Head of Concept Creation

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 short walk from the Central line and Overground stations.

Job summary:

We're looking for a Sistine chapel roof painter, a Michelin starred chef, an haute-couture designer and project manager all in one - but for luxury adventure travel.
    Cookson Adventures deal in unique trips, one off experiences, bespoke adventures and beyond-luxury travel. We like to think that every trip is - if not a world first - so personalised and unique that we can truly say they'll never be exactly repeated.
    A bold vision, that we need to back up with a bold visionary, who can put their ideas down on paper.
    We need someone who's travelled every continent, crossed every ocean - and still feels there is yet more to be discovered and explored. A person who wants to use that passion to discover more of the world and create the most exciting journeys for our clients.
    You are so creative your first role will be to design your own job title. Chief creative, head of creation, guardian of product? You can help decide.
    Your role will be to design the concepts that will set us apart from ordinary travel companies, that will keep us setting the bar high, and become the market leader. You understand your customer intimately - highly successful individuals and what they demand.
    You will be paid to think, to imagine travel and exploration that has never been achieved or attempted before; creating stylish camps, or luxury accommodation out of sheds or empty shells; creating surprises that will astound the most worldly people. Designing camps in remote and unusual places. And adding the touches and details to bring them alive. Planning games and challenges to occupy adults and children alike.
    You will be the beating creative heart of our business.
    Your 'deliverables' will be new concepts and new journeys, perfectly matching ideas to our new and existing clients.
    Of course travel will be part of the role. You will have to try some of the ideas you propose, perhaps even accompanying or hosting your guests.
    At some points you may need to put your ideas down on paper, help compile a budget, or even manage the delivery of a trip - so you are adaptable, articulate, concise and intelligent. You are intellectually curious and love to be challenged. and driven by the excitement of being in a growing, dynamic environment.

Desirable skills:

  • Deep knowledge of the world and travel
  • Passion for exploration
  • Experience working with high-net-worth individuals
  • Luxury goods or services
  • Event or travel planning
  • Team work and collaboration
  • Intellect and curiosity

    Salary and benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 1 month sabbaticals every three years
  • £1,000 of self selected bonus
  • Annual oyster card loan
  • Cycle to work scheme
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