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Tour Leader France


Opal Coast

£££ Competitive + Meals package + Accommodation + Travel


November 2015


PGL are recruiting passionate French speakers to deliver our various Language products and bring Language to life in 2015.

PGL is the UK's market leading provider of activity holidays and study courses for young people with fantastic career development and training opportunities. We have been offering young guests the experience of a lifetime since 1957 and now operate at 24 locations across the UK, France and Spain.

We have employment opportunities for fluent French-speakers, graduates of French and students looking for a sandwich year work placement in France at our activity centre on the Opal Coast. Flexible-length contracts are available, but we look for people who can ideally start in April.

We are looking for people who speak French to take groups on excursions and day trips, immerse our groups in French Culture or work in the office, based at our centres in Northern France.

As a Tour Leader you'll guide and inspire our guests as they indulge themselves in another culture. From historic landmarks to rustic markets, you'll accompany visiting school groups on excursions to famous places of interest. We’ll provide training to help you develop an in-depth knowledge of the excursion destinations.

Key responsibilities:

  • You’ll liaise with the Party Leader to coordinate their weekly itinerary;
  • Accompany the group on excursions ensuring their visits run as smoothly as possible;
  • Make travel arrangements and booking tickets etc. according to the itinerary;
  • Organise and run evening entertainment programmes.

Not only will you be living and working in beautiful Northern France with daily opportunities to immerse yourself in French culture, but we also offer competitive wages plus onsite accommodation and meals with FREE transport provided to our overseas centres.


Château du Tertre is an impressive 19th Century Château situated in the heart of the rural Pays de Loire region. At peak the centre caters for up to 300 guests on a daily basis. Château Du Tertre has 36 acres of beautiful grounds, bordering the Varenne River.

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Successful applicants are required to undergo an enhanced DBS disclosure, which PGL will pay for. You need to possess the legal right to live and work in the UK to be considered for employment with PGL. PGL is committed to the principles of equality and diversity and welcome applicants from all sectors of the community.

PGL is the UK's market leading provider of activity holidays and study courses for young people.

For over 400,000 children every year, a PGL holiday means the adventure of a lifetime. We employ a team of 2,500 vibrant, energetic staff each year to make that happen. We've been offering young guests the experience of a lifetime since 1957 and now operate at 24 locations across the UK, France and Spain.From activity instructors to children's group leaders and catering staff to administrators, you'll find an amazing range of positions to choose from. Whether you're looking for a rewarding career or simply a one-off exciting adventure, PGL has positions for everyone's skills and talents.Jobs available include:
  • Watersports and Land-based Activity Instructors Group Leaders
  • Catering roles
  • Housekeeping roles
  • Drivers
  • French speaking Tour Leaders
  • Administrators
  • Reps and Group Co-ordinators
  • Operational support roles plus many more
Working with PGL gives you the chance to work with people from around the globe, make more friends, enhance your CV and live in some stunning locations.

With positions available at our centres in the UK and Northern France from January to the end of November while our centres in Southern France and Spain operating from mid April to September, we have the flexibility to accommodate most requests for the contract length that you desire.A job with PGL is ideal if you're looking for exciting employment in between ski seasons, an enjoyable and rewarding way to spend part of your gap year, wishing to start or further your outdoor industry or tourism career, or maybe you simply want to work with like-minded people in a supportive environment where the emphasis is on fun.

Apply now to join our staff team and make 2015 your PGL season!

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