Tour Consultant

Established nearly 40 years ago, Halsbury Travel is a market leader within the school travel industry and specialises in international tours for schools and groups to destinations across Europe and worldwide.  Our mission is to make organising school trips easier, so that more young people benefit from these unforgettable, inspiring educational experiences. We were recently acquired by Literacy Capital Plc, who are experts at investing in and growing SME businesses. Due to the rapid expansion of our company, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join our sales team. We want to hear from you if you've got previous experience in a sales-based role within the school travel sector and are passionate about travel and giving young people opportunities that will inspire and further their learning.

About the role
With your previous experience in a sales-based role within the school travel factor, you'll be an excellent first point of contact for teachers and group leaders looking to plan a school trip.

You'll listen to their requirements and create inspirational tours and itineraries tailored to their educational objectives and budget.

And you'll enjoy an excellent package of benefits, including a generous salary, lucrative incentive schemes (including our market-leading uncapped commission scheme), opportunities to travel and hybrid or fully remote working. 

Responsibilities:

  • Follow up on sales leads
  • Seek out new sales leads
  • Develop relationships with potential and existing customers
  • Set up costings for tours
  • Create bespoke quotes tailored to the customer’s budget and requirements
  • Follow up quotations sent and close sales
  • The role will be predominantly telephone and email based; however, the successful candidate must be confident and able to attend face-to-face meetings with schools, groups and clients when required
  • From time-to-time you will be required to travel to visit suppliers and hoteliers overseas giving you first-hand knowledge of the locations and visits we offer
  • Any other tasks as may reasonably be assigned

Skills & Experience Required:

  • You must be commercially astute and have excellent communication skills at all levels
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Target driven
  • Additional languages spoken would be a bonus
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Team player
  • Proficient in the world of MS Office
  • A passion for travel
  • Previous experience in school travel sales essential

Why work with us?

  • Market-leading uncapped commission scheme
  • Opportunities to travel
  • Flexible working
  • Hybrid working after completing training
  • 25 days paid holiday plus bank holidays (increasing with service to a maximum of 30 days)
  • Private health insurance
  • On-site parking (including EV charging points)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Monday to Friday working days

Think this could be the perfect fit for you? Please send your CV with a brief covering note about your salary expectations and any notice period to ben@halsbury.com

The Halsbury Difference

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!