Basic monthly salary for first year Local Hosts, working a 40-hour week, is £1,633 (gross annual equivalent £19,596). Local Hosts returning for a second or subsequent season receive a higher basic salary.
There is ample scope for overtime shifts, paid monthly in arrears. Many Local Hosts also choose to host our popular theatre evening excursions, and these hosts receive an overtime payment of £90 per evening, plus dinner.
Those Local Hosts who complete the full term of their contract of employment receive an end-of-season bonus. This bonus is calculated as a percentage of the total sales of London excursions, made by the Local Hosts, shared equally between the team. The first year Local Hosts' bonus equates to 5% of these London sales, Local Hosts in their second and subsequent seasons receive 7.5%. The end of season bonus commission is not a predetermined amount, as sales of our in-house optional excursion programme are the only source of this payment - the greater the sales, the higher the bonus! As a guide, in the last couple of years the average end of season bonus for a first year Local Host has been around £2,000.
Any Local Host who fails to complete their contract of employment, for whatever reason, automatically forfeits their entitlement to any share of the end-of-season bonus.
Salary and overtime payments are paid directly into your UK bank account around the 25th of each month, and all remunerations are subject to normal PAYE deductions.
As with most jobs, travelling costs to and from your normal place of work are not reimbursed.
It is not practical for Local Hosts to drive to their workplace - parking in central London is at a premium.
Basic monthly salary for first year Local Hosts, working a 40-hour week, is £1,633.
Local Hosts returning for a second or subsequent season receive a higher basic salary.
As well as ample opportunities to earn overtime in your work location, Local Hosts can also receive an overtime payment of £90 per evening, plus dinner when escorting one of our Shownight excursions.
Bonus equates to 5% of these London sales. Local Hosts in their second and subsequent seasons get 7.5%.