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'.
Office administrator - The Dolphin and Whale Connection
Office Administrator with experience in travel and tourism, part time 25 hours a week, flexible hours. Brighton, E.Sussex based.
Exciting opportunity to work in a tour company specializing in holidays with Whales and Dolphins.
About the Job
Office Administrator part time 25 hours a week, flexible hours in office and remotely. Competitive rate of pay with commissions and chance to experience the holidays!
The position involves day to day running of the office and liaising with suppliers. It also involves direct contact with customers explaining the nature of the holidays on offer in an enthusiastic and confident way and processing bookings. This role also acts as a personal assistant to the company owner who works from the 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.
About the company
The company was founded 18 years ago by Amanda Stafford who had 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.
- 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, computer and writing skills.
- Knowledge of Word Press web site editing a bonus.
If you think you would be suitable and you meet the requirements, send your CV with a 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
[Added 03 Feb 2016]
We are based in south-east England 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 with Sussex and Warwick universities 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.
Your covering letter, (to include confirmation you have access to full funding for the internship and with whom
) and CV should be sent to email@example.com
We are sorry that we are unable to consider applications for internships where full funding is not already in place.
We do offer 4 students a year the opportunity to volunteer at our offices. 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org