CBA Events is a full-service event management company, servicing clients in a range of sectors across the following areas; venue finding, event management, audio visual, team building, event website and delegate registration, supplier management and bespoke event design. Established in 2001 we’re a dedicated, driven and passionate team of event professionals who love what we do.

We’re based in Keswick, Lake District, and work UK wide and on occasion, overseas. We pride ourselves on our exceptional approach to customer service, client relationship building, client management and retention of clients.  What makes CBA Events a trusted partner for clients is our ‘can-do’ attitude, creativity, efficiency and ability to create memorable meetings and events that meet objectives and exceed expectations.

About the role

To support our live events team, we are currently recruiting an Event Co-ordinator to be based in the Keswick office.   As Event Co-ordinator, your main responsibilities will be;

  • Collaborating with the Director of Events, and Event Managers
  • Support with the concepts, design and gathering of information for proposals
  • Preparation of proposals
  • Communicating with clients, meeting deadlines and exceeding expectations
  • Maintain and manage client relationships to the expected high standard
  • Collaborating with the wider CBA Events team
  • Understanding of our wide and varied range of services
  • Planning and preparation of event material
  • Preparation and upkeep of event function sheets
  • Liaising and negotiating with suppliers
  • Maintaining and management of supplier relationships
  • Support the live events team with accommodation, travel and logistics planning
  • Maintain effectively and accurately our CRM system
  • Maintain up to date and accurate event booking information
  • Prepare and keep up to date event accounting information
  • Manage enquiries and confirmations for CBA Events @ Graythwaite
  • Support the Marketing team with material, as requested
  • Preparation and upkeep of general office systems and procedures
  • Being a significant contributor to the Business Development team

In return, you’ll gain lots;

  • You’ll play a key role in a rapidly growing events company in an exciting and ever-changing industry
  • You’ll be working as part of a small team, in an open plan office, where we operate a supportive and ‘one team’ environment
  • No two days will be the same, genuinely!
  • You’ll be given the opportunity to evolve, share information, ideas, be creative and innovative with continuous learning
  • You’ll benefit from the industry knowledge and experience of the management team

What you’ll need to succeed

  • Ideally some experience in an event co-ordination or a PA role
  • Excellent team player
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • A good understanding of standard office systems; word, excel, power point and ability to learn new systems
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own working day
  • Ability to meet deadlines when managing various stakeholders
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, of various sizes, on an ongoing basis
  • Proactive, flexible, analytical and strategic thinking
  • An excellent eye for attention to detail and high accuracy levels
  • Enviable track record for being organised
  • Ability to negotiate
  • Be reliable
  • Keen to learn and evolve
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude
  • Assertiveness in dealing with the event delivery team
  • Ability to maintain consistently high levels of customer service
  • Geographical knowledge, locally and nationally
  • Demonstrated success in; working collaboratively with various departments, excellent customer service, where you’ve gone above and beyond

Job details

  • Employment – This role is a temporary position, to cover maternity, for a fixed term
  • Start date – October / November 2019
  • Hours – general hours are Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm
  • Salary – £18,000 – £20,000 depending upon experience
  • Benefits – 20 days holiday + statutory Bank Holidays. Statutory sick pay.  Pension scheme.
  • Potential for longer term employment in an ever-expanding company

To apply, please share your CV with a covering letter telling us why we absolutely must consider you, to sara@cbaevents.co.uk by 5pm on Friday 20th September 2019.