Field Guide – Award Winning Game Lodge – Sabi Sands

Kendrick Recruitment are now looking for a Field Guide to join a fantastic team at a unique safari lodge based in the Sabi Sands.

The Field Guides role, together with his tracker, is to take guests on game drives and host them for their entire stay. This role also requires some co-ordination of the guests stay, ensuring that from arrival to departure they experience an original and memorable time in the African Bush. This will include game drives, walks, observatory evenings etc. The Field Guide plays a vital role in ensuring the safety of the guests at all times.

Mandatory Requirements

* Valid PrDP License and Driver’s License

* Valid First Aid Level 1

*  South African Citizen

Qualifications / Experience

* South African Citizen

*  3 to 5 years experience guiding in 5 Star Establishments

*  General knowledge of legal implications of being a Field Guide

*  FGASA Level 3 preferred and no less than FGASA Level 2

*  DEAT Registered

*  THETA Registered

*  Rifle Handling POSLEC/Advanced according to current legislation

*  Trails Guide Qualification

*  Astronomy knowledge would be an advantage

*  Off-road driving in 4×4 vehicles

Behaviours / Skills

*  A passion for nature, animals, conservation and the environment

*  A passion for people and creating a holistic experience, imparting knowledge about the bush

*  Basic Computer Knowledge

*  Stock/Equipment control

*  General vehicle maintenance knowledge

*  Basic knowledge of people management (managing Tracker)

*  Good command of the English language, written and spoken

*  Vigour, able to cope under pressure

*  Excellent organizational and planning skills

*  Hands on approach

* Excellent communicator

*  Anticipating guests needs and facilitating the small touches that enhance the guest experience

*  Sensitive to cultural issues/ patient with colleagues

*  Excellent social and interpersonal skills

*  Sense of ownership and pride for the guest experience

*  Attention to detail

*  Flexible attitude

*  Able to interact with guests and behave appropriately

* Highly sociable and confident when meeting new people and able to entertain/host

*  Well groomed and a good sense of personal hygiene

Here’s what you’d do

* Provide an excellent game experience to high profile guests including game drives and bush walks

* Ensure that vehicle and field guide equipment is kept in excellent working condition, assume full responsibility for this

* Fire arm procedures are in line with statutory requirements

*  Meet and greet and minimal hosting of guests

*  Update Virtual Diary on Blog

* Prompt and efficient radio contact

* Complete Health & Safety checklists on a monthly basis

*  Adhere to Sabi Sand Game Reserve Game Drive Policies

To apply for this position, send your CV, written references and a head and shoulders photo to us… Good luck!

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