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WHY DON'T YOU COME
AND JOIN ALTERNATIVE AIRLINES?

Considering a career in the travel industry? Enjoy coming up with new ideas and not afraid to try something new? Alternative Airlines is a young growing company that strives to provide an accessible flight for everyone all over the world. We have a diverse range of e-commerce and digital jobs to offer.

 
 

Vacancy Head of SEO

Key area: Digital marketing and SEO
Salary: Depending on experience
Attendance: Full time
 

Alternative Airlines is a fast growing Online Travel Agent, and our ongoing mission is to empower anyone in the world to book a flight easily. Every booking and every customer counts to us!

To help us reach our mission we have built a strong online presence, www.alternativeairlines.com, with an ultra-quick flight booking capability and an expanding, global customer base of delighted consumers. With a renewed customer-focused approach to a huge, well-established market for air travel, the organisation has built a reputation for innovation, attention to detail and doing things differently. We enjoyed a period of high growth with yearly growth rates of 86% from £2.9m to £19.0m from 2016 to 2019.

What is happening now:

Whilst demand for air travel is understandably reduced at the moment, we are extremely excited for the recovery as country borders are opened and travel restrictions are lifted.

Even during this time, whilst our growth may have slowed, we are still growing, and therefore need to expand our team to include a committed, collaborative and capable Head of SEO. Whoever is successful will be welcomed from day one onto our decision-making management team.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for a talented and dynamic individual with experience of SEO tactics, management, implementation and strategy to execute our digital marketing strategy, which is at the core of our success. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and implementing all SEO activities including content strategy, link building and keyword strategy to increase rankings across all major search networks. In addition to this, the successful candidate will also be responsible for testing and developing new customer acquisition channels and strategies outside of SEO.

This position requires strategic, tactical and professional leadership including the ability to develop a high-performing 5-person team, capable of executing and enhancing our SEO approach and customer acquisition strategy.

The Role

  • Conduct on-page and technical SEO analysis to find opportunities for performance improvements
  • Document, test, launch, and measure new SEO initiatives
  • Keep up to date with the latest SEO updates and announcements and apply them to overall SEO strategy when relevant
  • Develop and implement link building strategy with relevant organisations and sites
  • Lead the team to deliver the customer acquisition strategy and ideas that they propose, encouraging and coaching them along the way
  • Identify strategic opportunities and prioritize them against other tactical actions to achieve a balance of short term and long term performance
  • Understand and improve our content offering
  • Develop and test new customer acquisition channels and strategies outside of SEO

Essential Skills

  • 3 years plus proven commercial SEO experience and results generation
  • Strategic approach to effective and proven SEO best practice techniques and problem solving
  • Expert knowledge of Google Analytics, Google Search Console and SEO software tools (Ahrefs)
  • Ability to manage own workload to ensure that individual, team and company targets are achieved
  • Proven experience in non-SEO digital marketing channels
  • A passion for SEO and digital marketing is a must!
  • An understanding of HTML, CSS and web standards is useful
  • Some digital agency experience would be advantageous
  • 3 years experience in SEO (preferred)

Why Work with Us

  • Competitive salary
  • Our people matter, they are what drives our success. Therefore we have created a culture where we put our people first
  • We understand the importance of having a good work life balance
  • We are multiple small teams working together to reach our mission
  • We challenge ourselves daily, and move at pace
  • We try new things, make decisions on them quickly
  • Modern office with free parking
 

If you want to help us on our mission and the above job description and our values match your skills and experience then we urge you to apply for this role. We want great, entrepreneurial, enthusiastic, motivated people to join our team, and we look forward to hearing from you!

**Please no recruitment agencies**

COVID-19 considerations:

Our office is currently open, but we have a flexible approach for our employees to be able to work from home or to come into the office. We do encourage our staff to come in for some of their working time, and the office is fully COVID-19 compliant.

 

 

Vacancy Backend Developer

Key area: Backend developer
Salary: Depending on experience
Attendance: Full time
 

Alternative Airlines is a fast growing Online Travel Agent, and our ongoing mission is to empower anyone in the world to book a flight easily. Every booking and every customer counts to us!

To help us reach our mission we have built a strong online presence, www.alternativeairlines.com, with an ultra-quick flight booking capability and an expanding, global customer base of delighted consumers. With a renewed customer-focused approach to a huge, well-established market for air travel, the organisation has built a reputation for innovation, attention to detail and doing things differently. We enjoyed a period of high growth with yearly growth rates of 86% from £2.9m to £19.0m from 2016 to 2019.

What is happening now:

Whilst demand for air travel is understandably reduced at the moment, we are extremely excited for the recovery as country borders are opened and travel restrictions are lifted.

Even during this time, whilst our growth may have slowed, we are still growing, and therefore need to expand our team to include a committed, collaborative and capable Backend Developer.

What does our Tech Team look like?

We are continuing to grow and are building a fantastic Tech team of front-end and back-end developers and designers to continually develop and enhance the platform.

Our entrepreneurial and creative culture enables our Tech team to work with many different types of frameworks and tools such as React, Laravel, Docker, Redis and DynamoDB. The role will have real responsibility and decision-making authority to control and develop the platform of Alternativeairlines.com. We don’t offshore, and we don’t take on contractors. You will be a part of our team, and your input is valued. We’ll listen to your ideas, and you’ll get the chance to bring them to life.

What does this role look like?

  • The role will be focused on the back-end development of Alternative Airlines’ platform and projects. Projects are wide-ranging and we allow all the developers the flexibility to work on projects that interest them. Projects include API integrations with major payment partners such as PayPal, Affirm and Klarna and with technology partners and direct integrations with airlines.
  • Other upcoming projects include developing the platform of Alternative Airlines from an English-only site into a multi-language site attractive to our global customer base and API integrations to broaden the scope of Alternative Airlines offering.
  • In addition, this role will be focused on improving the efficiency of the Alternative Airlines’ operations via technology.

Essential Skills

  • Experience with PHP and MySQL essential
  • Experience with Laravel useful (preferred)
  • Comfortable working with HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Experience with building or consuming web services and APIs
  • Understanding and experience using Git
  • Entrepreneurial

Why Work with Us

  • Competitive salary
  • Our people matter, they are what drives our success. Therefore we have created a culture where we put our people first
  • We understand the importance of having a good work life balance
  • We are multiple small teams working together to reach our mission
  • We challenge ourselves daily, and move at pace
  • We try new things, make decisions on them quickly
  • Modern office with free parking
 

If you want to help us on our mission and the above job description and our values match your skills and experience then we urge you to apply for this role. We want great, entrepreneurial, enthusiastic, motivated people to join our team, and we look forward to hearing from you!

COVID-19 considerations:

Our office is currently open, but we have a flexible approach for our employees to be able to work from home or to come into the office. We do encourage our staff to come in for some of their working time, and the office is fully COVID-19 compliant.

 

 

Vacancy Head of Finance

Key area: Finance
Salary: Depending on experience
Attendance: Full time
 

Alternative Airlines is a fast growing Online Travel Agent, and our ongoing mission is to empower anyone in the world to book a flight easily. Every booking and every customer counts to us!

To help us reach our mission we have built a strong online presence, www.alternativeairlines.com, with an ultra-quick flight booking capability and an expanding, global customer base of delighted consumers. With a renewed customer-focused approach to a huge, well-established market for air travel, the organisation has built a reputation for innovation, attention to detail and doing things differently. We enjoyed a period of high growth with yearly growth rates of 86% from £2.9m to £19.0m from 2016 to 2019.

What is happening now:

Whilst demand for air travel is understandably reduced at the moment, we are extremely excited for the recovery as country borders are opened and travel restrictions are lifted.

Even during this time, whilst our growth may have slowed, we are still growing, and therefore need to expand our team to include a committed, collaborative and capable Head of Finance. Whoever is successful will be welcomed from day one onto our decision-making management team.

What we are looking for:

This position requires strategic, tactical and professional leadership including the ability to develop a high-performing team, capable of supporting our continued growth with timely and accurate accounts whilst maintaining tight financial controls. The role combines the traditional aspects of a financial controller with an important emphasis on the preparation of management accounts, budgeting, forecasting and cash flow management alongside financial and tax strategies. As Head of Finance, you will personally develop the Alternative Airlines Finance Team, from its current base of three people, keeping it in step with the carefully planned and significant growth targets.

Whilst building strong relationships with an exceptionally talented management team, you will need to have the ambition to maintain the highest of professional standards. This is a long-term career opportunity and an opportunity for you to enter into a high-tech environment, becoming a major part of the decision-making process and contributing to our continued success in this unique, diverse and engaging industry.

What does this role look like?

Reporting directly to the Managing Director, who will also be responsible for your personal development, your responsibilities will be:

  • Preparation of the monthly management accounts and yearly financial statements
  • Oversee cash flow management and managing accounts payable
  • Provide leadership to manage a three person financial function including development of effective financial functions and streamline process and operations
  • Preparation of budgets and financial plans with cash flow projections
  • Formulating financial strategy, tax strategy and risk management strategy
  • Leading Alternative Airlines’ discussions with banks, payment partners and suppliers
  • Directing audit and compliance activities – reconciling balance sheets and liaising with auditors
  • Account for a small number of intercompany transactions between the Group
  • Implementing and maintaining performance measures and internal controls including FX risk
  • Present financial reports to the Alternative Airlines Management Team
  • Being responsible for payroll, VAT and HMRC processes
  • Staying up date with technological advances and accounting software to be used for financial purposes

Essential Skills

  • Strong technical accounting knowledge including Sage experiencel
  • Proven ability to lead change and improve processes
  • Creating statutory accounts
  • Fully qualified accounting (ACA, ACCA and CIMA)
  • Experience running annual audit
  • Experience in multi-currency environment
  • Cost analysis of bank and credit card charges
  • Experience in travel or a high-volume, low-margin business preferable, but not essential
  • Ability to develop, inspire and engage with colleagues and finance team members

Why Work with Us

  • Competitive salary
  • Our people matter, they are what drives our success. Therefore we have created a culture where we put our people first
  • We understand the importance of having a good work life balance
  • We are multiple small teams working together to reach our mission
  • We challenge ourselves daily, and move at pace
  • We try new things, make decisions on them quickly
  • Modern office with free parking
 

If you want to help us on our mission and the above job description and our values match your skills and experience then we urge you to apply for this role. We want great, entrepreneurial, enthusiastic, motivated people to join our team, and we look forward to hearing from you!

COVID-19 considerations:

Our office is currently open, but we have a flexible approach for our employees to be able to work from home or to come into the office. We do encourage our staff to come in for some of their working time, and the office is fully COVID-19 compliant.

 

 

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