Our Team - UnderTheDoormat

Our team

A company really is only as good as its people; and fortunately, we have some of the best and brightest

UnderTheDoormat Group began with founder and CEO, Merilee Karr, in 2014. Since then we’ve been lucky enough to attract a wealth of talent in property and hospitality to build our current team.

We’re still growing, so if you’re interested in joining the team you can get in touch below.

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Merilee Karr, Founder & CEO

Merilee founded UnderTheDoormat after 13 years with Shell, including periods as Global Strategy Manager and Global Retail Maintenance Manager at Shell.

It was her experience during her travels for the company – and the many places she stayed at – that created her desire to make a difference to the homestay sector: to give travellers access to the home comforts they craved with peace of mind that comes from professional service.

Merilee’s passion for professionalising the sector led to her being elected as the Founding Chair of the industry body, the Short Term Accommodation Association.

She is a regular commentator in the media and at events, and leads the industry’s engagement with local and national governments.

Richard Bridger, Chief Operating Officer

Richard joined UnderTheDoormat from Centrica, where he was Director of Reputation. With a history in business consulting, communication, analytics and research, he oversees the London Operation at UnderTheDoormat and the company’s Marketing & Distribution arm.

Richard has also represented UnderTheDoormat on the radio and once even made it to the BBC Breakfast Sofa.

Jonny Wilkes, Chief Financial Officer

Having originally trained as a Chartered Accountant at PwC, Jonny has 25 years’ experience of working in CFO roles.  He joined UnderTheDoormat as CFO in November 2019 and manages our finance and accounting function, forecasting and shareholder reporting.

Michael J. O'Hara, Chief Marketing Officer

Michael has served at the executive level of a variety of SaaS technology, marketing, lead generation and digital publishing companies. He has extensive experience working with both global and domestic companies scaling revenues, organisational design, marketing, and capital development. His background spans a variety of business verticals including eCommerce, sales, technology, M&A, and finance, working with companies ranging from early stage to multi-billion in annual revenue.

Hannah Davies, Head of Corporate Functions

Hannah joined UnderTheDoormat in 2018 and brings with her 15 years’ experience in the banking and insurance sector where she held various HR and project management positions, most latterly with the NatWest Group.  Hannah is responsible for managing the day-to-day corporate operations of UnderTheDoormat to ensure optimum business efficiency.

Josef Caron, Head of London Managed

Josef has been in hospitality since school, learning and developing skills in all areas including restaurant, kitchen and hotels. He began his career in France with Accorhotel and pursued his career in luxury hospitality, leading teams in different countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam, before joining Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quatre Saisons in Oxfordshire.  Josef joined the team in 2021 and is responsible for delivering a 5* guest experience. 

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Are you passionate about travel, property and hospitality? Do you have the entrepreneurial mindset and desire to grow a business?
If so, there could be a perfect role for you with UnderTheDoormat.

A career with UnderTheDoormat brings with it the opportunity to learn a wide range of skills quickly, shape the future of the company and grow your career as we grow the business. In addition to this we offer a number of benefits including special discounted stays for friends & family.

Please feel free to browse the vacancies below or send a covering letter and CV to team@underthedoormat.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

Full Time Roles


Guest Experience Executive

Delivering a seamless guest and homeowner experience through ensuring our homes are guest-ready to the highest standard and in impeccable condition for a returning homeowner
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Guest Experience Manager

The Guest Experience Manager is responsible for leading the team to deliver a 5* guest experience
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Guest Sales, Hospiria

Managing the end-to-end reservations process to maximise guest sales
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Partner Sales & Success, Hospiria

Partner Sales and Success will be instrumental in our growth plans for Hospiria by focusing on nurturing and developing relationships with our partners, growing our portfolio and maximizing occupancy in our properties across the world
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Platforms Specialist, Hospiria

Playing a key role in ensuring the efficiency and quality of our platform presence
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Office Manager/PA

The Office Manager/PA will play a key role in our head office team, responsible for managing an efficient and smooth-running office with limited downtime and maximum team optimisation
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Distribution and Revenue Manager, Hospiria

The Distribution and Revenue Manager will focus on building and managing strategic relationships with multiple booking platforms and implementing revenue management strategies to maximise our occupancy and nightly rates.
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Flexible and Part-Time Roles


Guest Relations Team (GRT)

The face of our company, providing in-home service for our homeowners and guests
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Homeowner Orientation Team (HOT)

Managing the onboarding process of our new homes
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Provide introductions to potential new homes and homeowners
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Marketing Internship

Support the overall marketing and business development function of the organisation and drive growth
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Guest Experience Internship

Support the Operations Team in delivering a seamless guest and homeowner experience through ensuring our homes are guest-ready to the highest standard and in impeccable condition for a returning homeowner
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Why work with us?

  • Pension

  • Competitive package & bonus

  • Employee Share Scheme (EMI)

  • Buy / sell holiday

  • International team

  • Referral Bonuses for homeowners and team members

  • Annual charity day

  • Quarterly team socials

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