Overseeing the management of the Kent Event Centre, Society events including the Kent County Show and an education programme, this will be a fulfilling role for the right candidate. This is a maternity cover position (up to 13-month contract).

Reporting to the Chairman of the Board, the Deputy General Manager and Show Secretary will ensure effective and efficient work processes and support the overall delivery of the strategic plan of the Society. You will be required to work with a small team to deliver a wide range of events, conferences and long-term projects as well as ensuring the maintenance and health and safety at the Kent Showground is delivered to the highest standard.

Previous experience of budget control, middle or senior management and a background in venue management or event organisation is essential. Candidates should hold a related business degree or have the relevant commercial experience. Knowledge of the land-based sector would be beneficial.

The successful candidate will need to be flexible and open to new ideas with strong leadership skills and the drive and determination to make the Society a success in these challenging times.

This position will be full or part time depending on the business needs of the Society in the current climate and also the commitments of the successful candidate. This is a maternity cover contract lasting up to 13 months. It will include some evening and weekend work throughout the year.

Salary: £35,000 – £40,000 pro-rata if part time

To apply, please email your cv with a covering letter outlining why you think you would be suitable for the role, details of your current employment position and confirmation of the required start date to:

Jo Watson, PA to Executive Board – Jo@kentshowground.co.uk

Closing Date: 5pm Monday 23 November 2020.

Interviews will be held:w/c 30 November 2020
Start date: Mid December 2020.

Please note: If you are unable to meet this requirement, your application will not be considered.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Jo Watson on the details above.

Kent County Agricultural Society – Registered Charity Number 1001191