Careers


Join the Team

Join our team, and your job is more than a salary.

You discover your love of travel, create lifelong memories for customers, and learn about the history and heritage of Britain and Ireland.

And because we believe in inspiring passionate employees, we share 20% of the company’s profit and offer plenty of opportunities for adventures, fun, and career development.

Check out our current positions below. Every application you make is treated equally and respected for individuality and diversity.




Consultant Part-Time Chief Technology Officer.


To oversee all technical aspects and technological resources of Rabbie's for the purpose of:

  • Serving the business strategy
  • Organisational growth
  • Establishing a technological vision for Rabbie's and leading the company's technological development


Rabbie’s are an internationally recognised tour company, who deliver memorable experiences for small groups of inquisitive travellers, by creating authentic connections between people and places. Our vision is to make the world a better place through travel. Rabbie’s offer a wide range of small group tours and other travel services across locations such as Cornwall, the Lake District, Yorkshire, Ireland, Wales, the Scottish Highlands and islands. We currently have 5 operating centres, including Edinburgh (HQ), London, Glasgow, Inverness and Dublin. In 2019 we are establishing new operations from Manchester and Aberdeen and our ambitions are to take the business into other international markets and this role will be fundamental in helping us achieve our worldwide ambitions.


The successful candidate will have a proven track record in similar positions with excellent leadership skills along with a good technical background and knowledge of the full stack. The right person will have good communication skills and be able to translate between technical and non-technical people.

The current IT team consists of 11 people with a mixture of skills, including front and back end developers, a project manager and agile business owner.


Job Description:

  • Identify competitive advantages and technological trends for the benefit of Rabbie’s
  • Consistently evaluate the technical efficiency and make changes as necessary
  • Work with all departments in the use of new technologies to streamline company policies and rules
  • Conduct research into improving the technological assets of Rabbie's
  • Evaluate new technology and make recommendations on technological solutions
  • Use technological assets to help ease use for employees and clients
  • Make presentations to a board of directors and chief executive officer
  • Directs the development and implementation of policies in instances of a breach e.g. disaster recovery plans, GDPR


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Advanced IT knowledge
  • Critical thinking
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Motivator
  • Technological analysis
  • Website development
  • Research
  • Business
  • Computational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills,
  • Public speaking
  • Presentations
  • Team building
  • Industry knowledge
  • IT terminology
  • Computer network development and maintenance
  • Client management

Particularly advantageous for the role would be knowledge/experience of: -

  • Standards compliant responsive HTML/CSS
  • Good understanding of the DOM
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Experience of working with RESTful APIs
  • PHP/MySQL
  • Relational databases
  • Concrete5/Symfony/Laravel
  • Angularjs
  • ASP/SQL Server
  • AWS
  • Kubernetes
  • Docker
  • Experience of project management, BI and reporting tools (Jira, Pentaho)


What we offer:

In return for working for us we offer a competitive salary and benefits; a unique bonus scheme, holiday entitlement, and a dynamic, innovative, supportive, and friendly working environment where the successful candidate will have a fantastic opportunity to learn and develop in a successful and growing business.

Please download and complete our application form and email it to john.lightbody@rabbies.com or post it to:

Rabbie's Recruitment,
Rabbie’s Trail Burners Ltd,
6 Waterloo Place,
Edinburgh,
EH1 3EG.




Java Developer (Fixed Term Contract 6/12months).


We are looking for a Java Developer to help develop Rabbie's visionary new software platform.

This exciting opportunity has arisen for highly self-motivated Java and Integration Developers which is open to contractors or self-employed consultants/developers looking to join the project team for the next 6 to 12 months to support our IT transformation and Business growth.

The successful candidate will contribute to a new programme of software development implementing a composite of bespoke and commercial components to create a unique system. We are looking for an experienced Java developer with excellent analytical, interpersonal skills and familiarity with Agile methodologies.


Job Description

A high degree of energy, commitment, initiative and enthusiasm is required along with a thirst for knowledge and the will to create and deliver. The successful candidate will have proven ability to organise, prioritise and meet deadlines.

A critical element of this role is strong technical skills and the ability to communicate complex implementation options to non-technical staff in a precise and articulate manner. Awareness of DevOps environments and concerns are a distinct advantage.


Key Responsibilities:

Technical

  • Produce quality code-based artefacts using the laid down documented standards
  • Contribute to design discussions and continuous improvement of development standards
  • Communicate project issues in a timely manner
  • Participate and contribute to agile ceremonies and maintain agile tasks

The successful candidate will be a Clean coder with an appreciation of the SOLID principles of object-oriented software design.


Experience, Skills & Attributes:
Minimum 5 years commercial Java development role with reference-able experience.

Essential

  • Good Java 8 knowledge and OOA/D
  • Demonstrable experience delivering complex systems on time and budget
  • Understanding of JEE toolset
  • JPA Experience and Entity Modelling concerns
  • Good working SQL knowledge
  • Previous experience with MS SQL SERVER or other RDMS
  • Build tools (Maven, Jenkins etc.)
  • Strong working knowledge of SDLC
  • Knowledge of Git
  • Experience of TDD
  • Knowledge of Linux AWS environments
  • Experience of active participation in development planning to ensure maintainability / supportability
  • EIP Patterns - Apache Camel
  • Experience of requirements decomposition techniques
  • Linux skills

Desirable

  • Deployment Automation Tools
  • Experience in cloud-based systems
  • Knowledge of Open source tools and specific concerns relating to these
  • Experience with some of the following tools
    • Eclipse
    • Web containers
    • Camel
    • JMS / AMQP
    • Kubernetes, Docker


What we offer:

In return for working for us, we offer a competitive remuneration on a fixed term contract and a dynamic, innovative, supportive, and friendly working environment where the successful candidate will have a fantastic opportunity to learn and develop in a successful and growing business.

Please download and complete our application form and email it to john.lightbody@rabbies.com or post it to:

Rabbie's Recruitment,
Rabbie’s Trail Burners Ltd,
6 Waterloo Place,
Edinburgh,
EH1 3EG.




Front End Developer – Permanent. Edinburgh Based.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly self-motivated Front End Developer to support our BAU, IT transformation and business growth.

Rabbie’s, Scotland's multi-award winning and longest running small group tour company has a worldwide reputation for the friendliest tours, getting people onto the back roads and showing off the hidden gems of the UK and Ireland. Rabbie’s offer a range of unique, sustainable and inspirational tours to locations such as Cornwall, The Lake District, Yorkshire, Ireland, Wales, the Scottish Highlands and islands.

The successful candidate will contribute to business as usual and will be exposed to a new programme of software development implementing a composite of bespoke and commercial components to create a unique system. We are looking for a Front End Developer with excellent analytical, interpersonal skills and familiarity with Agile methodologies.


Job Description

A high degree of energy, commitment, initiative and enthusiasm is required along with a thirst for knowledge and the will to create and deliver. The successful candidate will have a proven ability to organise, prioritise and meet deadlines.

A critical element of this role is strong technical skills and the ability to communicate complex implementation options to non-technical staff in a precise and articulate manner. Awareness of DevOps environments and concerns are a distinct advantage.


Key Responsibilities:

Technical

  • To produce quality code-based artefacts using the laid down documented standards.
  • Contribute to design discussions and continuous improvement of development standards.
  • Communicate project issues in a timely manner.
  • Participate and contribute to agile ceremonies and maintain agile tasks.


Experience, Skills & Attributes:

Referenceable experience of a commercial Front End Development role.


Essential

  • Standards compliant responsive HTML/CSS
  • Good understanding of the DOM
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Experience of working with RESTful APIs
  • PHP/mySQL
  • Experience working with relational databases

Desirable

  • Concrete5/Symfony/Laravel
  • Angularjs
  • ASP/SQL Server
  • AWS
  • Kubernetes
  • Docker
  • Experience of project management, BI and reporting tools (Jira, Pentaho)


What we offer:

In return for working for us we offer a competitive salary (depending on experience and skill set) and benefits; a unique bonus scheme, 28 days’ holiday, and a dynamic, innovative, supportive, and friendly working environment where the successful candidate will have a fantastic opportunity to learn and develop in a successful and growing business.

Please download and complete our application form and email it email it to jobs@rabbies.com or post it to:

Rabbie's Recruitment,
Rabbie’s Trail Burners Ltd,
6 Waterloo Place,
Edinburgh,
EH1 3EG.




Tour Driver Guides. Edinburgh, Glasgow & Inverness based.

Location: Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness

Are you outgoing, enthusiastic and passionate about meeting people and showing them the best the UK has to offer?

Rabbie's are recruiting for Tour Driver Guides now.

You will lead and guide small group mini-coach tours throughout Scotland and England and consistently deliver a memorable and enriching experience that will last our customers a lifetime.


Key Skills:

  • Display a pride and passion for the country and what it has to offer
  • Demonstrate an appetite and enthusiasm for learning
  • Continually develop a wide ranging cultural, historical and social knowledge
  • An ability to communicate your knowledge and entertain people from all over the world
  • Display a high degree of flexibility and adaptability
  • Develop and maintain the highest standards of customer service
  • Drive top of the range mini-coaches with due care and attention at all times for the comfort and safety of passengers (training provided)
  • Complete daily vehicle safety checks and legal documentation (training provided)
  • Use your own initiative and problem solving skills to provide a seamless service to passengers
  • Provide constructive feedback to continuously improve the quality of the tours
  • Ability to follow our environmental and sustainable tourism practices


Candidates can earn a competitive industry salary including holiday entitlement and company bonus.

A PCV mini-coach licence is preferred but not a requirement. Rabbie's recruit on the basis of the above skills and provide the necessary 16 seat mini-coach PCV training for successful candidates.

Please download and complete our application form and email it to jobs@rabbies.com or post it to:

Rabbie's Recruitment,
Rabbie’s Trail Burners Ltd,
6 Waterloo Place,
Edinburgh,
EH1 3EG.




London Based Tour Driver Guides

Are you outgoing, enthusiastic and passionate about meeting people and showing them the best the UK has to offer?

Rabbie's are recruiting for Tour Driver Guides now.


Tour Driver / Guides
To lead and guide small group mini-coach tours throughout England, Scotland, and Wales, and consistently deliver a memorable and enriching experience that will last our customers a lifetime.


Key Skills:

  • Display a pride and passion for the country and what it has to offer
  • Demonstrate an appetite and enthusiasm for learning
  • Continually develop a wide ranging cultural, historical and social knowledge
  • An ability to communicate your knowledge and entertain people from all over the world
  • Display a high degree of flexibility and adaptability
  • Develop and maintain the highest standards of customer service
  • Drive top of the range mini-coaches with due care and attention at all times for the comfort and safety of passengers (training provided)
  • Complete daily vehicle safety checks and legal documentation (training provided)
  • Use your own initiative and problem solving skills to provide a seamless service to passengers
  • Provide constructive feedback to continuously improve the quality of the tours
  • Ability to follow our environmental and sustainable tourism practices


Candidates can earn a competitive industry salary including holiday entitlement and company bonus. A PCV mini-coach licence is preferred but not a requirement. Rabbie's recruit on the basis of the above skills and provide the necessary 16 seat mini-coach PCV training for successful candidates.

Please download and complete our application form and email it to Londonjobs@rabbies.com or post it to:

Rabbie's Recruitment,
Rabbie’s Trail Burners Ltd,
6 Waterloo Place,
Edinburgh,
EH1 3EG.

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