Driver-guide for London and southern England, self employed, company vehicle provided.
We're looking to onboard 2 freelance driver-guides for private sightseeing car tours in London and southern England. Company owned Mercedes Vito will be provided.
Bespoke England Tours is a high-end private tour company based in London.
We specialise in private car tours in Mercedes V Class and Vito MPVs.
We have half and full day tours of London and England's top attractions such as Windsor Castle, Hampton Court, Stonehenge, The Cotswolds, Bath and Oxford.
We have some of the best driver-guides, guides and drivers in London.
We work with the best 5* hotels in London and travel agents from the USA.
We can help outstanding experienced London tourist guides who'd like to train for the role with advice and perhaps even funding to get a London PCO Private Hire Driver's License.
We will provide the right candidates (experienced tour-guides with a London PCO license) with a Mercedes Vito for the season from March to October, we may even consider a 6 month work contract if preferred.
We are looking for 2 driver-guides to cover 7 day availability. E.g. one team member will work Sunday-Wednesday and the other Thursday-Saturday.
This is predominantly a guiding position for an experienced London and southern England tour guide who has a London PCO license. You must be first a guide and then a driver, providing commentary in the car and then guiding in the venues as required and permitted at each of the locations. In-house training will be required and provided too.
You must drive guests safely and comfortably whilst educating and entertaining them.
We provide high-value private sightseeing day trips in London and England, you will be responsible for the smooth running of the whole tour.
Our clients are discerning travellers, mainly from the USA, who are expecting an excellent private tour and generously tip knowledgable guides with premium vehicles.
You must keep your vehicle spotless and in good repair, and present yourself professionally for every tour.
You must have at least one year of guiding experience in London and southern England.
An acceptable knowledge of the history and geography of London and England is essential to be considered for the role.
You must have a TFL London Private Hire License (PCO).
You must have less than 6 points on your driver's license and be prepared to drive an executive class Mercedes Vito 9 seater MPV.
Bespoke England Tours will own the vehicle and you will drive it exclusively for Bespoke England Tours, the vehicle is not to be used for other work or socially.
You must be reliable, professional, punctual, polite, warm, friendly, knowledgable and passionate about the tours you lead.
You must have an excellent level of spoken English and be very familiar with London and England's geography, monuments, landmarks and history.
You must keep the vehicle clean, tidy and in good state of repair
You should present yourself to work in professional and smart attire.
Very rewarding and above average rates for freelance driver-guides who don't own a vehicle.
Very generous cash tips and gratuities.
Freelance work all year round.
Training will be provided for those driver-guides with a certain level of knowledge to build on and who show commitment to the project.
Join a rapidly expanding and innovative premium private tour company in London.
Job Types: Freelance, temporary or permanent.
Salary: £28 per hour.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Freelance
Part-time hours: 30-40 per week. Overtime possible in peak season.
Free or subsidised travel
Monday to Friday
Supplemental pay types
COVID-19 considerations: Staff and clients to follow Public Health England travel rules. Vehicles must be fully sanitised before tour and must have PPE onboard.
Ability to commute/relocate
London: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)
A-Level or equivalent (preferred)
Driver-guiding: 1 year (preferred)
London PCO: 1 year (preferred)
Guiding: 1 year (required)
London PCO license issued by TFL (required)
United Kingdom (required)
Day shift (required)
Work Location: London and on the road
Reference ID: Driver-guides 2023 (company vehicle)