Current vacancies

Working at Simpson Travel is an opportunity to be part of a passionate, highly motivated team who are committed to delivering excellent customer service. We have an industry heritage of nearly 40 years and draw on our combined knowledge and experience to offer award-winning travel experiences that enable us to stand out from the crowd.

Keep an eye on this page for a list of all our current vacancies.


UK Vacancies


Backend Developer

The Opportunity:

Working as part of the Digital team, you'll be responsible for the ongoing development and improvements to an eCommerce website as well as other internal applications for this award-winning Luxury Travel Company.

The Role

You will be responsible for:

  • Leading the eCommerce web and application development from a technical perspective
  • Collaborating with the front end developer and design resource to deliver improved UI & UX
  • A problem solver - you'll need to be able to analyse and suggest improvements to existing website features
  • Analysing and identifying ways to automate processes working alongside the business lead
  • Implementing automated regression testing for the software developed

Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent working knowledge of ASP.NET, C#, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, React Framework, MS SQL Server, Mongo DB, Elasticsearch
  • Understanding of SOLID development principles
  • Worked previously on projects using the Umbraco CMS
  • Continuous Delivery skills, tools and techniques (e.g. Git, Github, Team City, Octopus, Jenkins, Selenium, etc.)
  • Familiar with Azure cloud services & setting up/managing resources/deploying apps
  • Familiar with JIRA and Confluence
  • Capable of working with (and developing) multiple (REST) APIs documented with e.g. OpenAPI/swagger and other API messaging formats e.g. JSON, XML, SOAP
  • Experience of PowerBI, PowerQuery and R
  • Experience of structured testing and quality assurance approaches (e.g. Test Driven Development and Behaviour Driven Development)
  • A positive and cooperative individual who will work effectively across departments and within a team
  • Worked in an agile/Kanban environment and familiar with JIRA and confluence
  • Not afraid to challenge existing thinking in order to improve processes

About the Company

The company is a leading luxury holiday company with villas and hotels across southern Europe and that specialises in offering premium service to its selective clients.  The team currently work remotely and there will be an opportunity to remain with a mix of working from home/office when things return to 'normal'.  Our culture is inclusive and friendly as we are family owned by a passionate and inspiring leader. Currently embarking on a period of growth and transformation to upgrade technical systems and broaden its customer base, your role will be pivotal in helping the company achieve its goals.

Benefits

Company pension

Performance-related bonus

Annual worldwide travel insurance policy (excluding ski)

25 days’ annual leave (increases to 28 with length of service)

Generous holiday concessions

Friend and family discounts on Simpson Travel holidays

Educationals – trips for staff to get to know and understand our destinations

‘Cycle to work’ scheme

How to apply/Further information

For more information about this role or to apply, send us an email with your CV to us here. No agencies, thanks.

 

Frontend Developer

The Opportunity:

Working as part of the Digital team, you'll be responsible for delivering some exciting frontend and UX improvements to an eCommerce website as well as other internal applications for this award-winning Luxury Travel Company.

The Role

You will be responsible for:

  • Own the frontend of the eCommerce website, making continual improvements
  • Collaborating with the backend developer and design resource to deliver improved UI & UX
  • Participate in design discussions and be the voice of the customer on usability

Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent working knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS & React Framework
  • Previously delivered multiple responsive websites
  • Happy to develop from both wireframes and full designs
  • Experience of working with and developing alongside a CMS (preferably with Umbraco)
  • Capable of working with multiple (REST) APIs documented with e.g. OpenAPI/swagger and other API messaging formats e.g. JSON, XML, SOAP
  • Good knowledge of technical SEO best practices, familiar with LightHouse on assessing page load times
  • Worked in an agile/Kanban environment and familiar with JIRA and confluence
  • Familiar with Git and source control

Location

The team currently work remotely and there will be an opportunity to remain with a mix of working from home/office when things return to 'normal'.

Benefits

Company pension
Performance-related bonus
Annual worldwide travel insurance policy (excluding ski)
25 days’ annual leave (increases to 28 with length of service)
Generous holiday concessions
Friend and family discounts on Simpson Travel holidays
Educationals – trips for staff to get to know and understand our destinations
‘Cycle to work’ scheme

How to apply/Further information

For more information about this role or to apply, send us an email with your CV to us here. No agencies, thanks.

 

 

 


Overseas Vacancies


Boutique Hotel & Villa Concierge – Paxos Island –-April to October 2022

We are looking for two energetic, friendly, and highly motivated people to provide a concierge and breakfast (cook) service to guests visiting our 7-bedroom boutique hotel, with an additional concierge service to a selection of our villas on Paxos.  This position may suit a couple, but this is not a requisite.

The boutique hotel position includes the full management of the property, from preparing breakfast to assistance with room changeover and delivery of a personalised and tailored service to our discerning guests. Drive, passion, and an eye for detail are vital as well as being able to work on your own initiative.  You must be resourceful and have an ability to put our guests at ease. 

A full clean driving licence is essential as is a good understanding of spoken Greek plus written and spoken English.

HOTEL POSITION INVOLVES:

  • Meeting and greeting our discerning guests
  • Shopping, preparing, and cooking good quality, simple breakfasts (Total 14 when full)
  • Liaising with all local partners and suppliers to ensure superior standards are maintained
  • Resolving customer issues quickly and effectively
  • Basic DIY

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to deal with all types of people
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to think on your feet and demonstrate initiative
  • Outgoing personable character
  • Team player
  • Flexibility
  • The right to work in Greece

We are also looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person to provide a very personal service for a number of villas in our programme.  We provide a personal tailored concierge service to all our villa guests - services can range from planning events to making restaurant reservations or organising a chef for a special occasion, or a local event.

You must be resourceful and have an ability to put people at ease. An eye for detail is vital as is initiative, drive and passion. Due to the demanding nature of the role, flexibility, and the ability to react quickly are essential. A full clean driving licence is essential as is a good understanding of spoken Greek plus written and spoken English.

CONCIERGE POSITION INVOLVES:

  • Meeting and greeting our discerning villa guests
  • Visiting villas when requested
  • Liaising with all local partners and suppliers to ensure superior standards are maintained
  • Resolving customer issues quickly and effectively, to include basic DIY
  • Office duties
  • Admin – Assisting the Operations Manager with compiling transfer lists/Completing weekly reports/monthly accounts, all in a timely manner

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to deal with people from all walks of life
  • Good computer skills
  • Ability to think on your feet and demonstrate initiative
  • Outgoing, personable character
  • Team player
  • Flexibility
  • The right to work in Greece

The care of our guests is paramount, and you must demonstrate that you know how to provide the highest levels of service.  Both positions are seasonal full-time seasonal roles. Accommodation can be provided for a couple. 

Please send your CV as well as a detailed covering letter in English to careers@simpsontravel.com

Childcare Team Leader

We are currently recruiting an organised and passionate childcare team leader to lead a childcare team and programme throughout the season in Lefkada, Greece. The Childcare Team Leader will form part of the team and will be customer facing, delivering activities to children aged up to 35 months and youngsters aged 3 to 11.

On offer to customers are first class crèche facilities providing a great environment for children to use during their holiday. Each day will have a different theme to it and structured craft activities, story time and messy play linked to each theme. Also on offer are activity sessions where older children can meet and engage with their peers through professionally-led activities.

The Team Leader’s role will also include organising the weekly activity programme and performance managing the team, and the general running and hygiene of the childcare facilities. You will also have a key role in liaising with guests to ensure their complete satisfaction with the childcare programme, and with management teams to ensure the childcare facilities are performing to the best of their ability.

We're looking for people hungry for the challenge of living and working abroad in a new culture and ready with bags of energy to inspire our customers. This is a life changing experience and one not to be missed. You will meet new friends, explore new places and you will make a massive difference to young people’s holidays. We are looking for candidates that are available from the 24 April 2022 to the 10 October 2022.

You will be required to have the following:

  • Valid EU Passport
  • Minimum age 18
  • Early years childcare Qualification
  • Leadership experience
  • Paediatric First Aid Qualification

Email careers@simpsontravel.com to apply with your CV and cover letter.

Locations: Greece


Childcare Team Member

Working abroad is a fantastic opportunity to combine a rewarding childcare role with the chance to explore new countries.

We are currently recruiting professional and dedicated Childcare staff to operate our high-end childcare facilities in Lefkada, Greece. We're looking for people hungry for the challenge of living and working abroad in a new culture and ready with bags of Oomph to inspire customers - if that's you, check out what we have to offer.

We need can-do team players who thrive on keeping the youngest visitors safe and happy. As a Childcare Team Member, you would have the exciting challenge of keeping our under 11’s busy, with crèche sessions including inspiring themes, stories, messy play and dress up as well as activity sessions for older children; so you need to be prepared to get your hands dirty and have bounds of energy, imagination and excitement to make sure you don’t get left behind.

You will be given first class training in how the crèche and kids’ club activities run whilst you are overseas. This, along with your childcare qualification, will set you up ready for a fantastic and fun filled summer ahead.

This is a life changing experience and one not to be missed. You will meet new friends, explore new places and you will make a massive difference to young people’s holidays. We are looking for candidates that are available from the 24 April 2022 to the 10 October 2022.

You will be required to have the following:

  • Valid EU Passport
  • Minimum age 18
  • Early years childcare Qualification
  • Paediatric First Aid Qualification

Email careers@simpsontravel.com to apply with your CV and cover letter.

Locations: Greece

 

Childcare Team Member - Beachlife

Working abroad is a fantastic opportunity to combine a rewarding childcare role with the chance to explore new countries.

We are recruiting professional and dedicated Childcare staff to operate our high-end childcare facilities in Corfu and Crete, Greece. We're looking for people hungry for the challenge of living and working abroad in a new culture and ready with bags of Oomph to inspire customers - if that's you, check out what we have to offer.

We need can-do team players who thrive on keeping the youngest visitors safe and happy. As a Beachlife Team Member, you would have the exciting challenge of keeping our 5 to 11’s busy, with arts, sports and activity sessions for older children; so you need to be prepared to get your hands dirty and have bounds of energy, imagination and excitement to make sure you don’t get left behind.

You will be given first class training in how the kids’ club activities run whilst you are overseas.

This is a life changing experience and one not to be missed. You will meet new friends, explore new places and you will make a massive difference to young people’s holidays. We are looking for candidates that are available from the 15th June 2022 to 5th September 2022

You will be required to have the following:

  • Valid EU Passport or Right to work in Greece
  • Minimum age 18
  • Experience of working with children
  • Customer Care experience
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Able to communicate effectively with a range of ages
  • An ability to engage with and enthuse children and young adults

Email careers@simpsontravel.com to apply with your CV and cover letter.

Locations: Greece

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