Head of Commercial Events - (Maternity Cover)

Contract type: Fixed Term maternity cover from 4th November 2024 - 19th December 2025 (13-months)

Hours of work: Part time Wednesday -Friday, office based, three 7.5 hour working days per week (days can be flexible upon request) 

Occasional evening/weekend working may be required for this position during busy periods (TOIL). 

Salary: Full time equivalent salary £45,000 (£27,000 is the salary for 3 days per week) 

Anticipated start date: Monday 4th November 2024

Closing date: Tuesday 23rd July 2024

Location: Stowe, Buckinghamshire

Job Overview 

The Stowe Group has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Events professional to head up the commercial team here at Stowe.  

The Head of Commercial Events is responsible for generating significant revenues from The Stowe Group’s assets, through strategic development, business planning and team management. They will oversee the use of Group’s assets outside of term time for events, weddings, filming, residential lets and corporate hire. They will also support the Retail team in delivering the Stowe School retail provision.  

The candidate will be experienced in managing a motivated and passionate team, writing and delivering strategic business plans for an events business, managing stakeholder relationships, and budgeting and forecasting.  

Please read the full job description here.

To apply for this role, please email a cover letter and your CV to recruitment@stowe.co.uk

Candidates invited to interview will be asked to complete an application form prior to interview.  

Stowe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, the Disclosure and Barring Service and an online background check with our 3rd party provider SP-Index.

Person Specification

The selection of candidates for short-listing will be based on this specification and candidates should bear this in mind when preparing their application and completing the application form:





  • Educated to degree level or equivalent 

Specialist Skills & Experience

  • Demonstration of growing a commercial business through commercial strategies.  

  • Commercial sales experience. 

  • Significant experience of event management in a commercially driven environment. 

  • Able to negotiate commercial contracts to maximise profit without risking loss of business. 

  • Able to prioritise workload 

  • Able to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines. 

  • Experience of working with multiple stakeholders with varying priorities. 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office. 

  • Previous experience in a unique venue with multiple stakeholders. 

  • Presentation Skills. 

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to understand the needs of your team and support them where required in business and personal development.  

  • Able to communicate effectively with all internal departments and external clients. 

  • Good team player. 

  • Sense of perception. 

  • Self-starter. 

  • Able to work early mornings, evenings and weekends as required by the needs of the business. 

To apply now , please download the application form for this job here. We look forward to recieving your application.