Careers

Adventure Project Associate

About Us

Cookson Adventures is going through an exciting period of growth, offering incredible opportunities to the right person.We specialise in crafting the most creative, bespoke adventures and experiences on the planet.

We like to consider that we lead the sector in terms of unrivalled creativity, the complexity of logistics and delivering unforgettable experiences for our clients. We count amongst our clients some of the world’s most successful individuals, so we aim for exemplary levels of service and professionalism.

The company has well-located offices in Holland Park, close to the shops and restaurants in Westfield Shopping Centre and is only a few minutes walk from the Central line and Overground stations.

Job Summary

A fascinating and challenging role planning totally unique adventures from the ground up in some of the most exciting parts of the world. An ideal position for an individual with a passion for adventure and travel looking for an opportunity to demonstrate worldly knowledge, flexibility, proactiveness and truly outside-the-box thinking.

This is predominantly an office-based role, with some flexibility to work from home.

Core Responsibilities

    • Support the sales team and wider projects team to create, identify and plan and deliver exceptional travel itineraries for clients
    • Build strong relationships with external subject matter experts from around the world to meet client’s needs, ensuring that each detail is executed to the highest possible standard
    • Negotiate and build longstanding relationships with third party suppliers and operators
    • Support the Projects Team with logistical elements of trips. This includes but is not limited to complex itineraries, contingencies and failsafe procedures and equipment sourcing
    • Support the Project Managers in all aspects of logistics and costing of trips Be responsible for all aspects of logistics and costing of some smaller trips, with the oversight of a member of the Projects Team
    • Responsible for elements of financial ownership, including keeping detailed log of expenses incurred, ensuring all equipment is sourced in a timely and cost-effective manner, appropriate financial buffers are in place and contingencies are in a clear and understandable format
    • Ensure all communications, safety procedures, permits, travel requirements and insurance are in place where relevant
    • Undertake financial ownership for ensuring funds are received in a timely manner and oversee all payments to suppliers, consultants and relevant third parties, all whilst safeguarding margin targets where possible
    • Work alongside Project Managers to ensure workload is allocated appropriately
    • Liaise with clients to ensure direction and detail of expeditions. Ensure the highest standards are achieved when dealing with clients’ requests
    • Pro-actively creating new and exciting ideas, experiences, adventures for Cookson Adventures clients
    • Manage itinerary aspects on larger Cookson Adventure projects, in conjunction with project managers
    • You may be required to fulfil other reasonable tasks as we may require from time to time in line with your role
Please contact us by email ONLY to [email protected] with your CV and a covering letter detailing your current position, ambitions, reasons for applying for this role.

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