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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.

The Place:

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 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 – Content Executive

Sourcing, writing, editing and organising new copy and sourcing and managing photography where required for the website, social media and customer documentation, ensuring consistency with existing content, brand guidelines, company style and tone of voice. Proof-reading copy and checking information for accuracy, liaising with other members of the McKinlay Kidd team and business partners where necessary.

Creating relevant and engaging customer holiday itineraries, checking for accuracy against booking information, incorporating travel arrangements and driving directions and personalising to meet customer requirements. Ensuring itineraries are output, checked and finalised in accordance with agreed deadlines, planning and managing your own workload within the team.

Maintaining updated and correct copy and photography in operational systems to improve future efficiencies across all documentation.

Ensuring that enquirer and customer documentation is both accurate and engaging, helping us achieve sales conversion and exceptionally high ongoing customer satisfaction levels.

Providing well-presented and accurate analysis upon request and in a timely manner.

The role will vary across the year to reflect the seasonal nature of the business, from product planning support, creating new web and social media content to producing customer documentation (both online and offline) and assistance with ad hoc projects as required.

The Person:

The ideal Content Executive will possess excellent attention to detail, be highly organised, with fully competent grasp of English language and grammar and ability to write new copy following tone of voice and style guidelines.

You will have strong computer skills, ideally with experience in using content management systems and databases.

You will have a good eye for photography and presentation.

You will relish working in a fast-paced environment and enjoy taking the initiative managing your own time and meeting tight deadlines.

It is essential that you have excellent knowledge of the geography of Great Britain and Ireland and possess a current driving licence.

You should be a good listener, confident communicator and champion cross functional team work.

You will probably have some experience in a similar office-based role but we also welcome applications from returnees or recent graduates.

The Rewards:

Salary from £18,000 plus benefits depending on experience. The role is offered as maternity cover on a temporary full-time basis. 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].

 

 

Current Vacancy – Travel Jobs in Glasgow

The Role – Travel Sales Advisor

As part of our continued growth plans we are seeking a committed, focussed and professional Sales Advisor to join our small and dedicated team in an entrepreneurial environment. This post is initially being offered as a six month contract from late 2019 to cover the busy selling season of January to May 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 may suit a recent graduate or a returner. It is a full-time position, based on 37.5 hours per week (five days) and worked on a rotational basis between Monday to Saturday – some flexibility may be accommodated for the right candidate.

The Person:

The ideal Travel Sales 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 fast-paced environment, responding well to meeting targets.

You will be a skilled communicator and computer literate.

Above all, you will have good knowledge of the geography of the UK and Ireland and be passionate about encouraging visitors from home and overseas to explore beyond-the-beaten track. Familiarity with the highlights of England and/or Wales as visitor destinations would be a particular advantage.

The ability to be a fast learner is essential. There is plenty of scope for creativity, working on your own initiative and taking on more responsibility within the team. While experience in the hospitality industry might be beneficial, we welcome applicants from other backgrounds too – a can-do attitude matters more than experience for this role.

The Rewards:

McKinlay Kidd are offering a competitive annual starting salary from £17,000 plus benefits depending on experience.

How to Apply: 

Please submit your CV plus your own 250-word description of your favourite place in Scotland, 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 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, 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.

We look for people with the right attitude rather 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
Glasgow
G2 5LQ

Tel: 0141 260 9260

 


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