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Tour Leader Italy and/or Spain & Portugal

Tour Leader Italy and/or Spain & Portugal
About Back-Roads Touring

With over 25 years’ experience in small group and tailor-made tours across the UK and Europe, Back-Roads Touring is truly the original small group touring company.

 By limiting our group sizes to a maximum of 18 passengers (22 on our Charming Waterways programme), we are experts at providing a friendly, relaxed, and flexible form of touring. In fact, our belief in the advantages of small group travel underpins everything that we do – from the type of vehicles that we use, to the places we visit, and the accommodation that we hand select. In many ways, it couldn’t be further from a typical coach touring experience.

The role of a Tour Leader

Our Tour Leaders are responsible, for the day-to-day running of the tours on the road.

This involves –

  • Giving informative in-depth commentary relevant to the route or destination;
  • Managing all on-Tour expenditure and completing the relevant accounting paperwork.
  • Leading all group activities and socialising with the group;
  • It is a big responsibility as you are directly responsible for the successful operation of the tour. 

Are you up to the challenge?

What we look for in our On Road Team

Our Tour Leaders are at the heart of our product and personify what we want to achieve as a business

Our On Road Team –

  • Have a genuine interest and passion for travel throughout our destinations;
  • Make safety a priority on a daily basis;
  • Highly organised with the ability to plan ahead;
  • Highly developed problem solving skills;
  • Take a genuine pride in the appearance of Back-Roads Touring Vehicles and themselves;
  • Demonstrate a professional attitude and behaviours at all times.

We look for individuals who can demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and passion for Italy and/or Spain & Portugal. Previous experience in delivering a high class tailored touring product will be held in high regard.

To become a Tour Leader in Italy, speaking the language is a must. For Spain & Portugal it will be a big plus.

To apply to work with Back-Roads Touring, you must be eligible to work in the destinations we visit. 

This may include –

  • A UK or other European Passport;
  • UK Right of Abode/Residency; or
  • UK Ancestry or other Working Visa

May, June and September are our busiest months of the season, being fully available during these months will increase the amount of tours you are leading in a season.

The Recruitment and Training process

  1. August and September, review of application and CV
  2. August to October, invitation to a video application
  3. November, an assessment day in Rome
  4. January, a 10 day training course
  5. Between March and May, a shadow tour

Only if you are successful, you will be invited to the next step in the process.

Throughout the training process and during your first season, you will be mentored by an experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader.

Do you like what you have read so far? If so, and you meet the requirements listed then please get in touch with us and apply.

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