'Event / Operations Coordinator'

About the Job

Can you say yes to these questions?  Are you’re organised? Do you love events? And do you love the idea of being part of an independent food business? Three yes’s then let’s move forward to the next stage.

Key areas of work:

  • Responsible for operational management and administration of weekly farmers markets
  • Working both in head office and in the field in all weathers troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Building relationships with food businesses and with other partners
  • Assisting with New projects and New stall development

 The Company
The business is an established retail food market company who pride themselves on providing outstanding farmers markets and street food markets around London. We continually push and drive for results for their markets and traders and most importantly we place a high value on their staff via support and relevant training. Find out more here

The Role
Working from the head office in London’s Bloomsbury office the role will see you playing an important role with a number of significant responsibilities because you will be central to the liaison and communication between the market Managers, key personnel at all of the company’s venues within the capital, the business’s landlords through Head Office. Other work will include audit management of markets and management of relationships of the company’s venue partners. In addition to this you will have the option to support the delivery of small to medium sized weekend food events and recruitment of casual staff. You will be expected to work at least one weekend per month.

About You
You will have an excellent level of written and verbal communication, you’re detailed, proactive and you enjoy working in busy environments and you are an excellent planner within the event production process. You are knowledgeable about event production and operations and you have had some experience producing your own events. You enjoy working in a small team but can work on your own and troubleshoot where required sometime dealing with difficult situations. You have the character to develop relationships with colleagues, clients and business partners and this is supported by a get things done mentality. A driving licence may help but is not essential. Experience of the following may be useful:

  • collating specific event documents (e.g. contracts, risk assessments, event schedules etc.) and general administration work for each event
  • creation of contracts and invoices
  • Understanding of Food Hygiene or Food Preparation

In Return
In return you will have an excellent basic pay in relation to your experience £21-£23,000, 20 days holiday (exclusive of public holidays) a great selection of benefits and the opportunity to contribute to the continued growth of a respected organisation. How do you find out more? Easy simply apply now with your full CV for information and consideration and a letter telling us a bit about why we should invite you in to meet the team. [email protected]

Application Process: Successful applicants will need to be prepared for a short telephone interview to get onto the final shortlist and for some office administration exercises at interview.


If you want to get more involved with local food and farmers' markets, why not work with us?

We quite often require managers or stand by managers for our markets. If there is a market close to where you live, it's quite possible that we need a manager to work there or to cover the existing manager when they are away. We also look for people to help with promotional tasks and administration in our office. All work is paid on a self employed basis and is very part time.

If you are organised, efficient, and enthusiastic, and enjoy working with people then you should enjoy the work. But you must be prepared to get up early as some markets start at 7 am. Some of the work is quite physical so you must be prepared to lift and move equipment. Working outside all the time means you must be prepared to get wet and cold as well as enjoying the warm sunny days.

Please contact us telling us a little about yourself and why you're interested in what we do.

Typical managers day below:

  • The Market Manager is present at set up of the market (usually 2 hours before start of market). Duties involve unlocking the site (if necessary), co-coordinating the position of stalls, and putting up signs.
  • The Manager brings A boards, table, signs etc either from home or makes sure that there is safe local place to store and retrieve them on market day.
  • The Manager sets up a Market Manager's table with information about London Farmers' Markets and a comments book for the public.
  • The Manager rings the opening bell and ensures that there is no selling before the bell.
  • The Manager takes fees, issues a receipt, and records fees and attendance in a notebook.
  • After ringing the closing bell, the Manager supervises the clearing of the site and confirms that each stallholder has cleaned up.
  • The Manager sends a weekly market report LFM on market day and banks the fees as soon as possible using an assigned credit book.
  • The Manager sends an invoice to LFM monthly and is employed on a freelance basis.
  • The Market Manager talks to stall holders and customers and conveys those comments to LFM.
  • The Manager communicates with the office about producer attendance and makes sure that all producers have his/her mobile number so that they can call on the day if they are running late or cannot attend.
  • The Market Manager promotes the market during market hours, for example, by leafleting or talking to local businesses or community groups.