Venue Manager

Your reason for being here…

Everyone at DRPG has a purpose, and yours is to make sure our 212 Studios are in tiptop shape, ready to keep on wowing the world.

The way you roll…

As someone with a flexible, fabulous attitude, you’re calm (blue ocean) who loves working with your team and occasionally jetting across the UK and overseas. Your positivity is infectious, and that trusty ‘can do’ attitude of yours doesn’t go unnoticed. Adding all those into the mix, you’ll naturally deliver on our philosophy of ‘anything’s possible’!

How you make it all possible…

  • Overseeing the running of the Kitchen team, giving guidance to the catering lead in day to day duties
  • Managing bookings for all event spaces at Studio 212
  • Liaising with the Facilities team for any maintenance required to event and working spaces
  • Working closely with the Head of Property and Head of Sustainability & Integrity to ensure the venue operates within current legal and health and safety policies and procedures at all times
  • Overall responsibility for arranging catering for events and meetings when required
  • Ensuring that spaces are prepared in advance for meetings, classes and various events
  • Project managing internal and external client events based at Studio 212 when required
  • Working closely with DRPG Project Management team, ensuring Studio 212 is prepared in advance to receive live events or productions from other departments at DRPG
  • Being responsible for the overall appearance and presentation of venue areas including reception
  • Acting as the line manager of the Catering Manager at Studio 212
  • Scheduling of the venue teams working hours to ensure support for events and productions are adequately resourced
  • Liaising with third party suppliers in bookings and arrangements
  • Working closely with the Head of Project Management, taking direction and receiving advice and guidance in project management best practice, keeping up to date in Live processes
  • Taking direction from the CEO in requirements for Studio 212

This list is not exhaustive, and you will be expected to work flexibly and undertake other such duties as the management may from time to time reasonably require.

What’s in your toolbox…

  • Previous experience in a similar role or project management role
  • Experience in the processes of venue management
  • Experience in leading and managing a team
  • Working knowledge of Health and Safety and Sustainability requirements of venues specialising in live events and film & video productions
  • Impressive ability to work on own initiative with minimum supervision
  • Ability to organise and maintain records
  • Computer literate (Outlook, excel, word)
  • Full UK driving licence

Get to know us…

We’re one of the most unexpectedly all-round capable communications agencies that’s been on the go for years – ever since our head honcho set up shop in a shed back in 1980, in fact. Since then, we’ve made it our mission to make anything possible for our many and varied clients, putting our creative flair into delivering strategic communication campaigns, digital solutions, film and videos, events, exhibitions, and a whole lot more in between. We’ve grown a lot, but we’ve kept everything that made us great, back from the very day we first started out. Our global HQ and largest studios are smack bang in the middle of the UK and well worth a visit to see for yourself! 

Hang on, there’s more…

The role will be based primarily in Hartlebury, but there will be times when you’ll need to work from our other offices and undertake other related commercial duties both in the UK and overseas. Flexibility is key! We’re a friendly team. We really, really welcome anyone who wants to become part of a brilliant company. If you’re passionate with a cracking drive to deliver on our ‘anything’s possible’ mindset, we’d love to hear from you! 

DRPG is an equal opportunities employer. Data Security (not super exciting, but necessary).

At all times you must work within the guidelines set out in the DRPG Information Security Policy and your Employee Confidentiality Agreement. Failure to do so may be treated as gross misconduct. You must also work within the guidelines set out in DRPG’s Health & Safety Policy and Team Handbook.