JOB VACANCY

events co-ordinator

Posted 27/03/2021

 

Application deadline 12/04/2021

Summary

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Events Coordinator to join our busy Suffolk auction house on the outskirts of Ipswich.

This challenging role would suit a mature and versatile individual looking for a varied and interesting working week who is prepared to drive and travel regularly around the UK. The successful applicant will be responsible for scheduling and attending antiques and traders’ fairs so must be highly motivated and have excellent communication and organisational skills, be extremely self-sufficient and exude confidence. Experience in hospitality management or similar will be a plus as this hands-on face-to-face role will require you to meet and build relationships with customers and to represent and promote our company and professional services. Your time would be split between office based event-scheduling tasks and attending the actual events with other team members. The role would be best suited to someone with a very flexible domestic diary as you would need to be available to attend events and stay away on a regular basis, inclusive of some weekends.

 

 

Responsibilities & Duties

 

  • Manage all event planning.

  • Schedule/co-ordinate events and book hotels throughout our busy calendar year.

  • Coordinate and liaise with fellow members of staff and ensure that events are staffed adequately.

  • Attend and manage events.

  • Set up and break down event stands with the other team members. Display stock safely with a keen eye for detail and safety.

  • Promote our company and specialist services at all events; carry out any necessary paperwork for customers and clients and utilize and update the sales and purchases database during events.

  • Organise collection & delivery of unsold or auction purchases to vendors & bidders at an event.

  • Be prepared to stay away on business on a regular basis

  • Be able to work weekends as and when required.

  • Be smart and presentable

Key Attributes & Skills

  • Show a genuine interest in auctions and antiques.

  • Be keen and enthusiastic to learn all about the company and its’ services.

  • Demonstrate a strong ability to self-initiate and work independently and pro-actively

  • Be computer literate with a good working knowledge of MS Office/Word/Excel

  • Be able to communicate at all levels and to demonstrate excellent customer relation skills

  • Be organized, efficient and willing to carry out duties outside of a specific job description

  • Be looking for a long-term position

  • Must have held a clean driving licence for a minimum of 3 year

  • Must be over 21 for company driver insurance reasons.

If you are interested in applying please email your application to  liza.machan@lockdales.com

along with an accompanying cover letter outlining your experience and why you think you would suit this role.

Get in touch

Lockdales Auctioneers

52 Barrack Square

Martlesham Heath

Ipswich

IP5 3RF

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info@lockdales.com

Tel. 01473 627110

Mobile. 07496 557421

Opening Times: 

Monday-Friday 9.30am-5pm

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