Location: 116 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ED

Searcys are looking for a Head of Events to assist the Venue Director in delivering the annual and monthly sales targets for the venue whilst supporting growth in all areas including Weddings. As a Head of Sales for Searcys you will support and manage a sales team and ensure they are coached and mentored to achieve exceptional results.

116 Pall Mall is a stunning Georgian venue dating back to 1820 in the heart of London. Originally designed by John Nash, the architect behind Marble Arch and Brighton Pavilion; This venue is one of our flagship sites based on Pall Mall with a vast array of decadent event spaces. 

As a Head of Events (Maternity Cover) you will receive the following industry leading benefits:

  • 50% discount across Searcys venues
  • Enrolment into the Searcys pension scheme
  • Up to 38 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 venue.
  • Your birthday off to celebrate in style
  • A day off to volunteer / give back to the charity of your choice

Job Type: Full Time

Monday to Friday 

Salary : Competitive 

As the Head of Event (Maternity Cover), you would be responsible for;

  • To manage the day to day operations of the venue, providing onsite direction and oversight, technical proficiency, and operational support to ensure that Searcys and the venue are recognised as a “London thing to do”
  • Actively mentoring and supporting the Sales Manager and Events teams to meet Searcys quality standards and to promote a positive, enthusiastic, and collaborative working environment.
  • Build effective planning and delivery processes in place to ensure smooth running of all events.
  • Lead weekly team meetings and briefing sessions, ensuring all parties have the information and support they need to deliver exceptional, 5 star service.
  • Strategic annual planning, with financial targets, and concise reporting.
  • Oversight of schedules, employee check-ins, equipment inspection, EPOS monitoring and troubleshooting, guest complaint resolution, training, food production, clean-up, post-event reconciliation and reporting.
  • Ensure that all venue policies, procedures, and practices are adhered to, including compliance with alcohol service and food handling / sanitation guidelines, general safety policies and procedures.

We are looking to hear from candidates who have a proven track record of delivering show stopping, world class events with a keen eye for detail and numbers, whilst having exceptional interpersonal skills when liaising with team members, Senior Management and clients.

You will need to be able to work well in a fast-paced, event driven environment and be able to make sound operational decisions quickly and under pressure. 

This role will be based in the City of London, working 5 over 7 days and predominantly evenings. 

Salary discussed at Venue.

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