Careers


Join the Team

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

You satisfy 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 up to 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.




Video Production Manager - Edinburgh Based


As our Video Production Manager, you'll be responsible for creating videos about everything we love and do. You'll produce videos that convert, entertain, and inform; you’ll keep abreast of all the trends and techniques; and you’ll travel to some of the best places on the planet.

You'll also be responsible for making internal films and helping with other forms of brand content as and when required.

It's the perfect role for a jet-setting, movie-making, self-starter with an insatiable thirst for travel.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and develop multimedia (audio/video) content for customer stories, company announcements, promotional social videos, product marketing videos, recruitment videos, corporate training and other branded content
  • Script, storyboard, budget, produce, set deadlines, create strategies and select forms of media for projects
  • Work and collaborate on photos, blogs, and various forms of company content
  • Work independently, as well as part of a team to establish project deliverables
  • Collaborate closely with internal clients and stakeholders to help facilitate the creation of multimedia content
  • Plan and execute video shoots; scout, select and reserve shoot locations
  • Develop production schedules
  • Select and hire additional crew and talent and organise transportation arrangements
  • Reserve and rent equipment
  • Record and edit video and sound projects, including selecting format for final output, capturing/importing media, organising raw media, colour correction, editing footage and sound files, creating and inserting static and motion graphics, titling, adding music/voice-over/sfx, media management and archiving project media
  • Manage video library
  • Create KPIs and evaluate project performance

Experience:

  • Video includes familiarity with professional cameras, various HD and SD formats, preproduction/planning, studio and field production, lighting/grip, scriptwriting, storyboarding and photography
  • Audio includes small format mixers, compression, EQ, effects processors, audio recording techniques for studio and field, multi-track and waveform editing
  • Post-production entails digital video editing, still and motion graphics design, and video compression for multiple delivery platforms
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to liaise with teams within the business
  • An awareness of and enthusiasm for the latest trends, acting as the ‘expert’ internally on any developments within the industry
  • Educated to degree level (desirable, but not essential)
  • Computer proficient with Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite (not essential but an advantage)
  • Strong administration and organisational skills


Employees receive a competitive salary, holiday entitlement, and a company bonus.

Please download and complete our application form and email it with samples of your work to david.scott@rabbies.com by 4th March.



Assistant Operations Manager - London based

An exciting opportunity for a highly self-motivated individual to develop within a rapidly growing, multi-award winning small group tour company, recognised for its commitment to Sustainable & Responsible tourism. The successful candidate will join the operations team to assist in the day to day running of our growing London operating centre.


Job description

Reporting to the Operations Manager, you will regularly review and appraise your team and report any training requirements, team issues, and ideas or suggestions for the development of your team and the company. You will be responsible for implementing your team’s working rota and will be the first point of contact for your team. You will develop and maintain a regular dialogue with your team, the operations team and your line manager based in Edinburgh.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Work closely within the established operations team.
  • Leading a team of tour driver guides.
  • Appraise and review your team members on a regular basis.
  • Determine and facilitate the training needs of your team.
  • Assist in the Management of a fleet of 16 seat mini-coaches and driver guides.
  • Recruitment of driver guides and training and developing them to the Rabbie’s standard.
  • Managing rotas and shift patterns to ensure the smooth operation of our guaranteed scheduled departures from London.
  • Working duty manager shifts on some weekends.
  • Out of hours on-call duties and emergency cover.
  • Working with operations and the sales team to evaluate and create private and scheduled tour itineraries.
  • Maintaining an excellent level of customer experience and investigating customer experience queries.
  • Health and safety management.
  • Maintaining stocks and supplies at our London operating centre.
  • Assisting customer check-in and tour departures.
  • Other duties as requested by your line manager.


Key skills:

  • You must be able to demonstrate a high degree of flexibility and a clear understanding of the need to get results in a pressured environment where you may have extremely tight delivery times to meet.
  • You should be able to multi-task whilst looking after the interests of your team.
  • You will be expected to meet the demands and maintain good working relationships with our external suppliers and maintenance providers.
  • Maintaining high levels of customer experience and exceptional customer service will be a crucial part of your role.
  • You will be a highly organised problem solver, have the ability to remain calm under pressure, and be an excellent communicator.
  • You will be able to come up with creative solutions to challenges that can arise on a day to day basis.

Competitive salary + benefits depending upon experience.

Please download and complete the Rabbie’s application form and send to jobs@rabbies.com by 11am Monday 25th February 2019.




Tour Driver Guides. UK based.

Location: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen, Manchester, London

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.




Java Developer - Permanent. Edinburgh Based


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

This excellent opportunity has arisen for a highly ambitious Java and Integration Developer looking to join the project team to support our IT transformation and Business growth.

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

Rabbie’s and our team has grown very successfully since it was established in 1993. We have ambitious plans in place and we are looking for someone to lead our current IT team of 11 to help us achieve these plans, to support our business as usual, as well as our transformation projects.

We are an internationally recognised tour company, who deliver memorable experiences for small groups of inquisitive travellers, by building authentic connections between people and places. Our vision is to make the world a better place through travel.

Rabbie’s currently have a team of 220 people growing by approximately 10% this year. We lead a fleet of luxury mini-coaches and take visitors from all over the world on tours covering the UK and Ireland with customer experience being at the heart of what we do and our reputation showing our success in achieving this. This year we are looking for a turnover of approximately £20m.

We 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 7 operating centres, including Edinburgh (HQ), London, Manchester, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness and Dublin. Our dreams are to take the business into other international markets and this role will be fundamental in helping us achieve our worldwide ambitions.

Rabbie’s is made up of like-minded people who enjoy adventure and travel and delivering the best customer experiences. We work in a friendly culture, with a high level of respect for everyone irrespective of role.

Our team are passionate about giving something back and our model of operating sustainable small group tours is vital to that, allowing us to work with and support local communities and cottage industries. We have a strong environmental policy and a model where we tax ourselves voluntarily, giving cash and practical support to community groups across the country.

The current IT team consists of 11 people with a mixture of skills, including Front and Back end Developers, a Project Manager and Agile Product Manager.


Job Description

A high degree of energy, dedication, initiative and enthusiasm is required along with a thirst for knowledge and the will to build and deliver. You will have the validated 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

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


Experience, Skills & Attributes:
Commercial Java development role with reference-able experience.

Essential

  • Good Java 8 knowledge and OOA/D
  • Proven 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 and a dynamic, creative, supportive, and friendly working environment where you will have an excellent 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.


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