CAREERS AT TRAVELIFE
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.
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.
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.
CONTRACTED AUDITOR VACANCIES
We are continually seeking well-qualified and experienced individuals who are passionate about sustainability to join our global auditing team. Read on to find out more and click here to follow us on LinkedIn where we post the latest Auditor training opportunities.
Provide independent, objective assessments that evaluate whether Travelife accommodation providers comply with the Travelife Standard.
Provide Travelife with detailed assessment reports following each audit.
During audits, identify and communicate weaknesses and areas for improvement including best practice that goes beyond minimum requirements.
Take responsibility for arranging audit dates and times with accommodation providers that have been assigned to you for audit.
Provide outstanding levels of professionalism and customer service whilst remaining independent and objective.
Undergo the initial Travelife Auditing Training programme at a cost of €600 plus travel & accommodation expenses, and keep knowledge and skills current by attending online training sessions, online meetings, reading Travelife updates and attending refresher training when it is offered in your region.
All of our auditors must...
Be fluent in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Have at least an undergraduate degree in environmental sustainability, management and/or tourism disciplines OR at least five years’ experience in an environmental or sustainability field.
Have an environmental auditing qualification OR at least five years’ experience in developing and/or managing a sustainability certification program.
Have at least five years’ experience in sustainability
Have experience with ISO14001 or EMAS
We also prefer our auditors to...
Be fluent in at least one other language with a European language, Turkish, Thai, Vietnamese, Swahili or Arabic strongly desired
Have tourism industry experience or education, especially in the hospitality sector.
Should your application be successful, you will be waitlisted to join one of our 5-day Auditor Training courses. These are run periodically at various global locations and you will be notified us of upcoming training. The cost for this is €600 plus your travel, accommodation and subsistence costs that you will be responsible for.
When you have confirmed to us that you will be attending the training we will ask you for the payment. Once your payment has been received you will be asked to complete some online courses beforehand and will be given full details of how to prepare for the 5-day course.
The course includes an assessment, and should you pass you will be invited to become an Approved Auditor for Travelife. You will sign our Auditor Agreement that covers the terms of service, payments, the Auditor Code of Conduct and our Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy.
Before we let you audit solo, you will need to shadow another Approved Auditor and also have your first audit shadowed.
So that your knowledge and skills are kept up-to-date, you will be expected to attend our online meetings and training sessions, and attend bi-annual refresher training courses when they are offered in a suitable location.
That depends on a number of factors such as how many hotels are due for audits in your region, along with how experienced and engaged you are.
Auditors that have been fully engaged with us are more likely to be allocated audits. This means things like attending online training sessions and meetings, taking care of administrative tasks quickly and accurately (invoicing, uploading reports, agreeing dates with hotels) and consistently following the Auditor Code of Conduct.
Please complete the form below and we will send you a full role description, application form and details of remuneration.