Female Traveller Safety Trainers – UK & USA
Maiden Voyage is an award winning global solutions provider of female business travel solutions. We are obsessed with enabling women to get the most out of their business trips; making business travel both safe and social, globally. With clients in over 100 countries, our strategy is to ‘join the dots’ around the world in a collaborative manner forming partnerships with the best providers in the business travel realm. We have a strong passion for international relationships, a love of travel and the team is culturally diverse with ambassadors in over 60 international cities.
Due to our continued success, Maiden Voyage is expanding rapidly and we have a number of vacancies for world class trainers across the United Kingdom and USA.
As a freelance trainer you will be part of a top class delivery team, providing second to none female traveller safety training to some of the world’s best known names.
Training assignments will vary in duration and can range from just a few hours to a number of days. Our client’s travellers range from inexperienced travellers taking their first business trip to a capital city to individuals entering extreme risk destinations.
No two sessions are the same, the subject matter is highly interesting and every course is a humbling experience.
We will match our trainers to our clients to ensure the best cultural fit.
Passionate about travel, you will have delivered outstanding travel safety training for a number of years. You are a seasoned traveller and you might possibly have lived as an expat during your career to date. You may have a specialism such as anti-kidnap, natural disasters, or law-enforcement but this is by no means essential. We are as interested to speak to people who have managed travel safety within their own organisations or have worked for the humanitarian sector, NGO’s, military or the Government.
For us it’s all about attitude so you will need to:
- Have a flexible, pragmatic and positive attitude
- Have outstanding attention to detail
- Be able to read your audience and respond accordingly
- Have years of travel experience with a full understanding of what can go wrong and how best to avoid it
- Be able to adapt your communications style depending on your audience
- Have integrity and loyalty at the heart of your values
- Be able to show empathy and sensitivity. Our courses tend to bring to the fore very personal experiences
- Be insipriing and credible with the ability to deliver the key messages in a memorable and engaging style.
If you’d like to know more, please send your CV, covering letter details of your location and day rate in the first instance to Erica Toase, Operations Manager email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Q. Throughout your career what has been your most memorable business trip?
I studied Modern Languages with International Marketing at university so I speak French and German fluently. I always enjoy travelling to countries where I can communicate really well and practice my languages. I think my most memorable business trip was to New York for about a day and a half. I was meeting my US colleagues for the first time and travelling outside of Europe. This was memorable, as I had mainly travelled on business before in Europe. However, I saw only a tiny part of New York and I don't think I had any time to suffer from any jet lag!
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