Conference and Events Manager

  • Job Reference: 00000564-1
  • Date Posted: 10 January 2020
  • Recruiter: Dunkeld House Hotel
  • Website: http://www.dunkeldhousehotel.co.uk/
  • Location: Dunkeld
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: 10%
  • Sector: Hotels Jobs, Venue, Attraction, Travel and Entertainment jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

A four-star luxury hotel, sitting on 280 acres of woodland and overlooking the beautiful River Tay, sits the Dunkeld House Hotel; and with 98 bedrooms with a selection of conference and event facilities, we're looking for your help as a conference and banqueting manager!

As Conference & Banqueting Manager you will be responsible for the management of all meetings and events business, ensuring the delivery of high standards of service.

The Role:

  • Manage the day-to-day Meetings & Events operations.
  • Manage the planning and co-ordination of all weddings and events.
  • Ensure the correct set-up of meeting rooms, in accordance with client specifications and special requests.
  • Pro-actively manage and lead team members, to ensure maximum productivity and satisfaction.
  • Work with various suppliers to hire the relevant equipment, while efficiently managing costs.
  • To ensure that guests receive an efficient, friendly, consistent and personalised service from yourself and all members of the team
  • Development of the team through training, guidance and communication
  • Work closely with the Wedding, Events and Operations Manager’s to plan and exceed customer expectations
  • To work with the HR Assistant to ensure the management of the team recruitment process
  • Administration of team matters such as absence management, appraisals, annual leave requests, disciplinary, grievance and performance management
  • Management of all statutory and company regulations relating to health & safety, hygiene, fire and emergency procedures
  • To ensure that the security of all areas is maintained at all times.

The Person:

  • Previous experience of working in a similar role would be preferred, but we will consider applications from exceptional assistant banqueting managers looking for their first head of department role
  • Experience working with large volumes in a four star hotel environment is essential
  • No formal qualifications necessary, but some form of hospitality training such as SVQ, NVQ would be beneficial
  • Strong customer service and time management skills, an attention to detail and good communication skills are vital
  • Must be self-motivated and a natural leader
  • Must be smart and well presented

Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free meals when on duty
  • Friends and Family discount on accommodation and food/refreshments at the hotel.