Sporta Tours provide bespoke sports tours to schools, clubs, and elite teams (including England Cricket), as well as event marketing & sports management services. Sporta Tours are seeking an “Account & Marketing Executive” to assist in these fields. Specifically, the successful applicant will work on a number of accounts: agency work, managing our sports tours to destinations around the world, the marketing of our business, and generally assisting our whole team.
Account Executive Role
The successful applicant will be supporting the Sales team with the putting together of sales quotations and presentations. In time, this will involve the pricing of tours as well as creating interesting itineraries with the help of our staff on the ground in each of our destinations and then liaising with the customer on the details of their tour to ensure they get the experience they are looking for.
You will also be responsible for regular contact with the client in order to keep them abreast of the content of their tour, managing their expectations, and performing pre-tour checks with them. As your role in the business develops, you may travel to your client’s location to give presentations. The role may also involve expanding on the destinations you coordinate and travelling abroad to your destinations when required.
The role will also involve working in our sports agency division, Sporta Group. Further details will be discussed during the interview process.
Marketing Executive Role
With the assistance of our Marketing team, you will be responsible for keeping all marketing collateral up to date, creating marketing collateral for new initiatives, maintaining our contact database and sending out emails to our schools and club contacts. You will be the lead contributor to our social media accounts and keep the website up to date with news items (with assistance when required from our website manager). This role will also see you getting involved in our tours and events for professional teams.
This role would be best suited to a university placement student or recent graduate. The candidate must be an organised, self-starter, able to act using their own initiative and have a ‘get things done’ approach. The candidate must be a team player with a keen interest in and knowledge of sport, have tact to deal with customers and high-profile sports teams, be flexible to take on new roles if required and have an excellent attention to detail. Previous experience of travelling on sports tours as a player or otherwise would be an advantage.
IT skills are essential. You must be comfortable using MS Office applications such as Excel and Word, Mac products such as Keynote, Social Media accounts, and WordPress based websites. Knowledge of CRM systems and marketing distribution software would be advantageous. There is also the opportunity to get involved in website design for the right candidate.
This is a paid role. Details of the remuneration package will be discussed at the interview stage of the section process.
Based in Alfriston, East Sussex most days, with the possibility of some days working from home. Independent travel to and from Alfriston is a must. The role is likely to involve trips abroad in time, which might require weekend and holiday work.
Duration of Employment and Hours of Work
The majority of your role will be spent in Alfriston, Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00.
Please visit the link to our website and download the attached job description to see how to apply.
There is no closing date for applications. This position will be advertised until the role is filled.
The start date will be as soon as possible after a successful interview is completed. This job description was first posted in May 2018 and our preference is that the successful applicant will be hired during the summer of 2018.