Job Opportunities

Job title: Venue Hire Operations Manager


ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY: Internal and External

HOURS OF WORK: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week

JOB STATUS: Permanent


LOCATION: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew


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.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Operations Manager to join our Venue Hire team. This is a great time to be joining Kew Enterprises as we are delivering a record number of events across our portfolio of beautiful venues.   

Reporting to the Head of Venue Hire and Commercial Events, and working closely with the Venue Hire sales team, you will lead the Operations team that delivers excellent service to over 300 private and corporate events each year as well as working to identify and develop new opportunities.

We are looking for someone well-organised and enthusiastic with extensive event management experience working on corporate and private events in a similar setting.
Starting salary will be £32,967 per annum. Benefits include 26 days holiday per year, a non-contributory pension as well as a great working environment.

CLOSING DATE: Monday 5 August 2013, 12pm

INTERVIEW DATE: 27 August 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.