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Tour Leader/Tour Guide Scotland 2020




  • The role of a Back-Roads Touring Tour Leader

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

This involves:

  • Giving in-depth commentary relevant to the destination, the route, the experiences, the local life and everything you see along the way;
  • Managing all tour related paperwork and expenditure and completing the relevant accounting and administrative paperwork;
  • Leading all group activities and socialising with the group;
  • Interacting with various suppliers on a daily basis;
  • Looking after the group safety and enjoyment and being the first point of contact in case of incidents or crisis.

It is a big responsibility as you are directly responsible for the successful operation of the tour.

  • What we look for in our Tour Leaders

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

Our Tour Leaders:

  • An in-depth local knowledge of the place where you would lead tours;
  • A genuine interest and passion for our destinations;
  • Make safety a priority on a daily basis;
  • Are highly organised with the ability to plan ahead;
  • Possess extremely developed problem solving skills;
  • Demonstrate a professional attitude and behaviour at all time;
  • Possess a high level of customer service and great people skills;
  • Ability to speak the local language is HIGHLY recommended, though fluency is not always required.

We will consider all applicants, especially those with a previous experience as a Tour Leader or any relevant experiences or skills that can be transferable to what we expect from our Tour Leaders on the road.

  • Eligibility

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

This may include:

•              A UK and/or European Passport;

•              UK Right of Abode/Residency; or

•              UK Ancestry or other Working Visa

  • Availability

May, June and September are our busiest months of the season, being fully available during these months is expected and will increase your chance to be selected and the amount of tours you are leading in a season.

  • Benefits of Being a Back-Roads Tour Leader

  • Sharing your passion for a country with others;
  • Creating life changing travel experiences for our customers;
  • Joining an award winning On-Road team;
  • Delivering high end products on the road;
  • Competitive salary and excellent expense package;
  • Staying in the same boutique accommodations, share the same meals and experiences as our customers;
  • Mentored by an experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and the assistance of an experienced Operations team ;
  • A comprehensive training (On-Road, city tour and interactive classroom sessions).

  • The Recruitment and Training process

  • Application with your CV, application form and personal video
    • September to November
  • Review and screening of your application
    • September to November
  • Assessment days*
    • November 6 in Seville, Spain
    • November 18, 20, 22, 25, 27 in London, UK
  • Training tours
    • 9th for January to 17th of January – Training Tour 1 in the UK
    • 23rd for January to 31st of January – Training Tour 2 in France
  • Shadow tour
    • Between February and May depending on region and availability

* You will only attend one of the assessment days and one of training tours, we cannot guarantee a date, however let us know if you’re not available for one of the dates.

If you are successful, you will be invited to the next step of the process.

Do you like what you have read so far? Before applying, please go through our FAQ’s and watch the video on our website. If you still feel like Back-Roads Touring is for you, then apply now!

Posted 6 days ago

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