May 2024: Positions Open - 2

Transport Manager

  • Are you passionate about ensuring safe and efficient travel?
  • Do you excel at managing transportation logistics for group travel?
  • Ready to be at the heart of ensuring smooth journeys for students on educational tours?

If these questions spark your interest, we invite you to consider joining TCBC School Tours as our Transport Manager. In this key role, you'll ensure that all aspects of transportation for our educational tours are flawlessly coordinated and executed.

Who are we looking for?

We seek an experienced Transport Manager who is skilled in handling comprehensive travel logistics for group tours. This role is crucial for maintaining the seamless execution of transportation arrangements including flights, ferries, and coach bookings essential for our school tours.

Role overview

The Transport Manager will oversee all transportation bookings, including the intricate management of group flights, Channel ferry and train crossings, and UK coach bookings. You will be responsible for everything from negotiating contracts with transport providers to handling the detailed preparations required for group travel.

Ideal candidate should have

  • direct experience in the school travel sector, preferably having worked with a tour operator, educational institution or a similar organisation
  • a good understanding of pricing dynamics and transportation booking patterns in the group travel industry
  • experience in creating and maintaining robust relationships with suppliers and managing group travel contracts
  • familiarity with school travel regulations and standards would be highly advantageous

Key responsibilities

  • Understanding our routes and sourcing appropriate group travel options
  • Advising sales team of budgets and pricing overviews for quoting purposes
  • Organising and managing group flight bookings, from holding options to entering passenger information, from maintaining accurate name lists to ticketing
  • Coordinating all Channel ferry and train crossings
  • Handling all UK coach bookings, including airport transfers
  • Negotiating and maintaining relationships with transportation providers to secure the best rates and services
  • Monitoring and reporting on transportation trends to improve efficiency
  • Ensuring compliance with all national and international travel regulations and safety standards

Job requirements

  • Proven experience as a Transport Manager, preferably in the school group travel sector
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • A keen eye for detail and a proactive approach to problem-solving
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions under pressure
  • Fluency in English; additional languages are a plus
  • Be a part of the on call team on a rota basis when tours are active
  • Based in the UK

We offer

  • A secure full-time role in a growing, family-oriented company
  • Working from home in a supportive and flexible work environment
  • Opportunities for travel and professional development
  • Comprehensive training and prospects for career advancement

Salary

  • £30-£35k, commensurate with experience

How to apply

Please send your CV and a compelling cover letter to dan@tcbc.co.uk explaining why you are the perfect fit for this role. Due to the high volume of applications, we will only contact those selected for an interview.

Important - cover letter

Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Pricings and Contracts Coordinator

  • Do you have a keen eye for detail and a passion for ensuring the best possible travel experiences for students?
  • Are you experienced in navigating the complexities of school travel procurement including managing contracts and pricing strategies?
  • Comfortable with the flexibility of working from home?
  • Are you self-driven and proactive?

If the answer is YES to the above, please read on and consider joining our dedicated team.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an experienced Pricings and Contracts Coordinator to join our Procurement Team. The role is twofold. The pricings aspect involves preparing quotes for our Sales team to send out to teachers. The contracting side of the role is pivotal in ensuring competitive and effective pricing strategies for our school travel packages, as well as managing and negotiating favourable contract terms with our suppliers.

Ideal candidate should have

  • direct experience in the school travel sector, preferably having worked with a tour operator, educational institution or a similar organisation
  • a deep understanding of pricing dynamics and contract negotiations in the travel industry
  • experience in creating and maintaining robust relationships with suppliers and a track record of successful contract management
  • familiarity with school travel regulations and standards would be highly advantageous

Key responsibilities

  • Preparing pricings and quotes for school trips within a specified timescale
  • Negotiating and finalising contracts with suppliers, including transport, accommodation and activity providers
  • Regularly reviewing and optimising pricings and contract terms to ensure competitiveness
  • Maintaining strong relationships with suppliers and partners
  • Working closely with the operations team to align pricing strategies with trip planning
  • Providing insights into market trends to guide pricing strategies and procurement decisions
  • Assisting in the development of new tours and packages with viable pricing solutions
  • Ensuring all contracts comply with industry standards and legal requirements

Job requirements

  • Proven experience in the school travel industry, especially in pricing, quoting and contract management
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Strong analytical abilities and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Capacity to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Fluency in English, with additional languages beneficial
  • Based in the UK
  • Be a part of the on call team on a rota basis when tours are active

We offer

  • A secure full-time role in a growing, family-oriented company
  • Working from home in a supportive and flexible work environment
  • Opportunities for travel and professional development
  • Comprehensive training and prospects for career advancement

Salary

  • £30-£35k, commensurate with experience

How to apply

Please send your CV and a compelling cover letter to dan@tcbc.co.uk explaining why you are the perfect fit for this role. Due to the high volume of applications, we will only contact those selected for an interview.

    Important - cover letter

    Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.