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Venue Hire Coordinator

Youth First
Various locations across Lewisham Borough
£24717 - £25614 pro-rata
Closing date
18 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Part Time
Youth work
Charity / Voluntary sector
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Youth First are recruiting!!

Following a number of successful funding bids, we are pleased to be able to offer a number of fixed term contracts for up to two years.  Do you have the skill, drive and enthusiasm to help us support the youth of a vibrant community?  If so, do not hesitate to apply.

About the role

We are looking for a talented and ambitious individual to generate income for Youth First through the development and implementation of our Venue Hire system.

Working within the Business Support Team reporting to the Business Support Manager, Venue Hire Coordinator will be responsible for the booking of regular and one-off hires of multiple community venues across Lewisham.

About you

The ideal candidate will manage all aspects of the venue hire from capacity and availability to ensuring excellent customer service. Someone who is very hands on, takes pride in our venues and get stuck in whenever necessary. Detail orientated, highly organised and great at thinking on their feet.

This is an exciting opportunity for an organised and creative individual who is confident and capable in taking the lead.

You will be supported by the Business Support Manager and the Deputy CEO. As we are a small team, a team-player attitude is a must, as well as a positive and can-do approach.

If you have excellent customer services and management skills, a natural ability to liaise with stakeholders, and determination to succeed, we would like to hear from you.

About Youth First

Youth First’s mission is to support and improve young people’s lives through positive activities; adventure play and the provision of safe spaces.

Youth First was born from the passion of youth and play workers to create a means to sustain and ideally grow youth work for young people aged 8-19 (up to 25 with SEND), first in Lewisham and now beyond.

Essential requirements

Providing information about the availability of venues, quotes, and carrying out site visits

Help to develop a solid rental systems and procedures while keeping a updated system with venue bookings and budget with all recorded income and expenditure

Carrying out regular and inspections of all venues, to check they are operating correctly and to carry out relevant checks on cleaning, maintenance or health and safety

Completing bi-annual inventory checks of equipment, furniture, fixtures and fittings in all buildings

Keeping up with income targets set by the Business Support Manager, and Deputy CEO

Ensuring all event paperwork per hire is complete and compliant with the requirements of the Servicer Level Agreement

Contacting clients to agree their furniture/equipment requirements and advising them of the layout appropriate to the function booked

Ensuring all staff are fully briefed on the rental systems

Attending events to ensure the sites are looked after

Reporting any venue maintenance requests

  • Please note this position is subject to an enhanced DBS check

What you can expect

  • Youth First will give you the opportunity to advance your skills
  • Flexible working
  • Excellent pension package with Standard Life
  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time employees)
  • Committed management team giving continuous support
  • High performance is recognised and rewarded
  • Training courses in a variety of topics
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Computer loan scheme
  • Employee Forum
  • Employee Excellence Award
  • Diverse workforce
  • Staff socials

How to apply

If you have the skills and experience required for this role, please visit for further details about the post. 

Please complete the application form on the Youth First website or send a covering letter and CV addressing the shortlisting criteria to





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