LWTL are very privileged to host the 2019 Oxford Universities 1st Team cricket tour to Cape Town, South Africa. They have played 3 competitive matches to date winning the first 2 against Cape Town Cricket Club and Western Province Cricket Club and in the 3rd match against Groot Drakenstein they had a dramatic draw.
After an incredibly busy and successful summer at Living With The Lions, we delved into the transfer market on deadline day and we are delighted that Rob Dickson has joined us from Gullivers Sports Travel/Edwin Doran Sports Tours. Rob brings a wealth of experience having worked in the market place for 9 years and has travelled extensively worldwide. We caught up with Rob on his first day to find out why he chose to join our team.
“Having moved from a large corporate company, it’s great to be a part of a smaller business that puts customers first rather than worry about the bottom line and hitting targets. Living With The Lions has a fantastic name in the market place for all sports and I look forward to meeting our current customers and adding new groups to the LWTL family. It is clear that the relationship between the customers and our staff is incredibly tight knit and the experience our staff have in the team should not go unnoticed.”
LWTL provide a price guarantee policy, this means once you book your sports tour with us, we lock in all of the currency needed for your tour ensuring schools, staff and parents can confidently plan their tour budget.
Please contact us to get a quote for your next sports tour, and visit our testimonials to hear what UK schools are saying about their touring experience with LWTL.
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 sales person to join our growing schools team.
Experienced School Sports Tours Sales Person
Full-time (37 ½ hrs/week) – Monday to Friday 0900 – 1730 hrs
Salary competitive depending on experience
You will be part of a team reporting directly to the schools sales manager with responsibility for selling a number of sports tours as well as the occasional cultural or musical tour. You will have responsibility for the quoting of all elements of the tour and liaison with the client, transport providers, ground agent and suppliers during the process.
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.
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 assisting in 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 HAVE:
Experience working within the schools sports travel sector is vital.
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.
Inclusion in Company Pension Scheme
Annual Bonus scheme
Opportunity to travel
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: £ depends on experience plus commission
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 email@example.com if you are interested in receiving more information.
LWTL Sports Travel are delighted to have arranged the Ulster U11 boys tour to NZ in 2017 to play rugby and to watch the second Test match in Wellington between New Zealand and the British & Irish Lions.