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Driver Guide France and/or Battlefields

Driver Guide France and/or Battlefields

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 Driver Guide

Our Driver Guides 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 Driver Guides 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 France and/or Battlefields. Previous experience in delivering a high class tailored touring product and speaking French will be held in high regard.

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

We require all of our Driver Guides and Drivers to hold a current UK or European Manual ‘D’ Class Driving License and eligibility to operate a Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) including a current Certificate of Professional Competency (CPC) and Digital Driver Card.

Any offer of ongoing work will require the applicant to successfully maintain these and as such, Licence checks are carried out with the relevant authorities periodically.

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 London
  4. January, 9 or 10 day training course in London
  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 Driver Guide

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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