Job Openings >> *** LONGLEAT - Permanent - Tour Guide / PCV Driver
*** LONGLEAT - Permanent - Tour Guide / PCV Driver
Title:*** LONGLEAT - Permanent - Tour Guide / PCV Driver
ID:LEL1526 / 3146
Department:Safari Park
Tour Guide / PCV Driver

For over 50 years, Longleat has been one of the UK’s most loved attractions. With almost one million guests every year, we are passionate about providing wondrous and immersive experiences that lead to lifelong memories.

Despite our established reputation, we constantly strive to educate, excite and inspire guests – from hosting the UK’s largest ever hot air balloon gathering, to celebrating our Festival of Light; the first and biggest event of its kind in the UK, with a total of 3,000 spectacular Chinese lanterns transforming the Estate.

What will this role of Tour Guide / PCV Driver entail?

As a Tour Guide / PCV Driver, you’ll predominantly drive a double decker bus containing groups of around 70 people across the safari park, providing informative and entertaining commentaries as you drive. When you’re not driving the bus, on an ad hoc basis you’ll have the opportunity to deliver close-up, once in a lifetime experiences in a Land Rover Defender 110 to small groups of up to 7 people. You’ll drive your guests off the beaten track and provide unforgettable memories of our animals.

You’ll be given comprehensive and on-going on-the-job training and support to develop your knowledge, so that in turn you’ll be able to provide exciting tour commentaries and information about all aspects of the safari park, visitor attractions and the Estate, showcasing your knowledge on specialist species and individual animal behaviour. You’ll consistently go above and beyond a typical day-to-day service to ensure all of our guests have a truly memorable experience.

Through all seasons you will utilise your excellent driving skills to manoeuvre through the park in a safe manner, and you’ll also be responsible for carrying out daily checks to ensure your vehicle is clean and suitable for use.

What will I need to be considered for this Tour Guide / PCV Driver vacancy?
  • Full UK Driving and PCV licence with CPC required
  • Ability to recall large amounts of information and communicate to large groups in a confident manner
  • Energetic and enthusiastic with a passion for delivering a first-class customer service
  • Honest, reliable and flexible to work extra hours / weekends as required
  • Ability to work under pressure and thrive working in a busy environment
Although not essential, proven experience driving buses in a demanding situation would be advantageous for this role.

Please note the successful applicant must have access to own transport due to remote location and also successfully pass a Safety Critical Medical Assessment.

What will I receive in return?
When performing safari bus driver duties, you’ll receive a pay rate of (GBP) 9.35 per hour. In addition, you’ll receive a range of attractive benefits that include; 29 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays, complimentary tickets to Longleat and Cheddar Gorge and Caves, discounts on food and beverages and retail merchandise, along with life assurance cover and more perks.

Contract Type: Permanent, working on a weekly rota basis with varying hours (minimum 130 hours per 13 weeks). Please note, due to the nature of the business evenings and weekend work will be required, including bank holidays
Location: Longleat (Warminster, Wiltshire)

All applications for this Tour Guide / PCV Driver to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions please.
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