Jobs at ABTA

Event Manager

ABTA is recruiting for an Event Manager to join the Conferences and Events department on a permanent contract. The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of event management, including conference and seminar production, speaker management, budgeting, venue booking (online and physical) and supplier management.

The Ideal candidate should have:

Experience

  • At least 2 years experience in conference production including content development 
  • Experience in event operations or delivery. Experience of virtual/hybrid event management preferred
  • Good educational qualifications e.g. university degree or equivalent
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of events, travel and associations.  

  Skills:

  • Great communications skills and confident manner - able to communicate with senior figures in the travel industry at meeting, on phone and in writing
  • Excellent time management skills, the ability to prioritise, juggle projects and meet deadlines
  • Copywriting skills, the ability to write event marketing copy, and good attention to detail
  • A team player, ability to understand and communicate the ABTA ethos. 
  • Self-motivated and autonomous worker
  • Event management software and virtual event platform experience preferred by not essential. 
  • Good IT skills (Microsoft Office, CRM)

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 70 years. We are the UK’s largest travel association, representing travel agents and tour operators that sell holidays and other travel arrangements worth £38 billion each year. The company has a team of around 90 people headed by Chief Executive Mark Tanzer, who has been with the company since 2005. 

Salary: competitive dependent on experience, plus company benefits.
Location: Borough Market area near London Bridge. We have adopted a hybrid working model which combines the benefits spending time together in the office with the benefits of flexible working.

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: 31 August 2021.
First round interviews:  As soon as possible.
Start date: Early October 2021. 

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 PA to the Director of Industry Relations and Director of Public Affairs

ABTA is recruiting for an Interim PA to the Director of Industry Relations and Director of Public Affairs for eight months on a fixed term contract. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the Director of Industry Relations and Director of Public Affairs in diary management, meeting organisation, meeting preparation and operational support.

The Ideal candidate should have:

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to deal with all levels within an organisation
  • Ability to manage and prioritise multiple tasks
  • Experience of minute taking
  • Expertise and experience in all key Microsoft software packages (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

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.

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:  27 August 2021
First round interviews:  1 September 2021
Start date: Mid September

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.