Freelance qualified walking guides / mountain leader & hosts

at Glamoraks (view profile)
Location York, United Kingdom
Date Posted 12th December 2017
Category Instructor
Job Type Freelance


Glamoraks is an online group that encourages women to get out walking.

I am looking for freelance qualified walking guides or mountain leaders to lead my walking weekends for women across the UK and potentially in other countries in the longer term.

You will need to:

  • Work with me to plan the weekends including possibly sourcing accommodation
  • Plot out the routes
  • Lead the walks safely, setting a pace suitable for everyone, taking complete responsibility for the group including managing any first aid or other emergencies that arise
  • Serve as the host for the weekend - including eating with the group, helping everyone feel comfortable, managing any problems and acting as a Glamoraks brand ambassador
  • Nice to have: be able to run a map reading or navigation course for members and be willing to take women on wild camp expeditions

The women in the group are not typically epic hikers after extreme challenges. They do want to push themselves out of their comfort zones slightly but are more likely to want to sleep in a bed, rather than a tent.

You are:

  • Sociable, friendly, welcoming and inclusive
  • Have good organisational skills and use your initiative
  • Have at a minimum a Hill &  Moorland Leader qualification and ideally a Mountain Leader qualification. A Winter Mountain Leader Qualification or International Mountain Leader is a bonus but may not be necessary for many of the walks in less remote areas.
  • Have your own outdoor instructor insurance

NOTE: due to some of the accommodation (like hostels) being shared, this role is only open to women. This is a genuine occupational requirement to ensure decency and privacy.

Please email me your CV including your freelance rates and a cover letter as to why this role appeals to you. Also give me an indication of which areas you are most comfortable covering and which dates in 2018 you have free weekends. [email protected]


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