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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 15 years, we offer 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 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 2018 to cover the busy selling season of January to May 2019 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, with hours on a rota within company opening times Mon-Sat – some flexibility may be accommodated for the right candidate.
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. 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.
McKinlay Kidd are offering a competitive annual salary of between £17k to £19k plus benefits depending on experience.
How to Apply:
Please send CV and covering letter describing two or three of your favourite places in the UK and Ireland and why you think you are a suitable candidate for this role to Zoe Davidson, General Manager, via email: email@example.com.
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 and/or England:
McKinlay Kidd Ltd
6/1 The Hatrack
144 St Vincent Street
Tel: 0141 260 9260
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