Careers

Working at Travelife offers the opportunity to make a real difference because everything we do is aimed at ensuring tourism has a positive impact on people and the planet. Our team are skilled, professional, friendly, approachable and have empathy for others. They share a passion for sustainability in business and travel, and work together to ensure our Members are continually creating better places to live, work and visit. Click here to learn more about Travelife and the people who work for us.

Location and benefits

All of our permanent staff are employed by ABTA, the UK travel Association. ABTA has been ranked as ‘One to watch’ in the recent Best Companies staff engagement survey and are a London Living Wage employer that offers a supportive work environment alongside some superb company benefits and training opportunities.

We are based at the ABTA office in London's vibrant Bankside area.  Click here to visit the ABTA website and learn more about the benefits offered to Travelife staff, our employment practices and the recruitment process.   Please note that in order to work for us you must have the right to work and live in the United Kingdom.  

Travelife vacancies

Apprentice Compliance & Audit Quality Control Specialist

The Compliance, Audit & Quality Control specialist will primarily be quality checking reports that auditors submit following on-site audits at hotels.  They will ensure that the auditors have filled in comments correctly and assessing if the hotels have complied with Travelife’s sustainability requirements.  This specialist will also sometime work with hotels on any post-audit improvements they need to comply with and this involves evaluating evidence that a hotel submits and providing hotels with feedback.

The apprentice will be required to complete the Regulatory Compliance Officer (level 4) training course.

There will be other projects from time-to-time such as assisting with the recruitment and training of auditors, and supporting Travelife’s own internal compliance procedures.

The Ideal candidate should have:

  • Able to consistently show attention to detail.
  • Able to make consistent, fair and impartial judgements.
  • A passion for sustainability, travel and tourism.
  • Competent with data and spreadsheets.
  • Excellent software skills including MS Word and Excel.  
  • Provision of excellent customer service and support.  
  • Able to work well under pressure and can meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills and must be fluent in both oral and written English.  

ABTA offers a supportive work environment alongside other additional benefits such as flexi-time, private health insurance, pension, life insurance, income protection, season ticket loan, online GP service, buy/sell leave, a cash plan and training opportunities.

ABTA has been a trusted travel brand for more than 65 years. We are the UK’s leading travel association and are a Business and Consumer Superbrand.

Salary: competitive dependent on experience, plus company benefits
Location: Borough Market area near London Bridge.

To apply for the post please submit your CV with a covering letter outlining why you are the right person for the role, your salary expectations and notice period, to hr@abta.co.uk.

Auditor recruitment

We are continually seeking well-qualified and experienced individuals who are passionate about sustainability to join our global auditing team.  Click here to visit our auditor recruitment website to find out about our minimum requirements and to apply online.  You can also click here to follow us on LinkedIn where we post the latest Auditor training opportunities.

COVID-19 update:  Unfortunately, due to hotel closures and travel restrictions around the world, we have temporarily suspended auditor recruitment.  Individuals may still send us an application by following the process below so that we can keep it on file for when recruitment begins again.

Summer internship

Every year Travelife support ABTA's summer intern program that they run annually with their education partner universities in the UK.  Click here to learn more about the program on ABTA's website.  

COVID-19 update:  Unfortunately, due to UK government coronavirus prevention measures, we have temporarily suspended the annual internship.  We hope this will be reinstated as soon as possible.

Meet Charlene Pink, the 2019 ABTA summer intern from the University of Surrey, an ABTA Education Partner.  Charlene completed a marketing plan for Travelife that laid out how we could work with destinations around the world to increase the volume of Travelife Certified properties. This included producing research and planning templates as well as designing marketing materials.

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Meet Nicola Pearce, the 2018 ABTA summer intern from Leeds Bradford University, an ABTA Education Partner.  Nicola completed a research project for Travelife about destinations around the world that are taking steps to be more sustainable.

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