6 months ago
Event Planner Full Time Position – £24,000
Your role in our family:
Respond to all incoming enquiries (phone, website, e-mail or pro-active sales team)
for all social, Wedding and Corporate enquiries when required Manage corporate, social and wedding diaries daily and ensure rooms are sold to
their maximum potential Meet clients as requested to discuss arrangements and invite clients to view
facilities and develop working relationships To have an in-depth knowledge of all hotel bookings systems (Opera & Delphi) To work closely with all departments to maximise service opportunities & thereby
increase revenues To effectively manage and develop a portfolio of regular guests to drive more
revenue to the business; Identifying and reporting on business opportunities in target markets and
communicate the leads to the Conference Manager Will conduct social/wedding sales appointment on a weekend and evenings as
required Ensure all clients/organisers are met on their first day and further follow ups during
their stay/event are kept including evening and weekend events when required To maintain regular and consistent communication to all departments via function
sheets To co-ordinate and plan corporate, social events and weddings, ensuring quality
function sheets are produced To use creativity to offer clients innovative solutions and add value which can be
delivered through expertise and experience of large events planning To communicate effectively with clients throughout the booking process ensuring
we have a full understanding of client requirements and identify areas for further
business opportunities Ensure all accounting related aspects to each booking are acted upon, i.e. postings,
invoicing, pre-payments, credit card for extra’s. Attention to detail is crucial To coordinate the Hotel’s Wedding Fayres and open evenings To handle comments, complaints or queries with immediate action To participate actively in training sessions and departmental meetings; to develop,
share and improve knowledge of the venue and to ensure that this knowledge is
passed on to the rest of the team. So much more!
What would make you the perfect fit? Good organisational and administration skills Past roles within Wedding and Social Events co-ordination
Operational experience within a luxury hotel environment managing high profile
events Positive attitude and good communication skills, both verbal and written Ability to cope under pressure from both internal and external stake holders
The best bit:
Wide range of training and development opportunities Free staff meals and parking Discounted food and beverage, accommodation and spa within the AB Hotels
Group 28 days holiday and 1 extra holiday day on your birthday And much much more!
Your country home from home nestled in 12 acres of Hertfordshire countryside; Sopwell
House is a luxury family owned Georgian country house hotel. Our hotel is on its way to
becoming one of the Top 3 Hotels in the UK as we are currently undergoing exciting
developments including an exceptional new multi-million-pound spa development due to
open late Spring 2019.
At Sopwell House, we live by our Vision, Purpose and Values. We are dedicated to creating a world of ‘Perfect Contentment’ for both our team members and guests alike ‘Spreading kindness one act at a time’ along the way. Our team pride themselves on ‘Performing with Drive and Serving with Soul’ in everything we do.
“Being a part of the Sopwell Family made me think anything was possible in my career”
If this sounds like your dream job, we would love to hear from you!
All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK
Please be advised that if you have not received a response within 14 days, please assume
that your application has not been successful on this occasion