Basecamp Manager Required for Summer 2018 Peruvian Amazon Expedition

at British Exploring Society (view profile)
Location The Royal Geographical Society Building , London, United Kingdom
Date Posted 15th March 2018
Category Education
In the field
Job Type Contract/short-term


We are currently looking for highly experienced and skilled Basecamp Manager for our summer 2018 expedition to the Peruvian Amazon. The Basecamp Manager is responsible for many of the logistical aspects of the expedition, including equipment and food as well as managing environmental impact at base camp. It is a flexible role that requires a need to be able to handle a range of different tasks, as well as acting as the "fixer" for the expedition and supporting the Chief Leader with all aspects of expedition life.

Necessary requirements
• An interest in youth development and experience of working with young people relevant to the expedition client group*
• High levels of integrity and sound judgment
• A strong and flexible team player
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Strong leadership skills and the ability to inspire others
• The ability to deal with conflict and overcome challenges
• Significant personal expedition and travel experience
• A ‘Can Do’ attitude & a sense of humor
• Good organisational skills & initiative
• An enthusiasm for expeditions and the ability to convey this to our Explorers
• Adventure First Aid Qualification (weekend training course provided free of charge by British Exploring)

On Expedition
• Establish and organise base camp and systems for keeping track of equipment and issuing rations
• Minimise the expedition’s environmental impact on the base camp area
• Support the Chief Leader
• All leaders must regard it as a priority to ensure the safety of each and every member of the expedition at all times
• To inspire our explorers and engage fully in activities to support the educational aims and purpose of the society and expedition
• Pastoral care of any Explorers spending time in Base Camp
• Keep a record of any equipment lost/damaged
• Responsibility for ensuring ALL equipment returned via freight is clean, dry and serviceable

For further information and to apply, please visit our website here

Recruitment will be ongoing until a suitable applicant is found.

We very much look forward to hearing from you!

The British Exploring Expeditions Team

We are particularly keen to hear from members of the Explorers Connect community so please mention Explorers Connect in your application.