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£25,000 plus additional sales
Job location: Chessington, UK
Job description:
We are Chessington World of Adventures Resort and we are part of the magical Merlin Entertainments!

Heading up this young and dynamic team, and reporting into the Head of Sales, our VIP Sales and Operations Manager will drive the VIP brand as part of Chessington World of Adventures Resort strategy. This will involve new commercial products and experiences which cement Chessington’s positioning as Britain’s Wildest Adventure. You will manage the creative strategy of new commercial opportunities such as new animal experiences, VIP day and short break packages, guided entertainment experiences, and seasonal experiences to name but a few. You will be working closely with Hotel, Zoo, Marketing and Entertainments experience managers to implement these wild and adventurous ideas, whilst driving towards revenue targets and motivating your team to deliver memorable experiences to all audiences

We are looking for the following skills and experience;
* Methodical in your approach, with a high attention to detail.
* An assertive personality and strong communicator who is able to build rapport across all areas of the business.
* Strong background in sales in order to drive the commerciality of the department across all areas of the business to drive towards revenue targets.
* Able to confidently read a P&L report and analyse other financial data.
* Have a proven track record in managing budgets and cost control.
* Creative in your thinking to enable you to deliver new and exciting VIP experiences that create memorable moments consistently.
* Passion to drive high levels of customer service standards and grow the department to become an established part of any Adventurer’s day!
* Ideally you will have theme park experience and a track record of exceeding expectations in a customer facing role.
* Proven commercial awareness.
* Able to manage a team to deliver high-quality experiences to perfection.
* Have a positive & enthusiastic attitude, will bring energy & motivation and you will be driven by Fun and Business.

This position is permanent working full time; 5 days out of 7, based on 40 hours per week. Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the business; shifts will include weekends, evenings and bank holidays.

Alongside a competitive annual salary up to £25,000 plus additional sales incentive bonus of up to £2,000 per year, you can look forward to enjoying a great benefits package including 33 days holiday (including bank holidays) a Group Personal Pension Plan, Merlin Magic pass, Employee Assistance Programme, Childcare Vouchers, Life Assurance, 25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants, 40% discount online off of LEGO, and much more!
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Job location: Chessington, UK
Job description:
We are Chessington World of Adventures Resort and we are part of the magical Merlin Entertainments!

We are currently recruiting for a Conference & Events Coordinator. In this role you will be working alongside the Conference & Events Manager, you’ll see that our venues receive a healthy stream of bookings. It means supporting sales and reservations by turning every enquiry into a firm engagement. You’ll also tackle event organisation, working with our operational teams to ensure everything goes smoothly. In short, it’s a busy, varied role at the heart of our business. You could be showing potential customers round one day and arranging a function the next. Whatever the project, your efforts will raise revenue and build our reputation.

We are looking for the following skills and experience;
- Worked in a similar role, ideally in the hotel industry, you’ll have what it takes to make this part of our business a success.
- IT-literate (Delphi, Opera), great with people and good in a team.
- Proactive, with a self-motivated approach. This means you take the initiative when it comes to communications and when showing off our facilities to potential clients.
- Please note that you’ll need to be flexible regarding hours – weekend and evening work may be necessary.

This role is full time, permanent, averaging 40 hours per week and will include weekends and bank holidays as required.

Alongside a competitive annual salary up to £20,000 and 28 days holiday (including bank holidays) you can look forward to enjoying a great benefits package including a Group Personal Pension Plan, Merlin Magic pass, Employee Assistance Programme, Childcare Vouchers, Life Assurance, 25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants, 40% discount online off of LEGO, and much more!
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