set up to break down, handling queries, troubleshooting and delivering on-site orientation.

About you

• Experienced events professional with a passion for delivering a fantastic customer experience.

• Effective communicator comfortable influencing a varied range of stakeholders internally & externally .

• Financially savvy with experience in budgetary cost control.

• Thrives working in a fast paced, pressured commercial environment.

• Proactive team player confident taking responsibility with outstanding attention to detail.

What we offer in return

• All colleagues can go along to any of our race day or music events free of charge - along with 3 friends or family with our TeamPass Ticket scheme.

• An award-winning pension scheme provider with a generous employer contribution

• A healthcare cash back plan enabling you to claim money back on health & wellbeing services.

• 25 days annual leave

• Access to a suite of Learning & Development training resources from renowned providers

• A whole host of other benefits including free eyecare vouchers, a ride to work cycle scheme & discounts across varying retailers & services.

If you think you have everything we’re looking for and more, then we’d love to hear from you. Don’t hang around, our closing date for this vacancy is 3rd July but we reserve the right to bring this forward if we have many applications.

This role may be subject to a criminal record check, standard or enhanced DBS check or BHA Suitability Check. By applying you confirm that you are happy for these checks to be carried out.

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