Keen to join the i-escape team?



We are always on the lookout for dynamic, bright and committed people to join our small but friendly team in Bristol. We currently have the following vacancies.



1. Digital Marketing Executive



i-escape is an award-winning hotel website and booking service, specialising in finding the world's most inspiring boutique hotels and stylish hideaways. We are looking for a friendly, approachable and enthusiastic digital marketeer with a blend of creative, technical and communication skills - and a passion for travel - who can hit the ground running.

This position is based in our Bristol office, with the opportunity to work from home on Fridays.

You will be working in a team of 4-5 in a busy marketing & content department.

Key Activities:
  • Handle our social media accounts (currently Instagram and Facebook), including photo selection & editing, reels & stories, boosted posts and comments
  • Build weekly newsletters (using Active Campaign), including photo selection, optimising content, and creating new templates
  • Organise occasional press or influencer trips; supply photos and info to PR requests
  • Write & edit occasional blog posts and hotel reviews
  • Help with on-site messaging, including marketing pop-ups and newsletter sign-ups
  • Work with the marketing and editorial team to enhance life-cycle emails
  • Assist the team with other promotional activities, including giveaway stays, annual awards & gift vouchers
  • Assist the team on developing SEO/SEM, marketing database, and display advertising campaigns
  • Use Google Analytics and SEMRush to analyse and optimise your own marketing activities

    Key Requirements:
  • At least two years of digital marketing experience, including social media and email campaigns
  • Excellent visual skills, including photo selection and editing
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and face-to-face
  • Ability to work on your own, and to see initiatives through from development to implementation
  • Hands on experience in using social media as a channel for growth
  • A creative streak to generate original and infectious marketing ideas
  • Knowledge of identifying trending content e.g. using Buzzsumo, Content Studio, Google Trends
  • Experience of GA, PPC & SEO sectors would be a bonus
  • A friendly, easy-going manner to fit in with our small Bristol-based team

    Your Benefits:
  • Up to 39 days’ annual leave, including bank holidays
  • This includes up to 10 days staying at boutique hotels from our collection
  • Hotel discounts on bookings for yourself and immediate family
  • Pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • The option of some home working
  • The opportunity to play a key part in a small company, contributing ideas and making a difference to the business
  • A friendly working atmosphere, with regular social events and treats

    Salary: £22-28K, depending on skills and experience

    If you are interested in this position, please email your CV and a cover note including your current job status and salary to michael@i-escape.com. Due to the large number of applications, we cannot reply to everyone. Successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview in Bristol in Jan-Feb 2023.


    2. Full Stack LAMP Developer


    i-escape is an award-winning, independent, Bristol-based business specialised in hotel marketing and reservations. This is an exciting opportunity for a bright and ambitious full stack developer, preferably with some' LAMP experience, to join a friendly team of dynamic, like-minded professionals. There will be scope to work on new APIs and 3rd party integrations, the implementation of latest payment systems, ongoing UX improvements, and to make major contributions to the phased rebuild of our proprietary hotel reservation system.

    You will have the following skills and experience:

    Essential:
    • Good knowledge of Laravel and Object Oriented PHP
    • Experience of AngularJS or VueJs
    • Strong HTML5 and SQL skills
    • A rigorous analytical approach to problems
    • A bright and enquiring mind

    Preferable:
    • 1+ year's experience in LAMP stack development
    • Experience in refactoring legacy systems
    • Familiarity with SASS
    • Experience of managing websites in a Linux hosted environment
    • Knowledge of unit testing
    Other technologies that we use: Webpack, Gulp, Node & NPM, MariaDB, MySQL, PHPunit

    You will report to the Technical Lead. From time to time, you will also be involved in steering groups alongside the company directors to assess the viability of new tech projects, and the best approaches to implementation, as well as the introduction of new technologies.

    If you would like to join an expanding team to keep our business one of the best in the industry, some of the perks are:

    • 33 days' annual leave (including bank holidays)
    • Staff discounts for amazing boutique hotels in the UK and the rest of the world
    • Company pension scheme, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme
    • Flexible working hours with the option for some work-from-home days
    • The opportunity to quickly become an integral part of a team, contributing ideas and making a difference to the business
    • A fun atmosphere, with regular social events and company-funded treats
    • Opportunities for LinkedIn and online learning time

    Salary range: from £22-32K depending on relevant experience.

    Start date: Immediate

    If you are interested in this position, please email your CV and cover note to techjobs@i-escape.com