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Careers at Real Gap Experience

Want to know more about Team Real Gap Experience?

 

The Office

We've recently moved from the seaside city of Brighton to beautiful Tunbridge Wells. Located right above Pret (how convenient!) we're within a short hop, skip and a jump away from the centre of town. 

Our address: Real Gap Experience, 2nd Floor, 121-123 Mount Pleasant Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1QR

Real Training & Development

We're a little bit biased, but we reckon that we've got one of the best teams, ever. We're all really friendly, so after an introduction to the rest of the team you're sure to feel right at home right away! You'll undergo a training programme so you'll be aware of all of our product, as well as the programmes we use daily in house. There's always room for development and progression within the company too, so there's no limits as to where you could end up!

Real Benefits

We offer fab salaries, a good commission scheme for sales staff, team social events and great overseas travel opportunities (woop!).

Current vacancies


Marketing Executive PPC Manager PHP Web Developer Flights Coordinator


 

Marketing Executive

We’re looking for a motivated Marketing Executive who wants to take ownership for developing their skills and experience whilst being given the opportunity to work on a number of interesting tasks & projects.

Work will be focused around delivering a compelling experience for our target audience – hooking them in with creative messaging that stands out, engaging them on our website and social platforms, continuing the ‘conversation’ via email / social and, ultimately, presenting them with such a compelling opportunity that they can’t say no! You won’t simply be coming up with ideas, you also need to be someone who executes on them and ‘gets stuff done.’

You will be the classic ‘self-starter’ and should have some examples of content (design / photography / copywriting etc) that you can show us.

Personal requirements:

  • Curious – both creatively and analytically (we’re not simply about posting pretty pictures, you’ll need to dig into the numbers too)
  • Takes ownership
  • Thinks differently – you’ll want to understand our audience’s psychology and the deeper reasons behind their purchasing decision

Must have skills & experience:

  • Be able to write compelling short-form copy
  • Image selection and manipulation
  • An eye for design and visuals
  • Social Media Management
  • Video editing
  • Email marketing

Nice-to-have:

  • Digital paid media management
  • Data analysis and analytics
  • Influencer management
  • Press & PR
  • Search Optimization
  • Graphic design / DTP

Typical tasks:

  • Develop content for email / social media / website
  • Analysis to see how your work is performing
  • Getting involved with ad-hoc projects

Send CV and covering letter to [email protected] to apply.


 

PPC Manager

We are looking for a PPC Manager to improve and develop mature accounts across our range of brands, driving increased volumes of business across existing channels in addition to exploring and testing new ones.

You’ll be data-driven, experienced with test & learn methodology but also understand, appreciate and enjoy the ‘fluffier’ areas of digital marketing.

Essential

  • Substantial experience in paid search management
  • Have utilised some degree of PPC automation
  • Strong understanding of tracking and attribution
  • Experience of drawing on multiple data sources (not just GA) in order to make decisions
  • Strong user of excel, potentially BI tools (or have an interest in learning them)
  • Ability to work flexibly, on own initiative and as part of the team
  • Leadership qualities - whilst you will not be managing a team you need the ability, confidence and analytical rigour to dictate where we utilise our resource (potentially across multiple digital marketing channels)
  • Wider marketing and strategic understanding (not necessarily formal, but you need to understand generally what ‘good marketing’ in 2019 is)
  • Pro-active in developing knowledge and experience

Nice-to-have

  • Exposure to companies with a high volume of touchpoints and medium > long term sales cycle
  • Paid social experience
  • Experience of other digital marketing channels

Qualifications

  • Google Ads
  • Google analytics

Send CV and covering letter to [email protected] to apply.


 

PHP Web Developer

Like to travel?

Got at least two years commercial PHP experience?

Join an exciting travel company with travel benefits!

Gap 360 Ltd is a leading tour operator specialising in gap year travel for young adults. We need another PHP web developer to join the team. You'll be developing websites and maintaining existing sites, and there is a lot of opportunity for personal growth.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Development of websites using PHP 7+, MySQL, JavaScript ES6, JQuery & Ajax (OOP techniques would be useful)
  • Creation of fully responsive pages using HTML5 & CSS3 (SASS & Bootstrap)
  • Utilising JSON/XML web services & APIs
  • Managing source code with GIT (GIT Kraken/Source Tree/Sublime Merge etc...)
  • Keeping track of work via Club House (similar to JIRA)

Bonus points if you've got experience with:

  • Laravel
  • VueJS
  • Linux virtual machines
  • Package managers; Composer & NPM

You'll join a young team in an open plan relaxed office. You'll get 25 days holiday, travel discounts and a competitive salary in line with your experience.

Send CV and covering letter to [email protected] to apply.


 

Flights Coordinator 

We are looking for a new member to join our flights team. You will work in a friendly young open-plan office 5 minutes from the Tunbridge Wells station. 

It's an exciting job, every day you will be booking flights to places like Bangkok, Bali, Sydney, Cape Town or New York!

Ideally you will be an experienced flight sales person familiar with GDS systems (we use Amadeus). And it would be great if you have been to some of our destinations too, but we will consider training someone (provided you have been travelling and have good attention to detail) to become a qualified flights salesperson. So, no prior experience is necessary. 

We offer an excellent package with a good basic salary and a generous sales incentive plan, and, you'll get 25 days holiday, travel discounts and other benefits. 

Interested? Send your cv and a cover letter including your travel history to [email protected].