Events Assistant

at Runway East in London

(₤9 per hour)

The Job: Elevator Pitch

We help amazing start-ups grow, thrive and succeed. We do that by offering space, advice, facilities and opportunities to the startups and entrepreneurs who work with us.

We’re looking for a sparky, passionate and hands-on Events Assistant to help deliver our events programme across our sites.

We have two fantastic events spaces, The Engine Room and the Hangar58, which are regularly booked out by both internal and external clients. Do you love socialising, being part of a team and creating fantastic experiences? We want you.


The Job: The Nitty Gritty

We want to nurture new events talent by throwing them into the talks, workshops, meetings and social events we create. From liaising with clients, helping prepare the space, solving problems when they (inevitably) pop up last minute, we’re on the hunt for a bold, interested, socially-minded apprentice.

What You’ll Be Doing

Here’s how we see it breaking down:

Building our client relationships so we can deliver exactly what they want (and then some)
Preparing the event including, set-up and any special requests
Maintaining the great look of our spaces, so we’re always ready to impress
Operations management - ensuring all runs smoothly and to plan
Problem solving - having the confidence to meet any last minute challenges head on
Help plan the preparation of the space(s) to host’s desired format and decorative requirements.
Ensure our space is presented to external users in an attractive manner
Prepare all audio-visual and presentation equipment, including occasionally liaising with visiting photographers and film crews.
Welcome the host and introduce them to the space, explaining safety and organisational procedures.
Ensure H&S procedures are respected at all times
Handling F&B and payments
Reporting any issue or concerns to the Event Manager as soon as they are identified


Who You Are

The Non-Negotiables

Creative flair
We’re always in the market for great new ideas, for hacks, for fresh ways of approaching problems old and new. You have exceptional attention to detail and are both creative and pragmatic in approaching tasks.

Love of doing
You’ll want to get your hands on new challenges, and are excited to prove you’re a force to be reckoned with. You’re quick to adapt, and you want a role where no two days are the same, whether this is a last minute shift change or a new location.


A brilliant team player
You’ll be working with amazing people - all of whom have a can do attitude, and a belief that there is always a way. You’ll want to help the people around you, safe in the knowledge that they want to help you too. You are are great at communicating with you team both verbally and over email.

The Negotiables

A love of the UK tech scene is always helpful, but not as important as a passion to get stuck in.
Experience in the events and hospitality will help you to pick up the role quickly.

What about the money?
Starting wage of £9 per hour

Fired up by what you’ve read so far? Hit apply, we want to meet you.

More About Us

Still reading? Hey great! So, Runway East provides a springboard for entrepreneurs: a working space, a supportive team, years of experience. We help nurture new ideas into new businesses, and we love doing it.

These are our values, if you share them, let’s talk.

Clients First. Our job is to get our fantastic startups where they want to be. At the end of the day, their success is our success.

We’re Open. We’re honest, encouraging and hungry to learn. Every mistake we make is a chance to make what we do better.

We Give a Damn. We care fiercely about the projects and people we work with. We thrive on challenges, on excitement and on Getting Shit Done.

We’re Entrepreneurs. To us, entrepreneurial means taking the initiative. We’re a group of people driven by creativity, by the ability to spot opportunities, solutions and new ideas - and by the excitement of trying to get those ideas off the ground.

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Published at 13 Jun 2018
Expires on 13 Aug 2018


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