Jobs at ABTA

Head of Sustainability

ABTA is recruiting for a Head of Sustainability to join the Destinations and Sustainability department on a permanent contract. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading implementation of the strategy for sustainable travel and tourism, across the areas of environment (including climate change), local impact, human rights, and animal welfare. You will build effective relationships with Members and key stakeholders to encourage wider participation in sustainability activities as part of their business approach and promoting and facilitating cross-sector collaboration.  Leading on building sustainability as part of the ABTA brand, including consumer messaging and championing industry action.

The Ideal candidate should have:

  • Experience and knowledge of sustainability issues in travel and tourism. (Expertise in issues around decarbonisation would be an advantage.)
  • Ability to engage on sustainability issues in the context of a commercial environment, recognising the balance which needs to be struck between sustainability matters and other business imperatives
  • Capable of building and managing relationships confidently and professionally at all levels
  • Ability to think strategically, using skills and expertise to make decisions where appropriate, knowing when to escalate matters to senior leadership team
  • Confident communicator and public speaker
  • Experience of developing and delivering against measurable objectives
  • Works well under pressure
  • Committed to service excellence.

ABTA has been a trusted travel brand for over 70 years. Our purpose is to help our Members grow their businesses successfully and sustainably, and to help their customers travel with confidence.

The company has a team of around 90 people headed by Chief Executive Mark Tanzer, who has been with the company since 2005. The office is based in London, near London Bridge. We have adopted a hybrid working model which combines the benefits of spending time together in the office with the benefits of flexible working.

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.

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.

Closing date for applications:  28 January 2022
First round interviews:  TBC
Start date: March 2022

ABTA Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Interim Assistant Financial Controller

ABTA is recruiting for a Interim Assistant Financial Controller to join the Finance department on a fixed term contract. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing and processing timely and accurate financial transactions and producing accurate management accounts in order to support the activities of ABTA Limited. The jobholder will be expected to promote and adhere to the company values of ABTA (be there, be trusted be ambitious) through the every touch behaviour framework.

The Ideal candidate should have:

  • Good written skills
  • Good knowledge of how finance and non-finance colleagues interface
  • Good organisation skills, meticulous attention to detail
  • Advanced Excel skills (beyond pivot table)
  • “Can do” attitude to take ownership of plans  
  • Team player willing to adapt to fast paced environment and offer high quality support
  • Minimum 12 months producing management accounts and good understanding of double-entry book-keeping

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 over 70 years. Our purpose is to help our Members to grow their businesses successfully and sustainably, and to help their customers travel with confidence.

Salary: competitive dependent on experience, plus company benefits
Location: Borough Market area near London Bridge. We are currently adopting a 

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.

Closing date for applications: 14 January 2022
First round interviews: ASAP
Start date: Jan 2022

ABTA Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.