Job Details

Job Role Summary:

Working for Neilson Active holidays is more than a job; it’s a lifestyle! Spend the summer season based in one of our beautiful Beachclub resorts where it’s all about sharing your passion for the activities you love. You’ll be working hard, but the work is fun, and there’s always plenty of time to play.

You’ll work within a team that will plan, organise and deliver an extensive cycling program that caters for guests of all abilities. This programme will take in all of the stunning local scenery as well as the challenging terrain surrounding our beach clubs.

You will ensure that anyone who wishes to join the guided rides has a great time along with supporting/advising all of our guests who wish to free-ride using the routes you and the team have created.

We are always looking for friendly, energetic and approachable individuals to join our amazing team! People who can build rapport with ease and continue to give our guests confidence in the fact that every element of their holiday is being delivered by people that care.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Present a professional appearance and attitude at all times and maintain an excellent standard of customer service
  • Organise the provision of a cycling program that caters for all guests, combining both ride technique based tuition and emphasising the social riding element that many of our guests look for on guided rides, as well as a flexible and accommodating free ride program
  • Help to develop new, exciting guided routes, and compile a selection of route cards to assist guests in their free-riding
  • Ensure the bike fleet is always well maintained and kept fully operational throughout the season
  • Take personal responsibility for the maintenance, repair and security of Neilson equipment and the satisfactory appearance of Neilson sites to ensure that they always meet guest expectations
  • Monitor and track bike spares/supplies ensuring all are well stocked, placing any orders as and when required
  • Ensure that the guiding, instruction, and health and safety are delivered to the highest standard by all of the guides
  • Practically help with the setup of the centre on a day-to-day basis
  • Assist with set up and the pack down either side of the season
  • Help organise and host social events, deliver briefings, and interact positively with guests at all times
  • Be prepared to move between different resorts according to the operational needs of the business to fulfil your contractual end date
  • To be flexible in your job role, willing to assist in all other duties, within reason, as requested by your manager according to training you have been given

Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • Minimum of a trail leader qualification or equivalent
  • First Aid certificate that is valid for the duration of your contract – This should be a minimum 6-hour practical course providing a certificate that is valid in the workplace
  • Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent
  • Passion and experience for road biking and guiding
  • Passion and experience off-road mountain biking and guiding
  • Knowledge of technical bike maintenance
  • Previous customer service experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Ability to lead fun, varied, safe and informative bike rides
  • Extensive knowledge of all aspects of bike maintenance and repair
  • Knowledge of emergency First Aid procedures and the ability to react calmly, quickly, and effectively in emergencies
  • Knowledge of current bike developments
  • Ability to effectively communicate with guests of all ages, management, and other staff
  • Able to work independently and on own initiative
  • Ability to work well within a team and maintain effective working relationships
  • The ability to confidently hold a conversation in English 

Personal Qualities:

  • Approachable, welcoming, friendly, and enthusiastic
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible
  • Punctual
  • Clean and tidy appearance
  • Job Information 

  • Company: Neilson Active Holidays
  • Vacancy: BIKE GUIDE
  • Category: Mountain & touring bikes
  • Dates: April - Early November
  • Salary: Up to £600 PCM (Net) + Accommodation, flights, food + great overall package. The salary will vary depending on the country in which you are placed (further details upon application)
  • Locations:
    • Croatia
    • Greece
    • Italy
  • Options

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