Jobs at Responsible Travel

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At Responsible Travel we help our customers live their travel dreams, while ensuring local people and wildlife benefit. We also aim to be a catalyst for positive change in the tourism industry.

Responsible Travel is the world's largest online travel company specialising in responsible tourism. We offer over 6,000 diverse small-scale, niche travel holiday offerings across 180 countries, and every year over 16,000 people travel with us. Every trip on our site is screened for its commitment to responsible tourism. In addition, we are an online publisher, publishing over 600 travel guides and articles, and this content has been one of the key drivers of Responsible Travel's success. The company was founded in 2001; we grew rapidly in 2017 and 2018, and aim to continue growing in future.


Job vacancies in travel companies


  • PR Executive - Responsible Travel: £23,500 p.a. - Brighton, UK
  • Interns - Responsible Travel: Only through funded third party - Brighton, UK
  • Work experience - Responsible Travel: Unpaid 1 week placement - Brighton, UK


PR Executive - Responsible Travel: £23,500 p.a. - Brighton, UK
At Responsible Travel we help our customers live their travel dreams, while ensuring local people and wildlife benefit. We also aim to be a catalyst for positive change in the tourism industry.

Responsible Travel is the world's largest online travel company specialising in responsible tourism. We offer over 6,000 diverse small-scale, niche travel holiday offerings across 180 countries, and every year over 10,000 people travel with us. Every trip on our site is screened for its commitment to responsible tourism. In addition, we are an online publisher, publishing over 700 travel guides and articles. The company has been around since 2001; we grew rapidly in 2017 and 2018, and aim to continue growing in future.

We are seeking a PR Executive to join a small but fast-paced, customer-focused communications team whose primary objective is to raise the profile of Responsible Travel.

Responsibilities would include:
  • Responding efficiently to incoming, day-to-day media enquiries via email, phone and TravMedia, liaising with our members where necessary to obtain information or images.
  • Helping to draft and deliver press releases and media pitches.
  • Liaising with our members, Account Management and values teams to help glean stories from our holidays and the people behind them.
  • Use our internal system to seek out new and exciting holidays and stories to promote.
  • Helping to research new, and maintain existing media relationships.
  • Managing contacts and media database.
  • Tracking and recording media coverage, sharing key articles internally.
  • Helping to manage the Responsible Travel social media sites, posting to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram as necessary.
  • Other tasks as may be required.

Key skills:
  • Excellent organisational skills are a must, as is a meticulous eye for detail.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to deal with deadlines calmly.
  • You will be highly articulate, with excellent verbal and written communication skills and a keen understanding of the importance and sensitivities of tone of voice.
  • You’ll be adaptable, with a positive attitude, desire to learn, ability to take initiative as needed – and outstanding teamwork skills.
  • Experience of working with journalists would be useful.
  • Experience of using social media effectively.
  • Strong computer literacy; working knowledge of packages such as Word and Excel.
  • An interest in travel, and in particular responsible tourism.
This is a fantastic opportunity to work with the world's leading responsible tourism organisation and become part of our friendly and energetic team based full time in our Brighton office.

The benefits
Salary – FT £23,500 per annum. 40 hours per week. Normal working hours are Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm, including one hour for lunch. Attendance at out of hours events may also be required.

We offer various staff benefits including being a part of our generous profit share scheme, 1 - 2 volunteering days out as a company per year, and 26 days holiday (plus bank holidays).

Applications
This role is full time, based in the Responsible Travel office in central Brighton, UK, and you must be eligible to work in the UK to apply.

Please send CV and covering letter detailing why you think you would be suitable for this role to jenny@responsibletravel.com by 6pm Friday December 13 2019.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

No agencies please.

[Posted: 28 Nov 2019]

Please note: Responsible Travel is based in Brighton, England (we do not have offices elsewhere). We do not operate tours so we do not employ guides, tour leaders, activity co-ordinators, trip organisers, or anyone outside the UK.


Internships

UK law requires employers to pay the National Minimum Wage for any kind of work, including 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 a sample of what we may be able to offer. The exact roles we are able to offer to fully funded interns will depend on our requirements at a particular time.


Internship applications:
Sorry, all current internship positions have been filled so we're not currently accepting applications for internships. (The only exception to this is the funded University of Sussex placements where advertised by the university.)



Work experience

We do offer up to 4 students a year the opportunity to gain work experience at our offices. Due to popular demand we are already fully booked both this year and next and so are unable to offer any further placements in 2019 or 2020! Work experience placements do get booked up very fast so if you are interested in a placement in 2021 (yes that's 2021!) do contact us as early as possible.

Those on work experience are under no contractual obligation to perform work or provide services and the primary aim is to give you 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. People on work experience do not qualify for the national minimum wage and placements are unpaid. Further details:-

  • There will be no specific hours of work and the opportunity is only open for one full week
  • There will be no outline duties that you are expected to perform
  • We will not rely on work experience placements to fulfil real jobs
  • Placements are one week in duration (we are a small team, from experience this is enough)

Work experience applications:
Sorry, all 2019 & 2020 work experience positions have been filled. To apply for 2021 work experience for one week, please send a covering letter, your CV with details of your specific work interests and what dates you will be available to lyn@responsibletravel.com in early 2020.

Hear from one college student Maisie, who tells us how she got on at Responsible Travel during her week of work experience.

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