Range of typical starting salaries: £20,500 - £31,250.
Range of salaries at senior levels/with experience: £38,000 - £65,000.
Salaries vary, depending on experience and sector.
Conference centre managers regularly work unsocial hours. A shift system usually operates to ensure adequate management staffing, involving early morning starts, late night finishes and evening and weekend work.
Managers may also have to work additional hours and be on call, in case of an emergency or urgent problem.
The job involves both office-based administration and liaison with clients, internal/external service providers and suppliers outside the office environment.
Part-time work is possible but career breaks are rare.
Self-employment is unusual but if an experienced manager has the financial backing to open their own conference centre then it is possible.
Vacancies occur throughout the UK.
This occupation can be very stressful. Conference centre managers are expected to deal with a range of coexisting problems and meet tight deadlines to the satisfaction of clients, whilst paying constant attention to detail.
Travel within a working day and absence from home overnight are occasional. Overseas work or travel is rare.
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