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Commercial Events Programmer

Work with us


£26,000 - £30,000

35 hours per week | Permanent

Fri 26 Jul 24

The Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College has the ideal opportunity for a Commercial Programmer that will be responsible for the creative programming and delivery of a commercial public events programme through public commercial events and private venue hire to grow our income, visitor numbers and opportunities.

Key responsibilities

Commercial Events Programming and Delivery

  • To research, programme, and deliver a regular annual public programme at the Old Royal Naval College, incorporating seasonal events and event programmes related to art installations or exhibitions.
  • To support the development of the Commercial Public Events programme in line with the Commercial Events Strategy as defined by the Commercial Manager.
  • Generate income and profile through a range of commercial partnerships, ticketed events, and new ventures to build financial resilience of the organisation.
  • Programming unique and innovative special events, working alongside site partners to deliver a collaborative programme of commercial events.
  • To use bench-marking research and consistent formative evaluation to keep the public programme relevant and successful.
  • To provide engagement opportunities for audiences from all backgrounds with a diverse programme of events.
  • To ensure that all events are staffed appropriately with the appropriate level of cover for the activities onsite.
  • To manage all documentation and liaison in relation to the delivery of the public programme (i.e. communication with internal and external stakeholders, the completion of events schedules, Event Management Plans, and risk assessments).
  • To manage the engagement of contractors and suppliers working on the public programme, ensuring all health and safety protocols are met and site rules adhered to.
  • To keep complete and up-to-date financial records and ensure that the programme remains within a set budget.
  • To handle and respond to private event enquiries and confirm/programme them appropriately in the site diary.

Personal training and development

  • Maintaining a good level of knowledge of the public event, programming, and heritage industries
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and best practice.

Other duties

  • Supporting the corporate ambitions of the Old Royal Naval College
  • Taking care of your personal health and safety and that of others and report any health and safety and / or safeguarding concerns
  • Ensure proactive compliance with the Foundation’s health and safety and safeguarding policies, including risk assessments as required and implementing safe systems and practices.
  • Any other duties as reasonably requested by the Commercial Manager or Director of Public Engagement and Commercial

Employee benefits

  • Up to 25 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Season ticket loans
  • Group Life Assurance
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Tech scheme
  • 20% discount at the Old Royal Naval College shops and The Old Brewery

How to apply

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter (optional) that details how you meet the specified requirements.

Kindly send your application via email to, ensuring the email subject is labelled as ‘Commercial Event Programmer’.

As an equal opportunities employer, The Greenwich Foundation is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity or marriage and civil partnership.