Sports Travel Administrator

Location
Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Salary
£16000 - £17000 per annum + commission and benefits
Posted
30 Apr 2018
Closes
28 May 2018
Ref
20390KA
Contact
Katy Gaskell
Job function
Sales
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Are you looking for something NEW AND EXCITING in the Travel Industry? Do you have a passion for Travel, Events and Sports?! Have you got an excellent understanding of the travel industry, administration from an event background? If yes then please read on!
My client is a growing luxury travel company looking for a sports travel administrator to work within their event team located in Birmingham.
If this is the challenge you are looking for then look this way!!!

JOB DESCRIPTION:
- Researching hotels for first team domestic away fixtures supporting the Head of the Department in providing the best options for each team
- Taking full ownership and management of hotel commission process for all bookings
- Producing detailed itineraries for Academy / Youth Team domestic away fixtures
- Providing weekly updates to Head of Department
- Researching on football clubs to support the Head of Department in Business Development with new clubs
- You will provide full administration support to the Sport Department which includes maintenance of hotel information for all bookings for commissions
- Set up and management of commission spreadsheet for all bookings
- Researching hotels for youth team domestic away fixtures including liaison with relevant personnel in the football club
- You will be the main point of contact for Youth Team domestic away fixtures & sourcing of group space including bedrooms and function space
- Contracting of hotel rate agreements, negotiation with hotels on rates for domestic away fixtures & invoicing
- Researching and pulling together group booking quotes for pre-season training camps
- Support the Head of Department on fixture release day with enquiries to hotels
- Support with events such as annual golf events, pre-season training camps & airport departures for any group flight bookings
- Attendance where necessary at events and training camps (could be overseas and UK) & Undertake hotel inspection visits where required
- Liaising with UK and Overseas Suppliers
- And much more!!

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Minimum 2 years' experience in the travel industry - (preference with events / hospitality area)
GDS Experience is desirable not essential
Experience with group bookings
Excellent geographical knowledge and understanding of the UK hotel industry
Solid administration skills is essential, including experience in the use of Microsoft Office, Word and Excel
Negotiation experience

THE PACKAGE:
In return there is a competitive salary on offer is from 16k and working in a fun environment within a small (but growing) team
Hours are Monday - Friday 9-5 & may be required to work occasional weekends if they have events etc but not as scheduled day

INTERESTED?
If you're keen to be considered for this exciting role, please send your CV to katy@traveltraderecruitment.co.uk or call Katy on 0121 450 9776 or simply click 'apply'

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