Event Planner

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  • Post Date: 05/12/2023
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Company: BaxterStorey

Job title: Event Planner

Job description: Company Description


Searcys is the longest-running independent catering company in Britain. Our Vision is to be the hospitality partner of choice to British cultural and heritage markets, design and deliver bespoke food and drink concepts with personality, run the best Champagne bars with a British twist and become a ‘London thing to do’.

As an Event Planner you will receive the following industry leading benefits:

  • 50% discount across Searcys venues
  • Enrolment into the Searcys pension scheme
  • Up to 30 days annual leave (dependant on job role)
  • Access to everyday discounts and communication portal
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Enrolment into Searcys Champagne School
  • Meals provided on shift when working within one of our venues.
  • Your birthday off to celebrate in style
  • A day off to volunteer / give back to the charity of your choice
  • Tronc and overtime paid

Job Description

The Gherkin is an iconic London landmark in the heart of The City of London. Our venue is located at the top of this iconic building, on levels 37, 38, 39 and 40. We are famous for our corporate events, beautiful weddings, private dining events with a spectacular view as well as delicious food, famous Champagne and cocktails served in our Helix Restaurant and Iris Bar on top of the building over the weekends

We are looking for a personable individual to join our Sales & Events Team to assist with as Events Planner to assist in planning and executing a variety of functions across the venue.


Job Type: Full Time

Salary: up to £32,000 per annum

Key Responsibilities:

  • To help in the preparation of the function sheets requirements including audio visual equipment, flowers, linen and entertainment (where necessary) and obtain quotations to send to clients for confirmation. ·
  • To help oversee the banqueting diary (Salesforce) ensuring that all information is accurate and up to date and that all the correct revenue has been inputted.
  • To ensure that all BEO correspondence is dealt with promptly and communicated effectively with other departments.
  • To organise the successful operation of the events area with the assistance of the relevant department heads.
  • Assistance in coping and distribution of the weekly BEO’s to all relevant parties.
  • To regularly brief and update the events team with any information that is relevant to the business of the day/week i.e., amendments of the BEO’s and to attend operational meetings where required.
  • To liaise with the client about their event including up-selling and special requirement checks. To actively up sell the events facilities to increase average spends and revenue for external clients.
  • To greet clients on arrival making sure that the event is as they require, and ensuring that any on the day changes are passed on where necessary, to the operational team.
  • Update the deposit schedule on Delphi and ensure that billing invoices are done in a timely manner and passed on to head office for processing.
  • To comply with all legal requirements with particular reference to (but not exclusively) fire regulations, security, licence requirements and any Local Authority or Client stipulations.
  • To ensure all Health, Hygiene and Safety requirements are being adhered to as described in the Searcy Health & Safety Policy.
  • To attend all meetings and training courses as requested by the Senior event Manager.
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties as required to achieve the objectives and targets of the sales and events team
  • To represent Searcys in a professional manner at all times in your behaviour, appearance and knowledge.
  • Any other reasonable request by management


  • A passion for events & hospitality
  • An ambitious individual keen to grow and develop
  • Previous experience as a sales executive in a hospitality/events venue
  • Excellent industry knowledge – venues/ set ups/ client needs/ F&B
  • Previous experience of working within a client facing corporate environment
  • Outstanding presentation skills
  • Meticulous administration, coordination and prioritisation skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (internally and externally).
  • Proactive and excellent time management.
  • Ability to think creatively
  • English language – Fluent or bilingual proficiency.

Additional Information

Searcys is the longest-running independent catering company in Britain, and this year has celebrated an inspirational 175th year anniversary. We have been fortunate to be acknowledged by the industry and won Events Caterer of the Year 2022 at the prestigious Cateys.

Our success is down to the investment we make in developing our people to ensure they can be the best they can. Everyone who joins Searcys will attend our induction where they learn more about us and be supported throughout their journey with us. We invest in development opportunities and are looking to recruit, train and retain the best people in the industry.

Expected salary: £32000 per year

Location: London

Job date: Thu, 26 Oct 2023 23:18:24 GMT

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Job Detail
  • Offered Salary£30,000 - £50,000
  • Career LevelOfficer
  • GenderBoth
  • INDUSTRYSecurity Services
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