Careers

We’re a young, dynamic team, and we believe in friendliness and inclusivity in the working environment. If, like us, you’re curious about other cultures and lifestyles and passionate about the prospect of property investment, or if you have specific knowledge of one of the many different markets in which we operate, then we want to hear from you.

We are always on the look out for talented people, so even if there are no vacancies listed below, please do not hesitate to get in touch if you think you can make a difference to our business.

Career opportunities at Athena

  • Marketing Director

    JOB TITLE:                                        Marketing Director

    RESPONSIBLE TO:                         Senior Partners

    LOCATION:                                      London SW6

    SALARY:                                           Competitive basic salary

                                                               Attractive bonus scheme

                                                               Monthly phone allowance

    HOURS:                                            Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm

    START DATE:                                    December 2018

    Invest beyond your borders. That’s our mantra. And our mission is to make it easy.

    Established in 2003 and today led by three partners, Athena Advisers is an international sales network and property investment advisory that specialises in attractive new-build and renovation development projects in key prime markets.

    Originally focused in European property investment opportunities in France, London and Lisbon, our diverse portfolio spans time zones and lifestyles. From alpine chalets to sleek town houses, beach houses and everything in between, our portfolio is carefully handpicked to enhance profitability and lifestyle appeal. With offices in Brazil and a strong presence in South Africa and Russia, we help investors from all over the world diversify their portfolio with European property investments or second-home acquisitions in selected destinations.

    Your Role

    We are looking for a skilled Marketing Director to cover our current director’s maternity leave.  Reporting to the partner responsible for business development and international marketing, the successful candidate will take ownership of our marketing strategy and seek the biggest areas of opportunity for growth.  He/she will be in charge of the organisation of marketing ventures. This primarily involves developing and implementing strategies to strengthen the company’s market presence and help it to find a “voice” that will make a difference.

    The ideal candidate will be an experienced professional with a passion for the job and able to employ unique marketing techniques.  They will be a skilled marketing strategist and able to drive creativity and enthusiasm in others.

    The goal is to increase the company’s market share, optimise the lead generations in every destination we are present and maximise revenue in order to thrive against competitors.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Design and implement comprehensive marketing strategies to create awareness of the company’s business activities
    • Co-supervise the department (content writers, community managers and designers) and provide guidance and feedback to other marketing professionals
    • Research and produce ideas for promotional events or activities and organize them efficiently
    • Plan and execute campaigns for the launch of new products and destinations
    • Monitor progress and submit return on investment reports
    • Work with the Communications Director to produce valuable content for the company’s online presence, editorial design and organising the company’s publications
    • Conduct general market research to keep abreast of trends and competitor’s marketing movements.
    • Control budgets and allocate resources amongst projects
    • Become the organizations agent towards external partied such as property portals, advertising, social media agencies and partner agents to build strategic partnerships

    Skills and Experience

    • Relevant marketing degree with proven experience as a Marketing Director. International b2c and b2b marketing with a strong interest in new technologies, start-ups and digital marketing
    • A naturally entrepreneurial approach and ability to build relationships and create networks to further enhance the value that Athena can bring to current and future clients and investment partners
    • A good understanding of CRM systems (Sales Force, Propertybase or equivalent)
    • Thorough knowledge of Google Analytics, Google AdWords and Social Media channels. Up to speed with current marketing techniques and best practices, offline & digital
    • Exemplary people and communications skills with a clear understanding of cultural and territorial nuance and distinctions
    • Fluent in English & French with exceptional writing & editing skills. Any additional languages are a plus
    • Excellent leadership & organization skills with a pro-active approach
    • Strong attention to details, strong ability to multi-tasks & work under time pressure
    • Strong IT skills – Microsoft & CMS

    Application Details:

    Please apply via e-mail enclosing a CV and current salary details to hq@athenaadvisers.com

  • Senior Property Consultant

    JOB TITLE:                             Senior Property Consultant

    RESPONSIBLE TO:               Sales Director

    LOCATION:                            London with frequent travel

    SALARY:                                  Competitive basic salary + commission + Phone allowance + Holiday benefits

    HOURS:                                   Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm

    New properties. New lifestyles. We traverse countries and cultures in order to offer you both.

    Athena Advisers is an international sales network and property investment advisory that was founded on the idea of building bridges — cultural and communicative bridges — between countries and the investors, real estate agents, developers and second home purchasers.

    Founded by Roman Carel in 2003 and today led by three partners, the company is driven by the prospect of cross-border investment and has over a decade of experience in dealing with diverse markets and audiences.

    After refining our expertise in the French market, the company now has a portfolio, which spans time zones, comprising alpine chalets, sleek town houses, Mauritian and Seychellois beach houses, London and Lisbon pied a terre, and everything in between.

    Athena Advisers is now recruiting a Property Sales Consultant to work with the sales team based in London. As an experienced sales professional, you will contribute to the continued growth of our international portfolio as part of a leading property investment company.

    JOB SUMMARY

    A varied and challenging role working within time pressures combined with a broad mix of international leisure and investor clients, you will ensure a high level of client/customer care is achieved. Your core sales skills will enable you to approach potential customers to win new business whilst maintaining good relationships with existing clients. A high standard of spoken and written English is essential. Fluency in any other European languages is an advantage but not essential.

    Duties include:

    • Listening to customer requirements and presenting appropriately to sell a wide portfolio of properties in key developments
    • Responding in a timely fashion to client enquiries via telephone, email and face-to-face
    • Following up all enquiries promptly with the aim of negotiating an agreement and closing the sale
    • Liaising with mortgage brokers where necessary
    • Gathering market and customer information and monitoring all property enquiries through to successful completion
    • Ensuring all parties are working towards the scheduled exchange deadline
    • Taking the appropriate initiative to ensure performance standards are met
    • Producing accurate and timely sales reports for clients and management
    • Attending team meetings and sharing best practice with colleagues

    The role is a busy one working to tight deadlines as part of an enthusiastic, growing sales team dedicated to excellence in a highly competitive business.

     

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Identify client needs, analyse enquiries for opportunities and sell appropriate property products and services.
    • Develop relationships with clients to ensure consideration of preferred property investment product.
    • Advise clients and remain available at each stage of the selling process.
    • Meet clients seeking investment to fully establish their exact requirements.
    • Liaise with property developers to check the progress of existing developments and to check the stock available for sale
    • Account Management of your own network agents that you develop on promoting Athena products
    • Maintain ongoing communication with the Sales Director, informing him/her of potential issues, new developments, changes, cost calculations and other vital information within area of responsibility.
    • Ensure that all information and transactions regarding clients / applicants are kept confidential.
    • Comply with UK laws, regulations and internal controls as well as all property policies and procedures and support the sales and service culture of the organisation.
    • Maintain knowledge of competitors’ rates and terms and other trends related to the property industry and drive that knowledge within the team.

    Preferred skills & experience

    • Good level of English & French
    • Proven experience and expertise in sales  - must be hungry to sell
    • At least three years’ sales experience, ideally in the property sector
    • Knowledge of property, ski resorts and skiing lifestyle etc
    • Experience and understanding of general sales techniques
    • Passionate about architecture, property and holiday destination trends
    • Strong IT skills (Microsoft office) + CRM experience using the company CRM software

    We’re a young, dynamic team, and we believe in friendliness and inclusivity in the working environment. If, like us, you’re passionate about the prospect of property investment and curious about other cultures and lifestyles, or if you have specific knowledge of one of the many different markets in which we operate, then we want to hear from you.

     

    Other

    This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties, but merely to highlight the current main responsibilities of the post. It may be reviewed from time to time in agreement with the post holder and the other members of the post holder’s line management team. Athena Advisers Ltd is committed to continuous improvement in managing its staff, including compliance with codes of practice, training for staff, and the monitoring of staff performance.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE

    Please email your CV and covering letter to hq@athenaadvisers.com

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