Work for Oliver's Travels

Keen to jump-start your career by working in one of the travel industry's top brands? Passionate about travel? Then we'd love to hear from you!

Apply now for the existing vacancies we've listed below, or just email us your CV for future openings: jobs@oliverstravels.com


SEO and Content Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen to manage both our Content and SEO strategies. With organic search being one of the main sources of traffic to our website, this is a great chance for someone passionate about digital and travel to join a fast-growing company. This is an autonomous role that would suit a multi-tasker with proven technical and analytical skills combined with strategic and creative thinking.

Typical duties include:

SEO

  • Create an SEO roadmap and strategy to sustain business goals
  • Expert knowledge of offsite and onsite SEO tactics
  • Able to undertake technical, link and content audits to identify and address performance issues and optimisation opportunities
  • Undertake user-focused keyword research to highlights areas of potential growth, inform content strategy and optimisation
  • Maintain awareness of the industry and competitor’s activity to develop informed strategies
  • Support and oversee internal teams to make sure SEO best practices are followed
  • Manage relationship with agencies and freelancers to ensure projects are aligned with brand goals and delivered efficiently and on time


Content and Link-building

  • You will play a pivotal role in delivering highly successful content strategies to increase visibility of Oliver’s Travels and position the brand as an expert in the villa holiday market
  • You will be extremely motivated and goal driven to plan, implement and manage innovative strategies that will create assets for coverage, link building and social buzz
  • Demonstrable experience guiding the content creation process from ideation through execution
  • Work closely with our internal copywriter to ensure content is well optimised and in line with the voice and style of the brand
  • Demonstrated ability to research and implement SEO and Content strategies and understanding of how content affects organic rankings and traffic
  • Development and implementation of link-building campaigns that support the overall strategy
  • Implement outreach strategies to gain links and build brand visibility.
  • Ability to build and manage online communities and manage brand ambassador programs and blogger collaborations
  • Measure and report on content and SEO performance


Requirements

3+ years experience planning & managing SEO and content campaigns, including:

  • Market, competitor and keyword analysis
  • On-page recommendations & technical audits
  • Content distribution strategy development & execution
  • Performance reporting on SEO campaigns
  • KPI focused and proven track record of increasing SEO performance
  • Knowledge of SEO and analytical tools such as Google Analytics, Google Search Console, Ahrefs, ScreamingFrog, keyword monitoring tools
  • Clear understanding of best practice SEO and search engine guidelines
  • Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS
  • Experience using WordPress and other CMS platforms
  • Project management skills and understanding of how to delegate effectively
  • Understanding of all digital channels and how they work together and impact the customer journey
  • Excellent written & oral communication
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a team player
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • A 'Can-Do' attitude
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically as a problem solver
  • Self-motivated and proactive with ability to manage complex and varied workload


Desirable Skills

  • Copywriting experience
  • Experience managing people
  • Capability to motivate & inspire your team to develop within their roles
  • Experience setting up brand collaborations and partnerships
  • Experience in managing campaign budgets

Working hours are 9am-6pm Mon-Fri at our offices in Clapham (however currently working remotely due to Covid-19). 

Other benefits: You’ll be working in a team of young, hard-working and passionate travellers from a range of countries! Breakfast, drinks and early finish Fridays all on the company!

Send your CV with cover letter to jobs@oliverstravels.com 


Villa Contractor – France (UK or France based)

We are looking for a friendly Villa Contractor to join our dynamic France, Italy & Ski product team.

France is our biggest programme at Oliver’s Travels and where it all began for us 14 years ago. It boasts a stunning portfolio of châteaux, manor houses and luxury villas. Italy & Ski is growing at a fast speed and likewise, features a mouth-watering collection of villas and chalets respectively.

This role will require you to work closely with the France Product Manager, in order to contract new and existing product all over France. You will help to grow and develop our portfolio of unique properties whilst ensuring its optimal performance at all times and whilst forging successful relationships with our suppliers.

This role would suit someone with similar contracting experience in the travel industry, who has the ability to recognise the right product and negotiate the best conditions, whilst remaining true to our brand, our targets and also our values. You will be working closely with a small team on a large and successful programme, where you can make a difference.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. You’ll be working in a team of hard-working and passionate travellers from a range of countries. Breakfast, drinks and early Friday finish all on the company!

Duties would include:

  • Contracting new (and existing) properties to the required brief and standards and securing optimal commercial terms and conditions
  • Actively developing and growing the France programme 
  • Managing and maintaining successful supplier relationships
  • Meeting company targets, aims and strategic planning
  • Carrying out price and market analysis
  • Preparing and analysing data and reports
  • Researching and obtaining contracting and product loading information and preparing it on relevant forms, contracts and reports
  • Liaising with the marketing team on special offers and marketing campaigns 
  • Assisting with queries regarding pricing, availability and property listings 
  • Providing feedback and proactively contributing to the team’s performance
  • Promoting the company and being a positive company ambassador at all times
  • International travel may be required to develop product and liaise with suppliers

Requirements

  • Contracting experience within the travel industry (and ideally villas in France) is essential
  • Track record of results inside a product/contracting environment
  • Proven supplier management skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent organisational, communication & interpersonal skills
  • High degree of numeracy and commercial acumen
  • Ability to problem solve and make decisions
  • Ability to be flexible and a good team player as well as work independently
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken French highly desirable
  • In-depth knowledge of France highly desirable

Send your CV to jobs@oliverstravels.com 


Villa Contractor / Product Manager

We are looking for a Villa Contractor / Product Manager to join our passionate team, driving their destinations forward to achieve strategic targets.

Typical duties include

  • To be a destination guardian - driving their destination(s) forward to achieve strategic targets.
  • To be responsible for all product development within these destinations, ensuring it is based on the strategic aims of the business, and in line with the market-led product strategy briefs
  • Recruiting properties to ensure that the most appropriate product is on sale at optimum market price and rate
  • To have ownership of all operational supplier relationships within these destinations, and to be responsible for achieving and maintaining the very best working relationship in each case.
  • To be accountable for ensuring all products on sale within the geographical area adheres to the company's stringent guidelines on quality and criteria.
  • To ensure that regular and concise communication is maintained with other departments, specifically sales and marketing and all other areas of the business.

Requirements

  • Contracting experience within travel (and ideally villas) is essential
  • Track record of results inside a product/contracting environment
  • Proven supplier management skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Demonstrable organisational, communication & interpersonal skills
  • High degree of numeracy, literacy and commercial acumen
  • Ability to work within a team and alone

Send your CV to jobs@oliverstravels.com 


Intern / Work Placement

Are you considering a career in travel? We sometimes have work placement opportunities available in Product or Sales. The positions are best suited to an undergraduate needing a work placement as part of their degree but they are not limited to this.

Send send your CV to jobs@oliverstravels.com

Working With Us

  • Headquarters in Clapham
  • Team of 40 ... and growing fast!
  • 25 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Twice-yearly bonus and other incentives throughout the year
  • Flexible working considered
  • Breakfast, nibbles and Friday drinks (plus early Friday finish) all on the company!
  • Great working environment - team of hard working and passionate travellers from around the world.