Trekking Operations Manager

at BACK TRACK ADVENTURES (view profile)
Location FORTITUDE VALLEY, Australia
Date Posted 5th February 2019
Category Operations
Job Type Full-time


We are seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic professional to join our small, friendly team. To be successful in this diverse role, you will require the will and energy to go that extra mile. We are entering an exciting new phase which will allow the successful applicant the opportunity to help grow this socially conscious business and to be involved in shaping the direction from a strategic and operational point of view.


Back Track Adventures, founded in 1984, is a Brisbane-based Tour Operator, specialising in overseas trekking adventures and African Safaris. The team at Back Track Adventures are passionate about travel – and taking our clients on great adventures around the world. We are acknowledged within the Adventure Travel Industry as a leader in Adventure Holidays.



The position is based in our office in Fortitude Valley, a suburb on Brisbane’s city fringe



Attractive salary package is offered.  Negotiable and dependent on experience.



Client liaison

Ensuring quality control of all products and equipment

Brochure and website preparation and updating

Preparation of risk assessments and emergency procedures

Management of documentation

Trek financial costing

Trek leading

Recruitment, training and briefing of trek leaders

Managing local ground crews

Oversee equipment requirements

Liaise with overseas service providers

Developing itineraries

Review client medical and fitness documents

Review client feedback

After hours sales presentations

24-hour emergency contact duties

Airport meet and greets

Attend and conduct regular team meetings

Liaise with senior management on areas of your responsibility



Tours Manager




Overseas trekking experience

Sound level of physical fitness

Competent in using Word, Excel and Powerpoint

Good written and verbal communication skills

Good with numbers

Strong administration skills

Able to travel overseas at short notice


Current or previous experience in the travel industry

Tour planning experience

Trekking experience including the Kokoda Track, Kilimanjaro and Nepal

Prior experience as a trek leader/tour escort

Current wilderness first aid qualifications



Enthusiasm for the outdoors

A positive attitude and a willingness to work hard

A flexible approach to working outside regular business hours

Able to remain calm under pressure

Enthusiasm for the guidelines of responsible travel



If you think you are the perfect fit for us, please email the following to -[email protected], by February 22, 2019

  1. Your resume
  2. A covering letter detailing your suitability for the position

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