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We are one big happy family here at Activities Abroad and we have an exceptional team who are truly dedicated to creating the best possible family holidays for our guests.

Our office is filled with all ages and welcomes new staff with open arms. We all share a passion for travel and family holidays, with many of our staff members taking their kids on our holidays each year. We all work exceptionally hard and apply a responsible ethos to everything we do.

Any opportunities to join our team will be shown on this page.


Overseas Opportunities

In our destinations, we are 100% committed to our families’ safety and so we only ever use local guides and experts. We do not recruit any activity staff directly. The only positions that we do offer overseas are in a select number of destinations during the winter months, where we have our own representatives who work along with our local teams. If you are interested in such a role then please send your CV and a covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


JOB TITLE: HEAD OF SALES AND MARKETING 

The Artisan Travel Company operating as The Aurora Zone, Artisan Travel and Activities Abroad are looking for an experienced Head of Sales and Marketing with a strong track record to join their team based in Hoults Yard, Newcastle.

COMPANY INFORMATION

The Artisan Travel Company is an independently owned specialist Tour Operator providing exceptional travel experiences for families and adults alike.

First established in 2002, it now has a collection of three independent brands, all built and managed by the same group of travel experts based in Newcastle.

The Aurora Zone is the original and the only dedicated Northern Lights specialist Tour Operator, offering the widest range of Northern Lights Holidays for adults across Finland, Sweden, Norway and Iceland.

www.theaurorazone.com

Activities Abroad specialise in year-round active family holidays, taking in Europe, Scandinavia and some spectacular long-haul destinations. We use our own families’ experiences to craft award-winning family holidays.

www.activitiesabroad.com

Artisan Travel specialises in holiday experiences in extraordinary destinations, providing year-round travel itineraries for adults.

www.artisantravel.co.uk

JOB DESCRIPTION
We are looking for an ambitious Head of Sales and Marketing to join our team! Your main duty will be to plan, develop and implement commercial strategies based across both the sales and marketing teams to achieve our company targets and objectives.

We are looking for a strategically minded individual with an entrepreneurial mindset and great leadership skills. The ideal candidate will also be an outstanding communicator with excellent organizational abilities.

The goal of this newly created position is to promote and expand the company’s commercial activity that will generate revenues and lead to sustainable growth.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Gather and utilise existing data to formulate a marketing plan with clear, measurable objectives
• Analyse success of the plan against the criteria set by the board
• Review the analysis to adjust the plan and drive performance improvement
• Improve conversion rates from visitors to the website to quality enquiries for the sales team
• Work with the sales team to improve the sales conversion rates
• Perform market research and analyse threats and opportunities
• Track, measure and analyse commercial metrics using KPIs
• Assess current team processes and procedures, identify opportunities for improvement, and implement them
• Continuously develop personal leadership, hiring, and training skills while ensuring the team are using effective sales and marketing tactics to meet revenue objectives.
• Hire, train, motivate, and advise staff in both sales and marketing departments

WORKING HOURS
Principally Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. Flexible working available after probationary period. Flexibility on contracted weekly hours.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Circa £35,000-£40,000 depending on experience with 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays. Full time, permanent contract. Occasional familiarisation trips to our wonderful destinations. Discounted staff travel.

PERSON SPECIFICATION
The successful candidate will have the following experience and skillset:

• 5 years’ experience in a similar role
• Results-oriented with strong analytical skills
• In-depth understanding of market research methods, analysis and metrics
• Solid knowledge of performance reporting and financial/budgeting processes
• Excellent mentoring, coaching and people management skills
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Proven ability to lead a team to meet quotas
• Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
• Experience or genuine interest in the travel sector

To apply please send a cover letter and CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • FAMILY SPECIALISTS

    Created by families for families

    Experience real adventures enjoyed safely

    Family friendly destinations and accommodation

    Maximising your precious family time

  • SHARED EXPERIENCES

    Family time, not screen time

    Family memories to treasure

    No kids clubs - Mum and Dad can play too

    Enjoy the company of like-minded families

  • INDEPENDENT

    Family owned and run

    Proudly Independent

    Personal, hands-on service

    Fair and sustainable work ethos

  • TRUSTED

    We safety check every activity so you don’t have to

    100% ATOL and ABTA protection

    Peace of mind promise

    Award-winning

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