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State & Ceremonial

Looking for a job? A ceremonial operations manager is needed for the Platinum Jubilee

Trooping the Colour
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The Royal Family is known around the world for its pomp and pageantry, and if you’re looking for a job that puts you in the thick of these exciting and historic events, there’s a current vacancy that might be up your street.

The Royal Parks are looking for a ceremonial operations manager who will be responsible for planning events within the parks, including the upcoming Platinum Jubilee in June 2022.

Described as “an exciting opportunity for an experienced events planner to take the next step in their career,” the role is based in The Old Police House, Hyde Park, and offers a salary of £40,000-£45,000 per annum, depending on experience.

“Playing an integral role in the success of ceremonial events, you’ll be developing your skills and experience whilst supporting events that portray the history, culture, and depth of our country,” the job posting reads. “It is more important than ever that events are well planned and thought through so that the public can experience what the Royal Parks have to offer, have fun and stay safe. And that’s where you come in.”

Reporting to the Head of Events, Ceremonies and Filming, the new manager will work with various Royal Parks departments as well as the Royal Household and teams in government departments, agencies, and authorities across London to ensure the Jubilee (and future ceremonial events) will be a success.

When working on high-profile events such as the Platinum Jubilee, it comes with the territory that problems will arise. Therefore, “it will be vital that you understand complex logistical event operations and are able to find solutions for issues quickly and efficiently, as part of multi-agency planning.”

The full-time, 36 hours-per-week position will lead the operational plans and overlay of ceremonial events hosted within the parks, which include Hyde Park, The Green, Richmond, Greenwich, St James’s, Bushy and The Regent’s Parks, and Kensington Gardens. The Royal Parks also manage other important open spaces in the capital including Brompton Cemetery, Victoria Tower Gardens, Canning Green, and Poet’s Corner.

In addition to a minimum of six years’ experience working in major events and outdoor venue management, along with good budgeting and communications skills, the job requires an event management degree or equivalent; a crowd management diploma or training qualification; IOSH or other health and safety qualification; and a project management qualification such as PRINCE2.

If you’ve got what it takes, apply for this role by 18 July on the Royal Parks website.

About author

Kristin is Chief Reporter for Royal Central and has been following the British royal family for more than 30 years. Kristin has appeared in UK and U.S. media outlets discussing the British royals including BBC Breakfast, BBC World News, Sky News, the Associated Press, TIME, The Washington Post, and many others.