Keen to join the i-escape team?

We have the following vacancies for dynamic travel professionals who share our passion for amazing places to stay.

1. Marketing Manager

A rare opportunity has come up to play a key role in the creative expansion of i-escape. We’re looking for an experienced Marketing Manager who not only loves what we stand for, but is full of ideas to help build awareness and loyalty, and has the drive to get it done. You’ll be ambitious and creative, with excellent digital competency, as well as strong commercial awareness. If you're someone who enjoys leading multiple projects that can help us really transform our business, we'd love to hear from you.

This position is full time and based in our Bristol office. You will be managing a team of 3 in a busy marketing department, and reporting to the directors.

Your responsibilities:

  • creating and executing brand marketing strategy
  • business growth through generating traffic to site, acquisition of new sign-ups and incremental revenue
  • strengthening brand loyalty and customer retention
  • managing the marketing team
  • creating, planning and controlling annual marketing plan and budget
  • ownership of ongoing website projects (SEO optimisation, Referral Scheme, Customer Retention, Data Collection etc.)
  • building long-term relations with key partners, brands and media
  • initiating, presenting and implementing own projects to develop effective business strategy
  • planning and hitting targets for CPL/CPA spending
  • working on strategic promotions and brand partnership activities

    Your skills and experience:

  • at least 3 years’ experience in managerial position
  • significant experience in online marketing and e-commerce
  • ability to implement marketing strategies, integrated campaign planning, management and evaluation
  • strong communication and influencing skills
  • organised, pro-active and able to use own initiative
  • the ability to meet tight deadlines and work on projects both alone and with the team
  • the confidence to liaise with directors, editorial, web and bookings teams to bring projects to fruition
  • ability to work to a carefully structured marketing budget
  • positive attitude and ability to find creative solutions to problems
  • a real passion for travel, especially boutique accommodation and hidden gems
  • an understanding of the i-escape brand

    Your Benefits

  • 28 days’ annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • up to 10 days per year to visit and review boutique hotels
  • hotel discounts on bookings for yourself and immediate family
  • pension scheme
  • cycle to work
  • possibility of occasional working from home
  • 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: £38,000 - £42,000 plus bonus

    If you are interested in this position, please email your CV and a cover letter to [email protected]

    2. Technical Lead

    i-escape is an award-winning hotel marketing and reservation website, with its own content management system, marketing campaigns, in-house accounts module, and proprietary booking system to power availability, reservations and payments, including multiple integrations with 3rd parties.

    This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced full stack developer with team lead and management experience, to head up their in-house Bristol tech team and to take ownership of all aspects of their technical development.

    You will have the following skills and experience:
    • Development team leadership experience
    • Min 5 years experience in LAMP stack development
    • Experience of Laravel
    • Experience of AngularJS or VueJs
    • Strong HTML5 and SASS skills
    • Proven Object Oriented PHP knowledge
    • Good MySQL and database design knowledge
    • Experience of managing websites in a Linux hosted environment

    You will also have:
    • Knowledge of best practises such as unit testing, design patterns and re-factoring
    • Excellent communication and analytical skills
    • The ability to work closely with company directors to help determine tech strategy and innovations, and to assess projects' viability and likely dev time

    Knowledge of hotel or other reservation systems will be a bonus.

    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 day 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 option for some work from home days
    • Fun atmosphere and able to feel part of a team, contributing ideas and making a difference to the business
    • Regular social events and treats

    If you are interested in this position, please email your CV along with a note on your current job status and salary to [email protected]

    3. Freelance hotel reviewers

    Self-employed travel writers/journalists wishing to join our team of occasional reviewers should email editorial [at], outlining your travel plans, including destinations, dates, who you're travelling with, and any other commissions already arranged. Please include a couple of relevant samples of writing and photography - ideally, links to published pieces.

    Our staff writers cover UK & most of Europe, so you have a better chance if you are travelling to (or resident in) one of our long-haul destinations, such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Tanzania, Vietnam; and better still if you can suggest some beautiful boutique hotels or rentals (ideally newly opened) which you think ought to be included in our portfolio.