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CAREERS AT HILLS BALFOUR:   We are often looking for experienced Travel PR, Sales and Marketing and MICE experts, as well as new stars of the future. If that is you and you are interested in a possible career at Hills Balfour, please send your up to date CV with a covering letter which includes your notice period and your current salary to Samanthah@hillsbalfour.com    

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS, ONLY CANDIDATES INVITED TO INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED.

 

1. PR Account Manager                                                                                               

This is a rare opportunity to join our dynamic and creative team reporting directly into a PR Account Director.

Due to a high profile new business win, we are seeking a highly motivated and organised Account Manager within our PR division, who can take a lead in managing day-to-day activity for one of our flagship clients. We are looking for a well-established PR professional with a proven track record in the travel sector. The successful candidate will be a graduate with at least three years’ PR experience.

He / She should have a strong eye for detail and maintain good media contacts across the travel and lifestyle sectors. The successful candidate will also have excellent writing skills and a strong understanding of social media, as well as the ability to initiate and organise media events, trade shows and press trips.

The ideal candidate will have a resilient character and must have personal or professional knowledge of the USA. He / She will form part of an enthusiastic, passionate, dedicated, flexible and energetic team, as well as being able to work on his/her own initiative in a demanding and challenging environment.

To apply please send a covering letter and include your current CV, salary details and notice period / availability, quoting the reference MM1707 to sarahm@hillsbalfour.com

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2. PR Account Executive                                                                                           

We are currently recruiting a PR Account Executive to become part of the UK’s leading PR and representation agency serving the travel and tourism industry from our central London offices.

The ideal candidate will be educated to graduate level and should have a minimum of a year’s experience working in PR and a particular advantage if in travel PR. You must be able to work and thrive in a fast pace environment. Outstanding written and spoken communication skills are a prerequisite, and the successful candidate will have confidence and have the ability to work not only under their own initiative but also as part of a larger, dynamic and creative team. We want someone who is motivated and above all, organised, with a keen eye for detail as well as a passion for travel!

Based in the Southwark / London Bridge area, the successful candidate should be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of Public Relations. The candidate will work with some amazing destinations, tour operators and innovative travel products within Europe, the US and the globe beyond. Daily press office activity will include writing press releases and copy writing, developing and selling-in stories, as well as coordinating events.

This is a great opportunity to join the leading and most exciting agency in the industry and cement your career in travel PR at a time of fast growth and high energy.

To apply please send a covering letter and include your current CV, salary details and notice period / availability, quoting the reference CFGA1708 to sarahm@hillsbalfour.com

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3. PR Account Manager / Senior Account Manager                                                 

We are looking for 2 established PR Account Managers to join our ever expanding and award-winning PR team.

One position would be to be part of our in-house team in our client’s Westend prestigious offices and part of a dedicated full rep team, offering exciting opportunities for travel and events in the UK and overseas.

The other is leading a small and autonomous team on a varied portfolio of clients in our central London / city offices in Southwark and reporting into one of our Account Directors.

We are seeking highly motivated, organised and strategic individuals, who can take a lead in managing some of our flagship and long-standing accounts. We are looking for well-established PR professionals with a proven track record in the travel sector. The successful candidate will be a graduate with at least 3 years’ Travel PR experience.

You should have the ability to manage staff, have a strong eye for detail and maintain good media contacts across the travel and lifestyle sectors. You will also have an excellent understanding of social media and be able to develop & direct PR and social media campaigns, as well as the ability to initiate and organise media events, trade shows and press trips.

You will have a strong character and show a passion for travel. You will form part of an enthusiastic, flexible and energetic team, and demonstrate an ability to work on your own initiative as well as being able to lead and motivate a team in a demanding and challenging and fast-paced environment.

To apply please send a covering letter and include your current CV, salary details and notice period / availability, quoting the reference MMJD1712 to sarahm@hillsbalfour.com

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4. Social Media Manager                                                                                         

We have a unique and hugely exciting new opportunity for a full-time Social Media Manager to join our growing team. Working from our central London offices, we are looking for someone who will create and curate content, develop digital campaigns and liaise with influencers for a number of large and exciting travel brands across the world.

The ideal candidate will be educated to graduate level and should have strong experience working within social media. You must be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of social media strategy and platforms and have outstanding written and communication skills. You should also have experience in delivering successful social media campaigns.

Applicants must be able to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment and should have the confidence to work under their own initiative as well as collaboratively alongside the wider team. We are looking for someone who is motivated, energetic, organised and creative with the ability to multi-task, prioritise and take full responsibility of their own workload. You should have flawless execution and an eye for detail. A passion for travel is also advantageous. 

Daily activities will include writing and managing original, high-quality and engaging content across multiple platforms; developing and executing digital campaigns and strategies; reporting; exploring new social media opportunities; and liaising with influencers. The candidate will also be responsible for communicating brand voice and developing best practice guidelines for the wider company as well as implementing new features to develop brand awareness such as promotions and competitions. 

This is a great opportunity to join the UK’s leading PR and representation agency at an exciting time of unprecedented fast growth.

To apply please send a covering letter and include your current CV, salary details and notice period / availability to sarahm@hillsbalfour.com quoting reference AS1711.

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5. Sales & Marketing Account Manager                                                                    

We have a truly exciting opportunity for a dynamic and driven individual to join our Marketing Communications division as a Marketing Account Manager working for our newly won flagship client. Though travel in the UK and overseas is part of the job, the position is based in Hills Balfour’s newly refurbished offices in Southwark / London Bridge.

The Marketing Account Manager will be responsible for the successful planning and implementation of all marketing strategies and initiatives for flagship US client, including campaign, promotion and partnership management, identifying cooperative marketing opportunities, competitive oversight and trend insights, as well as audience development, public relations support, reporting and routine administrative duties.

Educated to graduate level, the successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the ability to plan and execute marketing campaigns with a proven track record in analysing the marketplace and exceeding expectations. We are looking for a highly motivated and organised completer finisher with a keen eye for detail. The ideal candidate will be an established Account Manager with two to three years’ experience working in a similar role in-house or agency-side and a background in destination marketing and/or the travel industry is a distinct advantage.

The role presents excellent opportunities for career development, with the possible expansion of responsibilities to include the implementation of marketing activity in Ireland and Europe.

If you think you have what it takes, get in touch! Please send your CV with a cover letter stating your required notice period, salary expectation and why you would be a perfect fit for this role to sarahm@hillsbalfour.com quoting reference RW1710.

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6. MICE Account Executive

You will ideally be educated to a degree level and have at least a years’ experience working within the UK MICE and/or Association sectors, either for a hotel, event agency or DMC. The successful candidate will provide administrative support and assistance to the MICE account team to develop sales and implement key activities to ensure excellent market penetration for our destination convention bureau clients. Key activities will include sales meetings, educational forums, trade shows, b2b networking events and hospitality events with primary objective to generate business enquiries to our destination clients.  You will be expected to maintain an up to date trade database in the MICE market and accurate records of all sales and marketing activities to include in monthly and quarterly year reports, whilst keeping abreast of industry developments and market trends, reading key industry media outlets, researching new potential clients for sales appointments.

The candidate will need to be highly presentable, have a high attention to detail and ability use their own initiative.

To apply, please send a covering letter including your current salary / expectation, notice period, enclosing your CV to sarahm@hillsbalfour.com quoting ref HR1709.

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7. Sales & Marketing Account Executive

Hills Balfour is the market leader in travel and tourism representation, public relations and consumer marketing. We are currently looking to recruit an eager Sales & Marketing Account Executive to promote our Indian Ocean client.

Ideally educated to degree level, the candidate will be an excellent communicator, highly presentable, have an eye for detail and be able to use their own initiative.

Skills and experience required:

·         Good tourism industry sales and marketing experience

·         Ideally previous experience of working within the travel and tourism industry

·         Excellent interpersonal, verbal communication and presentation skills

·         Good geographical knowledge of southern England

·         Ability to work and thrive in a multi tasked and fast paced environment

·         Excellent analytical skills

·         Ability to work to strict deadlines and capable of managing and prioritising the workload

·         Proficiency in word, excel and outlook

A clean driving license is essential. The candidate will be required to spend 3 days a week on the road and two days office based with frequent time in head office in London. Overseas travel will be part of the job.

To apply for the position, please email your CV and a covering letter which includes details of your current salary if applicable and, if not expectations along with your current notice period to: sarahm@hillsbalfour.com quoting JM0214

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