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Events Assistant

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Job Introduction


Heritage Portfolio have a fantastic opportunity for an Events Assistant to be based at one of Edinburgh’s most prestigious venues. We would love you to join our awesome team in this exciting role to oversee all events across the venue at the Royal Botanic Gardens.


We provide a professional operation across a broad portfolio of conferences, meetings, and events, from major international conferences to day meetings and prestigious dining events.

We are looking for friendly, charismatic, and professional individuals to join and strengthen our diverse team. As Events Assistant, you will support the operational service delivery, which includes setting up, service, clearing and many other activities for a wide range of conferences and events. You will learn a wide range of skills as well as gain numerous of development opportunities.

This is a rare opportunity to work in the exciting setting in the Royal Botanic Garden which participates in projects in more than 35 countries around the world. In 2020 it celebrated its scientific and horticultural achievements of the past 350 years, tracing progress from 17th century physic garden to world-leading botanic gardens. When you join Heritage Portfolio you truly belong, you will have the opportunity to thrive with career and learning opportunities available across the organisation - we can’t wait for you to join us!

Applicants must be available to work on the weekends

Rate of Pay: £12 per hour

What’s in it for you:

  • Casual role, paid weekly
  • Accrue holiday pay as you work
  • Meals on shift
  • Internal promotion opportunities
  • On-going training and support
  • Uniform provided
  • Flexible working hours
  • Refer a friend scheme

Role Responsibility

  • Welcoming guests, taking orders and serving beverages to guests
  • Care about customer satisfaction and deliver the optimal client service experience
  • Serving guests in a friendly, welcoming and efficient manner while maintaining a clean and safe work environment
  • Help answer questions and make suggestions regarding food and beverage choices and related items
  • Clean and sanitize equipment and tables

The Ideal Candidate

  • Strong communicational skills.
  • Exceptional customer service.
  • An excellent team player.
  • A keen eye for attention to detail.
  • Flexibility


  • Knowledgeable in events
  • a valid UK driving license 

Package Description

  • £12 per hour
  • Flexible casual hours 
  • Up to 20 hours per week

About the Company

Heritage Portfolio is the sub-segment of Sodexo Live! that produces outstanding catering and event services for our cultural destinations. These include exceptional “in-house” café services in some of Britain’s leading visitor attractions such as V&A Dundee, The Signet Library,  Portrait Gallery, private parties and dining, weddings and prestigious events for which we are honoured to have received a Royal Warrant of Appointment as Supplier of Catering Services.

Our mantra is “Never standing still” and as we grow and flourish in the world of bespoke events and venues, we remain true to our original ethos: to provide an amazing experience that goes beyond the remarkable food we serve. Therefore we are always looking for passionate, enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our team and take pride in the work they deliver.

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