Since its opening in July 2019 The Standard, London has boldly propelled The Standard brand onto the international stage. Housed in the former Camden Town Hall Annex in London’s thriving King’s Cross neighbourhood, the 1974 Brutalist building has been meticulously restored and sets the perfect stage for The Standard’s first hotel outside America. The hotel playfully respects the building's history while creating new expansive spaces for the neighbourhood to play from our bars, terraces, restaurants, lounges and event spaces throughout the building.
New for 2021 are our dedicated event spaces and we are now seeking an Event Manager as we prepare to launch this new events destination.
A meeting space, but make it cute.
The Standard Townhouse on 8 is a new events and meeting destination designed for work and play in mind. Taking inspiration from a 1980s New York Townhouse, it features a living space with mid-century cool sofas, a vinyl library and listening area, two dining spaces, a working kitchen and sweeping wrap around terrace with views of the London skyline. While on 9 The Standard Townhouse has a simple modular design and can easily be transformed from 3 separate rooms into one larger space, all complete with floor-to-ceiling views of the city of London and St Pancras clocktower and station. On 10 you’ll find a cocktail bar and party spot like nothing you’ve seen before – Sweeties is located directly across from Decimo and is interior design cat nip. Velvet curtains, plush orange couches, Instagrammable-carpets and a marble-topped bar. The space is the ideal setting for night time soirees, parties or mixers and accessible via our exterior lift.
In addition to our dedicated spaces in the Townhouse all of our bars and restaurants are available for private hire. On the ground floor, you'll find Double Standard, our street-facing bar and restaurant home of our legendary burger, Aperol Spritz slushy and our Bottomless Sunday Brunch. (Don't forget to book!) Next door is The Library Lounge, where our carefully curated library pays homage to the building’s original use, and, our Sounds Studio, home of our virtual culture hub, Sometimes Radio. Our 10th-floor restaurant, Decimo is back, where Chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias’ showcases his live-fire cooking surrounded by 360-degree views of London - only accessible by our iconic exterior red pill lift.
As an Event Manager, you will become part of our small inhouse Event sales & planning team. Working in partnership with our Head of Events Sales you’ll be one of our guests’ very first points of contact, responsible for handling a range of Event enquiries including bookings over the telephone, over email or via one of online restaurant booking partners. In addition to bookings in our restaurants and private dining areas, guest will also be able to book our suites for exclusive private party use from dinners & cocktail parties to small fashion shows and press junkets.
With overall responsibility for planning Special Events, parties and functions you’ll provide an important link between the sales and operations teams and will undertake a range of event coordination duties Including communicating special requests, dietary need and table plans in conjunction with our Restaurant teams. You’ll also work closely with our Restaurant managers in order to plan and manage private events in our restaurant spaces to ensure adequate staffing levels are maintained in order to deliver a seamless and effortless level of service.
You will have a natural affinity for our unique brand and hospitality and will be able to connect instantly with our guests in order to understand and accurately capture our guests’ requests, providing information on our restaurants, menu options and group bookings to identify future selling opportunities and any unexpressed wishes. You will help create a dining experience where you will not only delight our guests, but also excite and surprise them to create the ultimate guest experience in London; that is anything but Standard!
Most importantly, you are a host making our guests feel welcome whilst they visit The Standard and our energetic and vibrant city; so, you will need to be highly social, upbeat and friendly; confident and can handle pressure well; thrive in a high volume, high energy environment and can manage both detailed administration tasks and guest with ease.
Do you have what it takes to be an Event Manager at The Standard
While we take every detail of design and guest experience seriously, we do not take ourselves too seriously. ‘Standard People’ are at the heart of our brand; vivid, dynamic and engaging. You’ll intrinsically understand the unique microcosm and the context of our venues and city you represent.
Prior experience as an Event Manager or Coordinator is essential; although we stress we are not looking for a traditional Meeting organiser; you will have howeveran uncompromised and natural flair for service and be able to build genuine relationships with guests that enable us to not only pre-empt needs but foresee desires. In addition to this you will also need….
- Prior experience as an Event Manager or Coordinator with the ability to engage and connect with a wide range of guests from different backgrounds, ideally gained in a similar ‘Lifestyle’ or boutique Restaurant or hotel sector
- Candidates should have a background in selling and planning Social Events and Parties
- In addition to those with experience we are actively seeking candidates with a diverse range of lifestyle skills and welcome applications from those in the arts, music and entertainment industries.
- Highly social, motivated and pro-active; acting with professionalism and positivity in all interactionsYou will also need to be highly organised with great attention to detail, with a natural ability for sales
- • Prior experience using Opera, Seven Rooms, Delphi, Squirrel is advantageous however full training will be given
- • Fluency in English is essential for this role, in addition to those speaking a second or third languages
- • You will need to have a flexible approach to working hours with the ability to work shifts, including occasional weekend cover.
We are defined by our richness of personality and diversity of background and lifestyle so if you think you have what it takes to be our Event Manager we’d love to meet with you.
All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates.
- Discretionary Bonus scheme
- Meals on duty
- Pension Scheme
- Life Assurance
- Employee Rates across all Standard properties
- F&B Discounts
- Recruitment Referral Bonus up to £500
- Tuition Aid Scheme
- Season Ticket Loan & regular social activities
- Bike 2 Work Scheme