Part time role available with US from March 2019!

13th Dec '18

Job Title :               Assistant Tour Operator/Driver Guide

Location:               Dunblane

Position:                Part time (min 32+ hrs per week)

Period:                   Initial fixed 8 month contract from March – November 2019

Salary:                   To be discussed

Industry:               Travel and Tourism


Due to ongoing growth, we have an exciting opportunity to assist with developing the award winning Uniquely Scotland brand for an initial 8-month period starting in March 2019. The role would be on a part time basis of a minimum of 4 days per week from our new office near Dunblane. You will have the opportunity to conduct private tours around Scotland and work would involve a wide range of experience covering all aspects of running a bespoke tour operator business including:

  • Itinerary planning for clients/responding to client enquiries
  • Conducting driver guided private tours all over Scotland and northern England in 9-seater people carrier, some training can be provided
  • General administration work including handling bookings, invoicing and issuing of tickets and itineraries for driver guided tours, train and self-drive itineraries
  • Working with other suppliers such as accommodation and activity providers
  • Marketing. Social media, news blogs, press releases and working with other tourism bodies such as Visit Scotland
  • Producing brochures and internet-based information
  • Assisting with the accounts and book keeping
  • Using market research information to guide decisions
  • Attend travel shows and other relevant tourism events on behalf of Uniquely Scotland

Skills required:

  • Excellent people skills, enthusiasm and a passion for Scotland
  • Excellent driving skills; experience working with small 9 seater people carriers desirable
  • You will represent the company delivering all aspects of our tour programme to domestic
    and international customers. This includes public speaking and delivery of historical, cultural
    and entertaining information
  • An ability to communicate your knowledge and entertain people from all over the world
  • Tours vary from one day to twelve days in length so nights away from home will be required including weekends
  • Display a high degree of flexibility and adaptability (able to work away from home and at short notice if required)
  • Use your own initiative and problem solving skills to provide a seamless service to passengers
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Good IT skills, especially using Microsoft Excel and Word
  • An outgoing, confident, ‘can do’ personality
  • Excellent geographical knowledge of Scotland, its history, heritage and culture and an interest to continuously develop this knwledge
  • Previous experience working with a tour operator preferred although not essential
  • Provide a personal, professional and friendly client service
  • Full driving license (maximum 6 points)

Job specification:

The role is minimum 4 days per week 09.00-17.00 per week including weekends. You will get paid overtime for tours you take out with this period. The contract will run until November 2019 with the possibility of an extension.

How to apply:

Please apply by email to the address above with cover note and CV.

Closing date:

Monday 14th January 2019

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