May 22, 2021

Event Operations Manager - RunThrough Events - Closing date 30 June 2021

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  • London - Office located next to Hersham train station, direct line from Waterloo, UK
Full time, permanent management Events operations

Job Description

We are looking for someone with a love for running to join a young, passionate and growing company.

Job Description

Working directly with our operations team to help oversee and organise running events mainly in the South of England.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

- Be the main point of contact for all venues & stakeholders, including attending meetings and delivering presentations where appropriate
- Own all of the necessary event documentation and submit robust documentation on-time
- Engage with new venues, and build relationships with existing clients to maximise event opportunities
- Manage the set up and smooth running of events, focussing on course set up and marshal management.
- Create detailed documentation to outline the course set up for each event, including contingencies in case last minute changes are necessary.
- Event preparation, including testing and packing equipment.
- Carry out internal and external course measurements where required.
- Assist with planning for staffing, safety and entertainment requirements on race routes.
- Be the lead cyclist for events - guiding the runners around the course and checking for any issues which need to be addressed.
- Checking venues and courses pre-event for any potential hazards.
- Debrief after events, analysing areas to improve.
- Regular stock taking, ordering new equipment when necessary.

Person Specification

- Efficient at solo-working and managing time efficiently
- Solid understanding of requirements for building robust event management plans and risk assessments.
- The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in working in live events, an interest in running and be a fast learner.

Essential

- Able to work to strict deadlines and calm under pressure
- Confident and able to ride a bike or drive a vehicle at the front of a road race
- Ability to carry out manual tasks
- Desire to learn, develop and advance personal career prospects
- Passion for delivering faultless events with a customer-centric focus
- Willing to work on weekends
- Full UK Driving Licence

Desirable

- Previous lead on Venue & Stakeholder Management
- Experience working live events
- Keen interest in and knowledge of running and sport
- Knowledge of UK road running, and the safety requirements and licensing/certification process
- Experience of managing a small team
- Experience driving a small van


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