IHG Conference and Events Co-ordinator Short Lead in Dorking, United Kingdom
Conference and Events Co-ordinator Short Lead
Job Number EMEAA02326
Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa - United Kingdom - England - Dorking
Wotton House is a prestigious country house hotel set in 13 acres of listed gardens providing a first class setting for leisure breaks, conferences, training, weddings and events. There is a chic restaurant and a bar, as well as excellent onsite leisure facilities including a gym, an indoor pool and a tennis court in the gardens. This leading venue in Surrey is just 10 minutes from junction 9 of the M25 and close to Gatwick airport.This hotel has recently undergone an impressive refurbishment and the result is a refreshing modern interior style that perfectly complements the property’s heritage making this the perfect time to join our team!
Your day to day
Reporting to the Conference Planning Manager, you will assist the conference and events sales department to convert, coordinate and maximise conference and event enquiries and bookings to maximise revenue.You will build strong relationships with your clients through regular contact by telephone, e-mail and in person. You will also actively seek client feedback and sales leads wherever possible. All bookings will be made via our in-house system, creating written confirmations & function sheets.
What we need from you
We are looking for someone with previous hospitality or conference & events sales experience. It is essential that you have excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise with clients and colleagues at all levels are essential.To be successful in this role, you’ll be highly organised with an eye for detail and you’ll thrive working under pressure and to tight deadlines.Given this role will involve using our booking system, it would be high beneficial if you have used Opera before however this is not essential.
What we offer
• A competitive salary• 28 days holiday each year, including bank holidays (this increases annually up to a maximum of 33 days)• Hotel based incentive schemes• Voluntary benefits including discounts on some travel, leisure time activities, health, retail and motoring• Discounted accommodation within the group with colleague rates at our other hotels• Excellent training and development opportunities within both the hotel and the company• Financial rewards for delivering sensational service• Free meals on duty