*this role is open to remote working within the UK. Successful candidates will be required to travel to their closest UNiDAYS hub (London or Nottingham) on occasion.

The role in a nutshell

The Localisation Executive is a key part of the EMEA Creative team and the wider business, responsible for ensuring the very best quality translation/transcreation and cultural relevance of UNiDAYS global sites/markets. As well as ensuring daily requests are processed and delivered accurately and to SLA in partnership with our translation agency, the Localisation Executive uses their language skills and cultural expertise to educate the UNiDAYS business and facilitate the creation of messaging that resonates and excites the in-region student demographics (and our brand partners!)

As well as excellent attention to detail and being extremely self-motivated, you will have a results-driven and proactive attitude and an organised outlook with the ability to understand the wider-context of your workload.

Day to day responsibilities: 

  • Deliver translation, transcreation and localisation services across multiple channels, business teams and markets
  • Apply cultural and language expertise to prepare comms and campaigns for market, working and writing in-language where required
  • Research for and review creative across multiple regions reporting back any potential cultural considerations and localisation requirements 
  • Manage the day-to-day translation/transcreation process end-to-end, from briefing the agency, feedback and implementing with the copy team and designers
  • Assess transcreation options provided by agency linguists, choosing based on the the resonance in-market and consistency across languages
  • Work in daily conjunction with our external translation agency to facilitate and feed back on transcreation projects, maintaining and increasing the quality of the transcreation outputs 
  • Use linguistic knowledge to proofread and adapt in-language communications
  • Maintain the UNiDAYS translation memory and foreign-language brand messaging bank 
  • Contribute to research and cultural intelligence for the business’ foreign markets, assuring we are always ahead of the curve
  • Support on linguistic reviews with internal natives and external agencies for inconsistencies, localisation issues and ongoing optimisation
  • Optimise the translation briefing and delivery processes with the agency, finding efficiencies and opportunities to streamline and make smoother

What we need from you

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Responds well to feedback, building upon and applying learnings to both transcreation projects and personal style
  • Motivated and committed to their personal development with a hunger to learn more about other cultures, markets and languages to further their own expertise
  • Comfortable working with languages they are unfamiliar with
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and self-motivation are a must
  • Ability to communicate clearly, a natural collaborator
  • Understands the importance of and always meets (sometimes urgent) deadlines.
  • Consistently gets things right the first time, takes pride in their work
  • Meets quality, speed and cost standards consistently, even in times of change
  • Ability to prioritise work, understands the importance of and always meets (sometimes urgent) deadlines
  • Experience working with digital platforms
  • Knowledge of a foreign language(s), German desirable
  • Knowledge of translation/transcreation and the processes/skills involved
  • Some experience of the creative process, contributing to ideation and creative campaigns
  • Understanding of cultural/linguistic nuances across EMEA 


We've accomplished a lot since we started in 2011, but in many ways, this is just the beginning. This is the chance for you to get in on the ground zero. An opportunity to make a difference within business with global reach.

We offer a fast paced, fun & social working environment where you can truly make an impact with your work. We work hard at UNiDAYS, but we also believe in fair compensation for hard work. Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • 25 days holiday per year increasing with length of service plus flexible bank holidays
  • Competitive salaries
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Company share option scheme
  • Private health insurance
  • Income protection policy
  • Life assurance policy
  • Enhanced parental leave pay
  • 4pm finish on Fridays
  • Free fruit, snacks, tea & proper coffee

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

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