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


Senior developers

We’re looking for senior developers to work with us on an exciting new stage in our growth. Over the next year we are planning significant changes to our systems so this role requires someone who is experienced and confident with working on complex API based architectures.

You’ll be familiar with working on complex web applications in an agile environment. Ideally you’ll have gained experience at a leading travel-tech company and be ready for the next challenge.

Joining us at this stage will ensure that your ideas are heard and you have a voice in the direction of our future. You will be able to work remotely most of the time but required to visit offices in Brighton and London for team meetings from time to time.

You’ll be working alongside a technical lead, project manager and other skilled developers to develop our internal applications, website and content management system.

Over the next year we’ll be overhauling our booking system and integration platform (a Laravel application) and rebuilding our website on a headless architecture.

Senior PHP developer (Laravel)

Day-to-day, you’ll be developing API integrations with a range of partners, building on our Salesforce integration, and adding new features to our Laravel application. You will also be involved in the development of our new headless website lending your expertise wherever you can. You’ll be responsible for maintaining high standards across all of our code and you’ll be working with key stakeholders and the technical lead to ensure business requirements are properly translated into technical plans.

Requirements

  • Experience leading the development of complex PHP applications, specifically with the Laravel framework
  • A solid understanding of software development fundamentals: version control with Git, continuous integration, automated testing
  • Experience of building and consuming REST APIs that model complex business logic
  • Experience of working with key stakeholders to understand business requirements 

We would also like to see some of the following skills or experience 

  • Front-end web development experience including modern Javascript and React
  • Building complex and performant search engines with Elasticsearch
  • Building Salesforce integrations
  • Cloud hosting and devops, particularly Google Cloud Platform
  • Working with headless CMS’s

Senior front-end Javascript developer (React)

You will be leading the development of our new headless website and will be expected to contribute to the architecture and technical planning of the project; you’ll be working with key stakeholders and the technical lead to ensure business requirements are properly translated into technical plans. You’ll be responsible for maintaining high standards across all front-end code and ensuring the final product is of high quality. 

Requirements

  • Experience leading the development of complex API driven web applications using modern front-end technologies including React and Sass
  • A solid understanding of software development fundamentals: version control with Git, continuous integration, automated testing
  • Demonstrable experience of building website front-ends that accurately match designs with an organised and maintainable code structure
  • Experience of working with key stakeholders to understand business requirements 

We would also like to see some of the following skills or experience

  • Experience building serverless/headless websites
  • Writing server side code for a CMS or framework, ideally PHP for WordPress or Laravel
  • Experience of building and consuming REST APIs that model complex business logic

Process

    • Please send your cover letter and CV by email to jobs@oliverstravels.com
  • 15 minute call with technical lead to discuss the role and company
  • 60 minute technical interview (remote or in person) with technical lead - please bring code samples and be prepared to discuss them
  • 30 minute follow up interview (remote or in person) with senior leader to assess cultural fit

Please address your application to Ben at jobs@oliverstravels.com


Product Assistant – France & Italy


We are looking for a friendly Product Assistant to join our dynamic France & Italy product team.

France is our biggest destination here at Oliver’s Travels and where it all began for us 16 years ago. It boasts a stunning portfolio of châteaux, manor houses and luxury villas. Our Italian programme has also grown and developed in recent years and likewise features a breath-taking collection.

You will be a vital part of the team and be supervised by the Programme Managers. Your role will be to support the team in performing many of the administrative tasks and operational duties required to meet internal targets and ensure the quality of the product at all times. This position would suit a recent graduate with previous administrative experience seeking an entry level role within travel.

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

Duties would include:

  • Adding/updating properties on our website (content, prices, availability) to help meet team targets
  • Using platforms such as CRM, Salesforce, Booking System
  • Liaising with overseas property owners, suppliers and agents regarding queries and issues about property listings and terms and conditions
  • Completing administrative tasks such as adding and sharing customer reviews and feedback, loading arrival information, publishing special offers
  • Ensuring product is delivered to a high standard (ie. proofing copy, data entry)
  • Taking ownership of ad-hoc projects with the support of management


Requirements & Skills:

  • Data management and administrative skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise
  • Fluency in written and spoken French and/or Italian desirable
  • Ability to take initiative, problem solve and be pro-active
  • Ability to successfully manage relationships with suppliers
  • Brilliant attention to detail
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • MS Office Skills
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills


Application Process:

  • Please send your cover letter and CV by email to jobs@oliverstravels.com
  • First interviews will be conducted by phone/Zoom
  • Following interview(s) will be held at our offices in Clapham


Please address your application to Lucy & Jenny at jobs@oliverstravels.com


Product Assistant - City Homes & Apartments


We are looking for a friendly Product Assistant to join our dynamic City Homes & Apartments product team.

You will be a vital part of the team and be supervised by the Product Manager. Your role will be to support the team in performing many of the administrative tasks and operational duties required to meet internal targets and ensure the quality of the product at all times. This position would suit a recent graduate with previous administrative experience seeking an entry level role within travel.

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

Duties would include:

  • Adding/updating properties on our website (content, prices, availability) to help meet team targets
  • Using platforms such as CRM, Salesforce, Booking System
  • Liaising with overseas property owners, suppliers and agents regarding queries and issues about property listings and terms and conditions
  • Completing administrative tasks such as adding and sharing customer reviews and feedback, loading arrival information, publishing special offers
  • Ensuring product is delivered to a high standard (ie. proofing copy, data entry)
  • Taking ownership of ad-hoc projects with the support of management


Requirements & Skills:

  • Data management and administrative skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise
  • Ability to take initiative, problem solve and be pro-active
  • Ability to successfully manage relationships with suppliers
  • Brilliant attention to detail
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • MS Office Skills
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Driving licence (bonus!)


Application Process:

  • Please send your cover letter and CV by email to jobs@oliverstravels.com
  • First interviews will be conducted by phone/Zoom
  • Following interview(s) will be held at our offices in Clapham


Please address your application to Kyra at jobs@oliverstravels.com


Villa Contractor - France


As our France Programme continues to grow, we are looking for people who can help us add more properties to its portfolio. We are looking for a friendly Villa Contractor to join our dynamic France product team.

France is our longest established and largest programme at Oliver’s Travels and where it all began for us 20 years ago. It boasts a stunning portfolio of châteaux, manor houses and luxury villas.


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.

We will consider applicants based in the UK looking for a full time or part time role and applicants based in France looking for a freelance role.


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!


Key responsibilities:

  • 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 & skills:

  • Contracting experience within the travel industry (and ideally villas in France) is essential
  • Ideally, you'll have a network or access to a network of suitable properties
  • 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


Application process:

  • Please send your cover letter and CV by email to jobs@oliverstravels.com
  • First interviews will be conducted by phone/Zoom
  • Following interview(s) will be held at our offices in Clapham

Villa Finder - France


As our France Programme continues to grow, we are looking for people who can help us add more properties to its portfolio. We are looking for a friendly Villa Finder to join our dynamic France product team and help us do just that. As a Villa Finder, you would work closely with the France Villa Contractor and the France Product Manager in order to source new product all over France.

We will consider applicants based in the UK looking for a part time or freelance role and applicants based in France looking for a freelance role.

This role would suit someone with access to a network of suitable properties which they could recruit for Oliver’s Travels. Excellent knowledge of France (or a specific area of France) as well as relevant experience in the travel industry or managing holiday accommodation would be highly desirable, but most importantly you need to have the ability to recognise the right product and be able to successfully recruit it for us. As you will be representing us, we would require you to be true to our brand, our targets and also our values.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. If you think you can help, we would love to hear from you.


Key responsibilities:

  • Sourcing and recruiting new properties to the required brief and standards
  • Actively developing and growing the France programme
  • Managing and maintaining successful supplier relationships
  • Promoting the company and being a positive company ambassador at all times
  • Travel in France may be required to develop product and liaise with suppliers


Requirements & skills:

  • Contracting experience within the travel industry (and ideally villas in France) is essential
  • Ideally, you'll have a network or access to a network of suitable properties Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent organisational, communication & interpersonal skills
  • 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


Application process:

  • Please send your cover letter and CV by email to jobs@oliverstravels.com
  • Interviews will be conducted by phone/Zoom or at our offices in Clapham
  • Following interview(s) will be held at our offices in Clapham

Villa Product Assistant - Placement

We are looking for friendly Placement Students, to join the Oliver’s Travels team as Product Assistants, at our headquarters in Clapham.

In this role, you will be required to work closely with our fast-paced Product Team, responsible for contracting quirky, unique, and characterful homes to grow our portfolio. You will support many of the daily administrative contracting tasks and processes, as well as helping to supervise the production process.

This role would suit anyone interested in the holiday rental sector of the travel industry. Oliver’s Travels has been named in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 companies and won multiple awards including the Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Awards Top 10 Villa Rental Companies. This is an exciting opportunity to work with hard-working, like-minded, and passionate travellers on growing and expanding the Oliver’s Travels brand.

If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, we would love to hear from you! Please send your CV along with a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Liaising with property owners, suppliers and agents with queries and issues regarding property listings, contracts and terms and conditions
  • Supporting the Product Executives and Programme Managers with tasks and processes
  • Data entry (CRM, Salesforce, Booking System)
  • Adding and updating properties on our website and partner sites (content, prices, availability, etc.)
  • Consistently reviewing/improving existing product
  • Assisting the sales team with queries regarding pricing, availability, and property listings
  • Liaising with the marketing team on special offers and marketing campaigns
  • Promoting the company and always maintaining excellent working relationships with suppliers


Requirements & Skills:

  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Data management and administrative skills
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills
  • Ability to multitask, take initiative and be pro-active
  • Strong MS Office Skills
  • Excellent numeracy and logical thinking as well the ability to analyse and process information
  • Ability to help maintain our successful relationships with suppliers
  • Ability to be flexible and a good team player
  • Another language would be a plus


Job Type:
Temporary (1 year) – Full-time
Start date: Flexible (May - August)

We are hiring for multiple Villa Product Assistant - Placement positions.

Please email your application 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

  • Flexible working - work from anywhere on the planet for up to 4 weeks per year
  • £1000 Oliver’s Travels holiday credit for every year you work with us!
  • 25 days of annual leave, plus bank holidays, plus one extra day leave for every year you are with us!
  • Monthly company socials and guaranteed awesome Summer and Christmas parties
  • Free breakfast, nibbles, delicious drinks, all on us!
  • Headquarters in our newly refurbished offices in Clapham
  • Team of 65 ... and growing fast!
  • Great working environment - team of hard working and passionate travellers from around the world.
  • Office dogs - bring your buddies along!