Chief Executive Officer

CA12 5DF, Keswick
Competitive Salary
27 Jul 2017
27 Aug 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

KE Adventure Travel is looking for a new CEO to help develop and shape a new business plan following its acquisition by the Voyageurs du Monde group based in France.

This is a thrilling time to join KE, one of the strongest brands in adventure travel worldwide. In July KE became part of the Voyageurs du Monde group which own some of the biggest adventure operators in France, including: Terres d’Aventure, Allibert Trekking and Nomade Aventure. Along with their tailor-made department the Voyageurs du Monde group had a turnover of 380 million euros and took over 180,000 clients in 2016. French clients account for 80% of their sales but through KE there are exciting plans to expand into the English speaking market.

The new CEO must first and foremost be a leader. We require someone who is dynamic, approachable and “hands on” as a manager on a daily basis. Good travel experience is essential but the successful candidate does not necessarily have to be from an adventure background. Knowledge in marketing and sales is one of the key qualities we are looking for, out of all of the many other duties and responsibilities expected of a Chief Executive Officer. We cannot underestimate the importance of a passionate leader to drive our friendly well-travelled team of 27 staff to even greater heights.

The job offers a unique opportunity to be based in Keswick, located in the heart of the beautiful Lake District and recently recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Keswick is a small town with a big personality; we have easy access to the fells and lakes, an abundance of excellent restaurants, an award winning theatre and several high performing schools. There is so much on offer here!

Full time - with numerous opportunities to travel worldwide.

Salary – Competitive.

Closing date for applications – 28th August 2017

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