Walking Leader Vacancies in Italy. Summer 2019

at Exodus Travels / TrekAmerica / Headwater Holidays (view profile)
Location Surbiton, United Kingdom
Date Posted 21st May 2019
Category In the field
Leader/Guide
Job Type Freelance

Description

Exodus are looking to hire enthusiastic and experienced walking tour leaders for two of our trips in Tuscany - Walking in Tuscany (TDT) and Chianti: Walking & Wine (TDC).  This is an exciting role, working with one of the most reputable Adventure Travel Companies in the world.

Details of the role:

 

  • 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 possible
  • 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 commonly 3 to 4 weeks consecutive weeks, but longer periods are available if suited.
  • Accommodation, all meals and some other reasonable expenses are included whilst on tour
  • Leaders are often expected to work unsociable hours, with this in mind, EU working hours would not apply
  • The role is normally offered to those prepared to work on a freelance basis, where wages are paid on invoice at the agreed rate. Rates from £60 per day, depending on experience and qualifications.

Essential skills:

 

  • Have led multi-day walking tours in a professional capacity
  • Good English language skills and reasonable spoken Italian.
  • Great communication abilities with people from different backgrounds and nationalities
  • Excellent organisational and logistical skills
  • Ability to handle and account for company money
  • Current First Aid Qualification

 

Minibus licence and regulations

 

  • The role includes transporting the group in an Exodus minibus, and this work must be done in compliance with the appropriate driver regulations which are: D1 driving licence (issued after 1997) & CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence).
  • Exodus will support successful applicants in obtaining the relevant training and qualifications, which can take up to 6 weeks.

 

Advantageous skills:

  • Experience of leading in and good cultural knowledge of Italy.
  • Working towards a professional walking leader qualification.

 

Application and selection:

  • Please send your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]
  • 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.

 

Training provided:

  • If CPC minibus driver training and test is required, Exodus will plan, book and cover the cost, subject to terms and conditions supplied on application.
  • Standard Exodus leader training is provided via our online Leader Induction Module.
  • On the ground training and local knowledge. Depending on their experience in Italy, or as a walking leader, the new leader will spend at least 1 week shadowing an existing leader.

 

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