Wildlife - Landscape - People

Responsible Travel is the world's leading marketing platform for tour operators and accommodation owners committed to responsible tourism with over 375 specialist operators and hundreds of accommodations worldwide. We only promote holidays that have been carefully pre-screened by us to ensure they meet our criteria for responsible tourism and members must provide visitors with a real connection with the people, the landscape, the culture and the environment. We call this helping them to 'travel like a local'.

Current job vacancies:

Chameleon Worldwide - Walking/Trekking Specialist £28,000 - £30,000 - South Downs NP
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for someone who is passionate about walking and trekking with worldwide travel experience. Travel industry experience is desired but not essential.

The right candidate must be a motivated self-starter who enjoys working towards and achieving monthly sales targets. You’ll be articulate, outgoing with excellent written English and grammar. The job requires resilience and hard work but naturally rewards those who possess such traits. Previous sales experience is beneficial as this will help you to start earning commission more quickly, however we are also keen to nurture raw talent. The ideal candidate will also have experience in a customer service capacity, but if you have a passion for walking and trekking and a hard-working personality, we want to hear from you.

Training will be tailor-made in line with your experience.

Who are we?
Walks Worldwide is recognised as one of the country’s leading independent tour operators (and highly commended runner up in this year’s Wanderlust Travel Awards). You will be working as a key part of our team at the heart of our small, friendly office. Our team comprises a diverse group of experts from all walks of life and there will be plenty of opportunities to practice what we preach.

Where are we?
Our office is located in a barn conversion office in picturesque surroundings on the edge of the South Downs National Park. Those passionate about walking will find the area ideal with a two national parks nearby and miles of open countryside surrounding the office.

What is the package?
You will be rewarded with a basic salary commensurate with experience; alongside uncapped commission awarded for every booking you make (OTE - £28,000 - £30,000). We offer on the job training with further opportunities for development and overseas travel opportunities.

We look forward to hearing from you; please forward a CV and covering letter to: careers@chameleonworldwide.co.uk

[Posted: 14 Jun 2016]

Dolphin & Whale Connection - Office administrator £12-15,000 p.a. (25 hrs/wk) - Brighton, UK
About the job
  • Office administrator with experience in travel and tourism
  • Part time 25 hours a week - flexible hours
  • Brighton based home office
  • Salary £12-15,000 per annum (for 25 hours per week)
  • Opportunities for commissions and chance to experience the holidays to the right candidate
  • Exciting opportunity to work in a tour company specializing in holidays with whales and dolphins
The position involves day to day running of the office and liaising with suppliers and checking travel arrangements. The ideal candidate needs to have a meticulous attention to detail and be familiar with invoicing and general office management (we use Zero). You will have direct contact with customers assisting with the arrangements of their holiday and processing bookings. You will work with the company founder from the home office. Full training will be given on the destinations, hotel and boat suppliers and the activities on the water with dolphins and whales as well as familiarizing you with our administration process. When you are confident with the job working remotely for some of the time will be possible. If you are confident and experienced in these skills we would love to hear from you. We want someone who wants to commit to the role and enjoying the challenge and responsibility. An ability to work calmly and methodically under pressure during busy times is essential.

About the company
The Dolphin and Whale Connection was founded 18 years ago by Amanda Stafford who has a passion for dolphins and whales and travel. It is a small independent travel company employing a variety of freelancers. We only work with suppliers who fit the responsible tourism model and are constantly looking to improve the quality of the experience for our guests by offering a model that is sustainable and personal. We work from a dedicated home office and also assist in the running of a dolphin and whale conservation charity and a whale festival based in Brighton with their own offices.

About you
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Reliable, trustworthy and committed to a long term position that is fulfilling and rewarding.
  • Good organizer, keeping thorough records, following through details with customers, hotel and boat suppliers.
  • Outstanding levels of customer service.
  • Ability to build new client relationships and manage existing ones.
  • Engaging with customers in a way that displays confidence and professionalism, and can convey the inspiring and exciting nature of these adventures.
  • Excellent telephone manner, plus computer and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of WordPress website editing and creating publicity materials a bonus.
If you think you would be suitable and you meet the requirements, please send a CV and covering letter as to why you think you are suited to the job, your experience, what you could contribute and what excites you about it to amanda@dolphinandwhaleconnection.com.

[Posted: 2 Jun 2016]

Jobs we never have
We are based in south-east England, in Brighton (we do not have offices elsewhere) and as we do not operate tours we do not employ guides, tour leaders, activity co-ordinators, trip organisers, or anybody outside the UK.

UK law requires employers to pay the National Minimum Wage for any kind of work, including work experience, internships or placement schemes.
At present we are only able to offer internships that are fully funded by a third party. We are sorry that we are unable to consider applications for internships where full funding is not already in place.

We work mainly with Sussex university, who offer fully funded internships to their students, and would consider students from other fully funded internship programmes. Linked below are the internship job descriptions that we have with them to give you a sense of what we offer. The exact roles we are able to offer to fully funded interns will depend on our requirements at a particular time.

To apply:
Applications for 2016 are now closed. Your covering letter, (to include confirmation you have access to full funding for the internship and with whom) and CV should be sent to lyn@responsibletravel.com.

We are sorry that we are unable to consider applications for internships where full funding is not already in place.

We do offer up to 4 students a year the opportunity to volunteer at our offices. Applications for 2016 are now closed. Volunteers are under no contractual obligation to perform work or provide services and the primary aim is to give students the opportunity to shadow members of the various teams at Responsible Travel. We may come to informal arrangements with someone to carry out a specific task. You offer your time and effort for free. Volunteers do not qualify for the national minimum wage. Unpaid volunteer placements details:-
  • There will be no specific hours of work, but the opportunity is only open for one full week
  • There will be no outline duties that a student is expected to perform
  • We will not rely on individuals on volunteer placements to fulfil real jobs
  • They are 1 week in duration (we are a small team, from experience this is enough)
To apply:
Note: Applications for 2016 now closed To volunteer with us, send a covering letter, your CV with details of your specific work interests and when and how long you are available for to lyn@responsibletravel.com

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