Tower Hamlets Council is looking for an officer with experience in festival and event management to be part of its Arts and Events team.
You will be responsible for supporting the development and delivery of festivals and events in Tower Hamlets by organising the Council’s own events and facilitating external events with organisers and promoters, ensuring that they meet with the Council’s terms and conditions and any relevant legislative and statutory requirements (i.e. Licensing, Environmental Health, Trading Standards, Health and Safety, Building Control and the Emergency Services). You will also be responsible for occasional management of casual staff and contractors.
A key priority for this role is the commercialisation of the borough’s parks and open spaces to generate revenue against savings targets and requires a candidate with commercial awareness of event, marketing and hospitality sectors.
Candidates should have a good level of event and project management experience, including budget management, financial procedures and procurement processes. You will be a good self-starter with an aptitude for problem-solving and attention to detail. You will have good communication skills, good networking skills and will be able to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.
Tower Hamlets London Borough Council is the local authority for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in Greater London, England. The council is unusual in that its executive function is controlled by a directly elected mayor of Tower Hamlets, currently Lutfur Rahman