Our team

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

Our team

UnderTheDoormat began with just 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.

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.

Merilee Karr

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.

Richard Bridger

Gerard Beelaerts

A former investment banker at UBS and Nomura, Gerard has been CFO at UnderTheDoormat since 2017. He oversees our finance and accounting function, forecasting and financial and shareholder reporting.

Gerard Beelaerts

Work with us

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!

Work with us

Full Time Roles

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Chief Marketing Officer / Head of Growth

Play a leading role in our Sales & Marketing team and be instrumental in our domestic and international growth plans
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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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Portfolio Executive

Ensuring our homes are onboarded seamlessly and always maintained to the highest standard
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Flexible and Part-Time Roles

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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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Ambassador

Provide introductions to potential new homes and homeowners
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Internships

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Sales and 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?

  • Piggy bank

    Pension

  • Wallet

    Competitive package & bonus

  • Shares

    Employee Share Scheme (EMI)

  • Umbrella

    Buy / sell holiday

  • Globe

    International team

  • Bonus

    Referral Bonuses for homeowners and team members

  • Charity

    Annual charity day

  • Wine

    Quarterly team socials