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Event Sales Assistant - Southport Job
Part time less than 30 hours

Pontins Southport Holiday Park

Britannia Hotels is the fastest expanding independent UK hotel group, currently we have 51 hotels (and growing) and 6 Pontins Holiday Parks. A fiercely independent, innovative and thriving company, our success has been built on the can-do attitude of the people who work for us.


  • The Event Sales Assistant job will be based at Ainsdale House at Pontins Southport.

  • This will be 40 hours per week, over 5 days, Monday to Friday.

  • Start and Finish times will be – 9am – 5.30pm (½ hour lunch break)


  • To report to the Marketing Manager.

  • Work as part of the Pontins Events Sales Team with the objective of maximizing Event Sales Revenue across the group.

  • Gain a full knowledge of the Pontins Parks, venue space, facilities and accommodation.

  • Have the ability to confidently relay this knowledge to potential clients when enquiring about the Pontins Product.

  • Pro-actively generate leads for new business via previous and new clients.

  • Cold calling potential customers to prospect for new business

  • Form and maintain strong relationships with these new contacts in order to encourage repeat business.

  • Be able to build relationships and communicate with key employees at the 6 parks who will act as Pontins representatives for show arounds and operational meetings.

  • Be able to understand and compose templated contracts for different event types.

  • Negotiate the terms of an agreement / negotiating on price, costs and specifications with clients

  • Exceed sales goals/targets

  • Follow all standard procedures and policies ensuring deposits and contracts are signed, received and recorded timely and accurately

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Previous experience in hotel/leisure industry, preferably sales orientated.

  • Strong verbal and communication skills, good telephone manner.

  • High level of attention to detail – especially when working with contracts as it is vital these are accurately completed.

  • Professional personal presentation.

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook).

  • Be able to work well independently as well as in a small team.

  • Be able to manage, organise and prioritise your own work load in a pro-active manner.

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