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Join Alpine Exploratory

We're hiring!
First, a bit about us

Alpine Exploratory is a specialist provider of walking holidays in the Alps and the UK, both guided and self-guided.

We are a small and friendly team that aims to give service at a level above the norm. Central to this is a careful knowledge of our trekking routes flowing from our research trips, and a personal and enthusiastic approach to enquirers and clients.

In the office (Edinburgh)

November 2017
We have a vacancy in the Edinburgh office! (January 2018) As well as this, we welcome speculative applications at any time, and we'll email back and keep your details for the future. Thank you.

Join the Alpine Exploratory team
(Travel Adviser vacancy, posted 1 December 2017)

Alpine Exploratory is looking for an enthusiastic person to work full-time (5 days, but 4 might be possible) in our central Edinburgh office, starting in January 2018.

The role

  • The major part of this role is to manage our reservations with hotels and huts across the Alps (France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia and Germany) as well as in Norway and the UK.
  • The work on Google Sheets and email can become intensive, building up to our Summer season. The number of hotels, clients and different holiday options makes it a complex task.
  • Crucial to this is the maintenance of our very friendly and cooperative relations with the hotels and huts.
  • On-call work on evenings and weekends, to be agreed among the team, will be essential in the months May to September.
The person
  • Perhaps the key quality is a warm, confident, precise manner on email and phone when dealing with our accommodation contacts.
  • The ability to manipulate a large spreadsheet and keep it updated in an exact manner is also essential.
  • The right candidate will have a good degree and a general enjoyment of the outdoors and travel.
  • Helpful but not essential qualities are walking experience or a travel industry background, and a knowledge of French, German or Italian.
Our company's central work is answering enquiries and making the bookings and other arrangements for our friendly clients. There is potential for the right person to grow with our small company and to make their work a very exciting mix of tasks, including marketing and business development as well as visiting our treks in the Alps, Norway and the UK. As an office we think about and discuss the travel industry and our part within it.

Our office hours are 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday. Our business is seasonal; the months from April to September are our busiest. On holiday leave the aim is to be flexible and generous, knowing that we all like to travel!

If you'd like to apply, please email with your CV to Simon Stevens at simon@alpineexploratory.com.

Thank you!

Leading trips (Alps, Norway, UK)

November 2017
We have no leader vacancies at the moment, for Summer 2018. However, we always like to hear from IMLs and this regularly results in coffee! Please email Simon Stevens at simon@alpineexploratory.com with your CV. We hope to meet, or at the next BAIML AGM.

If you've just passed your IML winter assessment, congratulations on becoming an IML! You will find BAIML a wonderful community in the trade. Please drop us a line.

It's our policy to employ only IMLs as leaders; if you don't yet hold the IML but are working through the scheme or are considering it, please do still contact us because who knows for the future?

Contact us

Thank you for your interest in Alpine Exploratory.

Please contact Simon Stevens at simon@alpineexploratory.com for more information. Thank you.

Guided and Self-Guided Holidays

The Alpine Exploratory team

Meet Simon, Chrissie, Lucy, Ollie, Suze, Ailsa, Anna-Maria, Pete, Stewart, Allan, Joy, Keith, Tim, Rob, John and Buster!

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Alpine Exploratory
Alpine Exploratory is a system of knowledge on the best mountain trekking in our areas, giving clients superb holidays based on this exploration.
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