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Hospitality Meetings and Events Executive

Taunton, Somerset
Job Type
8 Sep 2022

Hospitality Meetings and Events Executive

Job Type: Full Time, Minimum of 40 hours per week

Location: Somerset

Salary: £27,500 per annum

About the Club

Our client is one of the most successful first-class county cricket clubs of the past 10 years. Deeply rooted in their community since 1875, with a rich reputation for developing talent from across the region. Yet their vision stretches far beyond the local: they have global reach, with circa 900,000 social media followers from around the world and bold ambitions for success on the international field.

The clubs' enviable facilities compliment the outstanding commercial opportunities their sporting profile presents. They are a 365-day venue: alongside hosting 50 days of cricket each year, they deliver numerous non-cricket related events, conferences, concerts and weddings, to name a few, with the determination to make their ground the primary sporting and business destination in the south-west.

They're entering an exciting time at SCCC - the Covid-19 pandemic has required us to review their strategy and develop future plans to take the Club to new heights on and off the field. They are in a strong position to grow and achieve their ambitious goals which have 'cricket at the heart and business on the mind'.

The Role

Are you an innovative and successful event salesperson looking for your next opportunity?

Are you creative in driving sales?

Are you passionate about event management and delivery?

Do you enjoy negotiating and influencing people with a strong ability to find mutually beneficial outcomes?

Would you like to work in a dynamic, committed and inclusive team?

If the answer to these questions is yes, the club would love to hear from you.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to join the successful Commercial Team at the Cricket Club in the role of Hospitality, Meeting and Events Executive. In this role, your main aim is to identify, plan and deliver on creative opportunities for meetings, events and functions and to drive income from such events.

Some, but certainly not all, of the areas you will be working on include making outbound lead generation calls to potential customers, hosting innovative venue show-rounds and events, pro-active account management with existing customers to grow revenue, oversee the hospitality areas to ensure clients receive the service they expect, attend networking events and exhibitions to promote the clubs' services and venue and much more. No two days are the same - this is an exciting and varied role and provides an opportunity for you to use your creative flair to really make a difference.

Role Requirements

You will need a passion for the events industry, have a strong track record in sales with a solid background in event delivery and logistics. You are pro-active, hardworking and able to work autonomously, using your initiative. With your strong commercial mind, you are able to identify opportunities for revenue growth and strategically plan to deliver on these opportunities. You demonstrate excellent communication and customer service skills with ease. Key strengths of yours are high-level organisation and project management skills, negotiation and influencing ability, resourcefulness and resilience when facing setbacks with a consistently positive outlook.

To Apply

If you feel you are a suitable candidate and would like to work for this reputable County Cricket Club, then please click apply to be redirected to their website where you can complete your application.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to first-stage interviews week commencing 26 September 2022

Equal Opportunities and Inclusivity Statement

The Cricket Club endorses the principles of equality and equity and strives to ensure everyone involved with the Club has a genuine and equal opportunity to participate to the full extent of their own ambitions and abilities, to give of their best and be assured of an environment in which their rights, dignity and individual worth are respected. Everyone is responsible for creating an inclusive working environment and expect all colleagues, partners customers and suppliers to abide by our equality, diversity and inclusion policies and procedures.

The Club ensures all existing and potential employees receive equal consideration during the recruitment process and beyond and is committed to the elimination of unlawful or unfair discrimination of any kind and in particular on the grounds of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, gender reassignment, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, and age.

Safeguarding Statement

The Cricket Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is everyone's responsibility to keep vulnerable people safe.

As part of their safer recruitment process all relevant roles are subject to an enhanced or standard DBS check as appropriate, and two satisfactory references. They also require every staff member to undergo safeguarding training appropriate to their role.

The club encourage an open, welcoming environment where everyone should feel safe to express any concerns. They have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across all that they do.

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  • Job Reference: 707318482-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Ad Warrior
    Ad Warrior
  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Permanent