Leeds Castle is a stunning, 900-year-old moated castle, set in 500 acres of Grade 2 listed parkland, situated in the beautiful Kent countryside.  Owned by six medieval Queens and a succession of private owners, the estate has, for centuries, been a glamorous retreat for the rich, famous and well connected.

The Castle has been open to the public through the Leeds Castle Foundation since 1974 and has continued her story as a luxurious retreat since then, hosting major events such as the Northern Ireland Peace Accords.

Today the Castle is a popular visitor attraction, offering beautiful gardens & parkland, Birds of Prey Centre, playgrounds, accommodation, functions & weddings and, of course, the Grade 1 listed Castle herself.  Income to care for this special place comes from visiting, along with the important hospitality business.


Event Manager

Our event programme is an integral part of the visitor experience, driving visit amongst target audience, as well as delivering our stories and brand. Reporting to the Head of Brand, Marketing & Fundraising you will be responsible for the planning and delivery of a diverse range of events that drives business results.

You will plan, prepare and deliver large special ticketed events such as our Fireworks Spectacular for an audience up t0 8,000, whilst also managing a year-round programme of value added activities and events designed to increase the number of new ticket sales year on year.

Working with other departments such as Wildlife, Curatorial, Education and Day Visitors, you will harness their skills to support the events programme.

Responsible for producing thorough risk assessments and ensuring safe working environment for staff, volunteers and visitors alike.

We require an experienced & successful Event Manager with a proven record in a large visitor attraction with multi-functional teams.

You will be a creative thinker, with excellent organisational skills, have the ability to problem-solve

Essential qualities will be your pro-active, can-do attitude and your confident communication and influencing skills.

To succeed in the role you will be a team player with leadership skills, attention to detail and the ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure and to tight timescales

Salary £32,000-£35,000 PA

Email debbiematthews@leeds-cstle.co.uk  to submit your CV.