Events Officer

Ashton Recruitment require an Events Officer for our client based in Belfast

Position: Events Officer

Location: Belfast

Duration: Temporary

Rate of Pay: £17.53 per hour

Hours of Work: 37 hours per week

To assist the Open Spaces and Active Living Manager to develop, manage and deliver a comprehensive, customer focused programme of events. This will include establishing regular programmes, schemes, fun days and events to encourage the use of open spaces and active living.

To support the marketing and communications resource to maximise promotional opportunities within the Neighbourhood and Development Services, including commercial opportunities such as sponsorship for events, activities and facilities.

To encourage the use of parks facilities through effective engagement and communication with community groups and other organisations and maximise parks as a leisure product.

Duties include (but not limited to):

  • To be responsible for the provision of advice and guidance on all matters relating to the departments events policy. To act as first point of contact for officers and customers enquiring about booking an event in parks and open spaces, assisting them to complete the required procedure prior to the event taking place.
  • To liaise effectively with other officers within the department, for example, Participation Officers in Leisure Development Unit, Community Parks Outreach Managers and the Policy and Business Development Unit to identify and develop opportunities for partnership working, developing activities for families and devising schools programmes thereby delivering a more efficient and effective service.
  • To liaise with external partners to maximise the use of parks facilities.
  • To ensure key corporate messages are transmitted through events in parks by establishing and maintaining good working relationships with other council departments, council Members, civic dignitaries, Lord Mayor’s Office and external bodies and to represent Neighbourhood and Development Services on any relevant inter-departmental working groups.
  • To support corporate media relations resource in promoting good public relations between City and Neighbourhood Services Department and the general public.
  • To be responsible for the management of the Events Coordinator and any other designated staff, for example, placement student, according to management performance techniques.

Essential Criteria:

Applicants must as at the closing date for receipt of application forms:

  • have a third level qualification in a relevant discipline such as Event Management, Leisure and Tourism, Cultural Tourism, and Marketing, or equivalent, relevant qualification and be able to demonstrate on the application form, by providing personal and specific examples, one year’s relevant experience in each of the following areas;


  • be able to demonstrate on the application form, by providing personal and specific examples, two years’ relevant experience in each the following areas:

(a) the development, management, delivery, promotion evaluation of a customer focused events or activities programme including the direct supervision and motivation of assigned staff;

(b) engaging with communities to increase the level of use of their local facilities; and

(c) assisting with the development and implementation of business plans and operational management plans including budgets;

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