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Conference and Events Coordinator

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and detail focussed individual to the role of Conference and Events Co-Ordinator at Madingley Hall. The successful candidate will play an integral role in the planning of all events hosted in the Grade 1 listed University venue. You will ensure that all clients' needs are met and that all operational departments can fulfil their roles to deliver to all users of the building.

The role holder will be part of the Conference and Events Team which delivers high standards of service and flexibility to all guests, students, visitors and delegates at Madingley Hall. The role holder will provide a high quality events and space planning and co-ordination role at a high quality events venue.

Madingley Hall is a beautiful venue set in expansive grounds, and just a few miles from Cambridge city centre. Parking is freely available to staff, and a bus service runs close by. There are currently around 150 staff working at the Institute, comprising a mix of academic, administrative, and hospitality-based roles.

As well as running its academic programmes, the Hall actively promotes wedding receptions, catering events, individual bed and breakfast accommodation and social events. At any one time there will be up to 180 short-term customers/students on the site, up to 84 short-term residents (one to five nights) and functions and events taking place (anything from concerts for 100, garden parties for 500, to wedding receptions and lectures).

This role will be expected to work 5 variable days per week, mainly focussing on Monday to Friday. In return we offer generous annual leave entitlements, training and development opportunities, an extensive employee benefits scheme and a contributory pension scheme.

These roles are required to uphold high standards of service delivery required by the business, therefore, a service-oriented outlook and helpful manner are essential.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please include details of referees who you are willing for us to contact before an interview if invited.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact

The closing date for applications is 30th July 2017. Interviews are expected to take place on 10th August 2017.

Please quote reference EA12555 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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