A pop-up Eurovision job centre has opened in Liverpool as the city looks to fill hundreds of vacancies ahead of the world-famous music competition.

Based in the Tourist Information Centre on Wall Street in Liverpool One, the Eurovision and Beyond one-stop shop is open from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday until the end of May.

Hundreds of jobs will be available in the hospitality and visitor economy sectors as well as security, logistics and retail as the city region gears up to welcome an estimated 100,000 extra visitors in May.

Vacancies include supervisor/team leader roles along with specific trades such as baristas, food and beverage operators, chefs, porters, security guards and retail assistants/leaders and many of the positions on offer are permanent too.

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has joined forces with the Department for Work and Pension, Liverpool ONE, Liverpool City Council and Growth Platform to open the one-stop shop.

The initiative builds on a highly successful Eurovision jobs fair held at the ACC Liverpool in March that attracted 43 employers and over 1,500 job seekers.

This Thursday, around 600 people are expected at a follow-up job fair at The Liner Hotel on Lord Nelson Street in Liverpool from 10:30am until 12:30pm, featuring around 25 employers. Eurovision jobs fairs have been held in all six boroughs of the Liverpool City Region.

Aileen Jones, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority executive director for investment and delivery, said: "Eurovision is massively important for the Liverpool City Region and will give a huge boost to our visitor economy, creating real opportunities for local people.

"With 100,000 extra visitors expected and a global TV audience of more than 160 million viewers last year we know the eyes of the world will be on us, and we are determined to do the city region and Ukraine proud.

"Filling vacancies in our hospitality sector is vitally important to ensuring visitors to Eurovision, and the other world-class events we host, have the best possible experience and want to come back.

"That’s why we’re working so hard with our partners to connect jobseekers to the opportunities available out there, providing employment and careers and making our visitor economy stronger."

Donna Howitt, place strategy director at Liverpool ONE added: "Providing a world-class experience to visitors coming to the region for Eurovision is all about offering exceptional service and a warm welcome.

"We are pleased to support the drive for recruitment at this time, to ensure the sector thrives both during and well beyond Eurovision.”

Linda Usher, senior employer and Partner Lead for the DWP, added: "It's crucial that people of all ages and backgrounds have the chance to progress and take full advantage of the opportunities created by events such as Eurovision.

"Through this one-stop shop, and the other events we have been organising across the city region, we are able to provide people with the support they need to access those opportunities."