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Conference & Events Manager

Hotel Brand: Kimpton (outside the Americas)
Location: United Kingdom, England, Manchester

Hotel: Kimpton - Clocktower (MANOS)

Job number: R193635


About Us

Kimpton Clocktower are looking for a Conference & Events Manager to join their 5-star luxury team!

A refuge in the capital of cool, with its clock tower and striking Victorian architecture, The Kimpton Clocktower, the Newest Kimpton in the UK is an unmistakable landmark in the city's skyline. A magnificent, terracotta Grade II listed building, with its Iconic Refuge Restaurant and Bar, the hotel is situated in the Manchester City Centre with unique event spaces for up to 1000 delegates and were proud to say that our ballroom is the largest single event space within the Northwest of England, want to be part of this Lifestyle Luxury property?

As our Conference & Events Manager you will be an exceptional team player and have a passion for delivering an outstanding guest experience. You will be an excellent and confident communicator and can interact with guests and clients to ensure a fantastic experience at our luxury property.

Reporting to our Head of Conference & Events, Louise Martindale, you will be responsible for supervising a small team and coordinate your daily tasks accordingly. Born a natural leader, you will be excited to share your knowledge to coach and support with junior members of the team.

At Kimpton, our shared mission is to make lives better through heartfelt human connections. This emotional investment drives all that we do, and it’s why you’ll love the work, too. Our colleagues are empowered and encouraged to act from the heart, to go above and beyond to create ridiculously personal experiences for each other and our guests

What we offer

So what’s in for you (just in case you need more persuading)

Not bragging but we are part of the IHG Hotels and Resorts family, a FTSE 100 Company, market leader in delivering True Hospitality for Good around the world, so we can offer you a market leading package:

  • Up to £27,000 per annum plus great IHG perks!
  • 31 days holiday each year, including bank holidays, this increases up to a maximum of 33 days (Pro Rated) 
  • Worldwide employee and friends & family hotel room rates
  • Discounts on retail and various activities through our benefit portal
  • Employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Recognition programmes
  • Opportunities for career progression and to transfer around the world
  • Meals whilst on duty
  • Opportunities to get involved in our charitable and community activities
  • Most importantly, we’ll help you grow, and develop you as an individual

 




What we need from you

Main responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure that all in-house events are set up according to standards and guest requests.
  • Supervise assigned events and take responsibility of any last-minute changes the organiser may make, and act upon them confidently. 
  • Work closely with the Head of C&E and ensure efficient communication is guaranteed and maintained at all times.
  • Hold regular team briefings to ensure all team members are fully aware of upcoming event requirements, service schedules and menus (ingredients, dietary requirements, etc.)
  • Work closely with the Head of C&E to maintain H&S processes, procedures, and training within the department.
  • Deliver on job training to the team as well as ensure all mandatory compliance training
  • Assist in all Food & Beverage outlets as required
  • Attend and support departmental meetings or training sessions and be knowledgeable of all departmental standards.
  • Encourage and motivate all members of the team to achieve a positive and proactive working environment.

Working at Kimpton is not just about working. And it’s certainly not like working at other places. We value personality, individuality, creativity, doing right, continually improving, focus and passion

To succeed as our Conference & Events Manager, you will need:

  • Events Management and team leadership experience for 2+ years in a property of similar size & standard.
  • Can perform a variety of activities as needed, as a minimum; supervise a large-scale meeting, wedding or social event and host and supervise a service across all meal periods
  • Expected to have completed Food Safety Level 2 and completion of other appropriate and relevant courses (Personal Licence and First Aid certificate desirable)
  • Knowledge of appropriate F&B systems to support operational processes table reservation and management system, Micros Simphony (or relevant POS) and Quinyx
  • Demonstrates a thirst for knowledge with an understanding on critical issues and potential technology and trends in hotel food and beverage
  • Can talk through activities that would be required on a food and beverage marketing calendar and recognises how to impact different booking channels

Do you have what it takes to be our Conference & Events Manager? We’d love to hear from you.

Please click ‘apply’ now!

You must meet the legal requirements to work in the UK.

 

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