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About The Role


Please Note: We have now paused recruitment for River Tour Guide applicants. You are still welcome to apply and we will be in touch when we re-open applications. Should you have any questions then please do not hesitate to email us at [email protected]

Founded in 1910 Scudamore's is Cambridge's premier punt tour and boat hire company. We are now seeking lively, outgoing and aspirational people to promote and deliver our award-winning punt tours of the College Backs.

No punting, guiding or sales experience is necessary as full training is provided

We’re open all year round and operate a rolling recruitment programme with regular training courses running each month. Flexible working pattern to fit your lifestyle, both full-time and part-time roles are available.

What's involved?

As a River Tour Guide at Scudamore’s you’ll act as an ambassador for Cambridge, giving a warm, considerate and attentive welcome to our visitors. Your duties will be varied but ultimately your role is about 4 things: -

  • Delivering a memorable punt tour that is informative, inspiring and entertaining.
  • Offering effective and courteous ticket sales within a competitive environment.
  • Providing a timely, consistently high-quality service in line with our values and standards.
  • Maintaining a safe working environment for all.

What’s the package?

  • Potential for £120-240 per day, offering a combination of an hourly rate, fixed rate per tour and uncapped commission.
  • You will also keep all your tips from customers.
  • Our paid training course is the gold standard for punting operators in Cambridge. Ongoing mentoring is available from our dedicated training team.
  • 28 days paid holiday (or pro rata equivalent for part-time workers) per annum and pension contributions.
  • Career opportunities and development: cross-departmental and management positions open on a yearly basis.
  • Regular social events including parties and staff award nights. 
  • Based at premium Cambridge city centre locations.

Hours of Work:

  • Flexible working, with both full-time and part-time roles available. You are in charge of your work pattern and are free to work around other commitments.
About You

What makes you a Scudamore’s River Tour Guide?

  • You’re friendly, enthusiastic, and driven individual who is eager to be an ambassador for the city of Cambridge.
  • You enjoy engaging with people and have an excellent command of spoken English
  • You're self-motivated and keen to learn, with the ability to absorb and share knowledge.
  • Physical activity compliments your lifestyle and you are comfortable with working outdoors and around water.
What would also help?
  • Prior experience of working in a customer-facing role.
  • Previous sales experience.
  • Good availability to work on weekends, bank holidays and school holidays.

Special demands of the role

You must be comfortable working around water and able to swim.