Much Better Jobs: Copy Writer/Editor

Who are we?

Much Better Adventures was born in 2012 from a rickety chalet in the Alps, on a mission to power your adventures, support local businesses and protect the planet’s most inspiring natural environments.

We’re creating the world’s best platform for the simple discovery and booking of active holidays and experiences, delivered by a community of locally and independently owned businesses in the world’s adventure hot-spots.

Local businesses are the secret to all the best trips – they are bursting with inside knowledge and a passion for sharing their favourite spots to ride, climb, surf or ski.

Even better, growing the local adventure economy creates a virtuous circle, with local communities incentivised to protect the amazing environments which attracted these visitors in the first place.

Fast forward to June 2017 and 90,000 nights of adventure have been booked, with customers all leaving 5 star reviews. We are now expanding our range of trekking, kayaking and adventure based trips to the world’s wildest places.

What’s the Challenge?

High quality content is central to our mission. To create a super pleasurable booking experience, every trip we sell needs to be carefully written up using a consistent format and expert attention to detail.

As the number of local suppliers and volume of trips we offer expands, so to does our need for reliable writers to help us edit and load these trips to make them available to customers.

That’s where you come in 🙂

If you’re interested in the role, please check out the full job description and apply via Upwork following this link

We’re Hiring! Join our Ski Team

Update: Role is now filled. Get in touch by email with your CV to be considered for future opportunities.  


We’re looking for some fresh friendly faces to join our growing ski team as customer experience managers.


This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast growing and award-winning travel tech startup en route to becoming the global marketplace for booking specialist holidays and experiences.

We’re currently focusing on ski holidays and have doubled our bookings year on year, with your hands on deck we’ll grow even faster.

We believe there are some things in life that you simply don’t buy ‘off the shelf’. A ski holiday is one of those things. Each and every group that comes to us has their own unique requirements, preferences and quirks. By combining our clever-clogs matching algorithms with human intuition we get our groups gliding through the booking process and onto the slopes. Don’t just take our word for it!

We’re passionate about making it easier to book tailor-made adventure holidays, whilst helping micro-entrepreneurs around the world make a great living doing what they love.

If that resonates with you, please get in touch.


The ideal candidate:

  • You are competitive, sales driven and thrive on a target based environment.
  • You get the ins and outs of booking a ski holiday.
  • You love talking about skiing and/or snowboarding.
  • You have spent time in ski resorts across the Alps.
  • You have plenty of sales experience.
  • You crave an entrepreneurial environment.
  • You’re positive and assertive.
  • You’re proactive and not afraid to pick up the phone.
  • When you do pick up the phone, you don’t go all weird.
  • You think life’s far too short to wear ties.

The responsibilities:

  • Providing first class support to ski groups who are using our platform to gather quotes for their holiday.
  • Ensuring guests have all the information they need to make the right decision for their group.
  • Hunting down sales and get those bookings across the line.
  • Taking all the pain and suffering out of booking a ski holiday.
  • Contacting and reaching a partnership agreement with new holiday providers. The harder they are to find the better.
  • Maintaining our #1 spot on TrustPilot for great customer service.

The pay:

Base salary plus generous and uncapped sales commissions. Uncapped so the more sales you facilitate, the more you take home.

The perks:

  • Trips to experience and review our lovely ski chalets.
  • Work with a small entrepreneurial team in an environment where great ideas are actively encouraged
  • Attend startup socials and industry events.
  • Opportunities to learn about all areas of growing a business.
  • High earning potential and performance-based bonuses.

Location:

Working with our founding team in London town.

Much Better HQ


Apply:

Please email bee@muchbetteradventures.com and let us know why you’d be great. Following a phone call, we’ll arrange interviews with selected applicants in London.

We’re Hiring! Supply Growth Manager

Update: Role is now filled. Get in touch by email with your CV to be considered for future opportunities.  


We’re seeking someone to help us scale into new destinations and significantly grow the number of independent suppliers we work with.


We’re a fast-growing and award-winning travel tech startup en route to becoming the global marketplace for booking specialist holidays and experiences with awesome local hosts.

We’re passionate about making it easier to book tailor-made, unique experiences (don’t just take our word for it!), whilst helping micro-entrepreneurs around the world make a great living doing what they love.

We’re quickly expanding into loads of new destinations and markets.  We’d want you to bring those oft hard-to-find, local specialists onto the platform for our customers to book with.

If this is a challenge that resonates with you, please get in touch.

Key role and responsibilities:

This is a challenging and multi-faceted role requiring marketing, sales, business development and partnership building skills. Would suit someone creative, tenacious and ambitious.

  • Developing scalable strategies and strategic partnerships to increase supply in new destinations
  • Managing the on boarding process for these new suppliers
  • Supporting new and existing hosts to perform well on our platform

The ideal person:

  • Creative, energetic and systematic
  • Ready to get your hands dirty
  • Self-motivated, highly ambitious, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, multi-task and smash targets
  • Ability to connect with small local vendors and quickly build relationships
  • Passion for travel and adventure

The perks:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonuses
  • Work with a fast-growing entrepreneurial team in an environment where great ideas are actively encouraged
  • Flexible working environment
  • Trips to meet and review our amazing suppliers

Location:

Working with our founding team in London (Oxford Circus). We will also consider remote workers.

Starting:

ASAP

Apply:

Please email sam@muchbetteradventures.com with your CV/LinkedIn profile and a quick bit on why you’d be great.

We’re Hiring! Full stack Django developers

Update: Role is now filled. Get in touch by email with your CV to be considered for future opportunities.  


We are seeking  talented Senior Full Stack Django developers to join our team on a full time basis.


This is an opportunity for great developers to join a fast-growing and award-winning travel tech startup en route to becoming the global marketplace for booking specialist holidays and experiences with awesome local hosts.

We’re passionate about making it easier to book tailor-made, unique experiences (don’t just take our word for it!), whilst helping micro-entrepreneurs around the world make a great living doing what they love.

If that resonates with you, please get in touch.

Requirements:

We are seeking full stack web developers to help implement new features and designs for the existing Django web site.

Must have experience of:

  • Python/Django (+extras: celery, restframework, etc)
  • Postgres/postgis
  • HTML
  • LESS or similar e.g. SASS
  • jQuery / Backbone / Underscore

Experience with UX design and the ability to test different options quantitatively would be a plus.

You should have numerous years of experience. Start up experience is a big plus.

You’ll be joining the CTO as the first full time dev hire and will be expected to work independently and come up with your own solutions to problems. This is very much a senior position so you shouldn’t require any handholding!

Experience managing a remote team a bonus. Fluent English speakers required.

Perks:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonuses
  • Work with a fast-growing entrepreneurial team in an environment where great ideas are actively encouraged
  • Flexible working environment
  • Trips to experience and review our amazing suppliers

Location:

London or remote (+/- 2 hrs time difference and with easy train/plane ride to London for frequent visits)

No agencies please. Your emails will be ignored!

We’re hiring! Digital Marketing Lead

Update: Role is now filled. Get in touch by email with your CV to be considered for future opportunities.  


Talented, creative and hungry digital marketer? Love nothing more than to take the glory for scaling a travel marketplace? Apply within!


We are looking for great people to join a fast-growing and award-winning travel tech startup en route to becoming the global marketplace for booking specialist holidays and experiences with awesome local hosts.

We’re passionate about making it easier to book tailor-made, unique experiences (don’t just take our word for it!), whilst helping micro-entrepreneurs around the world make a great living doing what they love.

If that resonates with you, please get in touch.


Key role and responsibilities:

  • First dedicated full time marketer to join us in house
  • Take the lead on strategy, team building  and delivery across key channels – be it social, email, PPC, SEM, SEO, PR, affiliate, content marketing or anything else you think of.
  • Generally spear head innovative (or just simple and successful) ways to drive growth.

The ideal person:

  • Data-driven and growth hacky (excuse the term) 🙂
  • Successfully led the marketing for a digital/eCommerce/marketplace start up
  • Self-motivated, highly ambitious, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • A bit of basic design / coding experience wouldn’t go amiss
  • Passion for travel, adventure and start up life!

The perks:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonuses
  • Work with a fast-growing entrepreneurial team in an environment where great ideas are actively encouraged
  • Flexible working environment
  • Trips to experience and review our amazing suppliers

Location:

Working with our founding team in London (Oxford Circus). We will consider remote workers.

Starting:

ASAP

Apply: 

Please email sam@muchbetteradventures.com with your CV/LinkedIn profile and a quick bit on why you’d be great.

No agencies please. 

Hiring: 3 month Sales and Marketing Intern

We have the opportunity for an ambitious individual to join us for a 3 month sales and marketing internship.

This would be a great chance for someone looking to gain experience in the exciting tech start up world, whilst picking up skills and insights that will help you break in to the travel industry, into wider sales / marketing / account management roles, or indeed go on to start your own business.

You’ll be working closely with the founding team, and get to chat about skiing all day too, which frankly makes life a lot more interesting than the corporate internship programs going.

The position will be unpaid, but office space and travel allowance provided. Previous interns have gone on to build some really exciting careers – editing the Uk’s leading MTB and road bike magazines, developed careers in the civil service, done PhD’s, and um, never left us.

You will be given a project with very clear goals to get your teeth into, provided full support and training throughout, and leave with a full reference and list of achievements from the project. Outstanding interns may find a job waiting for them at the end.

The key element of your project will be to work with the Head of Sales on reaching out to ski holiday partners. This will involve:

  • Reviewing customer enquiries, identifying suitable ski holiday providers for that customer and getting quotes for them
  • Contacting and reaching a partnership agreement with new holiday providers
  • Managing the account set up and playing an important communication role in the early days – providing advise and answering questions where needed.

As a small team you will also have a hand in other areas of the business, and gain a good overall understanding of the different elements involved in successful sales and marketing strategies.

This will include;

  • content creation, editing and seo management
  • social media and email marketing campaigns
  • product management
  • client and customer support

Location

Working with our team in either Bristol or London. Office and travel space provided.

Applying

Please email alex@muchbetteradventures.com and let us know why you would be perfect. We will arrange interviews with selected applicants in either Bristol or London.

Hiring: Ski Mad Customer Experience Manager

We delight groups by saving them time and effort finding their perfect ski holiday.

Check out our recent customer reviews and you’ll see what we are about.

2500 people booked through us in the last 12 months, and that number is growing fast. It’s high time we found someone to join the founding team, to help us bring holiday planning happiness to more and more customers like these.

We are looking for someone hugely ambitious, who gets excited by the idea of shaking up a tired and inefficient market.

Our disruptive approach to accommodation search and holiday planning starts with skiing, but that’s not where this story will end.  

You

The more experience you have in ski or travel related sales and sales management the better, though this is not your typical travel sales role – you’ll need to bring both your past experience and a head for innovation.

This role could also be ideal for an entrepreneurial-minded graduate, or someone looking to break into the travel industry for the first time. We look at people as much as we look at CV’s.

Of course, you have a natural passion for skiing and could talk about it all day.

Your days will be busy, sometimes frenetic, but you’re the sort of person who thrives on that right? You can write a great email or make someone laugh on the phone, even when you have got 10 others waiting.

You are a team player, a great communicator and love to hit a target. You have all the time in the world for your customers, and are clearly capable of building and leading a great team of like-minded people.

The role

We are a small team at the moment, so you are going to have a hand in all aspects of a growing start up tech business.

As the champion of brilliant customer service, you’ll work closely with the founders to shape the development and direction of the website, and company as a whole.

As the business evolves, so will your role. The day to day bread and butter is initially all about building great relationships with customers and travel suppliers, meeting sales targets along the way.

The main day to day tasks initially include:

  • Rapidly responding to customer enquiries, ensuring we understand their needs and offering advice where needed.
  • Following up to check the quotes they receive though our magic system are what they were looking for, support them in the booking process as required.
  • Managing varied customer and supplier support requests that come in
  • Managing communication and support for both existing travel suppliers, and new travel suppliers we are simultaneously recruiting.
  • Managing and evolving our consumer facing email marketing campaigns

We will also simultaneously be looking for your input in:

  • Evaluating customer feedback and requirements to identify valuable improvements to the user experience
  • Critically evaluating sales processes, and working with the founding team to develop and implement the longer term sales expansion strategy

Pay

Full time role. A competitive salary based on experience. Possibility of vested equity for the right person.

Location

Working with founders in office in either Bristol or London. Potential for flexible and remote working when required (yes, that does include being in the Alps).

Applying

Please email alex@muchbetteradventures.com and let us know why you would be perfect. We will arrange interviews in Bristol or London for selected applicants.

Recruitment agents – no contact please. 🙂

Image – our CTO Guy making the most of the fresh stuff in Avoriaz last spring