About Swoop

On the surface we’re a travel agency specialising in adventurous trips to The Arctic, Antarctica and Patagonia. Dig deeper and you’ll find a diverse team of twenty people who are deeply knowledgeable and passionate about their destinations, working with individual autonomy and shared purpose. Customers cite our three websites as the best guidebooks to their regions, and our trips and service second to none. Swoop is heading towards being not just the global number one for our destinations and a stand-out brand in the travel industry, but also the centre of gravity for a worldwide community of people with an enduring interest in the experiences that can be found at the ends of the earth.

Polar Specialist

Our sales team is growing, and we’re recruiting for a Polar Specialist to expand upon and drive Polar sales by consultatively and expertly selling once in a lifetime trips to Antarctica and the Arctic. This is a remote working role, with flexibility on location.


Swoop Travel is a 22 person (and growing) travel company, specialising in trips to the ends of the earth; extraordinary destinations that provide our customers with extraordinary experiences and the adventure of a lifetime.


This is definitely not your average sales role!  We need a serious Polar heavyweight - someone with the Polar Regions under their fingernails, who's spent extended time in the coldest places on the planet, who knows the Polar fleet firsthand and has years of experience bringing customer's dream to fruition.  If you can’t honestly say that’s you - this won’t be the right role.  If you can, keep reading ...


You’ll use your Polar expertise and direct experience to guide our customers through the myriad of choices available, to find exactly the right trip for them.  You’ll build and enhance the relationships we currently have with our destination partners.


We’ll need you to employ your knowledge of the Polar markets to work with the Sales & Commercial Director and the wider Polar team to develop and expand the incredible products Swoop can offer in this diverse region.  


We’ll also be looking to you to publish your experiences, memories and knowledge as content to our website - recognised as one of the best guidebooks to the region.


You’ll be making a significant contribution to the monthly Antarctic and Arctic team targets, and the expectations are high.  But most important for us is that you are providing our customers with a once in a lifetime experience every step of the way.


If you have successfully sold high-end travel in the Polar region, there’s a good chance we want to hear from you.  If you’re also proactive, ambitious and incredibly commercially aware, with a passion for all that is possible in the Polar regions - there’s a really good chance we want to hear from you.


In return, we offer a competitive starting salary (base salary, Polar team bonus and monthly company bonus), 20 days annual holiday, and some amazing opportunities to travel.


We’re a pretty active bunch. We love to travel and be in the great outdoors, so someone who shares our passion for fresh air and new adventures would feel right at home.


At Swoop, we work hard, but we have fun.  


To apply please email – [email protected] with a one page covering letter to tell us why you’d be perfect for the role, and a copy of your CV.


Respectfully, no recruitment agencies please.

Software Developer

Our Bristol team is growing, and we’re recruiting for a Software Developer to work in collaboration with our Lead Developer to build and maintain software and applications for our internal and external customers. Swoop Travel is a 25 person (and growing) travel company, specialising in trips to the ends of the earth; extraordinary destinations that provide our customers with extraordinary experiences and the adventure of a lifetime. We’re currently on a journey of growth and expansion, it’s an exciting time to join us - full of potential and opportunity.

At Swoop we currently work from a bespoke built CRM to serve the needs of our commercial teams. We also operate across three websites (known as some of the best guidebooks to their regions), a CMS and a bespoke customer review platform. Our software is a standard open source stack, using a PHP framework running on Linux at the backend and Javascript components on the client side. In order to take Swoop technology from good to great, we now want to build a stack that integrates all of the above, considering not just third-party apps, but also new applications, developed and managed in-house by both you and the Lead Developer, as part of a growing internal development team. The aim is to eventually integrate all current systems into one cohesive platform, developing and improving iteratively as you go. You’ll work with the wider team (MD, finance, sales, customer experience) to create an intuitive and user-friendly experience for both the internal and external customers, collaborating with external development and design agencies along the way. To achieve this, we need someone who relishes agile, iterative processes and can bring fresh ideas to the table. Someone passionate about creating products to delight and amaze, and who isn’t phased by a fair bit of autonomy. Although, on that note, we’re a pretty collaborative team, and that doesn’t exclude the software function. You’re going to need to be able to communicate with a non-technical audience, and utilise key feedback from your internal customers to shape our journey.  Oh and let's not forget - experience in PHP, Javascript and Linux are essential. But if you’re still reading, you’ve probably guessed that already. In return, we can provide the support to develop your skills. We can offer technical and personal development, and mentorship from both our experienced Lead Developer and CTO. This is an opportunity to be a part of a company at an exciting time of growth. To be part of building and owning a project as a team, to support with the growth of the business and to play an integral part in offering the incredible customer experiences we’re renowned for.

We also offer a competitive starting salary of £30k - £40k, 26 days holiday, and potential opportunities to travel (alongside free travel insurance). We have a creative workspace for projects, and the best views in Bristol at our HQ. Seriously, we don’t call our offices ‘The Condors’ Nest’ for nothing.

As a team, we work hard but we have fun. We love to travel and be in the great outdoors, so someone who shares our passion for fresh air and new adventures would feel right at home.

To apply please email – [email protected] with a copy of your CV and a one-page covering letter to tell us why you’d be great for this role and response to these questions:

- What has been your most memorable outdoors experience?

- What has been the application/feature/product that you are most proud of developing?

- What makes it special for the end user?


Respectfully, no recruitment agencies please.

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