Sales and Events Assistant

An exciting opportunity for someone who is highly energetic, driven and passionate about events. This is a very varied and fast paced role with scope for growth.

The hallway of the Royal Institution
Image credit: Katherine Leedale

Accountable to: Head of Commercial Events

Location: 21 Albemarle Street, London

Contract type: Permanent, full time, 35 hours per week

Salary:  £25,924 per annum (increasing to £26,674 on passing probation)

The Royal Institution has been hosting a multitude of corporate and private events since 1800, ranging from high profile corporate dinners, drinks receptions to product launches and conferences. We provide our clients with an unforgettable, historical experience at our stunning Grade I listed venue in the heart of Mayfair. All profits support our charitable activities, enabling us to engage and inspire future generations through the wonder of science.

We are now looking for an enthusiastic and energetic Sales and Events Assistant to join the team and play a key role in helping drive our venue hire business forward.  You will act as the primary contact for event planning and delivery, handling enquiries from both clients and suppliers, negotiating contract and calendar management, processing invoices and partnering with our in-house catering and audio-visual suppliers.

This is a varied, fast-paced and fun role allowing you to learn and deliver all the key stages of event management. An organised administrator, with a sound understanding of sales and excellent interpersonal skills, you will ideally have experience of working in events, be enthusiastic about delivering high-quality experiences and love exceeding customer expectations.

We are currently driving the relaunch of our venue hire business with the aim of producing around 300 events a year. In return, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package that includes generous leave entitlement, enhanced sick pay, matched pension contributions up to 7%, and the chance to play a part in the future of the Ri.

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To apply, please send us your CV and supporting statement, of no more than 500 words, explaining why you would like to be our new Sales & Events Assistant and how you meet the requirements for the role, to by 9.00am on 31 May 2022Interviews are scheduled to take place during w/c 6 June 2022.

About the Ri

For over 200 years, our building has been home to some of the most eminent scientists in history, who have used our building to communicate scientific developments and discoveries with our audiences. Throughout our history we’ve been harnessing technological innovation to help us engage the public with science, and since May 2020 we've been livestreaming all our public events, featuring world-leading scientists and thinkers, online for free.

The Ri provides science education and heritage activities for people of all ages and backgrounds across the UK and around the world. These activities include the world-famous CHRISTMAS LECTURES public talks from the world’s greatest thinkers in our historic lecture theatre (currently via Livestream); a national programme of Masterclasses for young people in mathematics and computer science; science workshops in our L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre; animations and films from our YouTube channel (which has over 1 million subscribers) and the preservation of our scientific legacy through the Faraday Museum and archival collections.