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    Adventure Consultant

    About Us

    Based in beautiful Co. Sligo, we offer a special combination of interesting and varied work, career development opportunities and a supportive culture in which to thrive as an individual and team member. Be part of a dynamic group that not only delivers inspiring holidays for our clients but is also fully committed to the well-being of the team.

    Enjoy flexible hours, engaging and varied work in a collaborative and fun atmosphere as well as a host of other benefits. We have steadily grown over the past eight years and plan to continue this growth path which in turn, will offer a wide range of opportunities for all staff.

    We are proud to have been shortlisted for the global Best Workplace in Travel awards in 2022.

    About this Role

    As Adventure Consultant, you will play a vital role in our sales team. Working closely with the rest of the team, the Adventure Consultant looks after prospective clients, by phone and email.

    The role involves advising clients on trip options to suit their requirements and ability, as well as taking bookings and payments and looking after all stages of customer interaction. You will liaise with our operations team in order to deliver exceptional, world-class travel experiences that meet and exceed our client’s expectations.

    In Brief:

    Job Title: Adventure Consultant
    Location: Sligo
    Type: Full-time, permanent
    Office Time: 95%; Work Related Travel: 5%
    Salary: €26,500 – €28,000 depending on experience

    We Are Looking for Someone Who

    • Has 1-2 years or more experience in sales/admin/customer service with transferable skills suited to this role
    • Previous experience in a similar role or in the travel industry is a distinct advantage but not essential
    • Has a natural sales flair with the drive to meet ambitious targets without compromising on customer service.
    • Has a great phone manner and the ability to write clear, concise and compelling emails.
    • Is organised and efficient with the ability to multitask and prioritise in a busy environment.
    • Excellent computer skills – experience with cloud-based CRM systems, ideally Salesforce, as well as google apps and Mac OS is helpful.
    • Has knowledge of the regions of Ireland in which Wilderness Ireland runs trips.
    • Having some practical experience in some of or all of the activities offered is an advantage but not essential.
    • Demonstrates a clear commitment to outstanding customer care and going the extra mile.
    • Well-developed interpersonal skills, awareness and emotional intelligence with an ability to develop and sustain customer relationships.

    Your Responsibilities Will Include:

    • Looking after all stages of client interaction (phone, email and live chat) for bookings on our Small Group Departures and some private trips.
    • Following company sales processes to ensure that we reach ambitious sales targets, while always being sure to place the right clients on the right trip.
    • Qualifying leads by phone, email and live chat to ensure we are finding the perfect trip for each client.
    • Taking deposit and balance payments and recording them in our systems.
    • Compiling final information documents and ensuring clients have all relevant information ahead of their trip.
    • Working with other members of the sales team to ensure that all leads are followed up in line with our sales process.
    • Working with the operations team to ensure that they have the information they need to deliver the best possible client experience.
    • Providing an exceptional level of client care at all stages of the sales process.

    How to Apply

    We’re really keen to hear from you so please send us your C.V. and a one page cover letter detailing the following:

    • Which role you are applying for and any relevant experience you can bring to our team.
    • Basing your answer around one of our Small Group Adventures, explain, in 100 words or less, why you think someone should book a holiday with Wilderness Ireland.

    To informally discuss the position please call 091 457898 and ask to speak to Louise.

    The closing date for applications is Monday 26th September 2022.
    Please email a PDF copy of your application to [email protected]
    Should you not be able to apply using the above method for any reason, please let us know.

    All applications will be auto-acknowledged in brief upon receipt.
    Further contact will be made shortly after the closing date, with interviews to take place in early October. The likely start date for this role will be November 1st 2022, but this is subject to confirmation upon appointment.

    All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.

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