We know what makes a good holiday

Property Recruiter Based in Our New Windermere Office

The Role

A fantastic opportunity in our brand new Windermere office for someone looking for a very interesting and flexible role working for a Lake District based holiday letting business.

The position is very varied and will include being the first and primary point of contact for potential new property owners, explaining the benefits of joining The Good Life’s portfolio; proactively generating leads by networking and building brand awareness in and around Windermere.

In addition, you will initially act as a first point of contact for any visitors to the office, dealing with enquiries from customers and homeowners and helping with any queries that may arise in a friendly and professional manner.

If you love property, the Lake District and people then this is the perfect job for you.

The Business

The Good Life Cottage Company is an up and coming holiday letting agency historically based in Elterwater and soon to be operating from a soon to be opened office in Windermere. We are a family business, with a number of holiday cottage brands across the UK; these sit under our overarching name “The Original Cottage Company” – see www.originalcottages.co.uk for more info.

Our success is based on simple propositions:

  • offering a first class service to both our homeowners and customers.
  • being locally based and thereby having unrivalled knowledge of our area, our homeowners and our properties.
  • offering high quality properties.
  • ‘going the extra mile’ to make our customer’s holiday memorable ones.

Through achieving these propositions, our vision is quite simply to be the best in our business in the Lakes.

The Ideal Candidate

Whilst direct experience isn’t essential, you will need a passion for property and the Lake District and be able to demonstrate experience in sales and/or customer service.

You will be meeting prospective owners and `selling’ The Good Life to them, so you will need to have an outgoing personality, be confident and persuasive with great interpersonal skills and able to adapt to individual personalities and customer expectations.

Our recruiting numbers are going from strength to strength and you will be expected to participate towards an annual recruitment target generating leads as well as utilising our existing database. We are a fast growing and ambitious company and there is the potential for progression within this role. You will have the opportunity to shape the role and make it your own.

We anticipate our Windermere office will be busy with competing demands on your time, as such, we need someone who can prioritise and use their initiative. Can work to targets and lead generate, potentially work from home, can self-motivate and have the endurance to “get out there and work their patch”. Our success is built on excellent customer service and reliability and therefore these are a must.

You will need to be computer literate with an eye for detail, a great telephone manner, good writing skills and enjoy talking to people from all walks of life are all important too. We don’t ask much do we?

Working in Windermere and the surrounding area, ideally this is where you should live!

A sense of humour and a love of fun is essential…

This role will be based at our office in the centre of Windermere but will require travel around the surrounding area; as such you will need a reliable car insured for business use. After the probationary period, a sign-written company car may be available if required. In addition to basic salary commensurate to experience, we offer a generous benefits package including pension contributions, and 22 days holiday and discounted cottage holidays.

Working hours are 37.5 per week (to be agreed) over 5 days, with Saturdays to be included in this.

Closing Date 6th March 2017

To apply please email CV and Cover Letter to: n.barker@thegoodlifecottageco.co.uk