Most branches have a notice board that is designated for Leisure. Notice boards are an excellent way to promote future events, Clubs & Societies and offers founded through PartnerChoice using posters and photographs. Marketing an event well can ensure it’s success and, to assist you in this, templates are available. Contact Raphael Hewett for more information on marketing material.
Flyers and table talkers
Flyers are an excellent way of communicating with Partners and these can be left on the tables in the dining room. If you use flyers it may be worthwhile investing in acrylic holders that stand up on the tables to make Partners look more closely and to keep the tables tidy.
Partners dining room
The dining room is a prime place to catch a good audience. If you are selling tickets for a Branch Party for example it makes sense to have a fully decorated table in the dining room with the LBC, Social Committee member or Partner Volunteer selling tickets for the event.
All branches set regular time slots for communication to Partners. This time could be used to speak to departments about the activities you have planned or more generic areas of Leisure Benefits, like Ticket Subsidy and PartnerChoice.
If your branch has a plasma screen then why not advertise forthcoming events and past events including photographs of Partners enjoying themselves. It will make a welcome change from branch figures for your Partners. Your Leisure Benefits Manager can help you with this and current templates can be found on the Partner intranet.
Networking is a vital part of any job but even more so for a Leisure Representative. You should be accessible to Partners and it's good to get to know the people who can help you when you are having a function within the branch, for example the catering team, branch maintenance and security. It is also valuable to have a good working relationship with the Management Team as you may call upon them from time to time to remind Partners of events or distribute information on your behalf.
In addition, Regional Leisure Benefits Managers will coordinate 'Cluster Meetings' within their regions and bring together Social Representatives from within the region to share best practice and carry out any training.
Each Leisure Benefits Coordinator has their own Partnership email address. Every branch that runs with a Social Committee, has a dedicated email account which can be accessed by the social committee members.
Details of all Leisure Benefits can be housed within the Leisure section of the Partner Intranet. Partners can now subscribe to receive regular updates on Leisure Benefits and offers. We would strongly recommend that all LBC's and Social Committees do this using their dedicated email accounts.