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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, the Ionian Islands, the Sporades Islands and Corsica.

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 recruiting for the following roles: 

PR & Social Media Executive | based in London

Villa Specialist (German speaking) | based in London 

Experience Specialist | based in London 



Role: PR and Social Media Specialist

Team: Marketing
Line Manager: 
Head of Marketing
Location: Brick Lane, London E1
Proposed start date: 
ASAP
Hours: Full time + flexibility to monitor and post on social media out of hours.
Salary: (dependent on experience)

The Thinking Traveller is an award-winning luxury villa rental company with properties in the Mediterranean. We have full confidence in the quality of our villas as they are exclusive to us, which means we are able to offer superior product knowledge, understand our regions intimately and consistently go the extra mile. 

Our mission is simple, to hear our clients say “That was the best holiday we’ve ever had… we’ll be back”.  

Reporting to the Head of Marketing and working with internal staff and our roster of PR agencies your mission will be to create and execute our PR and Social Media strategy. 

You’ll manage journalist and influencer stays in our villas, negotiating coverage in print, online and on social media, planning for their arrival, fact-checking after their stay and monitoring for the resulting coverage. 

As the go-to person at The Thinking Traveller for all things PR you’ll have a great memory for detail and an encyclopaedic knowledge of the journalists we are working with and have worked with in the past.

You’ll look after all things social at The Thinking Traveller and love spending time creating great, thoughtful content or working with influencers to broaden our audience, ensuring that our presence on each platform is leveraged to deliver the maximum value to the company. 

Writing will be a core component of this role and you’ll be a superb wordsmith, dodging travel cliché and creating engaging prose whether for PR, Social Media or Web. 

As happy behind the lens as the pen, you’ll have an eye for what makes a great photo and the detail orientation to know when it doesn’t best represent us.

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: Villa Specialist (German speaking) / Villa Specialist (one other European language)

Team: Sales Department
Location: Brick Lane, London E1
Proposed start date: ASAP
Contract: Full-time, permanent

The Thinking Traveller is an award-winning luxury villa rental company with properties in the Mediterranean. Our villas are exclusively available through us, which means we are able to ensure the quality of each property, and in turn offer award-winning service to each and every one of our clients. We regularly visit our villas and destinations, which means we are able to offer superior product knowledge, understand our regions intimately and consistently go the extra mile. 

Our mission is simple, to hear our clients say “That was the best holiday we’ve ever had… we’ll be back”. 

Reporting to the Sales Manager, your role as a Villa Specialist will be to use your exceptional sales skills, product knowledge and experience to match clients to the villa which will best suit their needs and go the extra mile to ensure that their expectations are exceeded. 

You should be positive, assertive, creative, curious, flexible and proactive. You should also be charming and engaging in order to win over your clients and ensure that they book with you, and return to you for future holidays. If these adjectives describe you then read on!

  • Previous experience of working in sales within the luxury or travel industry is desirable 
  • Experience of working towards targets and a drive to exceed these is desirable
  • 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 show us that you can be adaptable and engage with and build rapport with clients from all over the world. For this you’ll need to be a confident and articulate communicator both with fantastic listening skills
  • You’ll need to demonstrate that you have excellent writing skills and be able to produce concise written responses to clients
  • You should be able to empathise with and prioritise customer needs in order to be able to deal effectively with their requests and any issues they may present 
  • You’ll need to show us that you are organised and detail minded with a good memory for retaining and recalling information
  • You’ll need to demonstrate a passion and curiosity for all things Mediterranean
  • You should be flexible and be open to new and different ideas of working that will constantly improve both your and the team’s performance
  • Experience of working with high end 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 recruitment@thethinkingtraveller.com


 



 

Role: Experience Specialist

Location: Brick Lane, London E1
Start date: We do not currently have any vacancies for this role, but please send in your CV so that we can consider you for future opportunities. 

We are looking for a talented Italian 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 and English. 
  • 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



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