Tour Leader Vacancy, Cycling Leader in Italy

at Exodus Travels / TrekAmerica / Headwater Holidays (view profile)
Location Balham, United Kingdom
Date Posted 8th June 2018
Category Hospitality
Job Type Freelance


Exodus Travels, a UK Adventure Travel Operator, are looking to hire an enthusiastic and experienced cycling tour leader to work in various locations around Italy. This is an exciting role working with one of the most reputable Adventure Travel Companies in the world.

• The tours will be primarily in North and Central Italy - some will be centre-based, while others may be point-to-point
• Leaders have full responsibility for tour groups of up to 16 customers
• Leaders are also responsible for arranging tour logistics, leading daily rides, briefing groups, following safety procedures and ensuring our customers have the best holiday possible
• The week-long tours have 5-6 rides per week, usually of a moderate activity level - please check our website for information on our activity levels
• Leaders should be specialists in all things Italian including speaking the language and having good cultural knowledge
• Leaders must be competent cycling leaders who are also knowledgeable about bike mechanics
• Working periods are typically one to three weeks on and then one or two weeks off
• Leaders must be self-employed and be able to accept that work is dependent on tour departures being guaranteed
• On each tour, leaders will be supported by another leader or driver
• 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 apply

Skills required:
• Leadership and group management experience
• Excellent English language skills (verbal and written)
• Good spoken Italian spoken language skills
• Great communication abilities with people from different backgrounds and nationalities
• Excellent organisational and logistical skills
• Ability to handle and account for money

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
• If you are successful in securing the role, you will complete a week’s training, shadowing an experienced leader
• This is a freelance, service contract based position

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