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Sales/Admin Assistant - Aardvark Safaris

Posted 27 November 2017 by Aardvark Safaris Ended

Company Background
Aardvark Safaris is a tour operator specialising in holidays to Africa and the Indian Ocean. The company was started in 1999 and is privately owned. This means we are completely independent in choosing the camps and countries we promote. Owners Richard Smith and Alice Gully are very much involved running the company, with the help of a great team around them.

Aardvark has two offices in the UK, in Hampshire and the Scottish borders.

We strive to provide our clients with truly exceptional service and holidays which surpass all expectations. Many of our clients return to us year on year, and much of our business comes via word of mouth recommendations. Our staff are key to the very personal service we provide, so we choose only dedicated, passionate professionals to work with us.

Job outline
A full time position, based at our offices in Tidworth.

  • Starting salary to be discussed on application
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays, running on a yearly cycle from 1st April to 30th March
  • Working hours 0900 to 1730, Monday to Friday
  • Assisting two sales consultants with daily admin tasks

The Sales Assistant works as administrative support to the Aardvark Safaris sales team to ensure the highest standard of client care and satisfaction. This involves detailed record keeping, liaising with African suppliers, airlines and clients, and general office duties.

Requirements for the role:

  • Good organisational skills
  • Computer literate - ideally in word, excel and the internet
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good numerical skills
  • Able to prioritise busy workloads
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to manage confidential information
  • Team player
  • Adaptable
  • Interest in African travel

Please send your CV and a short covering letter to Karly.

Life is Good at Aardvark
Any company is only as good as the people who work there. We are proud of our dedicated and knowledgeable team who reflect the values we had when we started Aardvark Safaris. All of our staff are encouraged to contribute to life here at Aardvark and we learn different things from each individual, all of which benefit our clients and the company as a whole. We firmly believe that the more fulfilled people are the better their work will be. The atmosphere in the office is creative, varied, fun and challenging as well as businesslike and focused. Though we work hard, we always strive to have a good time together too, and despite our growth, we still work together as a small, close-knit team.

The right candidates are offered competitive packages and training to learn all the necessary skills, whether in the sales or administrative side of the business. The culture in all our offices is characterised by the staff who work there and we’re always keen to employ a diverse range of people to further enhance this.

Required skills

  • Communication Skills
  • Computer Literate
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Numerical Ability
  • Organisational Skills

Reference: 32961461

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