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Conference And Events Sales

Conference Aston

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £20,600 to £22,847 per annum
Grade:  Grade 05
Contract Type:  Continuing
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 28 November 2021
Interview Date:  Wednesday 08 December 2021
Reference:  R210448
Release Date:  Monday 25 October 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be a key member of the Conference and Events Sales and Planning Team of a thriving proactive events and sales office. You will be instrumental in assisting the team to deliver high quality events for a variety of external customers and wide range of events, as well as enquiry handling, co-ordinating & providing customers with a high level of pre-event services.

You will have experience in detailed event coordination of conferences, weddings and functions, ideally with enquiry handling or account coordination/management experience. You will also demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, have a first class telephone manner and confident working with customers both on the telephone and face to face. The successful candidate will have the ability to work to tight deadlines and work productively in a team.  Having a good working knowledge of MS Office programmes (Excel, Word and Outlook) is essential. Experience of working with a hotel property management system would also be beneficial. 

This role is 5 out of 7 (including weekends and bank holidays), however you would usually work Monday to Friday and may be required to work a weekend depending on events taking place.  Work shifts will be between 0700-2300, you will also be expected to do 2-3 Duty Manager shifts per week for which you will receive an uplift allowance for each shift.


Please note that anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment.   Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered. Please note that only answers that fall within the application form questions will be assessed

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Further particulars and application forms are available in alternative formats on request i.e. large print, Braille, tape or CD Rom.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact HR via recruitment@aston.ac.uk

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.



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