Are you an experienced and passionate Guest Services or Events manager? Are you driven to provide outstanding levels of hospitality? Have you a track record of maximising revenue by knowing where and how to market beds and meeting facilities? Are you looking to use those skills in a different working environment that provides a better work life balance? Whalley Abbey is an oasis; a still point in the turning world.
Whalley Abbey is the Diocese of Blackburn’s Retreat House with 17 bedrooms, a one bedroom cottage and excellent meeting/conferencing facilities. There is a residential praying/new monastic community that you will be working with. Our clientele range from parishes, church teams and bishops, to business conferences and meetings, to those in need of respite. We use our income to support those who need support.
The successful candidate will be willing to undertake all back office, front of house and housekeeping duties, as necessary. One minute negotiating with corporate clients, the next welcoming guests and showing them to their rooms. Is that you? You will work well in a team and be able to show us how to make best use of our new PMS and Channel Manager software, which you will help to embed. You will maximise our commercial income, whilst also increasing the subsidised retreat use.
The Diocese offers an excellent remuneration package which includes a pension scheme and generous holiday entitlement. There will be weekend working and some evening working. There are 40 hours available across 7 days, largely to be worked between 8:30 to 5:30, so would suit more than one candidate.
We would be pleased to welcome you to our open days for the recruitment of this role and the additional role of chef (separately advertised)
1ST MAY 10am-2pm, 5TH MAY 4-7pm
Environment, Health & Safety and Security
Lone / Night Work
See attached document for full job description and person specification
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For further information or an informal chat regarding the role please contact the Director for Whalley Abbey Revd Adam Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interview date: 27th May 1-5pm