Join our Team
As AITO Tour Operator of the Year 2016, McKinlay Kidd is always on the look out for keen, committed and talented people to join our team.
McKinlay Kidd, Telegraph Travel Awards Specialist Tour Operator of the Year 2017, and AITO Tour Operator of the Year 2016, is an award-winning specialist travel business, based in central Glasgow. Established for over 14 years, we offer tailor-made holidays throughout Scotland, Ireland & England to discerning clients from the UK and Overseas. As part of our continued growth plans we currently have specific opportunities in Sales, and are always happy to hear from those interested in joining our team.
Travel Sales Advisor:
You will be responsible for responding to enquiries and converting them into tailor-made holidays, mainly via email and phone. You will listen to the customer’s travel needs and wishes then recommend and plan everything from accommodation to activities to transport in order to create a unique holiday experience. You will work in partnership with small, local businesses who share our commitment to quality and customer service.
The ideal Travel Sales Advisor will have a strong customer service focus as well excellent ability to build rapport and convert sales. You will probably have at least three years’ experience in customer-facing roles, including sales. You will enjoy writing while also demonstrating attention to detail and sound numeracy. You will relish the challenge of working as part of a small team in a fast-paced environment, responding well to meeting sales targets. You will be a skilled communicator, computer literate and have good knowledge of the geography of Scotland and the rest of the British Isles.
While experience in the travel or hospitality industry might be beneficial, we welcome applicants with other backgrounds too – a can-do attitude and experience dealing with the general public are essential, as are strong writing skills. You will not only enjoy closing the sale, but also gain satisfaction from hearing the feedback from customers after their holiday.
The ability to be a fast learner is essential. There is plenty of scope for creativity and working on your own initiative. The company is ambitious to continue to grow in the coming years, offering plenty of opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge and take on more responsibility.
McKinlay Kidd are offering a competitive salary of between £17,000 and £20,000 plus benefits depending on experience. This is a full-time, permanent position. Occasional evening and weekend working may be required at peak times.
How to apply
In writing to the Founder and Director, Robert Kidd, including full CV, current salary and letter/email explaining why you are a suitable candidate and describing your favourite places in Scotland, Ireland and England:
McKinlay Kidd Ltd
Suite 120, Baltic Chambers
50 Wellington St
Tel: 0141 308 8009
We are always on the look-out for reliable, calm and professional people to join our dedicated team, whether full or part-time.
Ideal candidates have natural sales skills, a strong customer service focus, excellent attention to detail in both literacy and numeracy, and relish the challenge of working in a fast-paced environment. You will be a skilled communicator, computer literate and have good knowledge of the geography of Scotland and ideally England and Ireland. While experience in the travel or hotel industry might be beneficial, we welcome applicants with other backgrounds too, including from recent graduates.
We look for people with the right attitude rather than substantial work experience. We can accommodate flexible working hours, depending on the role. Please apply as described above, outlining the type of role you are seeking.
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