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

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

 

SENIOR DESIGNER - Full Time

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Marketing, you will drive forward the company’s creative strategy with multiple teams to develop and produce quality creative solutions that meet Simpson Travel’s business goals. You will be required to show a deep understanding of design, branding, content strategy, digital design and interactive design and play a key role working with the Head of Marketing, Digital Enablement Manager and Company Directors to shape new opportunities for Simpson Travel.

Key Responsibilities

  • Creating design concepts across print and digital on a strategic level alongside the Head of Marketing, for presentation to the wider management team
  • Translating new marketing and UX goals into creative strategies and implementing them
  • Working with the creative team to deliver projects from concept to completion
  • Taking ownership of planning and estimation for design projects
  • Managing a range of suppliers and freelancers in design/video/sound production
  • Creating eye catching designs for a range of marketing materials whilst working in line with Simpson Travel's brand identity. This will include brochure design, email/web templates, digital/print ads, marketing and sales collateral, blogs and social media campaigns
  • Creating graphics and infographics to show information and data in a clear and engaging way
  • Working and liaising with print companies to ensure optimal print production from conception
  • Taking ownership of visual designs that effectively communicate brand concepts and identity
  • Managing and maintaining the image library (exposure to WebDam/Bynder and automating workflows a benefit)
  • Ad hoc asset resizing, cropping, retouching, and optimisation of images and artwork for our day-to-day business needs
  • Researching and editing pictures online or from our image library for the website and other marketing materials, ensuring they're on-brand and of the highest quality

Requirements

We are looking for a talented and passionate Senior Designer. Our ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • A strong design portfolio: this should span a range of online/offline projects and demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the different design techniques, technologies and working processes that are used to deliver them. We would expect to see ownership of a broad selection of creative projects from concept stage to final delivery.
  • A degree: Graphic Design or professional equivalent.
  • Experience: minimum 7 years. Solid digital and print graphic design experience in a creative agency or in-house design team. Experience working on luxury brands is preferred.
  • Highly proficient in: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat).
  • Working knowledge of: Website Usability, wireframing and video editing.
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills: able to juggle multiple projects and work flows calmly, while working to tight deadlines.
  • Flexible approach: able to react quickly to last-minute trading requirements and pressures, adapting as required.
  • Self-motivated: can be relied upon to successfully deliver required results, using personal initiative and a methodical, problem-solving approach to design challenges. Should enjoy team work but be equally confident and driven when working alone.
  • Customer focussed: able to take proactive action to understand customer needs and requirements.
  • Great attention to detail: our ideal candidate will have an excellent eye for detail, checking all aspects of content and campaign details before setting them live (think typography kerning for editorial projects and taking the time to get image-cropping/editing just right).
  • Innovative: able to find new ways of looking at issues and problems, generating innovative ideas and striving for high and continuously improving performance.
  • Passion: previous experience in travel is preferred but a passion for travel is a must.
  • Good communication skills: a good collaborator who thrives on sharing their experience, knowledge and expertise with the team around them.

How to apply/Further information

 

DIGITAL DEVELOPER - Full Time

The Opportunity:

Working as part of the Digital team, you'll be responsible for and 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 back end developer and design resource to deliver improved UI & UX
  • Moving our frontend from vanilla JS/jQuery to React
  • 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

     

  • How to apply/Further information

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

 

PART TIME TRAVEL TRADE ASSISTANT - 25 Hours per week 

Key Responsibilities

  • Agent revenue and KPI accountability, including NPS, response times, accuracy and compliance
  • Deliver improved sales from third party agents
  • Monitor Channel Management bookings and provide administrative support
  • Support the agent strategy
  • Provide contracts and commission agreements
  • Maintaining clear and regular communications with agents, including managing the dedicated email inboxes, proposing regular marketing messages and visiting key agents online and in person
  • Support the development of social media presence
  • Continued focus on agent service standards to ensure partner retention
  • Support internal team training needs around agent relations
  • Support the streamline of the admin processes for agent bookings
  • Recognise and celebrate agent success and encourage regular feedback at all levels
  • Work with the business to exploit new development opportunities
  • Develop strong working relations across the business, notably with product, marketing & commercial

Key Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Competencies: i.e. those (including qualifications) required to fulfil role:

  • Ability to forge and maintain strong working relationships both internally and externally
  • Passionate about creating exceptional levels of customer service
  • Past experience working in the travel industry
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to train and develop agents to ensure understanding of Simpson product
  • Excellent understanding of competitive environments in which we operate
  • Highly flexible and resilient, ability to bounce back from setbacks and focus on the end result
  • Excellent verbal and written communicator
  • Passport and the ability to travel abroad when the business requires it of y

Desirable

  • Trade experience
  • Second language, German preferred, with others being a benefitHow to apply/Further information

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

 

GRADUATE ACCOUNTANT

FULL TIME - 40 Hours Per Week

We are looking for a Graduate Management Accountant to join Simpson Travel’s finance team. Reporting to the FPA and Systems Accountant, the successful candidate will be responsible for producing monthly management reporting to help to improve decision making across the business.

The successful candidate will have strong numeric and analytic skills and have the ability to communicate effectively in a business operating across Europe.  Experience in a finance related role is advantageous however not essential.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong willingness to learn and develop both in the office environment and while studying towards a CIMA qualification.

For this role we offer full CIMA study support with top London training providers.

Key Responsibilities

  • To assist the FPA and Systems Accountant with maintaining monthly reporting to Operations and Management
  • To assist the Overseas Finance team with work requests during peak periods; including processing of overseas supplier invoices and maintaining overseas reps holiday calendar
  • To calculate and enter monthly accruals and pre-payments
  • To assist in preparing the monthly reporting pack and added value variance analysis for distribution to senior management
  • Create Jet Reports – reporting using data taken from accounting system
  • Work with Python to automate work flow in the department
  • To assist the Finance team in completing detailed annual budgets and rolling forecasts
  • Key contact for overseas management with finance queries
  • To assist in controlling and forecasting income and expenditure, and ensuring spending is kept in line with the budget
  • To support the Finance team to continuously seek out improvement opportunities within the Finance Department, and to identify and implement effective solutions
  • To provide other analysis and reports as required by the Head of Finance or wider Finance team
  • Complete balance sheet reconciliations to ensure internal controls are adhered to
  • Document financial processes

Key Skills & Competencies

  • Graduate with a financial/business/mathematical/analytical or similar qualification 
  • Experience of working in an office environment is desirable
  • Intermediate excel skills 
  • Keen interest in working in the travel industry
  • Ability to work overseas for short periods if required
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent analytical and numerical abilities
  • Sound business knowledge
  • Accuracy and an eye for detail

This role offers the right candidate a unique opportunity to gain excellent management accounting experience in a growing commercially focused Finance team, while studying towards a CIMA accounting qualification. 

Ensure that you have agreed S.M.A.R.T. objectives with your line manager by 30 November each year.

Hybrid working from office and home available.

How to apply/Further information

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


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