Careers

Looking for recruitment opportunities with one of the UK's top specialist tour operators?

All of our specialist holidays offer excellent value and choice. We are an independent company where emphasis is very much on both quality and customer service. We are always interested to hear from travel professionals, especially French and Italian speakers, living in the area, who may be looking for that next all important career move and new challenge. If you would like to work for one of the UK’s top specialist tour operators, have relative experience and would like to be considered for future recruitment opportunities, then please send your details to the contact below.


Corsica Reps

If you are bilingual and interested in working the summer 2020 season with us please send us your CV.


Systems Administrator Assistant

We have a great opportunity within our internal Software Development Team - we are creating a new back office system for our business, an independent award-winning Tour Operator. 

We have an existing system in place which we are learning from to enhance and enrich the new system.

This is a unique job role with wide-ranging tasks, sometimes obscure, sometimes mundane with a promise that no day will be the same! 

Some days, the job may be routine data entry tasks, whilst other days you will be learning new areas of the business, understanding customer requirements from the new system and translating this to software developers. 

Once the software developers have completed their interfaces, you will test these and ensure that they meet the requirements of the business, feeding back where there may be gaps.

Day-to-day tasks will include:

  • Data input
  • Testing and feedback
  • Understanding the requirements of the business (the customer)
  • Assisting the product owner (manager) to translate the business needs to the software developers
  • Researching and learning

This role is key to the creation of the new system and there is potential for the role to grow organically depending on the persons skills and abilities. 

The ideal candidate will have a love of travel and understand the basics of booking a holiday.  You will be computer literate and ideally, have at least 1 year working in an office, potentially within an IT environment.  You will be an enthusiastic self-starter with proven ability to use your initiative, be resilient and able to react to ever changing priorities in a calm and level-headed way and you will need to be curious with a hunger to learn and question, be a logical thinker to be able to translate customer needs to the software developers. 

Benefits
 
  • Competitive salary
  • 22 days leave + bank holidays (increases with length of service)
  • We work 37 hours per week and offer flexible working hours
  • Great working environment with funded social events
  • Modern office building with free parking/train station within walking distance
  • Free tea and coffee and a fully equipped staff room
  • Excellent location within walking distance of Whiteley Shopping Centre

This is a difficult role to fill because of the wide variety of tasks you will be required to do – if you think you are up for the job, please send your CV to recruitment@serenityholidays.co.uk including your salary expectations.


Web Developer

Here at Serenity Holidays, we have a fantastic opportunity for someone to join our Marketing team as a Web Developer.

This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated and results driven individual with a love of web development and travel to join the travel and tourism industry during an important period of growth for the company.

The role

We are looking for an experienced Front-End Web Developer with additional back-end skills to support Serenity Holidays’ suite of consumer facing websites. Working closely with the existing Marketing and Development teams, you will be responsible for day-to-day site maintenance, improving user experience, and onsite SEO.

  • Strong understanding of UI, cross-browser compatibility, general web functions and standards.
  • Deep expertise and hands on experience with Web Applications and programming languages such as HTML, CSS, ASP.net, C#, JavaScript, JQuery and API's.
  • Planning and prototyping new applications
  • Fixing bugs in existing projects
  • Testing new features thoroughly to ensure they perform the correct task in all cases
  • Refactoring and optimising existing code
  • Designing information architecture within an application or website.
  • Working with Marketing on page creation across the company's 7 websites
  • Technical maintenance, such as URL redirects and structure changes
  • Identifying issues and offering effective solutions in tandem with the Digital Marketing Manager

Essential Skills & Experience

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript (Node.js)
  • Jquery
  • Asp.net
  • C#
  • Visual Studio
  • Microsoft ASP.net (C#) WebForms/MVC
  • SQL (Microsoft SQL Server)
  • Git

Desirable Skills & Experience

  • Technical SEO
  • SASS or Less
  • NHibernate / Entity framework

The Person

Essentially, you will have:

  • 3 years' experience of working in a similar role with
  • Enthusiasm and an inquisitive and innovative nature
  • Excellent understanding of OOP (n-tier systems) and SOLID programming methodologies
  • Strong JavaScript programming ability
  • Good understanding of HTML5 and CSS3
  • Ability to work strategically, operationally and collaboratively
  • An effective communicator, both written and verbal
  • An understanding of SEO and paid search marketing
  • An effective team worker
  • Excellent organisational skills - experience of managing multiple priorities

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 22 days leave + bank holidays (increases with length of service)
  • We work 37 hours per week and offer flexible working hours
  • Great working environment with funded social events
  • Modern office building with free parking/train station within walking distance
  • Free tea and coffee and a fully equipped staff room
  • Excellent location within walking distance of Whiteley Shopping Centre

 

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to: recruitment@serenityholidays.co.uk

 


Angular Software Developer

We are seeking two developers to build on our Development Team at Serenity. This is a great opportunity for a skilled Angular programmer to come and make their mark on a dynamic company within the travel industry.

Our Front end is Angular 7, our Web API is coded in Net core and we use backend SQL Database.

Fresh challenges will motivate you and you will not be afraid to seize the opportunity to implement new technologies and techniques where appropriate. We will expect you to be able to hit the ground running with the ability to improve solutions, and produce quality, maintainable code.

 
Overview


We have a range of critical projects underway across the entire technology stack of the business. Projects include developing a new core reservation system, COTS/API integrations, and commercially facing website development. We offer an agile environment with a service-oriented approach.

 
Responsibilities
 
  • Engage internally with the product owners to ensure full understanding of requirements
  • Identify new opportunities and improvements with input into design and functionality
  • Manage source control and deployment processes
 
Essential Requirements
 
  • 2-4 years’ experience with Angular/Microsoft.NET (C#) Web Forms / MVC
  • Excellent understanding of OOP (n‐tier systems) and SOLID programming methodologies
  • Excellent understanding of SQL and experience with MS SQL Server
  • Strong understanding of HTML5, CSS3 and front end frameworks
  • Strong JavaScript programming ability
  • Understanding of Test driven development and unit testing
  • Experience working in an Agile model
  • Good problem‐solving and communication skills
     
Useful to Have
 
  • Knowledge of Telerik or Crystal Reporting
  • Coding experience in the Travel Industry
     
Benefits
 
  • Competitive salary (dependent on experience)
  • Minimum 22 days paid leave + bank holidays
  • Flexible working hours
  • Excellent holiday concessions
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme & life assurance
  • Great working environment, company-funded social events and days out
  • Excellent location close to the new Whiteley shopping complex
  • Free parking and train station within walking distance

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to: recruitment@serenityholidays.co.uk

 


Report Writer

We are seeking a Report Writer, to develop reports and present data as required, within our Development Team at Serenity. This is a great opportunity for a skilled report writer to come and make their mark on a dynamic company within the travel industry.
 

Our reporting covers the range of output to Customers, Suppliers, Operational Staff and Decision makers.
 

Responsibilities
 
  • Develop, test and maintain reports to present business data appropriately
  • Interpret business requirements
  • Investigate, analyse and document reported defects
  • Perform maintenance on reports and correct identified defects
  • Maintain technical documentation relating to reports
  • Ensure that the Source Control Management system is used effectively to store report definition files.
  • Monitor the performance of reports
  • Create scheduled tasks to distribute reports on a regular basis, using the tools supplied
  • Monitor and investigate Scheduler errors, resolving as appropriate
  • Extract data from in-house databases and present the data when required on an ad-hoc basis
  • Assist in other data related activities, such as data migration and data cleansing
 
Experience
 

We are looking for someone who has at least 2-3 year’s previous experience of Report Writing, preferably within the travel industry.

 
Essential Requirements
 
  • Advance T-SQL experience within Microsoft SQL Server
  • Use of SQL Report Writing tools (e.g. Telerik or Crystal Reports)
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Understands concepts of Data Visualization
  • Excellent communication skills
 
Desirable
 
  • Experience using tools such as Confluence, Git and Google Apps
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Excel (including Pivot Tables and Macros)
  • Use of Business Intelligence tools
 
Benefits
 
  • Competitive salary (dependent on experience)
  • Minimum 22 days paid leave + bank holidays
  • Flexible working hours
  • Excellent holiday concessions
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme & life assurance
  • Great working environment, company-funded social events and days out
  • Excellent location close to the new Whiteley shopping complex
  • Free parking and train station within walking distance

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to: recruitment@serenityholidays.co.uk