Groups and Travel Trade Sales Executive

Organisation: The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Salary: £31,531 - £36,250 per annum

Location: Edinburgh Zoo

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) is delighted to be recruiting for a brand-new position in the marketing and sales team, focussed on growing our groups and travel trade business. It’s an exciting time to join the charity with Scotland’s Wildlife Discovery Centre due to open in spring 2024 in the Highlands and huge potential for new group and FIT experiences at Edinburgh Zoo,

The role objective:

To maintain and grow travel trade business for Edinburgh Zoo & Highland Wildlife Park by proactively selling group ticketing & experience products, building relationships, providing outstanding customer service & growing brand awareness of RZSS within the tourism & travel trade sector.

Some of the things you will do:

Work across Edinburgh Zoo & Highland Wildlife Park both promoting group visits, experiences & ticketing products to meet budgeted figures
Establish sales processes and use of CRM database
Develop group & travel trade products with wider RZSS teams
Travel between RZSS sites & tourism / travel trade events across the UK as required

What we are looking for:

You’ll have proven and relevant experience in a similar role
Knowledge and understanding of the tourism & travel trade landscape
Assertive communicator, confident in dealing with a wide range of stakeholders
Excellent attention to detail and team player

What you will get in return:

Starting salary between £31,531 – £32,413(offer based on experience) with future salary progression up to £36,250 per annum
37.5hr working week
34 days annual leave (pro rata)
Discount in both retail/catering
Access to a healthcare plan
Employer contributory pension scheme
You will receive a staff membership which will give you (and family/friends) free (and discounted) entry to both the Highland Wildlife Park and Edinburgh Zoo as well as a number of other Zoos across the UK.

Shortlisting of applications and interviews for this position will take place while the advert is live. The advert will close once a successful candidate has been found. Interested candidates are therefore encouraged to submit applications, as soon as possible.

Application Deadline: Wednesday 24/01/2024