Job Seekers
Job Seeker Login
Job Seeker Sign Up
How to Search
Recruiters
Recruiter Sign Up
Recruiter Login
How to Advertise
Popular Job
Categories
Chef & Kitchen
Conference & Banqueting
Front of House
Food & Beverage
General Management
Game Ranging
Management Couples
Tour Consulting
Maintenance
Health & Spa
All job categories
Lodgestaff Feedback

"Thanks to Lodgestaff.com I found an assistant management couple and am really excited to add them to our staff. I will always make use of this excellent service available to the South African hospitality industry."
Louisa Strydom, Riverside Lodge, Aliwal North

"I visit lodgestaff.com at least once a week, it’s a great service you offer & I always find something to read or follow up on, keep up the good work."
Shane Tintinger, TsAfrika Catering Solutions

Read more...
Our Media Partners

Conference, Banqueting and Event Jobs.

Lodgestaff.com advertises many jobs in the conference, banqueting & event business in Africa. This industry is a major source of revenue for many hotels, lodges and conference centres, both in the cities and in more remote areas in the country. Those involved with conferences, banquets and events will ensure that the events run smoothly from inception to completion. Good interpersonal skills are essential, as those working in this industry will deal with clients and with staff members of other departments, such as housekeeping, food and beverage and maintenance.

Click on your desired location below for a complete list of all Conference, Banqueting and Event related jobs available in that area.

South Africa
  >Eastern Cape
  >Gauteng
  >KwaZulu-Natal
  >Limpopo
  >Mpumalanga
  >North West Province
  >Western Cape
Uganda
 

The conferencing department deals with all aspects of function management, from taking bookings, co-ordinating and scheduling, ensuring function and conference rooms are correctly equipped and presenting to clients. A good telephone manner is required, as well as the ability to handle and manage complaints.

Working in the banqueting department requires strong co-ordination and organisational skills, as the catering needs to be managed, the function rooms booked, and the diary co-ordinated.
 
Event management requires excellent organizational and communication skills. Audio-visual, lighting and other special equipment for the event may have to be hired, such as a DJ, a band or even an orchestra, stages, dance floors, and marquees. Event organizers and co-ordinators must be able to cope well under pressure and have strong attention to detail.

More about the Conference, Banqueting & Event Industry

Function management is an important part of the tourism and hospitality industry, and requires a strong attention to detail, excellent organisational and administrative skills, and very good client liaison skills. The job will involve organising and running conferences, meetings, banquets, cocktail parties, receptions, lunches, dinners, working breakfasts, exhibitions and other similar events.

You will liaise with other heads of department in the hotel, including the kitchen and bars for food and drinks, the housekeeper for tablecloths, HR to recruit extra staff if it’s a big event, and maintenance for setting up equipment. Before the conference, banquet or event, you will brief all the staff, and check the room set-up, to ensure it runs smoothly.

Afterwards, the function room will usually have to be cleared and reorganised quickly, in readiness for the next event. Your days can involve very early starts, and late finishes. You will also need to take complete charge of all the administrative functions such as budgets, invoicing and receiving and making payments.

Featured Lodgestaff
Jobs
Housekeeper Supervisor - Hoedspruit
Salary: Dep on expSupervise work activities of cleaning personnel to ensure clean, orderly, and attractive rooms in lodge as well as tidiness and to ensure standards of hygiene are maintained throughout the lodge.. Read More & apply
Front Office And Reservations - Hartbeespoortdam
Salary: R5 000 dep on exp. We need someone with good people and telephone skills to handle telephone, walk ins and email booking enquiries, as well as other FOH functions.Read More...
Field Guide - Johannesburg/Kruger
Salary: Neg dep on exp and qualifications. Safari operator requires permanent FGASA level 1 guides to conduct guided vehicle safaris in National Parks and in a big 5 environment.Read More...
Senior Chef - Stanford
Salary: Dep on experience. We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced chef who is enthusiastic, hard working with a passion for creating exciting food.Read More...
Direct Sales Consultant - Cape Town City Centre
Salary:Dep on Experience + Comm. One of the largest Adventure Tour Companies in Africa is seek a dynamic and experienced person to join their vibrant team of DIRECT SALES consultants. Read More...
Cape Town Tourism
Recruiters
Open an account
We offer discounted rates for all account holders.
Contact us on
+27 (0) 21 200 0450 or info@lodgestaff.com for more information.
Current Advertisers
Copyright © 2009 LODGESTAFF.COM. disclaimer   E & OE
Website Design Clickthinking