Careers at Real Gap Experience

Want to know more about Team Real Gap Experience?

Work for Real Gap Experience:

Senior Marketing Manager

This is an exciting new role with responsibility for managing the brand marketing for two of the leading youth travel brands Gap 360 and Real Gap Experience.

You'll have a proven track record in the travel industry of creating marketing campaigns that have successfully grown a brand

You'll manage a staff of 3 and work alongside our Marketing Consultant (who handles ppc). You'll report to a Company Director


  • Brand ownership & Planning
  • Responsibility for the delivery of an integrated marketing plan for each respective brands
  • Email
  • Ownerships of the delivery of email, content and communications ensuring a consistent brand image.
  • Responsibility for planning of all marketing email campaigns, producing the content and creative in line with targeted campaigns and sales requirements.
  • Management of all triggered emails to customers pre-booking, utilising opportunity to increase communications and upsell opportunities.
  • Responsibility of reporting on email performance and budget.
  • Content & Creative
  • Ownership of brand identity and ensuring all creative is consistent with the brand guidelines.
  • Designing of all creative artwork for the website, email communications and other material such as online brochures.
  • Ownership of ensuring content accuracy, and that all communications to customers portrays the product, offer and meets our brand guidelines.
  • Video editing to ensure website content is kept updated and engaging to customers.
  • Partnerships
  • Source and delivery of partnerships relevant to the brands in support of campaign activity with the aim of growing engagement and relevancy.
  • Management of blogger relationships to aid brand growth and relevant content creation.
  • Reporting & Insight
  • Report on campaigns and activity results against objectives, providing insights into key successes and learnings to be applied to future activity.
  • Report on email marketing campaigns to ensure future campaigns target the most responsive and most valuable customers.
  • Use of google analytics to report on website performance and goal conversions. Utilise this analysis to aid future campaigns and work towards increasing data acquisition for the sales team.

What We're Looking For

  • Practical marketing experience, ideally from the travel industry
  • A friendly, people-person who can lead a team
  • Strong organisation skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritise under pressure
  • A proven track record of excellent copy writing skills
  • Experience with launching a new website and brand
  • Strong creative flair with the ability to use Adobe Creative Suite or similar
  • Ability to video edit (not essential)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Logical and analytical thinker
  • Ability to build strong working relationships

Flight Sales Coordinator

Have you been travelling... Can you sell?

Real Gap Experience is a leading gap year travel provider offering over 150 different trips in over 50 countries.

We need another flight sales coordinator to sell flights to our customers. You will work in a friendly young open-plan office in central Tunbridge Wells, just 5 minutes walk from the station. It's an exciting job, every day you'll be booking people to places like Bangkok, Sydney, Johannesburg, Auckland, New York and Quito.

Ideally you will be experienced in flight sales and in using GDS systems (we use Amadeus). And it would be great if you have travelled to some of our destinations too. But we would also consider training someone who has been travelling to become a qualified flights coordinator

We can offer you an excellent package with a good basic salary and a generous incentive plan. On target earnings £25,000.

Send your cv and a covering letter including your travel history to [email protected].

PHP Web Developer

Like to travel?

Got at least two years commercial PHP experience?

Join an exciting travel company with travel benefits!

Real Gap Experience is a leading tour operator specialising in gap year travel for young adults. We need another PHP web developer to join the team. You'll be developing websites and maintaining existing sites, and there is a lot of opportunity for personal growth.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Development of websites using PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, JQuery & Ajax (OOP techniques would be useful)
  • Creation of fully responsive pages using HTML5 & CSS3 (SASS & Twitter Bootstrap)
  • Utilising JSON/XML web services and APIs
  • Experience with GIT & JIRA would be useful

You'll join a young team in an open plan relaxed office. You'll get 25 days holiday, travel discounts and a competitive salary in line with your experience.

A minimum 2 years' commercial experience is required

Interested? Please send your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]

The Office

We're recently moved from the seaside city of Brighton to beautiful Tunbridge Wells. Located right above Pret (how convenient!) we're within a short hop, skip and a jump away from the centre of town. 

Our address: Top Floor, 121-123 Mount Pleasant Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1QR

Real Training & Development

We're a little bit biased, but we reckon that we've got one of the best teams, ever. We're all really friendly, so after an introduction to the rest of the team you're sure to feel right at home right away! You'll undergo a training programme so you'll be aware of all of our product, as well as the programmes we use daily in house. There's always room for development and progression within the company too, so there's no limits as to where you could end up!

Real Benefits

We offer fab salaries, a good commission scheme for sales staff, team social events and great overseas travel opportunities (woop!).