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University of Chichester

Salary up to: £25,728 per annum plus on call allowance

Full Time

This full time Conference Officer will assist in the creation and implementation of a comprehensive and efficient conference, event, summer school and bed & breakfast activity operation. This will include co-ordinating facilities and services and ensuring all legislative obligations and best practice are met, including related administration and financial responsibilities.

Applicants will have a good general education, with a hospitality, event or customer related qualification or significant practical knowledge. With accomplished communication and interpersonal skills, the post holder will be a professional and pro-active team member with proven experience of working in a busy customer or hospitality focused environment. Flexible and self-motivated, the successful applicant will take responsibility for the planning, booking and co-ordination of conference facilities and services, working methodically and with excellent attention to detail.

The successful applicant will have customer centred skills, with a positive and helpful attitude as well as being effective in the use of IT, including word processing, databases and spreadsheets, helping to oversee financial processes and developing promotional material. The post holder will also be required to participate in a call out rota and work outside core working hours in support of the Campus and Residential Services operation. The successful candidate will be required to work additional hours to support the Conference activity during the busy summer months and as such TOIL will be accrued and taken outside of the summer months.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by: Charles White, Head of Campus and Residential Services by email:

Interview date: Tuesday 4 December 2018

The University offers employees a Local Government Pension Scheme; 25 days' holiday (rising to 27 days' in your fifth year of service) plus Bank Holidays and University closure periods (e.g. between Christmas and the New Year), access to a range of training and development opportunities and discounted Gym membership.