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about 1 year ago
Collett's Mountain Holidays
Salary: £85 pw, full board & lodgings, travel & insurance
Location: Europe (non-UK)
Job type: Seasonal
Contact: Recruitment
Category: Adventure Jobs, Chalet Jobs, Hospitality Jobs, Language Jobs

Are you a native English speaker who also speaks Spanish, Italian or German and enjoys walking in the mountains?

  • Are you interested in a hospitality job, working with a small, family run specialist, looking after our guests on walking holidays in some of Europe's most spectacular mountain ranges?
  • Do you have experience of Hill Walking and navigating with an outdoor map?
  • Are you friendly, gregarious, polite and courteous, and easy to get along with?
  • Are you free from mid-May until the end of September 2018?
  • If the answer is yes to all of these questions then read on!

We are looking for a Hill Walker/linguist to join our small, friendly resort teams in the villages in the Spanish Pyrenees, the Picos de Europa, the Italian Dolomites, and the Austrian Alps. The job is all about providing daily hospitality to our guests, helping with some domestic chores and accompanying our guests on Organised Mountain Walks every other day. Good outdoor navigation skills and experience of walking in the mountains would be needed.

Your language skills would be needed for daily communication with our local landlords and suppliers; booking activities for our guests with local centres (white water rafting, horse riding, canyoning etc.; sorting out problems with car hire and lost luggage; and accompanying our guests to the doctors or hospital to help translate as and when there was the need. You would need to speak Spanish to a good intermediate level at least, and be able to express yourself clearly.

Collett's are a small, independent mountain holiday specialist, who have been operating since 1998. We are looking for sociable, friendly and engaging people with a passion for the outdoors who would like to look after our guests to help them enjoy their time on holiday with us in this spectacular corner of the world.

Most, if not all, members of our previous resort teams have cherished their time with us. This, we believe, is due as much to the friendly working relationships, which develop within the team each year, as it is to the beauty of the areas in which we are based and the potential to enjoy them.

Many of our summer staff come back to work with us in the winter too.

Experience Needed

  • Reasonable experience of walking in the hills or mountains and navigating using a map, but not necessarily with group leading experience.
  • You need to be relatively fit and confident in high level mountain terrain and happy to accompany groups of guests on any grade of walk, whilst enjoying the day yourself.


  • You would need to have a current First Aid Certificate

Start Date: various dates throughout May



Click on the Apply button on this page which will take you to our recruitment site. Then use the online application form.

Look at the job description of the ‘Linguist’.

If it all looks good, apply using the online form, sending us your CV, cover letter and a photo, and we would get back to you soon after.

Don't delay; this could be the experience of a lifetime!

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