Jobs at icelolly.com
Its an extremely exciting time here at icelolly.com as we are beginning to fulfil our ambitious plans for the future. We have major plans for development over the next three years in which we aim to achieve our vision of becoming the UK's leading holiday comparison website.
We cannot achieve our aspirations without the commitment and enthusiasm of our dedicated employees who share in our desire to help our customers get the holiday they want and deserve.
We want to attract and retain the best talent available to us and our aim is to have a diverse workforce which reflects the local community we recruit from. We provide an informal, friendly and fun working environment to support individuals achieving high standards of service to our customers and achieve our aims.
We are always on the lookout for talented people with commitment and enthusiasm to join our team of dedicated employees who share in our desire to help our customers get the holiday they want and deserve. Click here to find out about the types of roles we have within the business and what our people think about us.
We aim to employ people who reflect the diverse nature of society and we value people and their contribution, irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, colour, religion or ethnic origin.
We would love to hear from you if you share our enthusiasm and feel you can make a positive contribution to our business.
We currently have the following vacancies available:
|Position||Terms||Closing Date||Further Information|
|IT Developer||The post holder is responsible for delivering a diverse range of software development projects.||Ongoing||Click here to download job specification|
|Business Development Executive||Salary £22,000 with OTE £30,000 per annum including bonuses||14th August 2014||Click here to download job specification|
To apply for any of the above roles, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the high volume of applications we receive for our vacancies, we are not able to reply to everyone individually. If you have not heard from us within 28 days of submitting your application for one of our vacancies, please regard your application as unsuccessful. Strictly no agencies.Return to top
Recruitment ProcessThe Recruitment Process
Our recruitment process at icelolly.com is designed to ensure we recruit the best possible talent. We want people who are passionate and dedicated about helping our customers have a great experience and for our people to have the right skills, abilities and attitude to help us achieve our objectives.Advertising & Applying for Vacancies
We advertise our vacancies internally within the business and also externally using a range of advertising media.
All applications can be made online by uploading your CV. We would love to hear from you if you share our enthusiasm and feel you can make appositive contribution to our business. So we encourage you to forward your CV to us, so that we can retain your details on file for any future vacancies that arise.Selection
We use a wide range of selection and assessment techniques depending on the vacancy we have.
This could include:
- Telephone Interview – This would take no more than 30 minutes and helps us gain a basic understanding of your strengths and skills
- Personality Questionnaire – Our Personality Questionnaire is an on line assessment, and the type of questionnaire you complete will depend on the role you have applied for. Most questionnaires will take no longer than 20 minutes to complete.
- Face to Face Interview – Face to face interviews will normally take place with your potential line manager and other colleagues, and we will ask detailed questions to gain a better understanding of your skills, knowledge and experience compared to the requirements of the role which is vacant. Interviews are a two way process, so you will also be given the opportunity to ask any questions about the role and company to enable to you decide whether they meet your expectations.
- Work Based Assessment – We generally ask all prospective applicants to complete a work based assessment. This is to help us to understand your approach and assess your knowledge which we cannot always get from a face to face interview, and to give you an appreciation of the type of work you will be undertaking if you were successful in being appointed. Depending on the role, we may ask you to complete the assessment prior to an interview, or on-site when you attend for interview.
Once all interviews for a role are complete, we will contact you as soon as possible to give you feedback on the outcome of your application. You will be offered the opportunity to request feedback on your application, regardless of the outcome.
If you are offered a position with icelolly.com, we will send you an offer letter and contract of employment soon afterwards and agree a potential start date with you. All positions are offered subject to receipt of satisfactory references and medical assessment.Return to top
Your CV is your opportunity to sell yourself to us, and show you have the skills, knowledge and experience for the role you are applying for.
We will only shortlist individuals who demonstrate that they meet the requirements of the role, so here are some useful hints and tips to consider before submitting your CV for a vacant role at Icelolly.com.
Include essential information such as name and contact details but do not include your gender, date of birth, age or marital status – we don't need to know this.
Your CV should:
- Be easy to read
- Have clear and concise content and formatting.
- Focus on your skills, knowledge and experiences relevant to the role you are applying for
- Detail any significant achievements which you are proud of and demonstrate skills you need for the role you are applying for
- Detail any relevant employment history with your most recent role shown first, and include your responsibilities and achievements for each role.
- Have accurate spelling and grammar
It is advisable to include a covering letter with your application which could include why you want the job, why you will be good at the job, and what in particular makes you a suitable candidate for the position.Return to top
Preparing for the interviewBefore the interview
It always helps if you are able to research our company so that you can answer any questions about us the interviewers may ask. You can find plenty of information on our website.
Ensure you have read through the job specification in detail and note down any questions about our company or the role that you want to ask at the interview.Telephone Interviews
Telephone interviews are normally first stage prior to meeting candidates face to face. All our telephone interviews will be pre-arranged so you should aim to take the call in a quiet place where you are able to discuss your application details without any interruptions.
If you are on a mobile, it is a good idea to check that you are in an area that has plenty of reception so that there are no disruptions to the discussion.
Please be prepared to run through your skills and experiences and provide as much detail to support your application as you can.Face to Face Interviews
We want to find out as much as we can about you so you need to be able to tell us about your skills, knowledge and experience at interview.
Our interviews will be mostly competency based so we will focus on examples of where you have demonstrated your skills and experiences previously, whether this is from employment, education or volunteering.
We will try and put you at ease and our aim is to get the best out of candidates, so we won’t ever ask you trick questions. If you don’t fully understand any of our questions, please let us know and will be happy to clarify.
If you can't think of an answer, allow yourself some time to think before you respond.
Be honest and don't be tempted to exaggerate your skills and experiences as we want to make sure the role is absolutely the right one for you.Assessment
We can only gather certain information from an interview, so in addition we will usually ask candidates to complete an assessment to assess their skills level and knowledge.
The assessment will normally be relevant to the job you have applied for and could include:
- In-tray exercise
- Report on a specific topic
- Personality Questionnaire
- Ability Tests
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Rewards & Benefits
We offer salaries which are competitive within our sector and location in order to attract and retain the best talent.
We offer enhanced annual leave for all employees and also provide discretionary days in addition to your entitlement. We also offer employees to purchase additional annual leave if required.
Employees of Icelolly have the benefit of obtaining holidays and other associated bookings (including flights, accommodation, insurance and transfers) at discounted prices. Holiday bookings are for the benefit of employees and are extended to their close friends and family, subject to certain criteria. Employees are also able to receive concessions with travel industry suppliers such as hotel accommodation, car parking and other associated bookings.
Everyone wants peace of mind so that their loved ones will be cared for in the event that something unexpected happens to them. We are delighted to provide all employees with life cover and this is automatically provided from day one of employment.
We offer a comprehensive and totally confidential Employee Assistance Programme which provides specialist, independent, confidential advice, support and assistance which includes either on-line, over the telephone or face-to-face advice.
We offer employees the opportunity to take out an interest free season ticket loan, enabling repayment over an agreed period through salary, and the opportunity to make significant savings on travelling to work.
The icelolly savings club gives the opportunity for employees to save a portion of their salary every month. Employees decide how much to save per month into a secure account.
We’ve teamed up with corporate providers to offer employees privileged access to a tempting package of discounts and corporate benefits, all designed to make your money stretch further.
We offer flexi rewards to recognise and reward achievements, and to support and encourage high levels of engagement and performance. Flexi-rewards allow employees to choose rewards which best suit their individual needs and include rewards such as health cash plan, gym membership, money off holiday balance, private medical insurance and experience days to name a few.
We try and make sure everyone can work in a way that suits their circumstances. We recognise that flexible working can bring benefits to both the business and to employees and therefore we offer eligible employees the opportunity to work flexible hours. We also offer opportunities for part time work within the business.
Meet our People
Lindsey Brand & Communications Manager
After travelling much of the world, Lindsey decided that she wanted to market it and joined icelolly.com’s marketing team to do just that! Lindsey’s busy and varied role includes managing relationships with national TV companies, social media strategy and other brand/PR projects. Lindsey believes that her a passion for travel and the media is essential in her job as is ‘the ability to wear multiple hats as there’s so much going on’. That said, Lindsey likes working at icelolly.com because no two days are ever the same.
Bucket list - Top of Lindsey’s travel bucket list is to tour California and Nevada in a convertible, arriving in Las Vegas to the bright lights at dusk.
Our Developer Tom joined icelolly.com after a varied work history in a wide range of roles and sectors. His role involves ‘lots of hands-on coding work in addition to planning systems and architecture.’ He thinks that broad web development experience along with good soft skills are critical to working in the Development team where they are dealing with people from other teams all the time. When asked what he likes most about working here, Tom said ‘We’ve got a good team here, I like that my work is multi discipline and I can work on all sorts of different projects. I want to help make us leading edge and be the best at what we do.’
Travel plans - Tom is due to visit Egypt later this year, somewhere he’s always wanted to visit.
Gohar Technical Support
Gohar joined icelolly.com to further his experience in all fields of IT. His role supports our advertising partners and employees with technical queries and he also has responsibility for managing the site servers and phone systems. Gohar says “There’s a nice friendly atmosphere and I’m given the freedom to do my job. The Company is also really encouraging and provides me with any training I need.”
Interesting fact - Gohar finds it difficult not to smile – seriously! Even when he’s really stressed he always has a smile on his face and the other members of IT don’t know how he does it!
James Data Analysis
James joined icelolly.com through an internship with the University of Leeds, where he studied Maths. He was attracted by the opportunity to work with live data and now reports daily on the performance of icelolly.com alongside researching improvements we could implement to help this further. James says that good analytic skills are important as well as good people skills and the ability to interpret and explain data conclusions to others. James thinks the relaxed working environment and colleagues are the best part of working at icelolly.com.
Interesting fact - Although he doesn’t play anymore, James managed to win over £20,000 playing poker but jokes that not much of the money is left!
Paul Accounts Assistant
After working in various Finance roles in the Property sector, Paul joined icelolly.com to experience a completely different industry. His day-to-day activities include cash management and assisting with all aspects of financial control. In order to be a successful Accounts Assistant, Paul says that meticulous attention to detail and good investigatory/problem solving skills are crucial. He also mentions patience and tolerance as key personal qualities – especially with suppliers that pay late!
Travel plans - One day, Paul hopes to visit the beautiful Cape Verde islands.
Kate Content Executive
After returning from six months of exploring the world, English graduate Kate joined icelolly.com to combine her passions for travel and writing. Kate’s job involves writing content for the icelolly.com website in order to improve the search engine optimisation (SEO). She is also in regular contact with many high-profile travel bloggers as part of our outreach project. Kate says that working at icelolly.com has been a great way to gain marketing experience as there’s always interesting projects to be involved in.
Travel plans - Unsurprisingly, there are lots of places on Kate’s travel bucket list including Cuba, Vietnam and Croatia where she’ll be visiting later this summer.
Bradley is one of three apprentices at icelolly.com, working in the Development team in IT. Before joining us, Bradley studied IT at college and was attracted to our apprenticeship scheme due to the amount of hands-on coding experience he would get. As well as attending a training centre on a regular basis, Bradley is learning new coding languages as part of his role and says that a willingness to learn is an essential part of being an apprentice.
Travel plans - Bradley says that he’s always wanted to visit Canada and thinks it’s somewhere he’d eventually like to end up living.
Sharon Customer Experience Advisor
Sharon works in our Customer Experience team to ensure the smooth resolution of any customer issues. Having spent much of her career working in travel Customer Services, Sharon thinks that to do well you need to ‘have a really good understanding of customer service and how to implement this consistently so everyone, regardless as to who you interact with gets the best impression of us.’
Fun fact - Sharon once had a scary experience whilst camping on the beach in Australia when a komodo dragon decided to visit her tent. Thankfully, we don’t have many of these in Leeds.
We cannot achieve our aspirations without the dedication and enthusiasm of everyone. We consulted with everyone and gained commitment about how should work together – the result is ‘The Commitments’.
We want to inspire and encourage the highest quality people to deliver success through these Commitments. The Commitments are about how we behave in work so everyone can work to the best of their ability and support how we successfully deliver our business aims.
Everyone will support each other as we all travel together – Team icelolly - on this very exciting journey.Return to top