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Assistant Agent - Live Events and Public Speaking, Jo Sarsby Management


We are a Bristol-based talent agency specialising in factual entertainment; representing some of the UK's most recognised presenters and best loved on-screen personalities.

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen within the Public Speaking and Live Events department. This role is the ideal opportunity for someone with experience in Events Booking or a PA role who is excited by the challenge of working in a busy office.  

 Main duties:

- Logistical and administrative arrangements relating to events and bookings.

- Negotiating fees.

- Advising clients on Speakers, Presenters and Performers for their events and appearances.

- Being the first port of call to enquiries, answering new enquiries either by email or over the phone.

- Generating new enquiries and tracking requests.

- Helping to keep the office running smoothly carrying out day-to-day office management duties and providing support to the team when needed.

- Developing strong relationships with both clients and talent.

- Keeping track of and chasing contracts as necessary. Drafting booking forms. 

The successful candidate will:

- Have exceptional organisational and administrative skills with great time management and attention to detail.

- Have the initiative and ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.

- Have an ambition to continually learn and bring fresh ideas to the table. 

- Have exceptional communication skills and the ability to quickly develop strong working relationships.

- Be an excellent problem solver and have the ability to keep calm in a fast-paced working environment. 

- Have strong interpersonal skills and a ‘can do’ attitude.

- Be University degree educated (or the relevant experience to compensate) with experience working in an administrative or Events role. 

- Have a genuine and proven interest in working in this area of the industry.

- Knowledge of social media platforms would also be beneficial.

Full time permanent position. Hours are 9.30-6pm. Looking for an immediate start. 

Please send CV and cover letter including current remuneration details and notice period. 

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