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Head of Operations – The Utilita Arena Newcastle

Location: Newcastle
Salary: Excellent Salary

The Utilita Arena in Newcastle is one of the UK’s leading concert and exhibition venues. With an 11,400 seat capacity, it is the biggest venue in the region and a landmark building situated right in the in the heart of the culturally vibrant city of Newcastle. It delivers a packed schedule of high profile events every year hosting the biggest names in music, entertainment and sports.

The Utilita Arena also occupies a strategically important position within the SMG Europe portfolio, Europe’s largest operator of sports and entertainment venues. SMG operates hundreds of stadia, arenas, conference centres, and performing arts theatres globally. They are a dynamic business synonymous with high profile events at iconic venues, they have enjoyed extraordinary success and with further growth very much on the agenda, now is the ideal time to join this exciting and thriving business

There is now a very exciting opportunity for a talented and ambitious individual to join them as Head of Operations of the Utilita Arena in Newcastle and play a pivotal role in the future of this very prestigious and high profile, music venue. Through your multi-disciplinary team you will be responsible for Security, Building Services / FM and Event Delivery. The brief, in essence, is to take a great team to new heights and further position the venue as the very best in the industry as it enters the next stage of its development.

To be successful you will have a proven track record of achievement in an operations leadership position within the events / venue management industry. You must have experience of Security, Building Services / FM and Event Delivery. You will have a natural passion for customer service combined with strong commercial acumen. You will need to demonstrate a unique and innovative approach, a real ability to get things done and a strong understanding of how to drive the business forward.

As a leader in this international group the opportunity for career advancement is very considerable. The role is based in Newcastle with a negotiable remuneration package. 

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