Events Manager

Royal Horticultural Society South East Education & Training HR & Training
Senior Permanent Salary: £25,000-£35,000 Closing date: 22 November 2019

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the UK’s leading gardening charity inspiring everyone to grow, is looking for an exceptional Events Manager at the new RHS Garden Bridgewater in Salford. The post-holder is responsible for creating and delivering an annual Events programme that strengthens the RHS brand, drives repeat visits and generates income.

Some of the key responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with the Marketing and PR Manager, ensure that the Events programme aligns with core audience segments and growth audiences. Provide event details at the required time to enable effective marketing and PR campaigns.
  • Develop the Garden’s venue hire business, ensuring alignment with the RHS brand to generate new revenue opportunities.
  • Take a lead role in coordinating the delivery of all on-site Events and Tours; establish working groups with representatives from all relevant departments to delegate roles and ensure high levels of planning, organisation and implementation.
  • Accountable for the Events budget; establish the annual P&L budget, manage the budget on an ongoing basis, including regular reporting to the Head of Site. Ensure financial targets are met for all events income, venue hire and any other agreed revenue streams.


We are looking for an exceptional person able to work at both management and ‘hands on’ level, demonstrating exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, have a flexible and proactive approach with the resilience and motivation to seek continual improvement of the Visitor Service Team.

The role will report to the Head of RHS Garden Bridgewater and will work closely with the other Visitor Services Managers at the other four gardens, particularly during the set-up phase of the project up to the formal opening of the garden.

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