Head of Conferences and Buildings

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  • Job Reference: PR/000477
  • Job Title: Head of Conferences and Buildings
  • Location: Central London
  • Basic Salary Range: Circa £55,000 + Package & Opportunities
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Posted 3 years ago
  • This position has been filled

Our client is a leading society which were founded over 150 years ago, based in Central London, they are the UK’s Learned Society for their discipline.

The Society has its administration headquarters in a prestigious grade listed building in WC2, which also houses Conference Facilities as well as several commercial tenants. The Society also owns several residential properties for investment and letting purposes.

There is currently a vacancy for a Head of the Conferences and Buildings Department.  The postholder will be responsible for the facilities management for the main headquarters, venue and business management of the Conference Facilities, office management of the offices, and landlord responsibilities for both the commercial tenants in the headquarters and the residential tenants in the external properties. All of the foregoing includes health and safety.

Reporting to the CEO, the post holder will manage a small team of 3 staff and have responsibility for: setting and managing income and expenditure budgets for all areas, the strategic development and operational management of the conference facilities business, managing both commercial and residential building and tenant contracts, managing the maintenance of all property owned by the Society including any required building and development projects.

About You

You’ll bring experience of working within facilities, property management and conference management role to our client. You have dealt with budgets and delivering financial information and reports to your line manager. You’ve successfully managed contract with third-party and outsourced suppliers making sure that KPIs and SLAs are adhered to.

Ideally you possess both a facilities qualification and an H&S qualification however on-the-job experience and a successful track record in these areas is also desirable.

You are a responsible and dynamic self-starter, with an organised approach to work with great interpersonal and written/spoken language skills, you engage well with colleagues, managers, suppliers, and visitors. You can prioritise your own workload and assist small teams in doing them same, making sure that all tasks are carried out on time and to budget.

You’re a motivated team member and can work with minimum supervision. You’re comfortable with Microsoft Office, databases, and spreadsheets and have an aptitude in learning new IT skills.

On a personal level, you handle situations in a courteous and effective way with a focus on efficiency and professionalism.


Demand for this position from qualified and enthusiastic candidates is expected to be high. Should you wish to apply for the role, we ask that you contact us directly and without delay to register your interest.

Please call 0207 118 48 48 or email cv@maxwellstephens.com to apply.