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Careers at The Thinking Traveller

BECOME A PART OF OUR MEDITERRANEAN FAMILY!


Background and Company History

The Thinking Traveller was founded in 2002 and is run by a team of 30 headed by Founding Directors Huw and Rossella Beaugié. It is an award-winning company which offers the finest, most desirable villas for private rental in Sicily, Puglia and The Ionian Islands.

The company has grown organically since its inception, and enjoys extremely high-levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty. We are proud to have been recognized as one of the best villa rental companies by readers of Condé Nast Traveller magazine since 2011.

For more information about The Thinking Traveller take a look at our who we are page.

 

We are currently recruiting for the following roles: 

- Experience Specialist | based in London 

- Local Representative | based in Sicily

- Villa Specialist | based in London 

The London Team


 

Role: Experience Specialist

Location: Brick Lane, London E1
Start date: February/March 2017

We are looking for a talented Italian, French and ideally Portuguese speaking candidate to join our team based in Brick Lane.  As an Experience Specialist you will help our clients organise the details of their holiday once they have confirmed their booking, and enrich it by selling our “Think Experiences” to them.  

You should be self-assured, socially confident, open-minded, assertive, creative, curious, flexible and proactive. You should also be simpatico, warm, happy, open, humorous, helpful, charming and engaging. If these adjectives describe you, read on!

  • You will have an excellent level of Italian, French and English.  Fluency in Portuguese would be an advantage.
  • It is likely that you will be a graduate and extensively travelled.
  • You will have a friendly and professional manner in person and over the phone.
  • You will be very organised, diplomatic and have great attention to detail.
  • Experience with customer care of up-scale clients would be a plus.
  • We are extremely proud of our rock solid reputation for service and customer care so you will need to be able to demonstrate a genuine, collaborative working style.
  • You may have some other unique qualities that will enrich The Thinking Traveller team... tell us what they are!

If you are excited by the opportunity of becoming part of The Thinking Traveller team, and can tick all of the above boxes, you should apply for this role by sending your CV and covering letter to haleh@thethinkingtraveller.com





Role: Local Representative

Location: Home based in Sicily, Italy
Start date: March/April 2017 (seasonal contract)
Contact: Haleh Parsizadeh

In 2015 and twice before that, readers of Condé Nast Traveller voted The Thinking Traveller as having the “best on-the-ground support” of any villa company. We are now looking for someone to join this award-winning team in Sicily, someone who is:

  • Bilingual (Italian-English) with an excellent face-to-face and telephone manner in both languages
  • Encyclopaedically informed about all things Sicilian
  • Client-oriented with a desire to exceed expectations
  • Very calm under pressure
  • A team player but also able to work on their own initiative
  • A quick thinker, an excellent problem-solver and a stickler for detail
  • An intrepid adventurer, with a good sense of direction, and happy to jump in their car at the drop of a hat no matter the time of day
  • Hardworking with excellent stamina to get through the long summer months which includes working weekends and late evenings (in case of emergencies)
  • Thoughtful, charming, good with people, always polite and considerate and an excellent mediator
  • 100% reliable, flexible and willing to go the extra mile

Could you be the next Thinking Traveller Local Representative? If you have all these qualities (and more), a driving license, and the desire to be part of a dynamic and innovative company, send a covering letter and your CV to haleh@thethinkingtraveller.com




 

Role: Villa Specialist

Location: Brick Lane, London E1
Start date: We are not currently hiring for this role however we welcome you to register your interest.
Contact: Haleh Parsizadeh (see details below).

At The Thinking Traveller, we’re always on the lookout for Villa Specialists with sales experience, to join our team based in Brick Lane. Your mission, at The Thinking Traveller would be to match and exceed our clients’ expectations and requests with the best villa for their stay in the Sicily, Puglia and Ionian Islands portfolio.

You should be self-assured, positive, socially confident, open-minded, assertive, creative, curious, flexible and proactive. You should also be simpatico, warm, happy, open, humorous, helpful, charming and engaging. If these adjectives describe you, read on!

  • You’ll need to show us that you can engage with and build rapport with clients from all walks of life. For this you’ll need to be a confident and articulate communicator with fantastic listening skills.
  • You should be able to demonstrate to us a genuine and collaborative selling style using your strong influencing and negotiation skills.
  • You’ll need to demonstrate that you have excellent writing skills to compose a grammatically correct, concise, and accurate written response to clients.
  • You should be able to empathise with and prioritise customer needs in order to be able to effectively deal with their requests and any issues they may present.
  • You’ll need to show us that you are organised and detail minded.
  • You should be fluent in both English and Italian.
  • You’ll need to demonstrate a passion and curiosity for all things Italian and the Mediterranean way of life.
  • Previous experience in sales and the travel industry is desirable but not essential.
  • You should be flexible and be open to new and different ideas of working that will constantly improve both yours and the team’s performance.
  • Experience of working with up-scale clients would be a plus.

If you are excited by the opportunity of becoming part of The Thinking Traveller team, and can tick all of the above boxes, you should apply for this role by sending your CV and covering letter to haleh@thethinkingtraveller.com

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