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Job Vacancy: Hospitality Assistant

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic Hospitality Assistant to work with the Kent Event Centre at the Kent Showground.  This is a flexible position and the hours will vary from 20 to 50 each week.Recruiter: Kent Event Centre (Kent County Agricultural Society)

Location: Detling, Maidstone

Salary: Circa £14,000 per annum pro rata

Posted: Friday 16 December 2016

Expires: Friday 17 January 2017

Sector: Hospitality/Events and Conferences

The purpose of the role is to assist the Hospitality Co-ordinator with the smooth running of any events and conferences. Working in a very busy event and conference environment, you will have the passion, drive and self-motivation required to achieve high standards which will ensure delivery of the aims and objectives of the charity.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure meeting rooms are prepared and well presented
  • Assist with moving furniture to help prepare rooms for events and conferences
  • Meet and greet customers/delegates and ensure they are looked after throughout the day
  • Serve drinks and refreshments to delegates in a timely and professional manner
  • Keep refreshment area clean, tidy and replenished throughout the day
  • Clear down at the end of the day, this includes washing up and putting crockery away
  • Support the Hospitality Co-ordinator with stock control, administration and deliveries
  • Provide cover for the Hospitality Co-ordinator in their absence and be the hospitality lead when there are multiple events


  • Ideally some previous hospitality or catering experience
  • Ability to contribute towards a team environment but the confidence to work on your own
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • You must be adaptable to work in a very busy event and conference environment
  • Flexibility with shifts and working hours is essential
  • A car driver with own transportation is essential

If you love people and events, you have a strong hospitality background and are not afraid of hard work then this could be the role for you.

This is a permanent position and will include some weekend and evening work.

To apply, please email your CV with a covering letter to

Closing Date: Friday 17 January 2017

Alison Wallington | Event Centre Manager | Kent Event Centre | Direct Line: 01622 633064

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