Jobs

General Manager – Global Venues
 
Global Venues consist of Forum Birmingham, 52 Gas Street, Space 54, Coach Works & more to be announced.
 
Forum Birmingham is a 3500 capacity events venue with a late licence until 6am. The iconic venue is set across two spacious floors with clear sight lines to the stage and boasts a generous capacity. The lower floor and stage area are overlooked by a spacious balcony and VIP area with a separate bar. Along with a large additional 350 capacity room which can also function as a stand alone intimate venue, Space54.
 

The General Manager is responsible for maintaining and increasing the commercial success of the venues in the group. In an increasingly competitive market, you must constantly adapt to ensure that the bars across the group are profitable, pleasant and safe. You will need to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with a strong team. We will require a General Manager who is happy to provide creative solutions and does not shy away from making important decisions.

Essential Requirements:

– Proven track record with fast paced, late-night, drink led service.
– Previous late night/music led General Management experience.
– Ability to Develop the team by providing tailor made training and feedback.
– Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the group.
– Working with security staff and local authorities.
– Ensuring the venues are compliant with the law.
– Maintaining health and safety for both customers and staff.
– Stock management; undertaking regular stock checks, placing orders with suppliers deliveries along with stock handling.
– Must hold a DPS license.
 
A ‘can do’ attitude is required at all times.
 
Please send over your CV and cover letter to jobs@forumbirmingham.uk
Head of Corporate Events – Part Time
 
We are looking for a passionate, customer focussed individual with the ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining a positive, can do attitude. You will need excellent organisation and time management skills with an eye for detail and the ability to use your own initiative.
 
The ideal candidate will display passion and drive for the corporate, wedding and private events industry and have previous event sales/planning experience, i.e. in a venue or events company. Alternatively you will have a degree and demonstrate suitable transferable skills from previous employment roles.
 
This is a brilliant opportunity to identify and implement creative sales strategies, and work closely with the Head of Events & Programming to ensure the most effective use of the commercial diary. You will be responsible for hitting sales targets, managing relationships with clients, suppliers and internal Form teams to the highest possible standards.
Responsibilities will include
 
  • Work with, and manage relationships with our collective of suppliers.
  • Manage the corporate events diary and ensure targets and occupancy levels are met 
  • Conduct site visits with clients 
  • Networking at multiple industry events
  • Building your own pipeline of clients & prospects
  • Building client relationships and managing accounts to drive repeat business organic growth from accounts
  • Helping to host bespoke hospitality events at the venue with sales team colleagues
  • Negotiating rates and contract
  • Entering prospect details/leads accurately on to the venue’s CRM and booking system
 
Key requirements 
 
  • A minimum of 2 years experience within a venue or event agency 
  • Target driven
  • Client-focused
  • Commercially aware
  • Numerate, with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, to deadlines and targets
  • Strong capability of multitasking multiple enquiries and confirmed events

 

Please email your CV, cover letter and relevant portfolio to jobs@forumbirmingham.uk
Part Time Graphic Designer 
 
We are looking for a passionate, experienced graphic designer who has the ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining a positive can do attitude to join a fast growing team. You must be a creative thinker and obtain exceptional graphic design skills with a keen eye for detail and the ability to use your own initiative.
 
The ideal candidate will display passion and drive for graphic design and have previous relevant experience, i.e. in a music venue or events company. Alternatively you will have a degree and demonstrate suitable transferable skills from previous employment roles.
 
Responsibilities will include 
 
  • Event artwork 
  • Promotional posters/ flyers 
  • Create graphics and content for social media platforms as required
  • Creation of web ready graphics files in usable formats and sizes
  • Brand identity 
  • Design in-house communications material
 
 
Essential requirements 
 
  • A portfolio with examples of design work
  • Strong Graphic design background
  • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and After Effects)
  • Solid communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Able to manage time effectively and work to deadlines
  • Prove a natural creative ability with excellent design skills
  • Well organised, reliable, hard- working individual, able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Spelling and Grammar with excellent accuracy and proof reading skills
 
Bonus requirements 
 
  • Video Editing skills 
  • Ability to create GIFs and animation using Adobe After Effects  
  • Basic WordPress knowledge 
 
Please email your CV and relevant portfolio to jobs@forumbirmingham.uk
Please also note this is a part time role with the future opportunity to progress to full time.
Bar Staff
 
 
Forum Birmingham is a 3500 capacity events venue with a late licence until 6am. The iconic venue is set across two spacious floors. Along with a large additional 350 capacity room which can also function as a stand alone intimate venue, Space54.
 
Flexibility and adaptability is key during the current Pandemic as our operating procedures are having to be quickly changed and duties could be anything from seating customers, table service, drink preparation or cleaning high touch areas.
 
 
Bar Staff Duties:
 
– Deliver excellent customer service, at all times.
– Serve and present beverages, quickly and efficiently, meeting our high standards.
– Assist in keeping the bar and front-of-house clean and tidy, at all times.
– Keep up to date with current promotions and new products.
– Make customers aware of offers on our great drinks range.
– Maintain personal knowledge by completing in-house training.
– Always adhere to all company policies and procedures and licensing laws.
– Be involved and contribute at team meetings.
– Carry out instructions given by the management team and head office.
– Being adaptable to changing rules and procedures surrounding the Covid-19 Pandemic
– Cash handling
 
The ideal candidate:
 
– Experience of bar work would be beneficial but full training will be provided.
– Experience in face to face Customer Service and confidence in talking to the public.
 
Please email your CV to jobs@forumbirmingham.uk
Venue Steward
 
 
Forum Birmingham is a 3500 capacity events venue with a late licence until 6am. The iconic venue is set across two spacious floors. Along with a large additional 350 capacity room which can also function as a stand alone intimate venue, Space54.

 

As an Event Steward for Forum Birmingham, you could get involved in exciting large scale events such as club nights, concerts and corporate events.  You would be responsible for reporting any incidents to security and provide a highly visible presence, controlling people’s access at points of entry, and responding to emergency situations by helping to identify and prevent criminal activity.
Responsibilities

 

  • Presenting at all times, a smart, alert and visible presence at the Forum Birmingham
  • Carrying out pre and post event safety checks ensuring compliance with safe working procedures.
  • Greeting, assisting  and directing people at the venue.
  • Monitoring crowd movements and behaviour to identify potential issues or incidents and to take action as necessary.
  • Reporting any security incidents or concerns and dealing with emergency situations.

 

Requirements 

 

  • A checkable personal history including periods of education, employment, travel and unemployment
  • Prior experience of working within a similar stewarding role or someone who is confident following specific procedures and instructions
  • A valid security industry licence or accepted certificate of security competence
  • Understanding of the events industry
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Good customer service skills
  • Attention to detail and alert to any changes that may indicate an increased security risk or unusual situation
  • Confident in interacting with people from different backgrounds, including dignitaries and VIPs on occasions.

Cleaner

 
We are looking for Cleaners to join our friendly and professional team. If you take pride in keeping things clean and enjoy dusting, mopping, hoovering and making surfaces sparkle then your day will fly by working in this role!
 
Forum Birmingham is a 3500 capacity events venue with a late licence until 6am. The iconic venue is set across two spacious floors with clear sight lines to the stage and boasts a generous capacity. The lower floor and stage area are overlooked by a spacious balcony and VIP area with a separate bar. Along with a large additional 350 capacity room which can also function as a stand alone intimate venue, Space54.
Requirements 
 
  • You’ll feel comfortable working both alone and as part of a team
  • You’ll have an eye for detail noticing things others often don’t
  • You’ll take pride in delivering consistently high standard
  • Most of all, you’ll have a friendly, welcoming and helpful manner as our teams work together to ensure our guests are happy
  • Experience in a similar role is essential
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Fluent in English
  • Proof of right to work in the UK