Overseas jobs with Headwater

Working for Headwater

Headwater is one of the specialist market leaders in the UK offering activity holidays in rural, undiscovered areas of Europe and the Med.

From April to November we offer cycling holidays, guided and self-guided walking holidays and canoeing holidays.

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Overseas representative jobs

For Summer 2016, we have a number of Overseas Representative vacancies across Europe for our self-guided holidays. Guiding or leading activities is not a requirement, but they are important customer focussed roles requiring high levels of self -motivation and organisational ability.

Many Headwater Representatives return to work for us for many seasons, it’s a rewarding job and suits individuals or couples who are looking for a new challenge in a beautiful location, often well off the beaten track.

Claire, who has been our Overseas Representative in the Dordogne for the last four summers, explains what the draw is for her...

My husband and I have worked for Headwater for more than five years, firstly in the Piedmont Region of Italy and then in the Dordogne, France. What we love about the work is the beautiful locations where we get to spend a whole summer and the job satisfaction we get from working for a company genuinely interested in delivering exceptional customer care. As a “mature” couple with a host of professional and personal experience behind us, we also like the fact that (unlike many other “seasonal” jobs), we are treated like adults! Our role is to ensure that customer’s expectations are met and in general terms, we are left to get on with doing just that!

We’ve always been impressed by the standard of the apartments we have had use of over the summer and we’ve made good friends with our neighbours who in the main were “real” locals – not seasonnaires. The work is quite physical because we are moving guests’ luggage and bicycles about, and we do spend a lot of time behind the wheel, but there is variety and no two days are ever the same.

As far as “time-off” is concerned, we’ve managed to organise our work so that we’ve had plenty of time to enjoy the regions where we have been based. Technically we are on-call 24 hrs a day, and although we might be very busy and working to a fixed transfer schedule on some days, at other times our workload is less rigid and there is the ability to schedule work (eg bike maintenance and administration) to suit ourselves - it’s all about self-management and planning! Obviously there’s going to be occasions when things don’t run smoothly - flights and trains get delayed, customers miss connections etc so flexibility is very important and at times we’ve had to change our own plans to make sure the customer receives the standard of service required.

Because Headwater doesn’t run large group holidays, the interactions we have with customers are frequent and enjoyable. Over the years we’ve met some really interesting people from all walks of life and could dine-out on the anecdotes!

If you are interested in working for us then see our Working as an Overseas Representative section find out more. To apply for an overseas position, please email your CV and a covering letter of application to operations@headwater.com

We will commence interviewing for our Summer 2017 vacancies in December 2016.

Jobs at our Cheshire office

Digital Marketing Executive

Full-time, fixed term contract. Northwich, Cheshire.

Headwater Holidays are looking for a full time Digital Marketing Executive to join our busy team in Cheshire with an immediate start!

This role will initially be a six-month contract to cover maternity leave, with an option to extend.

What will you do?

Working closely with the Marketing Team, you will be responsible for the budgeting, planning, and management of our online marketing activity. You'll be responsible for improving website content, managing the online agency, ensuring online content complements off-line activity, conducting regular reviews of agency performance against agreed targets, enhancing the customer journey, assisting with our brand refresh, and more.

Who are you?

You're a digital marketing champion who is tech-savvy with experience working in a varied marketing department and B2C environment, as well as managing marketing budgets. You also have experience working with digital agencies, using Google Analytics, and managing SEO and PPC campaigns.

You have excellent factual and creative writing skills, you’re organised, analytical, numerical, target-driven, solutions-oriented, commercial-minded, and you genuinely care about the details. Your communication and interpersonal skills are unmatched and you’re confident—not afraid to make decisions.

You’re comfortable coordinating the work of external suppliers and managing internal responsibilities whilst working to tight deadlines and maintaining a flexible and proactive approach to your responsibilities, whether you’re working autonomously or as part of a team.

Good geographical knowledge of Europe and an interest in active holidays are a distinctive advantage—not to mention experience in the travel industry!


We offer a wide range of benefits including enhanced annual leave, generous travel offers and industry perks, a casual working environment with friendly colleagues, childcare vouchers and a cycle to work scheme, a health cash plan, season ticket loans, discounts with popular brands and high street retailers, and more!

Check out the full job description and send your current CV, covering letter, and salary expectations to Mattelynn Romano (hr@exodus.co.uk) to be considered.

Interviews will be held at our office in Northwich.

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