Conserves wetland habitats and species.

Events Manager - Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Job Description

Applications closed: 
May 21, 2024
Posted on: 
May 7, 2024

We are looking for an Events Manager to lead and grow our corporate and private events business at WWT London Wetland Centre.

This is a full time role working 5 days out of 7 including weekends and bank holidays.

We’re WWT, and we’re on a mission to restore the super-powered ecosystems we call wetlands. There’s never been a more important moment for our work, and we’ve got some phenomenal people on the case.

Whether they’re taking a new visitor under their wing, or conducting ground-breaking research further afield, our team are second to none. And there’s nothing we love more than watching them soar.

Whatever you do here, you’ll be helping to restore wetlands and unlock their power. So, the only question left is, what role will you play?

Why you’ll love working at WWT

  • Wake up every day knowing your work is helping to restore wetlands, and our world
  • Be surrounded and inspired by our team of passionate, dedicated people
  • 33 days annual leave (which goes up to 38 days after 5 years of service) – this includes bank holidays and you have flexibility to take those days whenever you want
  • Free entry to all our wetland centres, including your family
  • Free car parking and secure bike storage areas
  • Colleague discount on shopping and memberships
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life Assurance of three times your salary, for peace of mind for your loved ones
  • Independent personal, workplace and financial advice from Care first


You will lead this department to be a successful, profitable operation, consistently delivering events at the highest standards for our clients. You will maximise revenue through existing and new opportunities, building our reputation with a commercial focus. You will lead the events team and collaborate with others across London Wetland Centre and externally, in delivering the following:

  • Corporate hire - meetings, networking events
  • Corporate days – team building, work parties on reserve & grounds
  • Private events - birthday parties, wakes, memorials
  • Venue hire
  • Networking events for like-minded organisations
  • Partnership/marketing events

London Wetland Centre has a key role to realise our strategy and the new Events Manager will make an important contribution to our goals.

Job Requirements

To join as our Events Manager, you will bring:

  • Extensive experience in creating new business and delivery in private events, corporate hire and functions
  • Successful leadership qualities of leading high performing teams to deliver consistent, high-quality events for our clients
  • Robust commercial acumen to ensure we are running a profitable events business at London Wetland Centre  
  • Experience of developing collaborative partnerships with clients where a mutually beneficial relationship can support the aims of the organisation

The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of planning and delivering private events, functions and corporate hire. They will have sound business acumen with a commercial mindset whilst maintaining a good eye for detail in the standards and service we deliver across the business.

We would welcome applications from the commercial events sector, hospitality, or the wider service industry.

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