Role:                    Lead Events Co-ordinator – Celebrations

Salary:                 £25,845 Grade 115

Department:      Corporate Services, Venue Team

Hours:                  35 hours, 5 days a week, with occasional weekend and evening attendance

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 in training who are pursuing a career in specialist internal medicine.

A prestigious location at the centre of Edinburgh makes RCPE an ideal venue to host medical, association, corporate, wedding and private events. A vacancy has arisen for a Lead Events Co-ordinator – Celebrations to join the RCPE Venue Team to support a full Calendar of Events.


The Role

Do you have the drive and passion to deliver exceptional events? The Lead Events Co-ordinator is a key role within the Venue Team delivering of celebrations events for our commercial and College ceremonial events.

As Lead Events Co-ordinator, you’ll play a key role in organising our celebrations and ceremonial offering, as well as fostering meaningful relationships with our existing internal and external clients, you will be an exceptional communicator, be able to prioritise your workload and have a passion for delivering world class events. Your positivity, inquisitiveness and work ethos will enable you to thrive in what is a high touch customer environment.

You’ll champion your area of work supporting our Marketing Team in social media activity and gathering content by keeping up-to-date with trends and peer activity. You will also be expected to support an annual programme of promotional events to grow Ceremonial enquiries across our targeted market segments.

This is a full-time, permanent role based at the College in Queen Street, Edinburgh, with flexibility for a form of hybrid working to be agreed.

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.

As an events professional looking to make the next step, you’ll be expected to hit the ground running to support our full Calendar of celebrations and College ceremonial events in 2022 and beyond.

The candidate will be skilful at finding a way to say yes in a customer centric environment. Alongside event co-ordination experience and strong communication skills a passion for the industry is paramount. Fundamentally, your insight, commitment and market knowledge will make you a vital part of the Venue Team.

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


Remuneration Package

The salary for this role will be £25,845 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 6th June 2022

Interviews:                         Likely to be Thursday 9th June


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, 6 June, 2022

This vacancy is now closed.

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