Sailing Holiday Travel Coordinator

Sailing Holiday Travel Coordinator – Permanent position

Based: Wilmslow, South Manchester, Cheshire, UK with travel to Greece & Croatia during the summer sailing season

About Us

Island Sailing is one of the fastest growing British yacht charter companies and RYA Training Centres operating in Greece. With a love of sailing and a passion for the Greek islands we offer the best selection of modern cruising yachts in the Ionian islands, the ArgoSaronic Gulf and the Cyclades islands from 31 – 55 feet. Island Sailing is also a British fully accredited RYA Training Centre based at Lefkas marina. We offer some of the best sailing destinations in the Mediterranean on fantastic yachts for a great mix of clients. Island Sailing is committed to encouraging and supporting the development of our teams’ careers within the yachting industry.

About the Role

Island Sailing are offering a unique and exciting opportunity for someone with a passion for travel with lots of enthusiasm and an exceptional approach to customer service.

The position will be based at our Wilmslow office in South Manchester / Cheshire with some travel during the summer sailing season to the Greek islands and Croatia.

Start Date: ASAP - based in Wilmslow, South Manchester, UK (travel and short periods in Greece and Croatia in summertime)

We offer a competitive salary plus team bonus, fully expensed travel, training & support

The majority of the time you will be based in our office in Wilmslow where you will assist with all aspects of the handling of luxury sailing holiday pre-booking enquiries and reservations and consulting clients throughout the booking process as well as post booking advice. You will also assist with marketing and administration.

During the summer sailing season you will have the opportunity to work for short periods with our team based in Lefkas, Greece and Split, Croatia. You may also have the opportunity to sail with the flotilla lead skippers and our customers around the islands ensuring customer satisfaction at all times. You will assist with all aspects of customer service from greeting customers on arrival at our marina base and handling yacht charter administration to providing orientation information and advice to customers.

This is an ideal opportunity for a highly motivated person who loves travel to work all year round within the luxury yachting holiday industry. The role provides a unique opportunity to assist customers from their initial sailing holiday enquiry at home, to helping to make sure they enjoy a first class sailing holiday out in the Greek and Dalmatian islands. 

About You

You will be ideally be a graduate and/or have a background in travel, hard working, enthusiastic, flexible and a good team player. It is important that you have effective communication skills are friendly and approachable and have a ‘can do’ attitude. You will have excellent organisational and communication skills both verbal and written. You will have good IT skills and a great telephone manner and will have the desire to consult clients effectively and professionally and go the extra mile for your customers at all times. You don't need to come from a sailing background but this would be a bonus.

Applicants should be at least 18 years old and hold an EU passport.

For more information, please contact us by emailing contact@island-sailing.com

Apply Now: Please email your CV including a recent photograph and a covering letter to contact@island-sailing.com

Successful applicants will be invited for interview at our UK office in Wilmslow, South Manchester.