Salary: £40000 – £40000

Shift hours: Part Time

Project Manager



LOCATION: Midlands Based – Travel required

SALARY: £40,000 + Benefits

KERB is a business that powers other businesses. We focus on the incubation and growth of innovative, independent food businesses. We run brilliant street food markets, workshops, consultancy, bars, a food hall in Central London and have developed a growing, successful corporate catering company, KERB Events Limited.

We are a food-obsessed and people-first company who believes that everyone with a bit of spark should have the opportunity to ignite it. Be it food entrepreneurs or team members, our mission is to create opportunity and joy through great food, from the KERB up.

Role Overview

2023 saw substantial growth for the KERB Group and we’re now on the search for an incredible Project Manager to join the existing partnerships team and join us on our journey of continued growth going in 2024. As a Project Manager, you will be integral to the day to day running of KERB Events and the end-to-end delivery of large-scale, live events, many of which involve bar operations and production at sites such as: The KIA Oval, Goodwood Motor Circuit, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Aston Villa Football Club, Leicester Tigers and Jockey Club Racing venues.

As a Project Manager for KERB events, you will also account manage key partnership contacts and venue clients. So if you’re looking for your next challenge within a business that genuinely cares about brilliant food, best-in-class events and exceptional hospitality, apply today!

What you’ll be doing

  • End-to-end planning of large events to include briefing and liaising with traders, site visits, on-site planning and logistics, staffing and accreditation, access planning and event specific administration 
  • On-site management to food and bar service as well as venue, partner and client management at events
  • Working closely with the bars team to plan and deliver bars across live events
  • Account management of key partners and venue clients; acting as the main point of contact for the venue teams both pre-event and on-site 
  • Management of event-specific budgets, ensuring that all events are hitting target GPs 
  • Working closely with KERB’s finance team on all post event financial reconciliation 
  • Providing regular and accurate financial reports to the Partnerships Director and finance team
  • Working closely with our Compass partners to expand KERB’s offer where appropriate and proactively seeking the next opportunity
  • Building close relationships with our street food traders and independent businesses to build, retain and grow the community
  • Identify and cultivate new traders and food businesses when required who would fit the KERB ethos
  • Understand, analyse and monitor food and trader performance 
  • Collaborate with KERB’s marketing teams to promote our partnership events and our trader community
  • Travelling to our venues across the Midlands and working weekends to manage our venue

What you’ll bring to KERB

  • At least 3 years experience of event and/or project management, ideally with a focus on live events focussing on food and drink 

  • Bar management experience 

  • Proactive mentality and strong commercial awareness, with the ability to take initiative and manage projects from start to finish

  • Experience working with varied stakeholders 

  • An understanding of food and restaurant operations 

  • Stellar IT skills and a knack for learning new technologies 

  • Experience of EPOS systems – if you’ve used Good Till, even better! 

  • An strong interest and knowledge in the independent food and drink industry

  • Excellent people skills, with the ability to talk to clients and traders in a consultative manner and developing long-term relationships 

  • A full and clean drivers licence

  • Willingness to travel, including to The Midlands and weekend working when required

  • A passion for brilliant food only!


  • Experience with / a solid understanding of working with independent food traders

  • Previous experience in line management

Our Interview Process

* This is the general interview process we follow but this may be subject to change dependent on varying circumstances, role and seniority level.

  • Apply with your CV

  • If shortlisted, initial call with the Recruitment & Staffing Manager to discuss your experience, the role in more detail and answer any initial questions you may have

  • Interview with the Hiring Manager and a further opportunity to ask any questions you may have about us, the role or just in general!

  • Final-stage conversation with Head of Department

As a Disability Confident Committed employer, we encourage all applicants to feel comfortable reaching out to our People Team for any accommodations or reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process. Your accessibility and comfort are of the utmost importance to us, and we are committed to supporting your experience with us.

What you’ll get by joining KERB

  • 20% off all KERB food & drink

  • Hybrid working

  • 25 days holiday (excluding bank holidays) + birthday day off

  • Learning & Development Budget for books, courses and conference tickets

  • Private Medical Insurance (Vitality)

  • Classpass

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Cycle To Work scheme

  • Annual season ticket loan

  • Enhanced maternity / paternity / adoption leave after 2 years

  • And much more!

Equal Opportunities at KERB

As part of our values, we are dedicated to fostering a culture of inclusivity at KERB. We actively celebrate our teams’ different abilities, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, faith, and gender. Everyone, from any background, is welcome and supported in their development at all stages in their journey with us. Applicants are encouraged to share with our People Team any accommodations or reasonable adjustments required during the recruitment process.


Reference: compass/TP/1314155/157434

Location: Birmingham

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