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Maiden Voyage is an award winning global solutions provider of female business travel solutions.  We are obsessed with enabling women to get the most out of their business trips; making business travel both safe and social, globally.  With clients in over 100 countries, our strategy is to 'join the dots' around the world in a collaborative manner forming partnerships with the best providers in the business travel realm.  We have a strong passion for international relationships, a love of travel and the team is culturally diverse with ambassadors in over 80 international cities.


 

Personal Assistant (P/T – 22-30 hours p/w)

Role Description

Maternity cover. To work directly alongside our busy Founder/CEO/Sales Director, ensuring she is working as effectively and efficiently as possible.Reporting to: Founder/CEO/Sales Director

Person Specification

This role means that you will be pinnacle in the growth and evolution of this dynamic, fast-paced and innovative start up.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone to work part time hours doing a job they are passionate about working in a highly motivated team.

About you

You are a dynamic, self-motivated, naturally driven, trustworthy, reliable individual with a passion for being someone’s right hand person. You will be confident in communicating in all ways, to all levels of people and will thrive in a busy, constantly changing, fun and international environment. You may even speak one or two additional languages! If you have worked for a sales/business development director before, this will be an added advantage.

Key Activities

  • Managing a busy, changing diary. Coordinating meeting venues and communicating with attendees
  • Producing travel packs, including background research on the person/company
  • Managing travel & accommodation as cost-effectively as possible, including international travel
  • Supporting the Chief Executive in her projects, proposals etc. Will include drafting proposals for sign off
  • Supporting with the sales/business development process including scheduling calls/meetings, taking meetings to next steps, with the goal of achieving the sale
  • Managing incoming emails and post, responding where possible or forwarding to appropriate person
  • Data Entry and input to various systems
  • Screening incoming phone calls, inquiries and requests and handling where appropriate. Setting up conference calls
  • To develop, maintain and review administration systems to achieve maximum efficiency
  • Booking meeting rooms both internally and externally
  • Producing NDAs, letters, spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations when required
  • Producing mail merges
  • Organising and coordinating Executive Board Meetings and Leadership Team meetings
  • Assisting Operations Manager when needed
  • To liaise positively and professionally with colleagues and visitors
  • Checking company bank/credit card statements on a monthly basis
  • To attend events as and when required
  • Sourcing and ordering stationery/office equipment as and when needed
  • Organising annual Christmas party and ad hoc team events

Competencies

  • At least 2 years PA experience (ideally within a sales environment)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Meticulous and consistent attention to detail
  • Excellent time management & project management skills
  • Must have a keen interest in travel and culture
  • Excellent IT skills – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • An interest in women's issues in particular related to travel and safety
  • Good basic geographical knowledge
  • Good knowledge of database systems and processes
  • The ability to work as part of a small dedicated team
  • Used to working in a fast paced environment, able to keep a cool head whilst multi-tasking and handling a number of projects;
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work to deadlines and manage a diverse workload independently
  • The ability to identify ways of streamlining processes

If this sounds like you, then we’d love to hear from you!

Salary and Benefits

Salary depending on level of experience. Please state your salary expectations in your cover letter.

  • Holidays 24 per year + bank holidays + 1 volunteer day + Birthday
  • Location Leeds with travel as agreed
  • Hours of work: 22-30 per week, ideally over 5 days but not essential


Applicants should send CV, salary expectations and covering letter to erica@maiden-voyage.com closing date COB Friday 19th January 2018. We would like a handover with our current PA so the ideal start date would be around the 19th February. However, this is flexible.


 

Female Traveller Safety Trainers  UK & USA

Due to our continued success, Maiden Voyage is expanding rapidly and we have a number of vacancies for world class trainers across the United Kingdom and USA.

As a freelance trainer you will be part of a top class delivery team, providing second to none female traveller safety training to some of the world's best known names. 

Training assignments will vary in duration and can range from just a few hours to a number of days.  Our client's travellers range from inexperienced travellers taking their first business trip to a capital city to individuals entering extreme risk destinations.

No two sessions are the same, the subject matter is highly interesting and every course is a humbling experience.

We will match our trainers to our clients to ensure the best cultural fit.

About you

Passionate about travel, you will have delivered outstanding travel safety training for a number of years.  You are a seasoned traveller and you might possibly have lived as an expat during your career to date. You may have a specialism such as anti-kidnap, natural disasters, or law-enforcement but this is by no means essential. We are as interested to speak to people who have managed travel safety within their own organisations or have worked for the humanitarian sector, NGO's, military or the Government. 

For us it's all about attitude so you will need to:

  • Have a flexible, pragmatic and positive attitude
  • Have outstanding attention to detail
  • Be able to read your audience and respond accordingly
  • Have years of travel experience with a full understanding of what can go wrong and how best to avoid it
  • Be able to adapt your communications style depending on your audience
  • Have integrity and loyalty at the heart of your values
  • Be able to show empathy and sensitivity. Our courses tend to bring to the fore very personal experiences
  • Be inspiring and credible with the ability to deliver the key messages in a memorable and engaging style.

If you'd like to know more, please send your CV, covering letter details of your location and day rate in the first instance to Erica Toase, Operations Manager email erica@maiden-voyage.com

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Female-Friendly Hotels Partnerships Executives

As our member base grows, the demand for female-friendly hotels continues to increase amongst our individual and corporate members and TMC partners. We are looking for talented individuals to help us to identify and work with those hotels around the world that are the most suited to the female business traveller.

About you

With a minimum of three years experience working in a demanding hospitality sales and marketing role, you will understand the different revenue generating channels that exist in the hotel industry.  You will be able to communicate effectively and confidently with your hotel peers and help them to understand the benefits of 'female-friendly' accreditation or training.

In order to be successful in this role, you will need to have:

  • A positive and sunny disposition
  • Self motivation, drive and ambition
  • A highly commercial mindset
  • An inquisitive mind, always seeking new opportunities and be able to open new doors
  • Be passionate about sales and business development

In this role you will be dealing with global clients and should be comfortable dealing with other cultures in an international environment and you may even speak one or two other languages. 

This role is commission only and would be ideally suited to somebody with a portfolio career.

If you'd like to know more, please send your CV, covering letter details of your location and day rate in the first instance to jobs@maiden-voyage.com 

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Online advertising Sales Executives

Due to unprecedented demand to access our global audience, a vacancy has arisen to sell advertising to new and existing partners across a range of sectors, including travel, beauty, well-being, fashion and travel accessories.

About you

With a minimum of one year's advertising sales experience in a digital environment, you will be able to quickly grasp the objectives of prospective advertisers and be able to propose relevant and effective online advertising campaigns to meet their needs. 

In order to be successful in this role, you will need to have:

  • At least one years's digital advertising experience
  • A thorough understanding of online/digital assets and how to measures performance
  • A positive and sunny disposition
  • Self motivation, drive and ambition
  • A highly commercial mindset
  • An inquisitive mind, always seeking new opportunities and be able to open new doors
  • Be passionate about sales and business development
  • Articulate both written and verbal
  • Conversant with luxury lifestyle brands
  • Confident telephone manner
  • Able to work towards and meet targets

In this role you will be dealing with global clients and should be comfortable dealing with other cultures in an international environment and you may even speak one or two other languages.

This role is commission only and would be ideally suited to somebody with a portfolio career.

If you'd like to know more, please send your CV, covering letter details of your location and day rate in the first instance to jobs@maiden-voyage.com 

 

 

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