Casual Work Recruitment Open Days

If you have great personal skills and love variety we’d love to speak to you.

If you’re interested in part-time or casual work at a range of different events and/or racedays, email staffing@newburyracecourse.co.uk to register for our next casual work recruitment day on Tuesday 17th October 2017.

Revenue & Reservations Manager at The Lodge

Full Time

Newbury Racecourse is one of the UK’s leading sporting venues, with a multi-functional site playing host to c. 30 race meetings each year, alongside a wide range of other events. As part of the ambitious ongoing re-development of the site, Newbury Racecourse has opened The Lodge, a 36 room hotel offering outstanding accommodation to stable staff on and around race-days, and to the public for the remainder of the year.
Newbury Racecourse urgently seeks an experienced Revenue & Reservations Manager to identify and proactively pursue revenue maximisation within The Lodge to ensure profitability, reservation and occupancy levels, quality standards and guest satisfaction. This is a rare opportunity for a dynamic individual to play a central role in the growth and success of a small, contemporary new hotel.

The successful candidate in this role will;

  • Be responsible for the accuracy of all commercial forecasting, reporting, analysis and evaluation of hotel performance. Carefully monitor and keep accurate records of progress against revenue targets/annual budgets, able to report at request to senior management and/or the finance team.
  • Oversee performance and efficiency of every revenue line and ensure that hotel sales strategies are being executed.
  • Identify areas of opportunity within pricing and inventory management that subsequently add value to the hotel’s total revenue performance.
  • Plan and create The Lodge’s objectives and targets including the annual revenue budget.
  • Utilise relevant revenue systems to analyse an ever-changing market and business, ensuring yield and other department revenue/ sales are maximised at all times.
  • Drive the ARR and RevPAR (and other KPIs as required) to meet and exceed the targets set out in the annual budget.
  • Implement a thorough day by day, by market segment, rooms forecasting process to support strategic direction and reporting
  • Build relationships with key 3rd Party Agents and leveraging this rapport as appropriate across all income generating departments, ensuring the hotel’s visibility online is maximised.
  • Work closely with the Senior Duty Manager and FOH team, to ensure full knowledge of hotel rates and terms of business and every opportunity is taken to upsell rooms with the aim of achieving maximum occupancy at maximum rate.
  • Be available to assist the FOH team with any queries around rates, group bookings etc

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • Significant relevant experience in a comparable environment
  • Precise analytical and excellent reporting and presentation skills
  • Intermediate or advanced MS Excel knowledge and highly IT literate in all other MS Office applications
  • Motivation and enthusiasm, for both the position, The Lodge and the Racecourse

In return we offer a competitive salary and attractive benefits scheme including:

  • 33 days holiday per year (Inc. Bank Holidays)
  • Free annual membership to the Racecourse + complimentary tickets for friends and family
  • Discounted Health Club membership
  • Reduced rate childcare at the Rocking Horse Nursery on-site
  • Contributory pension scheme matched up to 5%
  • Private healthcare scheme
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Opportunities for training and career growth

Competitive Salary + Benefits

We are happy to consider applications from candidates looking for a full time role, or for flexible or part time working.

To apply please email your CV and covering letter including remuneration details to Hugh Nickerson at Conundrum Consulting Ltd.
apply@conundrum.co.ukQuoting reference number CND-P513 in the email subject line. All direct and third party responses will be forwarded to Conundrum

Senior Sales Manager

Full Time

As part of their ambitious on-going development plan Newbury Racecourse are now seeking an experienced Senior Sales Manager to work closely with the Head of Sales, to maximise sales activity through the effective management and motivation of the internal sales team.
The successful candidate in this role will;

  • Work with the Head of Sales to develop sales opportunities, sales initiatives & targeted campaigns to deliver sales growth
  • Manage and develop the internal sales team through effective delegation, coaching and mentoring
  • Achieve monthly revenue targets and individual sales KPI’s.
  • Create, manage and develop relationships with key individuals, corporates and booking agents to maximise the delivery of profitable business
  • Conduct competitor and lost business analysis and make recommendations to Head of Sales to address any specific trends
  • Chair the Weekly and Monthly Sales Team Meetings to ensure proactive sales activity is taking place as planned
  • Manage the sales database – ensuring it contains accurate records to allow for marketing and account management activity
  • Agree and implement the annual pricing and discount strategies with the Head of Sales

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • Significant sales experience with a track record of delivering outstanding sales growth
  • Comprehensive understanding of all aspects of selling and sales management
  • The ability to lead and inspire a team to over achieve sales targets
  • Exceptional communication and negotiation skills combined with a flair for customer interaction
  • Motivation and enthusiasm, for both the position and the Racecourse
  • Comprehensive understanding of budgets, forecasting and associated deliverables

In return we offer a competitive salary and attractive benefits scheme including:

  • 25 days holiday per year + Bank Holidays + time off in lieu for weekend racedays worked
  • Free annual membership to the Racecourse + complimentary tickets for friends and family
  • Discounted Health Club membership
  • Reduced rate childcare at the Rocking Horse Nursery on-site
  • Contributory pension scheme matched up to 5%
  • Private healthcare scheme
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Opportunities for training and career growth

To apply please email your CV and covering letter including remuneration details to Hugh Nickerson at Conundrum Consulting Ltd.
apply@conundrum.co.uk Quoting reference number CND-P508 in the email subject line. All direct and third party responses will be forwarded to Conundrum.

Casual Opportunities

Part Time

Newbury Racecourse offer a wide range of opportunities for individuals of ALL ages and we welcome applications for the following casual roles (minimum age is 16 years old), many roles offer full training and the opportunity for development and promotion:

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  • Bar staff
  • Waiting staff
  • Cashiers
  • Baristas
  • Food retail assistants
  • Porters
  • Cellar assistants
  • Chefs
  • Kitchen porters
  • Receptionists and hosts
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