Logistics &Operations Manager with Guiding/Trekking/Mountaineering

at Adventure Peaks (view profile)
Location AMBLESIDE, United Kingdom
Date Posted 28th February 2020
Category In the office
Leader/Guide
Manager
Operations
Sales & Marketing
Job Type Full-time

Description

Background

Adventure Peaks is based in the heart of the Lake District in Central Ambleside. www.adventurepeaks.com is a quality provider of Worldwide Mountaineering Expeditions, Treks and Courses, it has seen a good steady growth in business and we are now looking for a committed and hard working person to join our workforce.

In any developing business it is important that employees can be flexible in their approach and willing to accept change. The work can be stressful at times. A final job description will be discussed at interview based on the strengths of the successful candidate, so we are not looking for a person who can do everything. They must however be confident a good communicator and able to work under pressure. A background in foreign travel or mountaineering is essential

The post will be offered either solely as an office based job or as a combined office, trekking and/or expedition leadership role dependent on the experience and desire of the applicant

The Trekking/Expedition Guiding option would include approx. 40-60 days of Guiding/Trekking and 183-163 days of office logistics and operational management

Role and Responsibilities:

Operations/Administration

  • Planning and organising overseas expeditions including itineraries, budgets, kit and logistics
  • Liaising with overseas partners and agents to develop plan and manage Adventure Peaks products
  • Planning and running Pre-departure training session for individuals and groups
  • Completing administration for allocated trips
  • Being part of the on-call Emergency contact team when groups are overseas

Sales and Marketing

  • Communicating with prospective clients or groups
  • Contributing content and news updates for our social media eg Facebook and Twitter
  • Contributing content for our website
  • Contributing to the content of our brochure

Development

  • Developing and researching new trip itineraries and locations
  • Generating and implementing new marketing ideas

Trekking and Expedition Leadership (optional)

We are not looking for a full time trek leader or guide but there is an option to escape the office.The Trekking/Expedition Guiding option would include approx. 40-60 days of Guiding/Trekking/Expeditions and 160-183 days of office logistics and operational management. The final division can be discussed.

Person Specification

Qualifications;

  • Degree or well educated
  • Mountain Leadership Awards (if guiding option)
  • Remote First Aid (or willingness to gain this qualification if guiding option)
  • Enhanced DBS (or willingness for Adventure Peaks to carry out this check)
  • Current driving licence

Experience

  • Well-Travelled and knowledgeable
  • A passion for and a willingness to travel
  • Excellent written English and Creative Writer
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to demonstrate strong customer service skills and have an awareness of customer needs
  • Problem solver with multi-tasking abilities
  • Positive can do attitude with a sense of humour
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good computer skills

If Guiding/Trek leadership

  • Have led in the past overseas expeditions or treks

Salary: Negotiable £21,000- £24,000 subject to responsibilities and experience

Other benefits

  • Pension
  • Travel Insurance for business and personal holidays
  • Family and friends discount for Adventure Peaks travel bookings
  • Discount prices on outdoor apparel and equipment
  • Free use of Company Climbing Wall

Contract Full Time (6 months Probationary Period)

Holidays 28 days paid holiday per annum inclusive of public holidays in England

To apply for this position please send:

  • Current CV
  • Covering letter to demonstrate how you meet the Person Specification
  • Contact details of two professional referees (these will not be contacted until you give approval)

Send to: [email protected]

Deadline for Applications 13th March 2020

We are particularly keen to hear from members of the Explorers Connect community so please mention Explorers Connect in your application.