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Head of Hospitality and Conferencing Services

Posted 9 March by The Management Recruitment Group Easy Apply Ended

The University of London is a federal University which consists of 27 of the world’s leading Colleges and specialist Research Institutes. Together, they make the University of London one of the oldest, largest and most diverse universities in the UK. When studying with the University, a student belongs to a particular member Institution as well as the University of London itself.

Between the Member Institutions, the University has over 120,000 students studying over 3,700 courses. Not all students are located in London; some study at the University of London Institute in Paris and over 50,000 students study in over 180 countries on the University of London International Programmes. The University owns a significant property portfolio located primarily in Bloomsbury which is renowned as one the world’s most prestigious academic campuses.

Reporting to the Director of Property & Facilities Management, the Head of Hospitality and Commercial Services will develop a commercial strategy to drive forward and develop of a range of additional events and conferencing activities. You will lead the strategic plan to manage the event and conferencing programme ensuring a balance in academic and commercial activities. This role offers a unique opportunity to work at a strategic and influential level and is integral to the continued success of the University.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in developing a unique event offering and producing a detailed marketing and sales strategy. The successful candidate will have experience of working at a senior management level with the ability to forge long term relationships with internal and external stakeholders. They will demonstrate a strong commercial acumen with a track record of delivering a long-term commercial strategy in a comparable environment.

The competitive benefits package includes 30 days annual leave + 6 closure days + bank holidays and the USS pension scheme.

For a confidential discussion and/or the full job description, please contact Hayley Mintern at The Management Recruitment Group.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 8th April 2018

Required skills

  • Event Management
  • Event Planning
  • Management
  • Sales
  • Commercially aware

Reference: 34647296

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