Wedding and Special Events Executive

  • Job Reference: CAM1587
  • Date Posted: 4 May 2022
  • Recruiter: Cameron House
  • Location: Cameron House, Loch Lomond
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: £24,000 gross per annum plus excellent Company benefits
  • Sector: Hotels
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Wedding and Special Events ExecutiveWe have a unique opportunity for a Wedding and Special Events Executive to join our team.

Magnificent and uniquely inspirational. Cameron House, a 5 star resort nestled on the world-famous bonnie banks of Loch Lomond has reopened following a multi-million pound restoration. Located where the Scottish Highlands meet the Lowlands, the 17th century Baronial estate where Cameron House resides is rich in character and history. With an award-winning Spa with rooftop infinity pool, an 18-hole championship golf course, an extensive array of resort activities, and a choice of six restaurants and five bars that will cater to everyone.

The iconic lochside setting is impressive in its grandeur, celebrated and treasured. Set within 400 acres of beautiful Scottish countryside, adventure is on your doorstep, with Loch Lomond providing the perfect location for water sports and land activities, including speedboat tours, paddle boarding, canoeing and kayaking, 4X4 off-road driving, falconry and more.

Add all the above together, and we have something very special, all that's missing could be you.

THE ROLE - Wedding and Special Events Executive

Under the guidance of the Wedding & Events Manager, and alongside others in the Conference and Events Sales team you will be responsible for the detailed planning and organisation of our many weddings and special events across our facilities at Cameron House.

Some key duties you'll be responsible for are:

Provide creative proposals and accurate quotations
Driving conversion
Managing our couples wedding journey from enquiry stage, through planning and onto their special day, ensuring the smallest of details is taken care of.
Creating and distributing detailed event function sheets
Initiating customer follow up for feedback
Being on hand to ensure the wedding day goes as planned and provide support where needed
Liaison with operational teams
Show rounds
External exhibitions, trade shows, and networking events.
Creating and hosting onsite wedding exhibitions and open days.
Delivery of revenue conversion targets
Maximising occupancy, revenue and profitability
Participate in relevant sales blitz's
Maintaining client accounts using Delphi FDC, Resort Suite and other systems
Reporting any critical issues relating to any upcoming weddings and variances revenues.
Proposing ideas to improve services and event quality.
Managing 3rd party suppliers
Supporting to the sales and events department

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We recruit people with widely varying personalities from different walks of life and backgrounds. While we don't have a typical' employee, there are some specific qualities or traits we look for.

People who want to achieve great things - your interest in us suggests you have the ambition, drive and determination to meet challenges head on.
People who are naturally friendly - who genuinely care about our guests and the service they receive.
People who will always go beyond what our guests expect from us to make their stay a special and memorable one.
People who show the same level of care for their team, as our guests - It's about supporting our colleagues to be the best they can be and to do the best job they can.
People who will respect and protect the magical place we work in - it's up to all of us to look after our environment and never take it for granted.

TO BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY YOU WILL ALSO NEED:

Previous recent experience in Conferencing/Weddings or Event Sales role in a 4/5* hotel environment
Strong sales techniques including upselling, negotiating and closing skills
Ability to work effectively under time constraints and deadlines
Strong Interpersonal skills, and command of the English language both written and verbal
Strong IT skills with knowledge of Office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and knowledge of Delphi FDC/Resort Suite would also be beneficial
A driving Licence would be an advantage due to the spread out nature of the resort facilities

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

At Cameron House we can offer fully funded, work-based training and development. Everything from apprenticeships, structured work experience in other businesses and supported scholarships through to graduate programmes, specialist craft training, and formal qualifications up to HND and Degree level.

We offer a generous range of employee benefits and, given what we do and where we are, you'll have plenty of opportunity to make the most of our own five-star facilities. Here's what to expect:

Free meals when on duty, in our team cafes
Pension scheme
Refer-a-friend scheme
Birthday lunches and long service awards involving recognition with high street shopping vouchers and overnight stays
Enhanced holidays, rising with long service
Free Leisure Club Membership, with friends and family discounts.
Employee care service, offering lifestyle and wellbeing support and counselling via a confidential helpline
On-site discounts on Cameron House and Cameron Lodges accommodation, 30% off food and beverages, golf membership, spa treatments, Celtic Warrior cruises, outdoor activities and retail products
Supplier and local business discounts
Free parking

And while Cameron House itself offers a huge range of activities across 400 acres of Scottish countryside, there's also the wider Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park on your doorstep - just waiting to be explored in your free time.