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McKinlay Kidd is always on the look out for keen, committed and talented people. Keep an eye on this page for travel jobs in Glasgow & to join us.
McKinlay Kidd is a multiple award-winning specialist travel business, based in central Glasgow. Established since 2003, we offer special-experience and tailor-made holidays throughout Scotland, Ireland, England & Wales to discerning clients from the UK and overseas.
We pride ourselves on personal service, with a strong focus on customer satisfaction.
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 within a friendly and supportive team.
Current Vacancy – Travel Jobs in Glasgow
The Role – Travel Advisor (full-time or part-time)
As part of our continued growth plans we are seeking a committed, focussed and professional Travel Advisor to join our small and dedicated team in an entrepreneurial environment. This post is initially being offered as a six month contract to cover the busy selling season of January to June 2020 but could lead to a permanent position.
You will be responsible for responding to enquiries and converting them into tailor-made holidays. You will listen and respond to the customer’s needs then organise everything from accommodation to activities to travel in order to create a unique holiday experience, working in partnership with local businesses who share our commitment to quality and customer service.
The role is a full-time position, based on 37.5 hours per week (five days) and worked on a rotational basis between Monday to Saturday. We will consider a part-time appointment for a strongly-qualified candidate at minimum 24 hours per week worked across four days. Flexibility in working hours and days may be accommodated for the right candidate.
The ideal Travel Advisor will have a strong customer service focus, excellent attention to detail in both literacy and numeracy, and relish the challenge of working in a supportive yet fast-paced office environment. Above all, you will have excellent knowledge of the geography of Scotland and be passionate about encouraging visitors from home and overseas to explore beyond-the-beaten track.
You will be a skilled communicator and computer literate.
There is plenty of scope for creativity, working on your own initiative and taking on more responsibility within the team. While experience in the travel or hospitality industry might be beneficial, we welcome applicants from other backgrounds too – a can-do attitude and passion for exploring and sharing the best of Scotland are the most important assets for this role.
McKinlay Kidd are offering a competitive annual full-time starting salary from £17,500 – £21,000 plus benefits, depending on experience.
How to Apply:
Please submit your CV plus your own 250-word description of your favourite place in Scotland by email to [email protected].
Closing date 31st January 2020.
Current Vacancy – Travel Jobs in Glasgow
The Role – Summer Intern
We have one placement available for a paid summer intern to assist with the preparation of customer holiday documentation across the summer months – from April/ May to Sep/Oct.
The ideal Summer Intern will possess excellent attention to detail, be highly organised, with fully competent grasp of English language and grammar.
You will have strong computer skills.
You will relish working in a fast-paced environment and be a quick learner. You will enjoy taking the initiative in managing your own time and meeting tight deadlines while working under the supervision of an experienced colleague.
You will probably have an interest in the travel industry, though this is not a requirement. Four former interns have gone on to take full-time roles within the company so this can be an excellent stepping stone to a career in travel.
The role is offered as a full-time temporary contract at the national minimum wage. The role is office-based in central Glasgow, and we can accommodate some flexibility in working hours within our normal office opening times.
How to Apply:
Please submit your CV plus your own 250-word description of your favourite place in Scotland, Ireland, England or Wales by email to [email protected].
Speculative Applications for Travel Jobs in Glasgow at McKinlay Kidd
We are always on the look-out for reliable, calm and professional people to join our dedicated team, whether full-time 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 as part of a passionate team 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, Wales and Ireland.
While experience in the travel or hotel industry might be beneficial, we welcome applicants with other backgrounds too, including from recent graduates, returners and semi-retired.
The right attitude is more important than substantial work experience. We may be able to accommodate flexible working hours, depending on the role.
How to apply speculatively
In writing to the Founder and Director, Robert Kidd, including full CV, the type of role you are seeking and salary expectations. Please include a letter/email describing your favourite places in Scotland, Ireland, Wales and/or England.
Email: [email protected]
McKinlay Kidd Ltd
6/1 The Hatrack
144 St Vincent Street
Tel: 0141 260 9260
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