Sporta Tours provide bespoke sports tours to schools, clubs, and elite teams (including England Cricket), as well as event marketing & management services. We’re seeking an “Account & Marketing Executive” intern to assist in these fields. Specifically, to work on a number of accounts helping to coordinate sports tours to our destinations around the world, the marketing of our tours, and generally assisting our team.
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.
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 may also see you getting involved in our tours and events for professional teams.
Organised, self-starter, able to act using their own initiative, ‘get things done’ approach, team player with a keen interest in and knowledge of sport, tact required to deal with customers and high-profile sports teams, flexible to take on new roles if required and an excellent attention to detail. Previous experience of travelling on sports tours as a player or otherwise would be an advantage.
Strong 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.
This is a paid internship. Details of the renumeration package will be discussed at the interview stage of the section process.
Based in Alfriston, East Sussex, most days. There is a possibility of spending 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. This internship is a minimum 6 months role, with a possibility of the position becoming permanent for the right candidate.
Please download the Job Description here and follow the instructions at the foot of the document. Please apply with a CV and Covering Letter before Friday 28th July 2017. Interviews will take place during the week commencing Monday 7th August 2017. The start date for the role will be as soon as possible after interviews are completed.