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Event Technical Lead job in Gloucester

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Job Ref:  204739509
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Gloucestershire
City:  Gloucester
Salary:  £28000 - £35000/annum + benefits and bonus
06/10/2016 03:31
Event Technical Lead
Salary: c£28,000 to £35,000 + benefits and bonus (flexible dependent upon experience)

Flexible on Location

Would be required to attend office based in Gloucester occassionally and on site nationally, but would be flexible.

IT savvy, technologically motivate, dynamic, vibrant, highly commercial, rapidly expanding, market leading - interested?

Our client operates as a leader within the events management sector, delivering valuable, innovative and high quality services to the UK’s most prestigious sporting events and the largest festivals. Whilst this is an exciting and rewarding sector, it operates at the weekend and this role would include a high volume of weekend work during their busy periods (Summer). Naturally, you would work a five-day week.

Our client is a well-established leader within the Events Management & Events Catering industries and has seen significant growth, which they very much aim to continue. The industry is extremely fast paced and evolving, with the use of new technology, social media and IT applications, providing ongoing opportunity for their further development as a brand leader in their field.

The industry has now become an all year round proposition with events throughout the calendar, although there is a significant peak during the spring to late summer period during which they will employ as many as 600/700 staff each weekend, managing/supplying as many as 180 vendors on one site.

The role sits within a newly formed division, IT, which supports their operational businesses as well as building their own customers/revenue streams to complement their existing business model. In the role, you and your team will be responsible for planning, design, delivery and support of all things IT that is used onsite at major events - Wi-Fi, software, hardware, networks, EPOS, PDQ’s and many other areas of emerging technology & applications.

In addition to your technical strengths, you will be at home in the field, on-site, being hands on and in communicating & leading your team in the delivery of excellence through the provision of your IT services. You will be willing and able to communicate effectively with third parties and with customers, being the dynamic face of the organisation throughout.

In addition to the above, you will be an ideal person - motivated by the enormous value that IT will present to the Events industry in the future. You will play a valued part in driving the commercial value that can be derived from trail blazing industry firsts, wherever possible - managing customer data, security, electronic payments, cashless sites etc.

Experience that would be relevant might include -

The Events industry - ideally you will have a passion for Events!

Broad IT strengths

A willingness to be hands on but able to see the bigger picture

A keen eye for detail and a strong customer service ethos

If you feel that you could apply yourself to the role and would be interested in more detail, please apply now on-line - we are actively progressing applications
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