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NE1 are recruiting an Events Coordinator

* THIS POSITION IS NOW CLOSED* 

Newcastle NE1, the international award-winning Business Improvement District Company, established in 2009, has earned an unparalleled reputation for delivering an exciting and innovative range of projects and events, which continue to have a transformational impact on the city centre. 

 

Newcastle NE1 are looking for a Temporary Events Coordinator to join the team until October 2022 to help deliver its exciting events and projects programme. Reporting to the Director of Communications, responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

 

• Coordinating the staffing of events and placemaking projects 

• Being responsible for the delivery of first-class customer service by the team to ensure all events are welcoming, safe and inclusive 

• Working with contractors to ensure staffing levels are as required 

• Ensuring that event staff are all well trained, customer focused and fully briefed on events and projects

• Taking a hands-on approach to interacting with customers

• Ensuring that all event and project areas are clean, tidy and well maintained

• Reporting any maintenance issues to the NE1 team and ensuring no broken/damaged equipment is used by customers 

• Communicating effectively with the NE1 team, events team and contractors

• Responding to customer complaints in a timely and appropriate manner

 

Personal Specification 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-starting, motivated and organised individual, who is able to see the potential to improve the offer of our projects and events. As such, they will need to be comfortable working and communicating with the full range of NE1’s staff and contractors.

They will be able to prioritise their workload and complete work to tight deadlines. The ability to confidently use their own initiative and to work independently will be absolutely essential. 

 

Essential characteristics:

• Excellent communicator, with good interpersonal and social skills

• Experience of managing, training and motivating staff

• Willingness to work varied shifts, including weekends and evenings

• High levels of honesty and integrity

• Experience in the events industry 

• Ability to prioritise workloads, staying focused and positive in a fast-paced work environment

• Positive and enthusiastic with a can-do attitude.

• Basic level of IT skills, with experience MS Office software

• Ability to undertake any other reasonable duties to support the operation of the organisation as and when required.

 

Additional information:

• Start date – ASAP

• Salary - £25,000 pro rata 

• Job Type: Full-time working, 37.5 hours per week, until October 2022. This will include bank holidays and weekends. Working hours will depend on project details, so a flexible approach will be essential

• The expectation for the role is to spend the majority of the job ‘on site’, interacting with event staff and key stakeholders 

 

To apply, email a copy of your CV, along with a cover letter, to [email protected]. The closing date for applications is 12pm on Wednesday 13th July 2022.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 19th July between 1pm and 5pm.