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Events & Hospitality Manager

Forest Green
Salary Details:
£25,000 FTE
Advertising End Date:
13 Dec 2019
About The Role
Do you have a background in events business development and delivery? Want to work for club that is doing big things both on and off the pitch in a role full of progression? Then becoming our Events & Hospitality Manager could be just the role for you.

We are well known as the ‘”World’s Greenest Football Club” (FIFA) with a stadium that is carbon neutral (United Nations); it’s no secret to say that FGR has a lot to offer as an event venue. Plus our internationally recognised vegan food and drink, which is often featured in the media and attracts fans from around the world.

You’ll be working as part of a small but ambitious Commercial team, and be determined to take FGR’s events and hospitality activities to the next level. Primarily, you will focus on winning weekday event contracts and delivering them successfully at The New Lawn. The other part of your role will be on a matchday, where you’ll be looking after the hospitality floor, which includes 200 diners and a number of private suites.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable meeting supporters, multitasking a busy workload answering a large number of inbound calls/emails, making outbound calls, as well as a whizz at things like Excel and Word. You’ll be looking to progress your career over the next 12-18 months and make a real impact in your work.

About You
 Overall Description of Duties
  • Manage and build an events portfolio for clients of all sizes.
  • You’ll be a great networker and be comfortable speaking with both current and prospect clients
  • Work with clients to understand their event needs, as well as creating quotes for their approval
  • You’ll be responsible for the achieving an ambitious target and managing the events calendar
  • As well as winning business, you’ll be a hands-on, self-starter, who can setup for events with the assistance of other team members
  • Liaising internally with different members of the team, including Commercial Manager, General Manager and Head Chef, to ensure evets are planned and delivered on schedule/cost
  • On matchdays, you’ll be looking after the bustling hospitality floor, which includes VIP Dining, Black & White Lounge and private boxes, giving fans the very best experience

Behaviours and Experience

  • Experience working in an events role
  • Ambitious and looking make FGR the go to place for sustainable events
  • Good written and numeracy skills
  • Work well under pressure and targets

Other requirements

  • A full driving licence
  • Ability to be flexible with working hours
  • Subject to DBS Disclosure certification

You’ll be working 5 days per week, including home matches (varying Saturdays and occasional Tuesday evening). A day off in the week is provided in return.  We will be conducting interviews on the 19th and 20th December.

About Us
Founded in 1889, Forest Green Rovers is a football club with a rich 128-year history – but we’re at the forefront of something quite new here.

FIFA recently described us as the greenest football club in the world – it’s certainly true that no other football club in the world has put the environment at the heart of what it does, embedded it into its DNA like we do.

We’re the only club in the world to have EMAS accreditation – the gold standard of environmental management – and we’re the first and only vegan football club in the world. In 2017, we were promoted to the Football League for the first time in our history – which means we can spread our sustainability message to an even bigger audience.

Our aim is to be in the Championship within the next five years – and we’re planning to build a stadium to match those ambitions, too. Designed by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid, ‘Eco Park’ would be the only stadium in the world made entirely of wood.