Weddings & Events Co-ordinator
Days/Hours of work
Part Time – 24hrs. You must be prepared to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends if the events schedule requires it.
About the role
We currently have an immediate vacancy in the Weddings and Events team for a Business Development Executive.
Reporting into and working closely with the Castle Director, you will be working together to deliver a pro-active sales strategy for the commercial events & Weddings business. Supporting the friendly and efficient Function and Events team, you will be a like-minded individual with a passion for events and the history of the castle.
Your challenge will be to proactively market, sell and promote the W&E and Weddings offer and build relationships with third parties (event management agencies, venue finders and wedding planners) to increase new business and repeat business.
Using your knowledge of the events industry, you will efficiently carry out research on third parties and individuals using various print and online platforms to identify new leads, contacts and potential new markets. In addition to this you will support the Castle Director to continually identify new commercial opportunities and create new products in response to industry demands. This role is about communication as much as organisation; you will be expected to represent Cardigan Castle at industry trade shows, networking events and proactively build strong working relationships with all departments.
You have proven experience in proactive and reactive sales in a 4* or 5* environment. With knowledge and understanding of the events industry, you will be a self-motivated individual, with strong communication and networking skills. Possessing the ability to work on your own initiative, you must be flexible and adaptable. A team player, you will be passionate about events and have an interest in history and Cardigan Castle’s unique story. Experience of having worked within a similar organisation with third party caterers is desirable as well as demonstrable experience of wedding planning and coordination.
Finally, you must be prepared to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends if the events schedule requires it.
The ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh is essential.
Salary: £16,000 per annum
Job Description PDF:
Cardigan Castle Weddings & Events Co-ordinator – Job Description
To apply for the role, please email a CV and covering letter to Jac Davies, Castle Director – firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 30th August