Commercial Events Manager


Central Saint Martins
CSM - King's Cross, London UK
Part time
Innovation, Business and External Relations
Fixed Term
1 Year

20 February 2020 23:55

5 March 2020
£34,943 - £42,914 per annum pro rata (£27,954 - £34,331)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our dynamic team to manage the commercial hire offer at the unique and award winning Central Saint Martins building in Kings Cross. You will be responsible for building and maintaining local, national and international clients and partners wishing to align with outstanding creativity, innovation and fresh-thinking; managing and delivering a diverse commercial events programme, generating income and opportunites for the college. You will work closely with multiple key internal and external stakeholders to ensure events are aligned to our values, delivered on time, within budget and to the highest possible standard. 



Central Saint Martins is a world-leading centre for arts and design education.  Its reputation stems from the creative energy of its staff and students and the stellar achievements of its graduates nationally and internationally.  The nine programmes at CSM explore the boundaries of their discipline.  Students and staff are continually alert to new ideas, and are curious and restless in developing beyond the expected norms of their subject, so emerging work is at the forefront of its area.  CSM sits at the heart of London’s creative scene, and of one of Europe’s most dynamic new culture and innovation quarters at King’s Cross, making the college increasingly important to London’s cultural life, and indicative of our general desire to open up CSM to as broad an audience as possible.  

The Innovation and Business team consults and connects external organisations to academic courses, staff and graduates to generate income for the college and create commercial, social and creative opportunities for our community.  



We’re looking for a demonstrable track record of managing large scale commercial hire events alongside a broad experience developing commercial sales and/or fundraising income, in a busy sales-driven environment. You are able to manage and negotiate with multiple stakeholders and have a advanced understanding of health and safety matters for commercial events, preferably within the HE, creative or charitable sectors.  

You are motivated to work as part of a team and have the ability to seek out opportunities with partners to proactively sell the available space, effectively adapting your communication style to different audiences. You will be degree educated or equivalent professional qualifications and/or with very strong track record in commercial hire. Knowledge of the arts and design as discipline areas is desirable. In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, an attractive pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. 

In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, an attractive pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. Relocation assistance is available.

If you have any queries about this role please contact Candice Bryan, Staffing Administrator, email or telephone 0207 514 8793


At University of the Arts London, everyone’s identity matters. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all our diverse students, staff and the creative and cultural sector partners with whom we engage. We aim to take every opportunity to progress equality and diversity and celebrate the enrichment this brings to our community

UAL is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive university - a place where we all can be ourselves and reach our full potential in our work, learning and creative practice. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

This opportunity is closed to applications.