We’re looking for a Founder’s Associate
We’re looking for an ambitious, multi-talented associate to work closely with our founder and CEO, Cat Jones, at the centre of our fast-moving startup, solving problems with seriously high levels of accountability.
The ideal candidate is a future entrepreneur willing to work hard and do a wide variety of tasks, glamorous and non-glamorous, with the simple goal of saving Cat time. Can you write a report? Build a dashboard? Design a presentation? Prototype a product? Great, as long as you’re also happy to manage inboxes and calendars. Essentially you should be overqualified to be an assistant, but not have a problem doing assistant-like tasks. In exchange, you’ll get access to all areas of the business, a great learning experience, and the chance to move on to many other things (at Byway or elsewhere) with strong endorsement.
We help people explore the world by travelling through it, not flying over it
We’re taking on climate change by building the first platform for flight-free holidays. Founded in March 2020, we’ve raised £1.2M with backing from Innovate UK and incredible investors. Revenues are surging thanks to organic traction in social and press, from Positive News to the Guardian, helping us to spread the joy of journeying by train and boat, experiencing the lesser-known parts of the world instead of flying over them. We’re certified as a Pending B Corporation, which means we’re committed to building a business that’s a force for good. Help us blaze a trail in sustainable, authentic and conscious travel!
Join a travel startup in 2021! Are you crazy?
Covid lockdowns saw a total shutdown of air travel, and opened people’s eyes to the environmental bounce-back possible. At the same time, we’ve all had to slow down and reconnect with our local areas as never before. Emerging from lockdown, airport experiences, quarantines and long flights with strangers are prompting many to look to travel closer to home. 2021 is the year of the staycation and holidays away from the crowds, and our bookings are surging despite having spent nothing on marketing this year. This trend in flight-free travel is only growing year on year, as more people choose to value sustainability when planning their trips.
We’re committed to building a diverse team and are eager to receive applications from all backgrounds. All applicants will receive consideration without discrimination.
Please apply with your CV and a covering letter. We’re more interested in the cover letter than your CV – please tell us why this is the role and company for you (we particularly want to hear examples of your problem-solving skills).