Tour Leader – Tuscany

at Exodus Travels / TrekAmerica / Headwater Holidays (view profile)
Location Balham, United Kingdom
Date Posted 1st March 2019
Category Leader/Guide
Job Type Contract/short-term


We are looking to hire enthusiastic and experienced walking tour leaders for Tuscany. This is an exciting role, working with one of the most reputable Adventure Travel Companies in the world.

 Leaders have full responsibility for tour groups of 12-16 customers
 Leaders are responsible for arranging tour logistics, leading daily walks, transporting clients in the Exodus
minibus, briefing groups, following safety procedures and ensuring our customers have the best holiday
 These week-long tours are centre-based and you will be leading 4-5 walks each week, usually of a leisurely to
moderate activity level - please check our website for information on our activity levels
 Working periods are typically two to four weeks at a time, but we are looking for leaders who are prepared
to commit to working regularly throughout the long European summer season (May-October)
 Leaders must be self-employed and be able to accept that work is dependent on tour departures being
 Accommodation and all meals are included whilst on tour
 Leaders are often expected to work unsociable hours, so with this in mind, EU working hours would not

Essential skills:
 D1 driving licence (issued after 1997)
 CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence)
 Have or be working towards a professional leader qualification
 Have led 5 multi-day trekking tours in a professional capacity
 Excellent English language skills (both verbal and written)
 Good verbal language skills in Italian
 Experience of leading in and good cultural knowledge of the relevant region
 Great communication abilities with people from different backgrounds and nationalities
 Excellent organisational and logistical skills
 Ability to handle and account for money

Advantageous skills:
 Current First Aid Qualification

Application and selection:
 Please submit your CV and a covering letter
 It is important to explain in your covering letter why you feel you are the best candidate for the role
 You will need to be available for either a face to face or SKYPE interview. If you are successful in securing the
role, you will complete a week’s training, shadowing an experienced leader.

We are particularly keen to hear from members of the Explorers Connect community so please mention Explorers Connect in your application.