Groups Sales and Marketing Manager
For more than 210 years the Royal Horticultural Society has been the force behind the nation’s gardening. Our charitable purpose is to inspire passion and excellence in the science, art and practice for horticulture. Our vision is to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place. As a charity, the RHS aims to inspire a wide range of audiences by demonstrating the wonders of gardening through all that we do including gardens and shows, in our publications and online, and through our work in the community.
An exciting new position has arisen within the RHS Customer and Commercial Department, working with the Groups Travel Consultant to develop and grow group visitors to the RHS’ four gardens, including our flagship RHS Garden Wisley and six shows, including the world’s leading flower show, RHS Chelsea Flower Show
The RHS already welcomes a small number of groups from across the UK and overseas and is now ready to further develop this business, which enables us to then invest the proceeds into our charitable work in education, science and community outreach. This role will work closely with UK and International Tour Operators and all types of groups including gardening and social clubs to offer unique visitor experiences at all of our gardens and shows.
The candidate will be passionate about the leisure industry and customer service, able to work across multi-sites independently and as a member of a team. You will need to be able to create programmes that deliver an unforgettable experience alongside the normal daily activity that each garden must offer every visitor.
You must possess strong commercial acumen and excellent relationship management skills and most of all the desire to deliver an exquisite customer experience that creates wonderful memories for all group visitors. A love of plants and gardening would be of great benefit.
The RHS provides a number of great benefits for employees including:
- Free access to all RHS Gardens, Shows and Libraries
- Employee discounts including airport parking, hotels, retail and gym membership
- 25 days holiday (increasing 28 and 30 with service) and option to buy/sell
- Monthly Garden Magazine and access to Horticultural advice
- Sponsorship for External Studies
It’s never been more exciting time to join the Royal Horticultural Society. We are making a landmark £160 million investment in the future of horticulture over the next 10 years. This will allow us to bring the joy of gardening to millions more people and make some of the most significant and exciting changes in the history. Join us and be part of the history.
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We value diversity and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.
All applications should be received by 4pm on 5th July 2017
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