Sports Operations Manager

Travel Trade Recruitment
Stockport, Greater Manchester, England
£35000 - £40000 per annum + Additional Company Benefits
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Tour Operator
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Job Details

Do you have experience of working in an operations or project management position? Do you have a passion or interest in sport? Can you effectively plan and deliver a range of tours/events? My client a successful Sports Travel company based in Bramhall, are recruiting a full time Operations Manager to join their small team. They specialise in a wide range of worldwide sports holidays, in particular swimming. Love the sound of this role, click apply!

What will you be doing?

  • Sales - provide information on pricing, facilities, and availability.
  • Proactively engage with customers.
  • Convert enquiries and initiate follow-up procedures to ensure successful conversions.
  • Deliver excellent customer service & build strong relationships with clients.
  • Manage all post-sale requirements and deliver a flawless personalised service.
  • Client relationship building
  • Compile and update risk assessments for all destinations.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of current campaigns, special offers and competitor prices.
  • Marketing - manage and maintain social media & website content.
  • Business development - investigate and implement new innovative ideas to grow the business.

A bit about you…

  • Proven success in travel or event management role
  • Exceptional organisational/administration skills.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Independently motivated but also happy to work within a small team environment.
  • Good at prioritising & time management.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Strong computer skills - Microsoft word, excel and outlook are essential.
  • Knowledge of Spanish would be advantageous.
  • Experience in social media and website administration would be an advantage (eg Canva and WordPress).
  • An interest in sport, especially competitive swimming would be preferable, but not necessary.

Benefits & working Hours;

  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Company pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays


To apply for this exciting opportunity, please call Gemma 01619236120 or email your CV to


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