Location: 1 Bishops Square, London, E1 6AD

Searcys is looking for an Assistant Events Manager. As an Assistant Events Manager, you will lead the teams and support the successful delivery of the Food and Beverage Events Operation.

Most events occur between Monday and Friday, and as part of your role, you will be expected to deliver events in the evenings and occasionally on weekends, so flexibility is essential.

The Assistant Events Manager role will be based on Allen & Overy Shearman LLP a global law firm. Being a responsible business is a core part of AO Shearman's strategy and how we work. AO Shearman is one of Searcy's most exquisite venues.

Searcys is steeped in rich heritage and is passionate about its people. Therefore, as an Assistant Events Manager, you will receive the following industry-leading benefits:

  • 50% discount across Searcys venues
  • Enrolment into the Searcys pension scheme
  • 22 days of annual leave plus public and bank holidays 
  • Access to everyday discounts and communication portal
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Enrolment into Searcys Champagne School
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Meals provided on shift 
  • Maternity and Paternity Pay 
  • Free gym onsite
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Overtime paid  

Assistant Events Manager 

£33000 – £35000

To provide venue-specific catering and logistical support for all events held within Allen & Overy Shearman, One Bishop Square. The Assistant Events Manager will be reporting to the Events Manager.


  • First & ongoing point of contact in the planning of all onsite event logistics, incorporating Catering, Housekeeping, AV & IT, Front of House and Security.
  • As the Assistant Events Manager, you will be an integral part of the team, developing strong working relationships and communication channels with key Allen & Overy Shearman departments. This includes the Facilities Team Leaders and managers, Events and marketing, PR and communications, Business Development, and Business Services Department Heads. 
  • Determine and develop event objectives, requirements, and expectations with event bookers. Ensure all bookings are executed to the client’s expectations while maintaining the world-class service levels expected throughout the venue.
  • Assist in producing function sheets outlining facility team event requirements, including updating and communicating necessary amendments.
  • Undertake all relevant administration tasks as directed by the appropriate departmental manager.
  • Deputise for the Events Manager in their absence.
  • To carry out any other reasonable request made by Senior Managers.

Your skills and experience:

  • You are experienced with managing multiple volume catering operations.
  • You have a real eye for detail and a positive attitude.
  • Your strong communication skills are a cornerstone of our operations. You are adept at collaborating effectively at all levels, both internally and with our clients 
  • Excellent time management skills to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Adaptability to changing event requirements
  • Exceptional relationship-building and interpersonal skills to liaise with clients, vendors, and team members
  • Organisational skills to coordinate all event logistics effectively.

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