Conference Centre
Agritech Business Centre
Restaurant
Manor

Current Vacancies

Assistant Wedding & Conferencing Supervisor

Rothamsted Enterprises are looking for a new Assistant Wedding and Conferencing Supervisor to join our operations team, supporting us to grow our wedding and events operation, with the addition of Rothamsted Manor to our portfolio. 

Are you an experienced and organised individual, with a positive attitude, great attention to detail and a genuine passion for people and service? Do you want to work in a fast paced and varied location with an ethos around sustainability and high end event delivery? Do you have excellent knowledge of the industry and high-end events? This role could be for you! 

This is an exciting time to join our team, working with our dedicated and friendly staff to deliver the very best the industry has to offer.

The successful candidate will be one of our key team members, and will be responsible for the successful client liaison, planning and delivery of a wide range of events such as weddings, conferences and other social events, working across 3 venues on our Rothamsted site- the Rothamsted Manor, Conference Centre and Restaurant. 

Our Venues:

  • Rothamsted Manor is a stunningly beautiful Grade 1 listed manor house, set in acres of Hertfordshire woodland with beautiful surrounding gardens. Known as Hertfordshire’s hidden gem, the Manor sits in the historically significant Rothamsted Estate, home to some of the world’s oldest and most important agricultural research work, some of which continues today.
  • Rothamsted Conference Centre is uniquely situated to host national and international science events, as well as corporate events, conferences and meetings for businesses across the UK. With an extensive range of first class conferencing facilities and served by excellent transport links to Luton Airport, St. Albans and Greater London, Rothamsted Conference Centre in Harpenden is the perfect location to host a wide range of events and meetings, from business conferences to collaborative occasions for academic bodies and multinational industries, to promotional events and product launches.
  • Rothamsted Restaurant, based in Rothamsted Conference Centre is a focal point for many of the visitors to Rothamsted, as a hub for staff, members of the public and local businesses.

With a variety of office and lab spaces for rent, international conference centre, popular restaurant, and VIP destination venue, Rothamsted Enterprises is built on a strong, diverse, and financially sound platform that capitalises on the facilities and expertise on site, our proximity to London, and a variety of excellent transport links. We are proud to be part of the Rothamsted family – a place name steeped in scientific history thanks to the discoveries of our founder and all that have followed in his footsteps.

Working for us:

* 37 hours per week (5 days over 7 on a rota), part-time would be considered

* Competitive salary

* 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays (or lieu days for bank holidays if worked)

* Free car parking onsite

* Meals whilst on duty

* Generous pension scheme

* Uniform provided and laundered

* On-site gym and sports and social club

* Commitment to ensuring work life balance

* Annual pay reviews

* Specific job related training and employee investment

Further info and to apply:

About the Company

Rothamsted Enterprises was established in 2015 with four key business areas in our portfolio: Rothamsted Agri-Tech Business Centre; Rothamsted Manor; Rothamsted Conference Centre and Rothamsted Restaurant.

We have a variety of office and lab spaces for rent as well as a newly refurbished hotdesking hub, a superb, spacious conference centre, a popular local café, and a Grade 1 listed weddings and events venue.

Rothamsted Enterprises is built on a strong, diverse, and financially sound platform that capitalises on the facilities on site and our excellent transport links.

We are proud to be part of the Rothamsted family – a campus steeped in agricultural science history thanks to the discoveries of our founder Sir John Lawes and all that have followed in his footsteps.

Our team culture is supportive, friendly, honest, hardworking and ambitious.

​​Our commitment to learning and development, equality and diversity enable a welcoming environment for all prospective employees. We have an attractive benefits package including 28 days annual leave (incl bank holidays), free lunch and hot drink daily from the café, discounts on other food and drink purchases, a generous pension scheme and an attractive campus close to nature, offering walks and recreational activities – such as tennis courts, and a small gym. 

Rothamsted Enterprises is a commercial entity owned by the Lawes Agricultural Trust, Rothamsted Research and BBSRC. The income generated is gifted back to the partners to ensure long-term financial sustainability for science and research.
Our role:

  • To ensure financial sustainability
  • To foster relationships
  • To facilitate opportunities for collaboration and deliver impact

 

Our Core Values

Our values are extremely important to us all and it’s no coincidence that the acronym for our values is RARE.

Relationships

Relationships are one of the four pillars of the Rothamsted Enterprises brand. We actively develop and nurture internal relationships. We feel proud of Rothamsted Enterprises as a great place to work. We are a supportive team, both onsite to clients, tenants and staff, and externally to new prospects and referrers. We thrive on building new partnerships with tenants, external businesses, internal stakeholders and staff. We facilitate and enable collaboration, through the Incubation Centre and Innovation Hub, through the conferences we deliver, through our close relationship with Rothamsted Research, and through being a business meeting point locally.

Acceleration

Rothamsted Enterprises enables innovation and collaboration, to drive forward agritech research from agritech businesses, which will ultimately deliver new science. We can support these businesses by providing them with access to world-class scientific facilities and services. We are an integral part of the Rothamsted Campus, to change the world together. As an organisation, we accelerate learning and facilitate business growth by giving our tenants access to strategic partners and investors as well as extensive training opportunities.

Results

The financial results of Rothamsted Enterprises are a key focus for the whole team. We enable and create impact on society through innovation and collaboration. We create employment in the local community and provide excellent career opportunities and job satisfaction for our people. We aim to achieve occupancy rates of 80% in our event venues. We want to achieve growth across the portfolio, increased brand awareness and enquiry numbers. Importantly, this growth should be via us securing the right type of business and clients. We are each of us developing successful relationships with staff, clients, tenants, local, regional and national businesses, and the international agritech community. We want happy customers internally and externally. As a business, we will deliver on clients’ needs, get things done and be a solutions provider. We will exceed expectations through a strong attention to detail and ensure Rothamsted Enterprises is valued by all stakeholders and target audiences.

Excellence

Excellence flows throughout Rothamsted Enterprises offerings. Whether that’s our state-of-the-art conferencing and events facilities, the experience that clients and tenants have when they choose us, our gold standard customer service provided by our highly-experienced team of experts. Our facilities are of the highest standard – cleanliness, food, customer service, flexibility of use of our space, using the latest technology. Our excellent staff training ensures this. Our people show integrity, always. Our clients enjoy an excellent return on investment when they choose us and that drives customer retention and repeat business. We represent good value across all our offerings. Our people focus on attention to detail, understanding and delivering according to clients’ bespoke needs and requirements. We pride ourselves on individual attention.