Driver-guide for London and southern England, self employed
Freelance driver-guide for private sightseeing car tours in London and southern England. Preference will be given to those who own or rent a PCO Mercedes E Class, Vito Tourer or V Class.
Bespoke England Tours is a high-end private tour company based in London.
We specialise in private car tours with Mercedes Benz E Class cars and V Class 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 can provide the right candidate (who is an experienced tour-guide and has a London PCO license) with a Mercedes Vito for the season, we may even consider a 6 month work contract for this candidate.
This is predominantly a guiding position for an experienced London and southern England 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 own or be prepared to rent a PCO licensed and insured Mercedes E Class, V Class or similar. We can help and advise on how/where to rent... etc. (Other executive vehicles may be considered ad hoc). As mentioned above we will consider providing a Mercedes Vito for the right candidate.
You must have a TFL London Private Hire License (PCO).
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 professionally.
Very rewarding and above average rates for freelance driver-guides.
Very generous cash tips and gratuities.
Freelance work all year round.
Advice on excellent rent-to-buy deal for Mercedes Vito Tourer 9 seater MPV if required.
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 £43.00-£60.00 per hour.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Freelance
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, Greater London: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)
A-Level or equivalent (preferred)
Guiding: 1 year (preferred)
Driver-guiding: 1 year (preferred)
London PCO: 1 year (preferred)
London PCO license issued by TFL (required)
United Kingdom (required)
Day shift (required)