Head of Events - 12 Month FTC - Music

Job Title: Head of Events - 12 Month FTC - Music
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH81171
Contact Name: Hannah Johnstone
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 15, 2020 16:05

Job Description

Interim Head of Events - Music

12 months FTC (Maternity Cover)

Competitive Salary

Handle Recruitment is working with a music agency who create, manage and style bespoke acts in-house to be booked for parties, weddings and brand events in the UK and around the World to find an Interim Head of Events for a 12 month FTC maternity cover contract.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the rapidly expanding domestic and international Private Event business
  • Leading and managing a team of Event Managers/Music Bookers as the key point person for all team enquiries and issues
  • Providing leadership support to teams and motivate staff to achieve goals
  • Supporting the team in managing and growing existing client accounts
  • Assisting the Managing Director in creating new business opportunities
  • Managing and maintain client and musician relationships
  • Representing the Private Events team in monthly management meetings
  • Acting as Account Manager for a number of key client accounts
  • Supporting the wider team including the Marketing Manager and Head of Residencies.
  • Providing, or externally source, training for wider team

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Significant experience in an events-related role, with demonstrable management / senior level experience
  • The ability to support the individual Event Managers, increasing the team's productivity and assisting with complicated issues in regard to the company's Private Event business.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills; being able to successfully balance your workload whilst supporting the team
  • Strong financial and commercial acumen and will have experience creating and managing budgets
  • Solid knowledge of contracts and contract terms, maintaining the quality and relevance of the company's legal documents, as well as support individual Event Managers with contractual negotiations
  • Experience of managing events in the luxury market, up to date knowledge of music and music trends

Both a natural leader & a team player with a positive 'can-do' attitude, the ideal candidate will be articulate, a fantastic communicator who thrives under pressure, with exceptional organisational skills and attention to detail.

Immediate interview for successful candidate, please email with a CV and covering letter to apply.

Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.