Careers

Tour Assistants in New Zealand – The British & Irish Lions Tour 2017
LWTL Sports are looking for a handful of conscientious, hardworking school leavers or undergraduates to assist our experienced team in New Zealand for the 2017 British & Irish Lions Tour. For the right person this is a fantastic opportunity to see New Zealand and understand how the Sports Travel world works. The right candidate must have an anything is possible attitude and whilst a passion for rugby is not a pre-requisite it would be beneficial!
 
THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW OPEN

ARE YOU..

  • available to work between 20 June and 11 July 2017
  • If so, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lwtlsports for updates on the process, before, during and after
  • Follow us on Twitter @lwtlsports

 

Then put together an application letter and submit it below and tell us why you would be a excellent candidate for this role. You could tell us about your experiences to date, your education, your sports and hobbies. Remember we are looking for people with something special to offer – you don’t need to be captain of the rugby team and we take as many girls as boys of course too. Take a look through the tours we have on offer, it would be interesting to know which of the packages we offer you would like to be in charge of, and which kind of people you may like to meet. We don’t need a pre-written CV thanks, we want something that grabs our attention so maybe illustrate your application with pictures if appropriate.
 
We will announce lucky applicants for an interview round via Social Media and aim to conduct meetings before the end of March.
 

 
If you wish to add any photos to your application, please email them to careers@livingwiththelions.co.uk
 
Living With The Lions Sports Travel are an official sub agent for the British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand 2017.

 

Tour Co-ordinator – Club & School Tours
Living With The Lions is a small, privately owned sports travel company based in Conderton just outside Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire. We pride ourselves on the talent of our team and are currently looking for a hardworking, enthusiastic & passionate person to join our schools team
 
The Role:

  • Tour Co-ordinator – Club & School Tours
  • Full-time (37 ½ hrs/week) – Monday to Friday 0900 – 1730 hrs
  • Salary competitive
  • Plus participation in target driven annual bonus scheme

 
Key Responsibilities

  • You will be part of a team reporting directly to a schools manager with responsibility for a number of sports tours as well as the occasional cultural or musical tour. You will have sole responsibility for the booking of all elements of the tour and liaison with the client, transport providers, ground agent and suppliers.
  • You will be responsible for a variety of tours covering a range of sports. This will include long-haul (Caribbean, South Africa, Sri Lanka etc), European (mainly Spain, Italy, France) & the UK & Ireland as part of our inbound tour programme.
  • Prior to the tour being booked you will be required to assist the sales team in building attractive itineraries within a desired budget and advising them on the costing of these itineraries.
  • You will be responsible for managing your tours’ profitability, liaising with the financial team to minimise foreign currency fluctuation and for meeting all payment deadlines.
  • Health & safety & risk assessment play an important role in school tours and you would be responsible for collecting information from each supplier and liaising with the supplier & schools to ensure that all parties are meeting the standard required to ensure the safety of your clients.

 
Key skills, Knowledge, Experience required
Applicants should:

  • Experience working within a group travel environment.
  • Possess a strong eye for detail with an infectious enthusiasm for the role.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of accuracy in their work, have a commercial focus, and possess good creative skills in terms of building itineraries and making amendments once a tour is in place to keep it within budget or maintain the flow of the itinerary.
  • Be able to manage their workload effectively, be well organised, flexible, determine priorities, act on their own initiative as well as being a strong team player.
  • Experience of working with airlines and booking flights. Knowledge of Global Distribution Systems (GDS) such as Sabre, Galileo and Amadeus.
  • Identify and create sales/margin opportunities.
  • Feel confident to work on your own but to also be a team player and be on hand to assist your colleagues at times of pressure. A positive ‘can do’ attitude is essential.
  • Enjoy sport & have a basic knowledge of the key school sports to include rugby, hockey, cricket & netball
  • A first-hand knowledge of some of the key destinations would be desirable such as Europe, South Africa, Australia, the Caribbean etc as well as familiarity with the geography of the UK.

 
Relevant experience in travel or in particular Sports Travel, languages and a desire to succeed in a competitive environment would be an advantage. Please send your CV careers@livingwiththelions.co.uk if you are interested in receiving more information.

 

Sports Tour Co-ordinator – Supporters Tours
Our busy supporters team is looking for someone to work in our Conderton office. You will be part of a team reporting directly to the MD with responsibility for a number of supporters tours and events all over the world.
 
You should:

  • Demonstrate a high degree of accuracy in your work, have a commercial focus, and possess good creative skills in terms of building itineraries and making amendments once a tour is in place to keep it within budget or maintain the flow of the itinerary.
  • Be able to manage their workload effectively, be well organised, flexible, determine priorities, act on their own initiative as well as being a strong team player and able to work longer hours if necessary.
  • • Have experience in a travel, groups, events or sports related background

 
You will receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Plus participation in target driven annual bonus scheme

 
Relevant experience in travel or in particular Sports Travel, languages and a desire to succeed in a competitive environment would be an advantage. Please send your CV careers@livingwiththelions.co.uk if you are interested in receiving more information.

 
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