Huddersfield

Events Manager – Huddersfield

Full Time

Following our fabulous £1m refurbishment, we are on the hunt for an Event Manager to join the Team at Cedar Court Hotel, Huddersfield.

The hotel boasts 15 conference rooms, which vary in size and accommodate up to 400 delegates.

We have worked hard to generate a reputation for delivering excellence for large scale conferences, annual general meetings and banqueting events, and we are looking for an experienced Event Manager to ensure that all the details for weddings, conferences and events are finalised to ensure complete guest satisfaction.

The Event Manager will work in close liaison with our Operations and Central Reservations Teams on site, as well as our Regional Sales Managers across Yorkshire.

You will have previous experience in a similar environment, with a positive “can do” attitude and a strong work ethic, as you will be working closely with all operational departments within the hotel to ensure a seamless experience for all our guests.

The main responsibilities of the position are:

  • Responsible for selling, managing and ensuring operational delivery of traditional weddings and working with our partners to sell and manage multi-cultural weddings and events
  • Ensuring correct rates are quoted, sending proposals, holding space in the event system, contracting the event, along with finalising details.
  • Ensuring guests receive the right and relevant information in regards to their event
  • Managing and executing the final details of events taking place at the hotel and conference centre to deliver our high standard of services to our customer.
  • Carry out Event, Weddings and Conference show rounds with clients to promote the venue space
  • Organise and attend wedding open evenings and days at the hotel to showcase function rooms and bedrooms to the couple.
  • Organise and conduct client site visits where required and attend walk – in appointments as they happen
  • Informing operational departments of individual event requirements and following up to ensure everything runs smoothly
  • Meeting and greeting event guests on arrival
  • Ensure payments are processed accurately and efficiently
  • Be flexible on working hours, to meet the Hotel’s business needs.
  • Conduct competitor analysis and be aware of key market trends and products.
  • To be digitally savvy and utilise social media channels to promote hotel activities and events.
  • Identify any new potential sales leads, share and follow up within the commercial team.
  • Be an example to all team members, through performance, consistency, own standards and a positive attitude at all times, promoting the desired work culture within the company.

What we can offer you:

We want each and every colleague to enjoy coming to work, and for Cedar Court Hotels to become one of the top hospitality employers around – so providing a friendly and supportive environment is our main priority.

You will develop personally and professionally through meeting, and working with, people from all over the world as we create memorable guest experiences together. For those keen to further their experience, you will have the opportunity to explore the business with various career options.

In addition, we can offer you:

  • A fantastic place to work!
  • Strong emphasis on health and wellbeing with our fabulous Employee Assistance Programme
  • Market-leading rates of pay
  • Open and clear communication with regular staff updates
  • Your birthday off – paid!
  • 28 days holiday for full time colleagues each year as standard (pro-rata for part time/hourly colleagues) plus long service holiday benefits
  • Learning and Development opportunities, helping you to become the best you can be
  • Automatic enrolment into a workplace pension scheme
  • Death in Service Benefit after qualifying period
  • Discounted hotel stays after successful completion of the probation period not only for you, but for friends and family
  • Free meals on duty, if you worked full time this would save you over £1000 a year in lunches alone!
  • Leisure Club/Gym Membership following successful completion of probationary period
  • Long Service benefits
  • Trip Advisor recognition and cash reward
  • Random Acts of Kindness for our colleagues
  • Holiday Hero Scheme – could you be jetting off somewhere courtesy of your colleagues?
  • Refer a Friend scheme – recommend your friends to join our Team and receive a cash payment
  • Company uniform
  • Company achievement awards
  • Staff Fun Days
  • Employee Engagement Events

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £27,500.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Company events
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • Gym membership
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Life insurance
  • On-site gym
  • On-site parking

Schedule:

  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Experience:

  • Event Management: 1 year (preferred)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Our other vacancies…

See all vacancies

Harrogate

Bar Team – Harrogate

Full Time – 40 Hours

We’re on the hunt for bright and bubbly bar staff to join our fabulous team at Cedar Court Hotel, Harrogate. […]

Read more

Huddersfield

Events Manager – Huddersfield

Full Time – 40 Hours

Following our fabulous £1m refurbishment, we are on the hunt for an Event Manager to join the Team at Cedar […]

Read more

Bradford

Operations Manager – Bradford

Full Time – 40 Hours

Be part of building something very special! Cedar Court Hotel Bradford, trust me, it’s not just any hotel… it’s all […]

Read more