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Events Sales & Planning Executive - Slough

Employer
De Vere
Location
Slough, Berkshire
Salary
£25000- £27500 per year
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

Job Details

Events Sales & Planning Executive - Slough

De Vere Beaumont Estate

De Vere Beaumont Estate set in Old Windsor has a magnificent Georgian manor house as its centrepiece and is our largest hotel estate with 429 bedrooms, 45 meeting & event spaces, and over 40 acres of grounds. A hotel of this size means we have a variety of food and beverage outlets and some great bars on site, so we regularly host some pretty incredible conferences, events and weddings. 

Your commute: based just 3 miles from Windsor, minutes from J13 of the M25 and 15 minutes from Heathrow; Egham station is also 3 miles away with fast connections to London Waterloo and Reading.

At De Vere, we warmly welcome everyone and foster a sense of belonging, where each person is valued and appreciated. Join our team and become part of a passionate group of individuals who genuinely care about the experiences we create for our guests and colleagues.

Events Sales & Planning Executive

Are you looking for the next step in your event career? Where better to enjoy a career in events than at one of the largest Hotel event venues in the UK – De Vere Beaumont Estate in Old Windsor, where you will work as part of the team behind turning email enquiries into unforgettable experiences!

Join our team as a Event Sales & Planning Executive where you will oversee all short lead events from enquiry stage to planning and final details. The role involves responding to all short lead email enquiries to establish client requirements before crafting custom proposals, converting the business and communicating final details to the operational events team. This is a fast paced role which involves managing multiple tasks where you will have a significant impact on the achievement of events sales targets.

In return the role of Event Sales & Planning Executive offers £25,000 per annum, plus a sales bonus incentive worth another £2500 per year (paid out quarterly), free meals, an annual complimentary stay with dinner at a De Vere Hotel, plus additional stays for just £50 and a paid day off for your birthday, to name just a few!

Your skills and experience:
• This role would really suit someone with experience in event sales, planning and co-ordination.
• You are confident and able to forge strong working relationships and create genuine connections with colleagues and guests through your excellent communication skills
• You are confident using IT software - familiarity with Opera software would be beneficial but is not essential as training can be provided
• Most of all, you will share our values such as being graciously warm, demonstrating a genuine approach, anticipating guest needs and ensuring every detail is considered

Benefits:

The Pay & Benefits:

At De Vere we pay attention to the thoughtful details that inspire the loyalty of our permanent colleagues. That’s why we are proud to offer the following benefits for the role of Event Sales & Planning Executive:

  • £25,000 per year plus sales incentive scheme worth another £2,500 - paid in quarterly installments
  • Free meals on duty in our colleague dining facilities
  • Stay in shape with complimentary use of the Leisure Club facilities saving you money on costly gym memberships
  • We believe in celebrating your special moments too, which is why we offer an extra paid day off for your birthday, along with a £20 love to shop voucher.
  • As a token of our gratitude for your loyalty, we'll treat you to an annual complimentary 2-night stay with dinner in a De Vere property of your choice, plus additional monetary rewards for reaching long service milestones
  • Discover exclusive perks with our £50 colleague rates for overnight stays at De Vere properties, accompanied by a fantastic 50% discount on Food & Beverage.
  • 28 days holiday each year (increasing annually up to 33 days)
  • Venue closure over the Christmas period allowing you time off to enjoy the festive season
  • Explore our Exclusively Yours Benefits portal, unlocking hundreds of discounts on retail, travel, and leisure activities.
  • We are committed to your growth and offer excellent career progression opportunities, including access to our Apprenticeship programmes and study support.
  • Take advantage of our Employee Assistance Programme, Hospitality Action, providing 24/7 health and wellbeing support, including free counselling.
  • Experience the flexibility and convenience of Wagestream, our financial wellbeing platform, granting you instant access to your pay when you need it.
  • We value your hard work and recognise your achievements through our monthly colleague recognition programme, You Are De Vere, culminating in an exciting annual colleague recognition event.
  • Join a supportive team that knows how to have fun with regular team appreciation events, including memorable Christmas and Summer parties.
  • Gain peace of mind with our Company Life Assurance scheme, ensuring financial security for your loved ones.

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