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Job title: Event Sales and Operations Co-ordinator

ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY: External & Internal candidates may apply

HOURS OF WORK: Full Time- 37.5 hours per week

JOB STATUS: Permanent


DIRECTORATE: Enterprises Ltd, Public Programmes

LOCATION: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Richmond, London


Kew is the world-leader in plant diversity science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a major visitor attraction, that shows the importance of plants in all our lives. Kew’s mission is to inspire and deliver science-based plant conservation worldwide, enhancing the quality of life. RBG Kew Enterprises Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kew Gardens whose key objective is to maximise revenue through its commercial activities.

We currently have an opportunity within our Events and Venue Hire Team for an Events Co-ordinator to support the sales and operational delivery of private events at Kew Gardens, including weddings and corporate hospitality. From responding to initial inquiries and conducting show-rounds of venues to the planning of the event and ensuring everything runs smoothly on the day, you will deliver an excellent standard of customer service for the client and ensure high standards of quality are maintained in all aspects of the sales process and the event itself, as well as consistently meeting deadlines and sales targets.

Previous experience of events sales and / or the operational delivery of events is essential for this role, including the ability to work to tight deadlines and meet targets. Excellent communication skills and attention to detail are a must.   

You will be required to work weekends and evenings on a regular basis.

CLOSING DATE: 11 November 2013 at 10am

INTERVIEW DATE: W/C 25 November 2013

How To Apply

1. Download and read the Job Profile.

Job Description, Person Specification and Additional Information (Word)

2. Complete an Application Form and an Equality and Diversity Form.

3. Return your completed Application Form and Equality and Diversity Form to Please be advised that we do not accept applications by post.  If you have a disability or a special need that requires support please contact us on 020 8332 3135.

Guidance for applicants (Word)

We will only contact those candidates selected for interview. Therefore if you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date, you should presume that you will not be called for interview. Unfortunately we are unable to provide feedback on your application if you are not selected for an interview.

If you have any general queries please do not hesitate to call the recruitment team on 020 8332 3135.