Salary:                 £25,092 

Department:        Venue

Hours:                  35 permanent, 5 days a week, with occasional weekend and evening working (some travel)

With a worldwide reputation for educational excellence the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh exists to promote the highest standards of patient care. One of the ways we do this is by letting our venue space commercially to support the College’s activity in educating and supporting trained doctors and doctors in training who are pursuing a career in specialist internal medicine.

A prestigious location in the centre of Edinburgh makes RCPE an ideal venue to host medical, association, corporate, wedding and private events. A vacancy has arisen for a Business Development & Event Co-ordinator to join the RCPE Venue team.

The Role

The Business Development & Event Co-ordinator is a key role in the venue team.  The role will support the Venue Manager in delivering the sales strategy for commercial lettings, Virtual, Hybrid and in-person commercial events.  

The post holder will promote and sell the commercial events activities of the College through direct meetings with potential clients, promotional and networking activities, forming alliances with appropriate partners and traditional sales activity. They will seek to identify potential new clients and expand existing client relationships.

Working closely with the Venue Manager and Marketing Manger the role will support social media activity, content and sales and marketing campaigns. The candidate will also be expected to develop an annual programme of promotional events to grow business.

The post holder will split their time between event co-ordination and business development. Please refer to the Job Description for the full details.

The Person

First and foremost, the venue is looking for a candidate with exceptional people skills who will ensure a high level of customer service: with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders – both internal and external.

The candidate will be skilful at using social media for business and be confident at networking to gain new business. Alongside event co-ordination experience, strong communication skills are required and a proven ability to negotiate and influence.

Working within an agreed framework, there is a degree of independent working which requires excellent time management, planning and reporting skills.

Remuneration Package

The salary for this role will be £25,092 per annum plus benefits.  Additional benefits include:

  • Pension: with employer contributions of 9%.
  • Holidays: 23 days annual leave pro rata (with incremental increase over five years to 28 days) and 11 days public holiday/College close downs.
  • Life assurance scheme.
  • Long-term income protection scheme for those unable to work due to illness.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Discounted rates for use of the venue for personal events. 

How to Apply

  • All applicants are required to submit a completed application form.
  • A CV may be included with your application.
  • Please send your application form and supporting documentation in word format only (not converted to .pdf).

Closing Date:                     9am Monday 1st March 2021

Interviews:                         Likely to be held on Thursday 11th March 2021

Informal enquiries to:  Allan McKain, Venue Manager

Completed applications should be returned to:

Or, to HR Department, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 11 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ

Application Closing Date: 
Monday, 1 March, 2021