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Working with us

Our business is a people business, and we’re in the business of providing our guests with the ultimate holiday experience. Family owned and run, we foster universally high standards and take a strongly ethical approach when dealing with our employees.

We are always on the lookout for talented and hardworking individuals to join our team. People who have the qualities needed for exceptional customer care, a willingness to contribute whatever it takes, and a genuine love of UK holidays. If this sounds like you, we need to talk.

We believe that every staff member deserves to have an effective workplace where he or she feels valued, is treated fairly, and is given the means to thrive, succeed and be happy. As an Investors In People award-winner, we believe in playing to people’s strengths and take delight in seeing our employees develop and grow within the business.

We are proud of our reputation for flexibility and fairness as an employer, providing a professional, innovative and fun place to work. If you’re interested in joining our team, take a look at the current opportunities listed below.

 


South Devon Operations Manager | The Original Cottage Company

Responsible for the day to day management of our growing business in South Devon, this role provides a fantastic opportunity to join The Original Cottage Company (TOCC), one of the major players in the UK self-catering industry. Our success is founded on the quality, service and expertise offered by the growing number of locally based holiday cottage agencies across England and Wales which make up the TOCC family.

Overseeing 4 offices in Dartmouth, Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Torquay the South Devon we are now looking for an experienced Operations Manager to lead, develop and drive their successful businesses in this beautiful part of the South West.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be comfortable to take charge of, and delegate to, other people and direct their thinking and activities
  • Have a sense of fun and the ability to ‘lift’ your team in a friendly, helpful, supportive manner
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a persuasive, sales-oriented approach
  • High levels of customer service experience
  • Efficient, organised, a competent administrator and manager of resources possessing a good balance of ‘doing’ and more strategic thinking
  • A high level of personal drive and determination to achieve results and job satisfaction

A full job description is available on request.

 


Purchase Ledger Clerk | The Original Cottage Company

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our busy accounts department in Reepham (Norfolk) for a part-time Purchase Ledger Clerk. If you like working within a busy team, and have previous experience in a similar position using Sage and have good Excel skills, then we would love to hear from you. 

Please send your CV and covering letter to Michelle Pooley at jobs@originalcottages.co.uk. The closing date for applications is Friday 18th August 2017, but we encourage early applications for the position. You can find a full job description by clicking here. We look forward to hearing from you!

 


Operations Support | The Original Cottage Company

The Original Cottage Company has a part-time position available as part of our Sales Support Team based in the Market Square, Reepham.

The role involves working within our sales and service team. It’s a fast-paced environment and you’ll need to be an excellent communicator, confident in your own ability, with a ‘can-do’ attitude.

The full job description can be found here as a pdf.

To apply please send a covering email and your CV to jobs@originalcottages.co.uk

 


Graduate Management Training Programme | The Original Cottage Company

The Original Cottage Company is one of the major players in the UK self-catering industry. Our success is founded on the quality, service and expertise offered by the growing number of locally based holiday cottage agencies across England and Wales which make up the TOCC family.

Many of our brands are local market-leaders in their area, making our award-winning business first choice for self-catering properties in many of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations. Despite our success and continued growth, we are proud to remain a true family business with a strong set of values which guide and inform the way we work.

We are currently recruiting for our 2017 Graduate Recruitment scheme. As part of this scheme we have a structured initial learning programme for 6 months, followed by our continuous learning programme over 2-3 years.

As part of our Graduate Management Training Programme we are now looking for a high-calibre, recent graduate to fast-track to a management position via our structured management training scheme.

This is a great job which provides the opportunity to travel to lots of different parts of the UK (always nice places by dint of what we do!), working with different people in a fast paced and exciting holiday service environment.

If you are highly ambitious and interested in the opportunity to work for a market leading company that can offer generous benefits and opportunities for future career development, apply now! For a full job description click here.

Please send your CV and covering letter to Tom Ellis at jobs@originalcottages.co.uk. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 31st August 2017, but we encourage early applications for the position. We look forward to hearing from you.