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Events and General Operations Assistant

Posted 15/03/2022
Application deadline 30/03/2022



An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Events & General Operations Assistant to join a well-established busy auction house based in Martlesham Heath Suffolk. This position will suit a hardworking individual looking for a varied and interesting role who would be happy to work flexible hours including some weekend work and who would be prepared to stay away when required (UK only).

The successful applicant will assist two main department managers.

Key responsibilities of this varied role will include but would not be limited to the following:

  • Attend and assist at outdoor events when necessary.

  • Prepare and load the dedicated company vehicles ready for events and to ensure vehicles are clean, checked (fuel/oil/water/air etc.) and ready to go.

  • Be prepared to regularly lift, carry, and move boxes, furniture, and bulky auction lots.

  • Drive the company vans when necessary (UK only).

  • Assist the Events Manager at outdoor events. Help to set up the event stand, attend to customers, take payments, watch over the stall for security purposes.

  • Unload, clear out, and check vehicles after an event.

  • Assist, load and unload customer vehicles.

  • Assist the Saleroom manager at the auction house premises when necessary. Help set up the auction room, assist on viewing days, lot up, sort and pack items after each auction.

  • Be prepared to muck-in with colleagues and generally possess a ‘happy-to-help’ attitude.

Ideally the successful candidate should:

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

  • Be able to work unsupervised and be pro-active in their role.

  • Hold a clean driving licence (must be over 21 for driving insurance reasons).

  • Have good customer relations skills.

  • Be looking for a long-term position.

  • Preferably have basic computer skills with some knowledge of MS Office/Word/Excel.

  • Be presentable, smart and conduct a professional manner whilst on company business, ensure punctual attendance at events and demonstrate the ability to communicate well.

  • Be prepared to work some weekends.



from £9.50 p.h 


Possible start date


If you are interested in applying please email your application to

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

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