Executive Assistant

at Swoop Travel (view profile)
Location Bristol, United Kingdom
Date Posted 26th September 2018
Category In the office
Job Type Full-time


Our Bristol team is growing, and we’re looking for an experienced Executive Assistant to support the office and the Directors of the business, enabling the growth of Swoop.

Who are we?

Swoop Travel is a 30 person (and growing) travel company, specialising in trips to the ends of the earth; extraordinary destinations that provide our customers with incredible experiences and lifelong memories.

We don’t just work in the adventure travel industry, we live, sleep, eat and breathe all things travel and adventure.  Our passion is what drives our success, and although there’s plenty of socials, destination trips and fun - we work hard and we love what we do.  If you don’t dream of your next travel adventure or have regular weekend plans to be out in the fresh air and the wilderness then maybe we’re not quite the right fit for you.

What you’ll be doing

Every day in this role will be varied.  One moment you’ll be working on a strategic website project with the directors, and the next coordinating a Skype meeting for the local and remote Swoop teams.

You’ll work closely with the Managing Director and Commercial Director, making their working lives easier, more organised and more efficient. You’ll support them with proactive diary management, travel arrangements and work with them on strategic projects.  

Additionally, every ship needs a Captain, and our office needs you at the helm.  We operate across two Bristol locations, and we have a remote sales team, based in Argentina, New Zealand and North America. You’ll keep the office functions running smoothly, coordinate communications, facilitate socials and enable our team to do what they do best.

Who you’ll be

For this to work, you’re going to need to be a lover of organisation and a complete ‘all rounder’, who thrives on pressure and loves the feeling of a productive day’s work.  Super organised, a great communicator and the ability to see when there is a more efficient way to do things.

You’ll need to have worked previously in an EA or PA capacity, ideally within an SME - so you’ll have first hand experience, and a love of working within a fast paced entrepreneurial environment.

In return we can offer

A salary of up to £30K, dependent on your level of experience (plus company bonus), 25 days holiday per annum, opportunities to travel (alongside free travel insurance) oh and the best views in Bristol.  Seriously – we don’t call our offices ‘The Condors’ Nest’ for nothing.

How to apply

Please include your CV and a one page covering letter with your application, answering the following three questions:

  1. Why are you perfect for the role?
  2. What was your most fulfilling week at work?
  3. What was your most memorable outdoors experience?

Applications not containing this information will not be considered.

Respectfully, no recruitment agencies please.

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