As a Walk Organiser/Linguist you would spend roughly half of your time on Outdoor Days, when you accompany guests on our 'Organised Walks'.
The other half of your time is spent in the village alongside other team members as a general host, partaking in a varied range of tasks centred around driving roles, airport transfers and most importantly, being a source of local knowledge and helping guests sort out their walking plans for the next day.
Once a week or so you would also be on Welcome Duty from 3:30pm, greeting arriving guests, doing some paperwork with them and settling them into their accommodation. Another weekly job might be an airport transfer down to Venice and back, in a 9 seat minibus on mountain roads and some motorway.
Outdoor Days involve accompanying guests on our Organised Walks, reminding them of what to bring, showing them the way, looking out for their safety and welfare en route, chatting, getting to know them and enjoying each other's company as you walk.
Later you would attend Office Hour again, sorting out their plans for the next day. These are the days on which you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery that surrounds us in the areas in which we are based in the company of our guests, who, like you, are likely to have a passion for the great outdoors. These walks are the opportunity to really get to know our guests. The experiences shared and life stories divulged form weekly relationships which enhance the experience of everyone back in the chalets, guest and staff alike.
Other Key Responsibilities
Hospitality - each evening we rely on our walk organisers to host an informal ‘office hour’. We use our local knowledge to help guests join one of our organised walks, self-guiding, or book a local activity.
Linguistic skills - Liaising with landlords and suppliers, accompanying guests to doctors appointments, making restaurant reservations
Requirements First and foremost, we are looking for genuine outdoor enthusiasts. Keen hill-walkers with good outdoor navigation skills who are interested in hospitality jobs in the mountains this summer.
Linguistic skills – Conversational/advanced Spanish, Italian or German
Hill walking and Navigation - Experience of walking in hilly or mountainous terrain, confident with map reading and general outdoor navigation skills. Outdoor qualifications are a bonus but not essential.
Driving - Full driving license with at least 1 years’ experience. You must have confidence and good road sense, previous experience not required but you will be driving a nine-seat minibus on mountain roads.
First Aid qualification - completed prior to employment
UK National Insurance Number - alongside a British or EU passport
Dates - June - Late September
HOW TO APPLY
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Don't delay; this could be the experience of a lifetime!