Discover Hastings seeks a Sales and Marketing Assistant
Salary £18k per annum
About Discover Hastings
Discover Hastings operates three attractions in Hastings; Smugglers Adventure – underground caves and caverns taking visitors on a journey back to the heyday of Sussex smuggling, Hastings Castle – fascinating castle ruins steeped in history dating back to 1066 and Blue Reef Aquarium – situated on the seafront in the historic Old Town of Hastings, has an array of spectacular ‘underwater gardens’.
About the Role
We are passionate about our beautiful Hastings town and want to share this with visitors – locals and tourists alike. As sales and marketing assistant you role will be to assist the General Manager to drive visitor numbers across our 3 attractions.
You will be the first point of contact for our extensive overseas group bookings and your role is to engage with group bookers, organise their visits and ensure the process from start to finish runs smoothly.
You will build links with local tourism organisations and businesses to promote Hastings as a destination. The role includes event creation, coordination and promotion.
Keeping our website and social media current and up to date is vital as is working with our digital marketing agency.
As part of our small team you will also work operationally on a shared rota basis across the 3 attractions.
This is a full time post which involves working 5 days a week and often includes working weekends and bank holidays.
This is a sales and marketing role with a difference in that previous experience in this area is not essential as training and guidance will be given.
We are looking for someone who shares our passion for Hastings, genuinely likes people, happy each and every day to welcome guests into our attractions.
Strong organisational skills are required as is the ability to communicate easily in person, by email/social media and by phone.
We are a small team and we enjoy what we do and so we are looking for a team member to join us who has an infectious enthusiasm, a sense of fun, builds working relationships easily and has a positive nature and who relishes a challenge as the role can vary from day to day.
About Aspro Parks
Discover Hastings is part of Aspro Parks, a Spanish multinational company with its headquarters based in Madrid. Aspro owns and operates over 65 leisure attractions across Europe, 10 of which are located in the UK.
If you have the attributes, experience and enthusiasm we are looking for please apply with covering letter along with your CV and salary expectations to Janeen Yates, Group HR Manager, c/o Deep Sea Leisure Plc, Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 9LF. Email: [email protected]
Your covering letter WILL be used as a sifting mechanism so make sure it stands out from the crowd!
Blue Reef Aquarium is committed to Equal Opportunities. www.bluereefaquarium.co.uk
Closing Date: Friday 15th February 2019
We do recognize the time and effort it takes to apply for a position, but as an employer of choice we receive a high volume of applications and in the interests of economy, Aspro UK does not notify candidates who have been unsuccessful in their application; consequently if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.
Work Location: Blue Reef Aquarium, Rock-A-Nore Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3DW and Smugglers Adventure, St Clements Caves, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3HY.