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


Digital Copywriter and Content Executive

This role will involve

  • Copywriting for the blog and the main site. You will be fully responsible for the blog as a whole and will be the main copywriter on our website (excluding property pages), setting the brand’s tone of voice in all our landing pages and informational pages.
  • Generating content ideas for the blog and bigger cross-channel campaigns, developing them and monitoring their success.
  • Analysing SEO content opportunities and ways to improve ranks through content, including running keywords research to optimize new and existing content.
  • Updating content management systems via (Typo3 CMS and WordPress).
  •  Researching, writing and editing copy for new landing pages.
  •  Building and publishing web page (commercial and informational pages).
  •  Writing, building and scheduling new blogs in WordPress.
  •  Optimising old blogs and doing some internal linking.
  •  Identifying and fixing broken links.
  • Implementing ad-hoc amends and all digital copy changes.
  • You will play a pivotal role in enhancing our Social strategy, bringing it to its full potential both with existing and new networks in order to grow the qualified leads these channels bring us. This will include creating daily posts on our main channels (Facebook and Instagram).
  • Copywriting for our CRM emails and weekly newsletters.
  • Writing brand and PR pieces on an ad-hoc basis such as press releases, interviews, brochure and external print pieces.
  • Proofreading content written by others and assisting in any ad-hoc copy needs.

Skills & Experience

  • 3+ years copywriting experience and proofing skills with an eye for detail. Travel writing experience a plus.
  • Ability to write copy for a variety of different formats both formally and informally, chatty tone of voice is relevant to our target audience (please view our website and social channels to get a better idea of what this means).
  • Understanding of SEO best practice & writing for SEO.
  • 2+ years' experience using CMS platforms (WordPress &Typo 3) and Google Analytics.
  • 1+ years' experience using social media commercially (Facebook and Instagram).
  • Great understanding of both the Social and Organic channels and how they work together and impact the customer journey.

Desirable

  • Basic knowledge of Facebook Ads Manager.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML.
  • Knowledge of social scheduling tools (we use Sprout Social)
  • 1–3 years' experience in the digital marketing industry.
  • A portfolio of published writing or blog.
  • Original and creative thinker.
  • A degree in English/Journalism or a similar subject.

You will be...

  • Self-motivated and a team player; You will have the ability to manage a varied workload with excellent organization, time management and interpersonal skills.
  • Eager to learn more about SEO and digital marketing and keen to keep up to date with the latest trends and best practice.    
  • Committed and accountable; You will be able to take on any project and follow it through with determination and attention to detail.
  • Passionate about copywriting and travel!

    Job Type: Full-time

    Send your CV and cover letter to marina@oliverstravels.com


    Sales Consultant

    Opportunities have arisen in our sales team for an individual who is passionate about travel and service, and is keen to join our team ASAP. The successful candidate will be responsible for executing sales at our lovely villas, always providing a high level of customer service, and creating positive outcomes for both the customer and Oliver's Travels. Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Typical duties include:

    •    In addition to selling luxury villa holidays, you are expected to provide travel advice and promote the Oliver's Travels brand.
    •    Maintaining statistical and financial records
    •    Meeting profit and or sales targets
    •    Providing feedback and proactively contributing to team performance
    •    Property inspection visits in the UK and abroad - yup, you get to travel as soon as we are able to once more!
    •    Dealing day to day with customer queries and complaints, providing a high level of customer service in an empathetic and understanding manner.

    Requirements:

    •    An insatiable appetite for sales & impeccable customer service
    •    Outstanding people skills and an impressive client focus to build lasting relationships with partners and customers
    •    Strong communication skills that allow you to inform, help and advise customers clearly and in a manner that make clients feel loved.
    •    A high standard of both written and spoken English is essential
    •    To be organized and efficient and an ability to work well under pressure quickly and accurately in a fast-paced environment
    •    A passion for boutique and luxury travel
    •    Working hours are 9am-6pm at our offices, however we are currently WFH due to Covid.
    •    Availability to work full time 5 days a week on a rotating shift, inclusive of semi-regular weekend work (typically 2-3 days per calendar month).

    Preferred:
    •    Previous experience at a villa company / boutique travel sales role.
    •    Fluency in French, Spanish, Italian.


    You’ll be working in a team of young, hard-working and passionate travellers from varied and cool backgrounds.

     


    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.