Jobs at ABTA

We believe happy, motivated, and empowered people provide better services, so we are constantly investing in our colleagues. If you would like to join us at ABTA, have a look at the available opportunities below.

Commercial Marketing Manager

A brand-new exciting opportunity for an experienced commercial marketeer. We are looking for a skilled content and digital strategist to lead all aspects of marketing for our brand new and existing commercial activities. As the Commercial Marketing Manager, you will be responsible for marketing ABTA’s commercial income streams – currently ABTA Partnerships and ABTA Travel Sure, our travel insurance product – to B2B and B2C audiences and lead the marketing development of future commercial opportunities.

This new role reports to the Head of Partnerships but will work closely with our head of Travel Insurance, Head of Brand and Marketing and the wider Communications Team, as well as external delivery partners. You will be used to working independently, but across multiple teams and managing multiple stakeholders.

They will have experience driving and delivering sales targets through a variety of marketing channels, being comfortable analysing the data, and making recommendations to increase traffic in line with an agreed marketing budget.

The role will also oversee the web content and contribute to social media, video, newsletters, and articles, with commercial awareness to sensitive industry issues. 

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Experience of leading and delivering B2B and B2C multi-channel marketing activity and campaigns – significant evidence of having developed effective customer insight and translated this into successful initiatives and campaigns across multi-channels.
  • Experience of driving and delivering the required targets by channel including but not exclusively; paid social, referral, email, organic social, organic search, paid search, and direct traffic in line with an agreed marketing budget.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a marketing role.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills. 
  • Editorial mindset with commercial awareness to sensitive industry issues and the ability to predict audience preferences.
  • Commercially astute and able to demonstrate ROI.
  • Basic technical knowledge of website platforms such as Drupal, and an understanding of email marketing platforms.
  • Proficient in Microsoft, Google Analytics and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Relevant knowledge of the travel industry.
  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant qualification required.

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.

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.

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:  3 June
First round interviews:  6 June
Start date: TBC

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.

Events Executive

ABTA is recruiting for an Events Executive to join the Events department on a permanent contract. Working for one of the UK’s largest associations and a leading brand in travel, the Events Executive will be involved in all aspects of event organisation, including delegate and speaker management, budgeting, venue booking and supplier management.  The role will also be involved in content production for small and medium sized events. ABTA’s events portfolio consists of around 50 webinars, seminars, conferences, and large-scale events for the travel industry. 

The ideal candidate should have:

  • At least 1-year experience working in events. This can include an industrial placement whilst at university.
  • Experience in event operations or delivery. 
  • Good educational qualifications e.g. university degree or equivalent.
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of events and the travel industry.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Good IT Skills (Microsoft Office, CRM).
  • Able to provide excellent customer service (when dealing with enquiries and senior speakers.
  • Well organised.
  • Team player.
  • Self-motivated and autonomous worker.


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:  21 June
First round interviews:  TBC
Start date: Immediate

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.

Public Affairs Manager

ABTA is recruiting for a Public Affairs Manager to join the Public Affairs department on a permanent contract. The successful candidate will be responsible for ABTA’s core public affairs agenda by assisting in the management and delivery of ABTA’s public affairs activities in Westminster, Whitehall, and Europe.

The ideal candidate should have: 

  • Experience of working in a political or communications environment (Parliament, the Civil Service, think tank, research or public affairs role) is essential;
  • A demonstrable knowledge of the legislative process and the political structures in Westminster is essential, and Brussels would be a distinct advantage;
  • Prior experience of, or evident interest in the travel and tourism sector is helpful, but full training will be offered;
  • Experience in the use of social media in campaigning and advancing public affairs objectives;
  • Experience of working with other organisations in support of a common set of goals;
  • Experience working with a trade association would be an advantage;
  • Experience of line management, providing coaching, development, and performance feedback to team members.
  • There may be a requirement of domestic and international travel with work occasionally; and
  • The ability to communicate in a working language of the EU other than English would an advantage.

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 have adopted a hybrid working model which combines the benefits of 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: 6 June 2022
First round interviews:  TBC
Start date: As soon as possible. 

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.