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Summer Job with African Conservation Experience-Gloucestershire

Date added: Wednesday 21st May 2014


SUMMER JOB, 2 month contract, starting July 2014Have you recently carried out volunteering work in southern Africa or are an enthusiastic conservationist? Are you looking for a summer position with a fun, dynamic team to learn new skills in the travel industry and assist in supporting conservation programmes in southern Africa?

African Conservation Experience is the original and most experienced company to organise volunteer placements on wildlife conservation projects in southern Africa. We are looking for a proactive and independent individual to fill a temporary 2-3 month contract from 1st July 2014 in the role of Sales and Marketing Assistant to help recruit volunteers from diverse target markets around the world. This role will allow you to travel and meet people around the UK and engage with new volunteers from all over the world. Working alongside our Marketing Manager, you will be responsible for organising placements and speaking with prospective volunteers from enquiry stage to booking.

Core Responsibilities

You will be:

Speaking with current and potential volunteers about our conservation projects and how to get involved.

Liaising with volunteers and our SA Operations Manager to provide group trips and develop itineraries.

Working with our online management system to schedule volunteersí placements and send correspondence.

Assisting with organising and attending exhibitions and gap year fairs in the UK.

Assisting in online advertising and social media campaigns.

Responsible for general office work, such as record keeping, administration and other tasks as required.

Essential skills

You must be:

Passionate about wildlife, conservation and travel.

Able to be based in our office just north of Bristol, GL12 8LJ.

Able to regularly travel to venues around the UK, at times during unsociable hours.

Capable of talking to people from a range of countries and cultures.

Able to demonstrate strong customer service skills.

Confident in networking and developing relationships.

Able to conduct web-based research and analysis.

Able to work independently and within a small dedicated team.

The role requires some evening and weekend work, and regular travel around the UK, a full driving license is essential.

Desirable skills

Past volunteering experience with ACE or a similar company.

Experienced in sales and / or marketing role in the travel or conservation fields.

Knowledgeable about South Africa / previous travel experience in southern Africa.

Able to demonstrate an ability to write articles and press releases.

Knowledgeable in social media to assist in marketing campaigns

Please see for more information about ACE and how to apply.