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Sales and Development Consultant

Travel Trade Recruitment
Up to £30000 per annum + mon - fri, commission & much more
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Full Time
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My client a dynamic and highly specialised adventure travel company are seeking a Sales and Business Development Specialist to the drive the company's future growth. This exciting opportunity is primarily a proactive sales and account management position, where the successful candidate will sell and promote overseas school expeditions and educational adventures to schools across the UK. Do you have experience of working in Educational Travel? Would you like to be a part of designing and delivering inspiring and challenging school travel experiences? If the answer is yes, click apply today!


  • To act as brand ambassador for the company and positively promoting our core USPs and company ethos.
  • To arrange and co-ordinate meetings and appointments with teachers and head teachers as required to facilitate lead development and sales generation. This will include travel across the UK for face to face meetings with prospective clients.
  • To compile detailed quotes and tailor-made proposals for clients based on their travel requirements.
  • To deliver parents' information evenings and pre-travel preparation evenings for expeditions and educational adventures throughout the year, as necessary. These presentations will be at client premises and could take place during mornings, evenings and very occasionally weekends.
  • The job will involve contact with - Schools, Teachers & Head teachers, Parents, Students and overseas tour operators.
  • To target, organise, instigate and monitor expedition sales and associated marketing campaigns.
  • To maintain and update our client databases, history of contact information and internal file management systems, ensuring the security and confidentiality of all data at all times.
  • To provide an efficient monthly briefing to the Director(s) on progress to targets and completion of projects.
  • Deliver correspondence, emails, letters, reports and presentation to a high standard of accuracy and speed. Good knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher) is required.
  • To follow up on returning clients, seeking feedback and ways to improve our service.
  • To act as crisis contact on a rota basis when clients are abroad.


  • Travel Industry experience
  • Independent travel and trekking experience in Asia, Africa and/or South America.
  • Experience of the travel and/or youth expedition industry
  • Proven sales experience in highly competitive / hard to access markets.
  • Passionate about responsible tourism and ethical travel
  • An excellent understanding of the ethical, cultural and environmental issues surrounding travel and tourism
  • An excellent and empathetic communicator
  • A creative, free thinker, looking to bring ideas and innovation to our company.
  • Competent working knowledge of MS Office (primarily Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher & Excel) and excellent presentation skills.


Salary: £30,000 depending on experience.

Monday to Friday 0900 - 1730 (includes 1 hour lunch) but see below for 4 day week.

Full Time (from 1st June 2023, or as soon after as possible). Monday to Friday initial 38 hours/week, moving to 4 day week (80% hours, 100% pay) after 6 month probationary period.

Unsociable hours, UK wide travel, occasional evening/weekend work and other job related tasks. Occasional international travel.

Access to a car is essential. Mileage allowance (or hire car) and accommodation (if necessary) will be provided.


  • Pension: We contribute to staff pensions in line with our obligations under the workplace pension scheme.
  • Holiday: 5 weeks holiday (plus bank holidays) (this equates to 20 days holiday once on 4 day week).
  • Worldwide Travel opportunities
  • Worldwide Travel Insurance (annual policy)
  • Company performance bonus scheme
  • Annual CPD Budget
  • Outdoor Kit discounts
  • Devon on your doorstep: Dartmoor, beaches, surfing, rivers and more…
  • Home working is possible, but you should be able to work in our Exeter Office when required.


Follow the instructions to apply, attaching your CV. This vacancy is being managed by / 0121 450 9776


Travel Trade Recruitment handles vacancies from hundreds of employers each year. We have a wide variety of permanent and temporary job opportunities within all sectors of the travel industry, including business travel, tour operations, retail travel, and reservations.
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0203 887 9444
3rd Floor, 1 Aldgate

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