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Rothamsted Research

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Events Team Leader

Salary Details:
£20,000 per annum
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Overview Of Role

The Conference Centre team at Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, have an exciting and interesting new role for an Events Team Leader who is passionate about food and quality service. 


Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise (RoCRE) manage a growing portfolio of facilities; including a state of the art conference centre, café, restaurant, flexible laboratory space and informal meeting hubs, providing excellent facilities for businesses to thrive. More recently RoCRE have also taken on the grade 1 listed Rothamsted Manor which we run as an events venue. This is an exciting time to join the team as we gear up to increase the occupancy of our beautiful facilities. We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about the industry, excited about joining a growing business and who thrives in a fast-paced ever changing  environment.


The Events Team Leader will be responsible for the successful delivery of all events, working as part of a wider events team, in order to deliver excellent customer service.  This hands-on role will deliver services ranging from weddings and private events to meetings and large international conferences as the business requires, ensuring the provision of a friendly, efficient and professional catering service to all customers and consistently exceeding their expectations.  You will be responsible for managing and co-ordinating temporary staff and it is essential that you can remain calm under pressure and work under your own initiative, be an excellent communicator and have the ability to prioritise and be proactive. You will work closely with the Front of House Supervisor to develop existing processes, procedures and product ranges.  This is an exciting prospect for a candidate who is looking to develop their experience within the Events Industry.


This post is a commercial role and will operate 37 hours a week, 5 days over 7, around the needs of the business. It will include evening and weekend work on a rostered shift basis.


Previous applicants need not apply.

About The Company
Established in 1843, Rothamsted Research is one of the UK's leading Research Institutes delivering world class agricultural science.  Our commitment to learning and development, equality and diversity as well as creating a positive work life balance,  enable a welcoming environment for all prospective employees.  We have an attractive benefits package including 25 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and an attractive campus offering cultural and recreational activities.

RoCRE are entering a period of exciting change, where there is great opportunity for all of the team to help shape and drive the business. Set up in 2015 RoCRE has been developing in line with the strategy and now we are expanding the team as our role within the campus increases and we undertaken more responsibility of the facilities.

Company Information

Rothamsted Centre for research and Enterprise ( RoCRE)  is a commercial entity owned by LAT, Rothamsted and BBSRC. The income generated is gifted back to the partners to ensure long term financial sustainability for Science and research.

The Role of Rothamsted Centre of Innovation and Enterprise ( RoCRE)

  • To ensure financial sustainability

  • To foster relationships

  • To facilitate opportunities for collaboration and deliver impact

RoCRE manage a growing portfolio of facilities; including state of the art conference centre, a restaurant, flexible laboratory space and informal meeting hubs, providing excellent facilities for businesses to thrive. More recently RoCRE had also taken on the grade 1 listed Manor as a potential event venue.

Rothamsted Centre of Research and Innovation is based in Harpenden in Hertfordshire with excellent links to London and Luton airport.