Venture Abroad | Rayburn House | 37 Brunel Parkway | Pride Park | Derby | DE24 8HR | Tel: 01332 342 050
tours@ventureabroad.co.uk
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Venture Abroad is a leading specialist group tour operator, developing, selling and operating tours designed specifically for members of The Scout Association, Girlguiding UK and The Trefoil Guild. We also have a sister company, Rayburn Tours, which specialises in Educational Tours, Concert Tours and Ski Tours.

We employ people within a range of business functions including sales, operations, administration, marketing, business development, finance, IT and customer relations. All of these positions are based at our office in Derby. In addition we regularly employ Tour Couriers on an ad hoc temporary basis.

Current Vacancies


Internship - Graduate & Undergraduate

  • Position: Internship
  • Contract: 1 year temporary contract
  • Undergraduate: £13,000 per annum
  • Graduate: £15,000 per annum

THE POSITION

We have three internships available which would suit either undergraduates looking for a work placement or graduates looking for their first role in the workplace. The internships are in the following areas: Educational Tours Department, Sport & Ski Tours Department and Venture Abroad.

The successful candidates will be responsible for supporting the sales team with the preparation of travel packages and responding to customer enquiries as well as assisting the marketing team with social media and website editing. The role would suit a strong communicator with good organisational skills and attention to detail.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to travel to some of the destinations in our portfolio either with our groups as a courier or with colleagues to gain an insight to our tours, venues and excursions by experiencing them in person.

Based at our Head Office in Derby, the position is a temporary 1 year contract working full-time hours (37.5 hours per week).

CANDIDATE SPECIFICATION

Essential Skills & Experience:

  • Good organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Innovative with the confidence and ability to present fresh ideas.
  • Ability to manage time and co-ordinate priorities effectively.
  • Confident and polite telephone manner.

Beneficial Skills & Experience:

  • An interest in travel.
  • An interest in sport / skiing.
  • Scout & Guiding knowledge.
  • Experience of event management.
  • Good knowledge of different social media platforms.

BENEFITS

  • A basic salary of £13,000 for undergraduates or £15,000 for graduates.
  • 24 days holiday per year in addition to all public holidays.
  • Cycle to Work, Childcare Voucher and Healthcare Cashback schemes.

HOW TO APPLY

Please post or email a copy of your CV along with a covering letter stating:

  • Why you are interested in the position.
  • Why you are the right candidate.
  • If you have a preference to the department you would like to be considered for (Education, Sports & Ski or Venture Abroad) and, if so, the reason(s) why.

Applications should be addressed to Katie Boyden and posted to:

Director & General Manager
Rayburn Tours Ltd
Rayburn House
37 Brunel Parkway
Pride Park
Derby
DE24 8HR

or sent by email to katie.boyden@rayburntours.co.uk

CLOSING DATE: 28th July 2014


Concert Tours Sales Consultant

  • Position: Concert Tours Sales Consultant
  • Salary: £18,000 - £24,000 dependent upon experience
    plus additional on-target earnings of £5,000 - £10,000

THE POSITION

We have an exciting opportunity for a Sales Consultant to join our Concert Tours Department. After initial training, the successful candidate will be responsible for selling tours to a variety of destinations. The main duties are:

  • Taking enquiries from clients via telephone or in person.
  • Advising clients of the best solutions to their requirements.
  • Compiling profitable and attractive quotations for clients and ensuring regular contact is maintained throughout the process.
  • Liaising with airlines, accommodation centres and other suppliers.
  • Carrying out sales visits/presentations to the Party Leader and/or group; these may include face-to-face meetings with leaders and parents’ evenings.
  • Researching and undertaking destination and accommodation inspection trips (in the UK and overseas) where appropriate.
  • Assisting in developing tours to new destinations and occasionally accompanying groups on tour.

The position of Tour Consultant is a sales role and, as such, it is expected that the successful candidate will undertake client visits on some occasions. This will require flexibility as clients are located throughout the UK and visits may take place during evenings or at weekends.

Due to the seasonal nature of concert tours, during the off-peak times of the year the Tour Consultant may be required to assist in selling tours for other areas of the business and this is likely to be within our Educational Tours Department.

There are fluctuations to the pattern of tours that we sell and operate and, consequently, there will be peak periods throughout the year when additional hours may need to be worked in order to complete the workload. We also operate an out-of-hours emergency telephone which is covered by staff on a rotational basis during the periods that our groups are on tour. All Tour Consultants take part in the Emergency Phone Rota however, you are not be expected to have responsibility of this until full training has been completed.

There will be opportunities to travel to the destinations that we offer through inspection visits and familiarisation trips as well as accompanying groups as a courier or observer.

It is a full-time position (37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday) based at our Head Office in Derby. The start date is immediate and is therefore dependent upon the successful candidate’s notice period.

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Experience of working in a sales environment
  • Excellent organisational skills, time management and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Financial and commercial awareness
  • Driving licence

Beneficial Skills & Experience:

  • Knowledge of the travel industry
  • An interest in travel
  • A musical background

BENEFITS

  • A basic salary of £18,000 - £24,000 (dependent upon experience)
  • A commission scheme based on individual sales (OTE £5,000 - £10,000)
  • 24 days holiday per year (increasing with length of service to a maximum of 27 days) in addition to all public holidays
  • Cycle to Work, Childcare Voucher and Healthcare Cashback schemes

HOW TO APPLY

Please post or email a copy of your CV along with a covering letter stating:

  • Your current role and salary
  • Where you saw this vacancy advertised
  • Why you are a suitable candidate for this position

Applications should be addressed to Katie Boyden and posted to:

Director & General Manager
Rayburn Tours Ltd
Rayburn House
37 Brunel Parkway
Pride Park
Derby
DE24 8HR

or sent by email to katie.boyden@rayburntours.co.uk

CLOSING DATE: 11th August 2014

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