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about 1 year ago
Salary: £15,818
Location: North West, Cheshire, Warrington, Manchester, Liverpool
Job type: Contract
Contact: Recruitment Team
Category: Account Manager Jobs, Business Development Jobs, Telesales Jobs, Travel Consultant Jobs, Travel Executive Jobs

Travel Consultant

Do you have previous experience working within the Travel Industry? 
Do you have previous experience selling and are driven by money or competition? 
Are you looking for a new challenge and have the drive to succeed whilst working at home?
Do you already work as a Home Worker or always wanted to?
We offer full training, support, ongoing encouragement and all you need to be a success.

The job…

The Travel Consultant / Sales Agent role involves answering a variety of inbound calls from British Airways Executive Club customers, who collect Avios. You will recognise sales opportunities to drive revenue and achieve business KPI’s, whilst providing the highest level of customer service.

Are you someone who thrives in a target driven sales environment who has a proven track record of achievement against sales targets?

Full training is 4 weeks, during which time you will be provided with all the system, destination and sales skills needed to succeed. Followed by 4 weeks in a ‘nursery environment’ where you will answer live calls with phased trainer support as we prepare you for working from home. After graduating, you will return to your home fully equipped to start.

For this start date, we require candidates to reside within an hour’s travel time of our office in Birchwood, Warrington as you will be required to be in the office for the duration of your training and once a month for additional support and training. Expenses to cover travel costs to and from the Contact Centre will be paid for each day of your 8 weeks training and any required visits.

Requirements to be a Home Worker
A Home Worker is required to have a suitable working environment, details of which are below and will be discuss during the selection process:
• It is expected that applicants will have a suitable workspace and environment at home with a clear definition of when they are working and are not working. The workspace must include a desk and task chair, with access to a live landline socket and broadband connectivity.
• It is also expected that applicants have the necessary permissions from the home owner, mortgage lender or landlord to undertake permanent homeworking and that the buildings and contents insurer(s) have been informed.
• Any costs associated with the above and ongoing rental charges for a landline and broadband will be the responsibility of the employee.

Start date for this role is Monday 8th January 2018. Please note we require full attendance during this training period with no holidays to allow you to complete the training successfully.

What you will be doing…
• Answer incoming calls from British Airways Executive Club Avios customers, convert calls to bookings whilst promoting all relevant ancillary products
• Proactively call customers to offer products to existing bookings where appropriate for additional revenue
• Offer exceptional customer service, which exceeds all customers’ expectations, promoting collection opportunities
• Meet and exceed individual objectives, sales and team targets
• Promote travel opportunities through the use of personal travel experiences and training
• Promote partners, increase customer engagement and influence customer choice where possible
• Attend ongoing training sessions to improve product and system ability

What we are looking for….

• A passion for sales with a proven track record of exceeding sales targets 
• A natural ability to build rapport with customers, handle objections and conflict with confidence and demonstrate resilience 
• Outstanding customer service that exceed expectations
• An eye for detail with proven experience of excellent quality 
• Excellent computer literacy with the ability to learn complex systems with training 
• Confident working without supervision, whilst supporting Contact Centre KPI’s
• Able to portray a professional and positive attitude
• Can demonstrate commitment to work the roster requirements 
• Flexible and adaptable to change
• Self-motivated and disciplined
• Ability to troubleshoot to solve customer queries
• Happy to work independently

Skills, qualifications, expertise and experience
• Previous experience as a Travel Consultant desirable
• Previous experience of successfully working from home desirable

What we can offer you…
• Annual salary of £15,818 rising to £17,060 after passing probation
• Uncapped monthly commission (£7200 average yearly commission 2016)
• Exciting global travel industry discounts including flights with hotels, rail, cruises & tour operators also available through travel providers
• After a qualifying period (currently six months) you will be eligible to unlimited standby and premium standby fares for you and your nominees on the full BA network and numerous other partner airlines
• Travel Insurance (multi trip annual policy)
• Company Contributed Pension
• Private Health Care for self and family
• Childcare Vouchers (tax free savings)
• New Joiner Avios/Birthday Avios/Thank you Avios
• 25 days’ annual leave rising to 29 days depending on length of service, in addition to Public Holiday allocation
• 2 days’ charity leave

Application details

Please advise the Recruitment team should you require any reasonable adjustments to take part in the recruitment process, so that we can remove any barriers during the process.

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