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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and its members. With a passion to promote a wider public appetite and interest in architecture through its website, exhibitions, talks and four million-strong collections, the RIBA has led the profession since its foundation in 1834, and continues to lead as architects face the challenges of the 21st century.
Our Venues team market and sell the RIBA's 24 meetings and event facilities, and as a Venue Coordinator you will be responsible for delivering venue income of approximately £400,000 per annum and coordinating the resulting events at 66 Portland Place.
Booking and managing meetings and events for up to 400 guests, your role will be wide-ranging including dealing with corporate, private client and internal events.
You'll be involved in contributing to the growth of the department's turnover by applying sales techniques and assisting team members in applying the same, including 'warm' calling, proactive sales techniques, assisting with relationship marketing, attending networking events and trade shows and promoting and selling the venues through hosting clients onsite.
With proven sales experience in the event management industry in Central London and a passion for selling and delivering event services in a Heritage, Historical or Unique venue (or 5* hotel), you will be a confident, sales-driven team member. A first class communicator, you will have the ability to build and develop relationships, manage expectations, meet deliverables and negotiate with clients and suppliers.
Highly motivated, organised and sales-target driven, you should be able to work as part of a wider team, as well as take responsibility for sole events and projects.
You will be educated to degree standard (or equivalent) in Business, Sales, Hospitality, Catering or related subject, with experience of using CABs database and holding a Personal Licence an advantage.
If you would like to apply for this position, please complete and send a CV, Covering Letter, Applicants Statement and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form for the attention of Victoria Gordon-Ingram by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by post: RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD.
Closing date for applications: 18 July 2012 (4pm)
Interview date: TBC
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The RIBA is an Equal Opportunities Employer
Please note that due to the high volume of applications, we will only notify successful candidates and so if you have not heard from us by 27 July 2012 you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.