At Back-Roads we are looking for talented individuals to work for us as tour leaders, drivers, driver-guides and also in our offices and in sales support roles. If you have a passion for travel, pride yourself on your communication and customer service skills and possess the relevant skills, we look forward to hearing from you.


Why work for us?


We offer a unique product in the travel market, focused on small group touring on the ‘backroads’ of Europe. Our crew and staff are passionate about creating and delivering fascinating experiences throughout the UK and Europe.


We look for people with a genuine passion for travel and a desire to share that passion with others. We also look for people who work well in a team and are dedicated to creating and delivering a quality product. You will work closely with like-minded people and have the opportunity to be part a fast-growing luxury product in the travel industry.


Tour Leader Recruitment

The time has come for us to recruit for new Back-Roads Tour Leaders for our 2019 season.

If you're passionate about travel and want to be a part of an award-winning on-road team, we'd love to hear from you.


To get started, have a read through the Tour Leader job description below and get to know more about Back-Roads by reading our FAQs, watching our two videos and having a browse through our website.


If you'd like to apply, please choose one Tour Leader position that best suits you.


In your application, feel free to mention that you are interested in leading tours in other countries as well.


We look forward to hearing from you. Good luck!




Q - How much will I get paid as a Tour Leader for Back-Roads Touring?

A – Our Tour Leaders are self-employed and get paid per day, per tour. Transport to and from the tour, meal and phone allowances, personal positioning and pre-tour accommodation are also all covered. We will give you some more information on pay during the assessment days.

Q - What if I’m not successful during a stage of recruitment or training? Can I apply again?

A – Yes, you can apply again next season. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide individual feedback during the assessment days because of the high amount of applicants.

Q - Will I get paid during the assessment days and/or the training tour?

A – During the assessment day we do not cover any expenses. During the training tour we will cover accommodation, breakfasts and six evening meals. During your shadow tour, we will cover transport to and from the tour, meal allowance, personal positioning and pre-tour accommodation. We appreciate that this is an investment. However, after the training tour and shadow tour, we can guarantee work in our busiest months. Plus, after the training, you will receive a certificate outlining all of the modules we have covered.

Q - How many tours will I get to lead as a Tour Leader for Back-Roads Touring?

A – This depends on your availability. Our busiest months are May, June and September. If you are fully available during these months, the chance of getting tours in the low season is much higher. You may also get the chance to lead back-to-back tours in the busy months.

Q - What do you assess during the assessment day? How can I prepare?

A – The assessment day will take place over a full day and will consist of a group session and an interview. In the morning, we will introduce you to Back-Roads Touring, what it’s like working for us, and the benefits of working for us. We will also go through some group incident scenarios. In the afternoon, you will be interviewed by two trainers. Before the assessment day, you will receive a subject which we will expect you to talk to us about for 10 minutes.

Q - What if I can’t make it to any of the assessment days and/or training tours?

A – Unfortunately, we will only consider your application if you are available for one assessment day AND one training tour.

Q - What will you cover during the training?

A – Your training will last for a total of 11 days. It is comprehensive and will cover 16 training modules. The full curriculum will be sent to you six weeks prior to the start date of your training course. Examples of activities include interactive classroom sessions, a city tour of London and on-road training in the Cotswolds, following the route of our Heart of England tour.

Q - What if I want to apply to be a Tour Leader in multiple countries?

A – Please only fill out one Tour Leader application. Pick the country that best suits you and mention in your application that you are interested in leading tours in other countries as well.




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