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Careers at Discover the World

Discover the World is one of the UK's leading specialist tour operators with 30 years experience, offering high-quality holidays and imaginative itineraries to Iceland, Scandinavia, Polar regions, Canada, Alaska, Australia, New Zealand and beyond.

Much of our success is down to the experience and dedication of our team of experts who are enthusiastic, dedicated and passionate about travel. Our staff are chosen for their talent and flair to provide customers with excellent service, attention to detail, in-depth knowledge and infectious enthusiasm for our destinations.

We are proud to have a diverse group of nationalities within the company and always have our eyes open for new people to join our team. So if you have previous experience of working for a tour operator or have extensive knowledge of any of our destinations and are considering a career in travel, we would love to hear from you.

Current Vacancies

IT and Office Administrator 

We are looking for an IT and Office Administrator with experience of working in an office environment to undertake various functions including:  handling all incoming and outgoing post; dispatching brochure requests; loading contracts on our reservations system and general office administration tasks.  To be successful in this role you will require excellent customer service skills, a flexible approach to tasks undertaken and a “can do” attitude.

Experience/Skills required – Essential
  • Experience of working in an office environment
  • Able to demonstrate excellent customer service skills
  • High degree of flexibility and ability to deal with change, growth and pressurised deadlines
  • Excellent eye for detail
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Good level of numeracy and excellent spoken and written English
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with ability to develop relationships at all levels
  • Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook skills to intermediate standard
  • Self-motivating with a “can do” attitude
  • Accurate keyboard skills
  • Experience of data entry
  • Co-operative, friendly and helpful manner
Benefits
In addition to a competitive starting salary, we also offer:
20 days holiday
Discounted holidays for yourself, friends and family

Hours of work
9-5 pm Monday to Friday (35 hours per week)

To apply
Please send a covering letter explaining your desire and suitability for the role, along with your CV to Sue Thorne: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nordic Product Executive

We are seeking a Nordic Product Executive to join our small Product team. You will be involved in a range of tasks from uploading pricing and product content, managing the supplier database and liaising with various suppliers. You will need good administration and organisational skills, be commercially aware with the ability to analyse the competition and make suitable recommendations in terms of product. Excellent communication and numeracy skills are essential as well as the ability to negotiate and liaise with suppliers. This role will suit candidates with good travel industry experience looking to progress within a product role.

Main Duties:

  • Production of accurate costing data.
  • Assist and control accurate product loading to our booking system.
  • Relationship building with suppliers and trade organisations.
  • Communicating with suppliers on quality control issues.
  • Communication with other departments within the organisation on product related issues.
  • Some involvement in brochure production.
  • Provision of product training for all staff.
  • Competitor analysis and strategic planning.
  • Assist Marketing department with product related issues.
  • Ensure high levels of service and co-operation with our overseas and local suppliers and internal departments.
Experience/Skills Required:
  • Previous tour operating experience for Northern Europe.
  • Highly self-motivated and ambitious with a real desire to achieve.
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise a demanding workload.
  • Good written and presentation skills .Excellent numeracy skills.
  • Ability to form and sustain excellent working relationships.
  • A team player with exceptional communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate across all levels of the business .
  • Be prepared to travel as necessary for site inspections, contracting etc.
  • Good commercial awareness.

Benefits
In addition to a competitive starting salary, we also offer:
20 days holiday
Discounted holidays for yourself, friends and family

To apply
Please send a covering letter explaining your desire and suitability for the role, along with your CV to Sue Thorne: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Please note: We are aware of a US based internet scam claiming to represent Discover the World. This is not a legitimate use of our company name. We do not send out unsolicited emails to potential job seekers and we will only respond to emails sent to our domain @discover-the-world.co.uk. Should you receive emails referring to any other domain then these are not associated with us and should be disregarded.

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