Event Assistant Manager
We are looking for a Weddings and Event Assistant Manager to join our team at North Mymms Park, which is an exclusive and unique wedding venue. Comprising of a Grade I Elizabethan Mansion House, purpose-built Pavilion with a capacity of 400 seated guests and 27 bedrooms located in The Stables. With various spaces for ceremonies ranging from 70 up to 250.
Main purpose of the role

The Event Assistant Manager is a key role in the organisation, responsible for ensuring a high level of service to all users of the venue (guests, staff, event hirers, vendors and suppliers). We are a dry hire venue and we would therefore expect you to lead on all health & safety and due diligence functions, and ensuring the upkeep and maintenance of the building to a high standard. The role is fully hands and you would be expected to work weekends and evenings.

Person Specification:
  • Proven background in venue management, with particular experience in delivering and managing both large and small events.
  • Extensive health & safety knowledge, especially of its practical application within the context of both the venue and events.
  • Ability to write through event plans, risk assessments and method statements.
  • Proven experience in managing relationships.
  • Knowledge of licencing laws.
  • Proven people managements skills and experience of leading teams.
  • Ability to work independently and unsupervised, using own initiative.
  • An active team player with the ability to work collaboratively to achieve short / long term organisational requirements and ambitions.
  • Strong sense of responsibility and reliability.
  • Open, positive and hands on approach to all tasks as well as being an efficient and effective problem solver.
  • Ability to remain adaptable and flexible at all times.
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to prioritise a complex work load by utilising excellent organisational skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • A strong interest in managing and maintaining a busy Grade I listed building.
  • 2 years’ experience within the wedding & events industry.
  • Strong Microsoft office skills.
  • First Aid qualification.
  • IOSH / Health & Safety qualification.
  • Ability to develop venue management systems where required.
  • Supporting sales team in planning and delivering all events.
  • Ensuring logistics, health & safety and due diligence are arranged in place from start to finish.
  • Liaising with all vendors, suppliers and contractors pre, during and post event, including managing all set up and break down of the event.
  • On site management of the facilities, caterers, vendors, waste etc.
  • Working with security and facilities teams to ensure smooth running of each event to a high standard, whilst maintaining health & safety compliance at all times.
  • Conduct final inspections and all reports.
  • To maintain and advise as appropriate, a safe and efficient evacuation procedure for the building, updating staff evacuation training regularly and to a high standard.
  • To work with the duty manager to ensure the unlocking / locking and securing of the building.
  • To work with the duty manager to ensure that all casual staff are fully trained in a robust and detailed manner, specifically in relation to evacuation measures and health & safety practices.
  • To be a key holder when required for the building, responding to security and fire alarm calls when required.
  • To work with the duty manager to oversee the management of the cleaning, ensuring the high standards are maintained throughout the buildings.
  • To assist and support the local registrars in accordance with the registrar’s requirements.
Licensing & Customer Services
  • To hold a personal licence
  • To uphold and enforce the relevant terms of the entertainment licence, specifically the health and safety and comfort of all members of the public within the venue and keeping up to date with relevant updates and changes within the law.
  • To act as a duty manager / assistant manager for the venue
  • To promote and maintain the high standard of customer service.
  • To publicly represent North Mymms Park in a prepared and professional manner.
  • To work unsocial hours as required including weekends.
  • To maintain confidentiality.
  • To undertake any other duties which maybe reasonably requested to ensure the smooth running of the venue.

It is inevitable that over time, the emphasis of this job may well change without altering the general character of the role or the level of duties and responsibilities entailed.

This information will be periodically reviewed, revised and updated.

Terms & Conditions
Job Title: Duty Manager / Assistant Manager
Responsible to: Duty Manager / General Manager
Responsible for: Venue & Facilities
Contract: TBC
Salary: TBC
Hours: TBC
Annual Leave: TBC
Notice Period: TBC
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