Are you interested in joining a dedicated team of over 1,200 event professionals who are passionate about delivering the highest quality event environments for the most prestigious sporting and cultural occasions in the global calendar?

As a company continuously growing by embracing new opportunities, we are proactive in seeking event enthusiasts to join our team and are always happy to receive your CV if you feel you have what it takes to help make an impact with our company.

Please either apply for one of the advertised roles below, or send your CV to hr@arenagroup.com

Professional Benefits

  • Unique opportunities and experiences
  • Training and development packages
  • Work on the biggest events in the world
  • Strong team work ethic
  • Working with leading experts

Personal Benefits

  • Competitive salary and bonuses
  • World travel
  • Paid leave
  • Expand personal skills
  • Career progression opportunities

UK Based Roles

Marketing Manager - Seating & Structures - UK

In this role you will be responsible for developing and implementing the marketing strategy for the Seating & Structures divisions of Arena EMEA

  • You will work closely with the Managing Director of Seating, along with the rest of the team, and report to the EMEA Director of Communications & Marketing
  • Develop a thorough understanding regarding the group and its market sectors and industries, in particular those that relate to the seating division
  • Develop and implement internal & external communication strategies
  • Produce and distribute internal communications
  • Set up and implement organisational systems
  • Develop a central library of marketing assets
  • Manage all marketing channels & activities including social media, website, print, and PR
  • Implement a marketing calendar to manage content and plan specific, timely marketing campaigns
  • Social media content creation, implementation and management across the digital platforms; such as Facebook and Instagram
  • Compile trade press releases
  • Identify key trade press and build relationships with relevant contacts
  • Develop and lead a bespoke seating division marketing strategy that complements and furthers the central EMEA marketing and branding strategy
  • Liaise with key stakeholders on the new strategy and plans via regular team meetings and one to one planning sessions
  • Work closely with marketing colleagues in other divisions and support the central marketing department as required, champion brand compliance within your division
  • Website development: Improve and manage the company website, updating with relevant and engaging content
  • Track and monitor success: report on performance progress and impact, compiling a weekly report for stakeholders
  • Sales support: support the seating sales team with regularly updated promotional collateral, credentials and presentations
  • Provide RFP response support and coordination
  • Maintain a central image repository
  • Champion the use of the company CRM
  • Other general marketing activities as and when required

Person specifications:

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, and will have experience across key marketing disciplines, with a focus on direct marketing and social media. She/he will also have the ability to multi-task and take initiative in developing and implementing new strategies.

Skills & Experience required:

  • Strong analytical and strategic skills in branding & marketing
  • A thorough knowledge of digital marketing, and internal and external communication
  • A practical understanding of visual communications, social media and the digital landscape, and how to incorporate these channels into the overall plan
  • Proven experience of development and implementation of new ideas and strategies
  • Proactive and hardworking – able to drive, lead, and implement the marketing & brand strategy for a large organisation
  • Excellent communication skills & manner, confident engaging with clients and representing the Company
  • Highly computer literate with strong PowerPoint skills a must, Adobe Creative Suite a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively, as well as independently
  • Highly organised and detail orientated
  • Bonus: Experience in the events industry

Perks:

  • Growth opportunities in a global organisation with offices in the US, Dubai, Malaysia, and Korea
  • Global travel opportunities
  • Flexible work schedule

To apply, please send your application to jobs@arenagroup.com

 

Business Operations Lead – Sustainability & Social Values [Champion] - UK

We are looking for a CSR professional to drive key improvements across the business, creating impact within the company and society as a whole.

Key responsibilities:

  • Promote and improve awareness of The Sustainability and Social Values activities through ongoing communications.
  • Provide advice, support and assistance throughout Arena UK & Europe in relation to Sustainability and Social Values initiatives.
  • Facilitate communication and strategy sessions and conduct a range of engagement exercises with internal and external stakeholders
  • Review, analyse and record progress against goals, targets and KPIs in relation to Sustainability and Social Values commitments.
  • Act as a focal point for internal and external stakeholders, government departments, local authorities and clients in relation to Sustainability and Social Values goals.
  • Plan and arrange positive interactions with specific organisations in order to support the delivery of Sustainability and Social Values goals
  • Oversee, project manage and aid delivery of specific detailed goals in collaboration with external stakeholders, clients and organizing bodies.

Qualifications

Naturally you’ll be a strong and effective communicator with a passion for building and maintaining relationships. So as a starting point, you’ll need a comprehensive understanding of social values, sustainability and corporate responsibility, and experience of having developed strong cross organisational relationships, including the ability to balance how you challenge and support them

Other specifications which will stand you in good stead are as follows:

  • Enthusiasm for understanding CSR’s’ unique needs and identifying solutions
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written, with confidence to deliver presentations and workshops but also write comprehensive reports
  • Strong project management skills in order to proactively lead schemes of work to time and scope
  • Highly organised, professional, and accountable for own work
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft systems
  • Team player with a whole company focus

To apply, please send your application to jobs@arenagroup.com

Site Manager / Construction Manager - Structures - UK

We are looking for an experienced Construction / Site Manager to join our team Structures team.

Purpose of the Job:

To manage and coordinate the efforts of the Site team and the third-party contractors in delivering the construction of the temporary structures to the client’s specifications and to the set standards and timelines.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Lead and supervise the Site team: ensure the crew have the required level of understanding and training to carry out the tasks assigned to them.
  • Ensure compliance with H&S regulations and maintain safety and welfare of the team
  • Ensure all crew members have knowledge and understanding of the following:
  • Equipment & Infrastructure fitness for purpose
  • First Aid
  • Fire Safety
  • Waste, waste management and general appearance of site
  • Staff welfare, training, management and rotas
  • Completion of checklists, incident & feedback forms and RIDDOR reports.
  • Carry out on-site induction for all staff
  • Undertake daily Toolbox Talks
  • Keep record of the working hours for the team and populate the timesheets timely and accurately.
  • Complete and submit all necessary documentation, e.g. Method Statements, Safe Systems of Work, etc.
  • Maintain discipline and address any instances of misconduct professionally.
  • Encourage and motivate the team to perform in their role and develop skills and knowledge they need to progress their career.
  • Provide training and on-the-job learning opportunities for employees

Person Specification

  • Strong experience in building temporary structures.
  • Experience of managing a team.
  • Ability to long work hours and stay away from home for prolonged periods. Frequent travel within UK and overseas.
  • Full driving licence.
  • FLT licence (rough terrain or higher).
  • IOSH Managing Safely or CSC equivalent qualification (desired).
  • Sufficient IT skills (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • First Aid at Work (desired).

To apply, please send your application to jobs@arenagroup.com

Marquee Erectors / Site Operatives - UK

We are looking for experienced Marquee Erectors to join our growing site team on full-time permanent basis in St Ives Cambridgeshire, Liverpool and Glasgow.

The hours are varied and involve frequent travel within UK and occasionally overseas.

Accommodation and overnight allowance will be provided when working away from home.

Working a minimum 40 hours per week there will also be plenty of overtime to earn.

If you are interested in a career in construction / event services, this is a perfect opportunity to start or develop your career. Full training will be provided.

Successful candidate will be:

  • Experienced in building temporary structures / marquees
  • Physically fit
  • Team players
  • Willing to work long hours in all weather conditions
  • Willing to work away from home for prolonged periods of time
  • Have relevant qualifications like CSCS cards, telehandler licence, etc.
  • Preferably have a driving license

We look forward to hearing from you!

To apply, please send your application to jobs@arenagroup.com

Quantity Surveyor - UK

We are looking for a Quantity Surveyor to join our team. The initial focus will be working on a newly secured high-profile project.

The role of Quantity Surveyor is responsible for providing accurate and value generating input to projects. The role ensures that all commercial aspects are carried out in accordance with the contract, company policies and procedures, and to the satisfaction of the customer and/or contract leader. This role may work independently or under the direction of a more senior Quantity Surveyor. The QS will be able to demonstrate the ability to function as a member of an integrated team.

Main Responsibilities

  • Inputting to the efficient and effective management and issuing of accurate, timely and compliant notices and correspondence
  • Preparation or assessment of applications, valuations, cost/value reconciliation
  • Cost control and forecasting. Prepare and provide input to monthly reports: value, cost, profit/loss, cash flow and budget
  • Preparation and agreement of applications for payment or the assessment & preparation of payment certificates
  • Assisting with Risk and Value Management to optimise solution. Monitor and regularly review with the project team. Identifying, analysing and developing responses to commercial risks
  • Contract Management, including all relevant contractual forms, methods of budgetary control and relevant software applications
  • Prepare supply chain enquiries, negotiate, administer and finalise / close out supply chain contracts.

About you

  • Post graduate experience in construction or events industry in a commercial role
  • ​Holds an RICS/CICES accredited degree or enrolled on an accredited part-time post-graduate degree with at least three years of relevant experience
  • Full Membership of the RICS or CICES desirable, or enrolled on the approved training scheme for membership
  • Demonstrable financial and commercial acumen
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Practical approach, logical thought process and a methodical way of working
  • A creative and innovative approach to problem-solving
  • Experience of setting up and/or operating office management systems including filing systems and document control and distribution
  • Experience of technical minute taking at contractual meetings and able to demonstrate the ability to collate information and prepare reports
  • Experience of drafting contractual correspondence on behalf of the Project Manager and preparation of payment certificates and interim financial reports
  • Experience of contributing to procurement and contract strategies
  • Negotiating and team-working skills and the ability to motivate and lead
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrable legal, contractual and construction knowledge
  • Confidence and ability to assert influence

To apply, please send your application to jobs@arenagroup.com

Structural Engineer - UK

We are looking for a Structural Engineer to design and develop structural engineering solutions for new and existing products within the Seating division.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Produce bespoke and high-quality designs and calculations to develop structural engineering solutions for new and existing products in line with client’s requirements.
  • Continuously develop technical solutions and improve its engineering integration with other teams within the Group.
  • Undertake structural inspections, provide inspection reports and prepare works specifications to remediate defects
  • Identify potential health & safety, design, sustainability and commercial risks on our projects and contribute towards mitigating them
  • Liaising closely with contractors and clients, attending meetings as necessary
  • Support to drafting team when needed by producing drawings using CAD
  • Monitor the implementation of design throughout the entire project lifecycle, from initial concepts to visits on site

Person Specifications:

  • Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering.
  • Member or Associate Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers (MIStructE/AMIStructE).
  • Advanced knowledge of applicable structural regulations.
  • Experience in steel, aluminium and temporary works (scaffolding).
  • Understanding of wind calculations to BS EN 1991-1-4 and to BS 6399-2.
  • Experience of using 3D modelling and 2D drafting with the Autodesk package.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Flexibility to work as part of a team as well as independently.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Availability to travel when needed.
  • Experience with temporary demountable structures (desirable).

To apply, please send your application to jobs@arenagroup.com

Graduate / Assistant Quantity Surveyor - UK

We are looking for a Graduate / Assistant Quantity Surveyor to input to the company’s costings and pricing processes through effective estimation, analysis, and contract negotiation.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Creation of costing templates, policies and procedures to enable efficient and accurate estimation for project opportunities of both a temporary and permanent nature
  • Production and population of CSA / BoQ for tender submissions – to include liaison with the procurement, operations and design teams to fully analyse proposed materials, quantities, labour and time
  • Assisting the Procurement Manager in the pre-qualification of potential supply chain partners
  • Assessment of CSA / BoQ from suppliers and sub-contractors, and assisting the Procurement Manager with ongoing negotiation/clarifications during tender process
  • Assist Contracts Manager with selection and management of sub-contracts (and associated documents such as Collateral Warranties) across all types of projects
  • Assist Contracts Manager with pre-contract negotiation and agreement, as well as post-contract continuous management of key mechanisms, such as payment terms and variations
  • Assist PMs / Account Managers in compilation, management and reporting against cash flow forecasting documents for all types of project
  • Continuous monitoring and reporting against trends/fluctuations across material and labour rates to assist management decisions
  • Assist management in efficiently dealing with any potential contractual claims

Person Specification:

  • Formally qualified as a Quantity Surveyor or with relevant experience in construction or events industry in a commercial role
  • Prepared to work towards an RICS/CICES accredited degree or enrolled on an accredited part-time
  • Understanding of the compilation, application and management of different suites of standard construction contract (i.e. JCT / NEC)
  • Demonstrable financial and commercial acumen
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Practical approach, logical thought process and a methodical way of working
  • A creative and innovative approach to problem-solving
  • Understanding of procurement and contract strategies
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Confidence and ability to assert influence

To apply, please send your application to jobs@arenagroup.com

Junior CAD Designer / CAD Technician - UK

We are looking for a Junior CAD Designer to provide CAD design to support the Project delivery teams for tenders and live projects and to support Planning team with allocating kit for demountable structures.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all design files & project information is stored and managed in accordance with Company procedures.
  • Create & develop 2D AutoCAD Layouts working to meet project specification and relevant industry guides & standards.
  • Create & develop 3D AutoCAD assemblies working to relevant guides, standards & Structural Engineer’s calculations.
  • Create 2D site drawings & layouts from 3D assemblies.
  • Create & develop 2D AutoCAD ‘Engineering’ layouts liaising with internal & external departments.
  • Create, revise & manage project specific packing lists.
  • Occasionally visit client sites to carry out XYZ site survey work.
  • Create design visualisations.

Person Specification:

  • Recognised qualification in Computer Aided Design
  • HNC/HND in Civil Engineering – desirable
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office word, Excel and PowerPoint packages is essential.
  • Good communication & presentation skills

To apply, please send your application to jobs@arenagroup.com

Site Crew - UK

We are looking for a range of Site Crew including:

  • Seating Riggers
  • Foremen
  • Site Managers

Please apply by sending your CV to jobs@arenagroup.com

Middle East Based Roles

Senior Accountant - UAE

This role will primarily be responsible to perform complex accounting activities and financial analyses. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in managing tax audits and tax returns, directing internal and external audits to ensure compliance. Facilitating and completing monthly close procedures. Prepare and review financial statements and supporting schedules, Reconciliations including general Ledger and balance Sheet. Should have managed a team of accountants. A certified accountant with excellent communication and interpersonal skills are the perquisites for this role. Working knowledge of BuildSmart, SAP systems a must.

To apply, please send your application to hr.me@arenamea.com

Senior Marketing Executive - UAE

The Marketing Executive will be primarily responsible for ensuring all brands within the Arena Middle East & Asia division are regularly, effectively and positively promoted, ensuring maximum coverage to our client base and potential client base.

This role will work within the EMEA marketing team to devise fresh, marketable ideas and concepts and ensure that these concepts, along with existing product and service offerings are effectively communicated to all relevant existing clients, and any potential clients.

You should be a natural communicator with a creative flair, who is able to generate original, fresh concepts, which meet commercial and practical objectives. The ideal candidate should have a firm grasp of the principles of marketing, and a proven track record in the area of business promotion on and offline.

Personal

  • Self-starter able to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Highly organized with the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines.
  • A natural flair for building relationships with people on every level.
  • Quick learner with a willing attitude.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Flexible to work longer hours if required.

Technical

  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook).
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and other related software preferred.

Experience

  • 2 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Relevant undergraduate degree is an advantage.
  • A valid UAE driving license is an advantage.
  • Please note, you will also be required to undertake tasks outside of your normal duties and will always be expected to proactively represent the Arena Group, whenever possible.

To apply, please send your application to hr.me@arenamea.com

Project Manager - UAE

This role will be responsible for Project Managing all aspects of the build and dismantle of Semi-Permanent & temporary structures. Covering all aspects such as Structures, Interiors & MEP for a wide variety of Semi-Permanent & Event projects. The applicant must have a Diploma/Degree in Civil or Architectural Engineering, Dubai Municipality certified (G+4) is a must, with a valid UAE driving licence. Excellent communication skills with the ability to work independently.

To apply, please send your application to hr.me@arenamea.com

Account Manager - Exhibitions - UAE

This role will be will be primarily responsible for sourcing and servicing of all clients for our Exhibitions & Events business. Acting as the central point of contact for the Client throughout the pitch and win process, they will have overall responsibility for delivering a successful event whilst ensuring that all internal procedures are adhered to. 2-5 years’ experience in account handling/sales for an event/exhibition related business. Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) is a must, self-starter, able to work independently with minimum supervision.

To apply, please send your application to hr.me@arenamea.com

Quantity Surveyor - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The primary responsibilities of this role are to prepare BOQ/Budget Sheets for all ongoing projects.  Secondarily to co-ordinate and supervise the budgets with actuals and between different departments. Should have atleast 4-5 years of experience in estimating, project management, project administration and CAD detailing in an Interior Fit Out/construction, Joinery and or Event Industry.

To apply, please send your application to hr.me@arenamea.com