Something for the weekend…
Holiday home website holidaycottages.co.uk could soon be facing some interesting employee benefits challenges when it recruits a rather unusual member of staff.
In a bid to review and improve services and customer experience, the organisation is looking for an employee who is a minimum of one-year-old, active, sociable, and a good traveller. Candidates must also be dogs.
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The vacancy requires a well-trained pet dog to become the official critic of the canine-variety for holidaycottages.co.uk by enjoying four holidays throughout 2015 to 2016 in their cottages free of charge, along with their owner.
The holiday home firm is looking for a dog to help it scope out the best holiday locations and cottages in the UK for dog-friendly holidays.
The chosen canine’s owner will be asked to keep regular blogs and video accounts of the holidays they take, so the owner role requires someone who enjoys writing, has good time management skills and is able to meet review deadlines.
James Morris, managing director of holidaycottages.co.uk, said: “We at holidaycottages.co.uk have always understood that dogs in particular are more than just pets to our customers. They are a fundamental part of a family unit, which is why we are dedicated to offering getaways tailored to all members of the family, whether they have two legs or four.
“While it may seem as though the owners of our lucky canine critic will simply get to sit back, relax and reap the benefits of some free trips, this is simply not the case.
“The role comes with a certain number of responsibilities that are vital in helping us to ensure that customers travelling with animals have the very best experiences possible.”
For many dogs and their owners, free holidays may be motivation and reward enough. However, if their employer wished to go a step further, perhaps they could offer health and wellbeing perks in the shape of long walks with a tennis ball to chase or perhaps they might offer to subsidise tasty bone treats.