Events Coordinator

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 14.5 - £ 15 / Hourly
  • Job type
    Temporary contract
  • Industry
    Hospitality and Catering
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Hospitality, Tourism & Travel - Hotel, Hospitality & Catering Management

Job title: Events Coordinator

Duration: 3 months

Pay: £14.50-£15 an hour (£30,160-£31,200 salary)

Hours: 40 hours a week (Flexibility required as events may take place over evenings or weekends)

Starting: ASAP

Location: Wandsworth / Battersea

The role

As an Events Coordinator, you will assist with and support the delivery and operations of all events including weddings, wakes and community events and any other events produced by the Events Team as a whole across the Wandsworth area, ensuring that each event runs smoothly. This role will include early mornings and late nights, as well as weekend work on a rota basis.

Duties include:

  • Supporting the events team to deliver all events across the Wandsworth area

  • Providing information about the availability of venues, quotes, and carrying out site visits

  • Overseeing the on the day set up and break down of weddings and functions and any other events as required by the Events Team - ensuring H&S regulations are being followed

  • Onsite delivery of events to include but not limited to customer service, organising suppliers, health and safety and guest management

  • Having comprehensive knowledge of the venues including any restrictions, rules or limitations and are able to communicate these to clients, guests and suppliers

  • Liaising with suppliers including availability checks, circulating briefings and schedules and general information enquiries

  • Assisting the appointed site manager on events and assisting with the physical set up and dismantling of events, including liaising with contractors and suppliers and the distribution and return of events equipment / stores and vehicles as required

  • Keeping all storage area tidy, ensuring all equipment is returned safety and cleaned after use.

  • Ensuring all event paperwork per hire is complete and compliant with the requirements of the Event Policy and Hire Agreement

  • Dealing with relevant queries and complaints raised by clients, members of the public and suppliers or contractors. Updating the complaints and compliments log, and when necessary, escalating complaints to the Community Venues and Events Manager or Senior Community Venues and Events Manager.

Skills and experience

  • Proven experience of working on private events

  • Confidence to work independently and take charge of any situations that may arise

  • Flexible schedule - will be working weekends, early mornings and late nights as required on a rota basis

  • Patience and ability to negotiate professionally with suppliers

  • Proactive approach and pride yourself on going the extra mile to create the best customer experience as possible

  • Excellent written skills with a high level of confidence speaking to members of the public, other staff, clients and senior management

  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally face to face with senior management, other staff, clients and members of the public

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines effectively

  • Ability to work autonomously under the direction from senior team members

Benefits of being a temporary associate via Adecco

  • Weekly pay

  • Contract of Employment

  • Annual leave accrual

  • Access to an exclusive employee benefit and discount portal

  • Ongoing support from a dedicated consultant

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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