Event Operations Manager - RunThrough Events - Closing date 30 June 2021
London - Office located next to Hersham train station, direct line from Waterloo, UK
Full time, permanent
We are looking for someone with a love for running to join a young, passionate and growing company.
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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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