Head of Audio & Visual

We have a fantastic opportunity to lead the Audio Visual team at Reach. This role will see you delivering high quality technical support across a varied range of commercial events in the Reach Plc event calendar. You will support AV project managers and technicians with technical and logistical knowledge as well as project managing events.

Who are Reach?

Reach PLC is the largest national and regional news publisher in the UK, with influential and iconic brands such as the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Sunday People, Daily Record, Daily Star, OK! and market leading regional titles including the Manchester Evening News, Liverpool Echo, Birmingham Mail and Bristol Post. We also produce regional news websites that attract over 600 million views each month.

Reach Events support over 100 business events from Glasgow to Plymouth covering Business, Sport, Community, Tech & Digital, Women in Business, Farming and more. This is an exciting time for Reach Events as we are expanding to accommodate a growing demand for high quality virtual events. This will include livestream hybrid type events and fully streamed awards.

What you’ll be responsible for

  • The Audio and Visual team
  • Installation of audio, lighting and vision equipment in-line with the event brief
  • Equipment storage and compliance
  • Events calendar – you’ll be super organised to minimise events clashing
  • Being the technical face of the events team working alongside the commercial, event and editorial teams
  • Working with the Project Managers to present cost effective solutions to clients
  • Booking and costings for AV packages, labour and equipment hire
What we’re looking for

  • A leader who will provide support to a team of 7 including Project Managers and Technicians
  • Experience in managing large audio/visual infrastructure
  • A problem solver with the ability to remain calm in challenging situations
  • Knowledge and skills of an audio visual infrastructure for commercial or corporate environments
  • Work under high pressure, you will be good at managing and organising multiple tasks at a single time
  • Be flexible, events will require travel and overnight stays
  • Committed to your individual responsibility to comply with Health & Safety Policies
Package Description

We’re offering the right candidate a basic salary of up to £34,000. Plus, as part of the Reach family you’ll have access to a brilliant range of benefits, including:

  • Help saving for your retirement – join our pension scheme and we’ll match contributions up to 6%
  • 25 days’ holiday per year when you join. After three, five and ten years’ service with Reach, you’ll accrue one additional day of annual leave.
  • We also have a Holiday Purchase Scheme
    Giving back day – an additional day’s leave each year to support a cause close to your heart
  • Enhanced family leave – including maternity, paternity and adoption – and you’ll be eligible after just six months’ employment
  • Private Healthcare Cash Plan – free health cash plan so you can claim back cash for a range of medical expenses
  • As one of the UK’s top 50 Inclusive Employers everyone’s invited to join our events, programmes and networks to celebrate diversity and build an environment where all our people can thrive
  • Wellbeing support – including a 24/7 assistance programme for you and your nearest and dearest, a free subscription to mindfulness app Headspace and access to free mental health coaching through Sanctus
  • Awesome career opportunities – you’ll have support from your line manager and a range of learning & development programmes
  • We are a FTSE 250 Company, and also a member of the 30% Club, a global campaign aimed at increasing gender diversity at board and senior management levels

Reach plc believes diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why we are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

Job Information

Job Reference: 011731_1647884092
Salary: A Range of Company Benefits
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Electronics
Job Locations: England
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: Reach, Reach Plc
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