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Commercial Sales & Events Manager, Gunnersbury Estate (2026) CIC


Job Summary

As Commercial Sales & Events Manager you’ll take the lead in maximising venue hire and events income to support the organisation’s charitable aims.

Job Description

As Commercial Sales & Events Manager you'll take the lead in maximising venue hire and events income to support the organisation's charitable aims. You'll possess the skills and experience to organise and deliver weddings, corporate events and venue hires and work with our outsourced caterers and other contractors to ensure a first-class customer experience. You'll also be working with our outsourced film contractors to secure bookings for filming and photo shoots across the Estate. Excellent communication and relationship-building skills are a key part of the role, as you'll be liaising with clients, contractors, suppliers and staff, as is the ability to develop new business and leads. In addition, you'll need excellent project management skills and the ability to develop and manage budgets. You'll be a health and safety champion and ensure a safe and welcoming environment for everyone. There is real variety to this role and an opportunity to work across all areas of the estate.

A full job description and person specification is available on our website.

Job Requirements


Candidates/post holders will be expected to demonstrate the following

Essential E

Desirable D

Qualifications and Experience

E At least 3 years' experience of selling, planning and managing a variety of events including weddings, corporate events and private parties

E Previous experience of providing excellent customer service in a front of house role, ideally in a commercial venue or event space

E IOSH Managing Safety qualification or the willingness to train to acquire

E Food Hygiene Level 2 or above or the willingness to train to acquire

E Personal Licence holder or the willingness to train to acquire

E First Aider or willingness to train to acquire

E Experience of leading, managing and motivating a team to achieve excellent results

E Experience of setting and managing budgets, working with financial protocols and delivering against a set of KPIs

E Experience of data entry and use of a client database or booking system

Job Responsibilities

Main duties and activities

  • To drive event and venue hire sales for weddings, corporate events, private parties, room hire or filming/photo shoots to maximise income and achieve/exceed targets
  • To develop an event portfolio including venue hire and catering packages, benchmarking against competitors and conducting market research into prices, products and trends
  • To maintain timely communications with clients throughout the event planning process to ensure that the event runs smoothly on the day and requirements are met
  • To update the venue booking system and client database with details of upcoming bookings, ensuring accurate data entry, all communications and actions are inputted onto the system, and GDPR regulations are adhered to
  • To issue client contracts, complete with historic house and other venue policies, in a timely manner and follow up to ensure contracts are signed and returned prior to all events/functions

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How to Apply

For details of how to apply plus a full job description and person specification please visit our website.

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