Experienced Chief Leaders required for expeditions to Iceland, Himalayas and northern Canada

at British Exploring Society (view profile)
Location The Royal Geographical Society Building , London, United Kingdom
Date Posted 5th December 2018
Category Education
In the field
In the field & office
Job Type Contract/short-term
Remote working


Salary: Remuneration package available


British Exploring Society is seeking highly experienced and skilled individuals to undertake the role of Chief Leader on our summer 2019 expeditions to Iceland, Indian Himalayas and Canada’s Yukon Territory.

Chief Leaders are critical to everything British Exploring Society does, and to everything we believe in. They direct and deliver complex operations, inspire their teams and are responsible for large groups of young people in remote wilderness.
A Chief Leader is the most senior role on an expedition, involved from the outset in planning, devising and leading on an expedition and responsible for ensuring that it meets the aims of the Society.

Applicants interested in becoming a Chief Leader will demonstrate a robust and extensive background in leadership, expeditions and people management. You will have extensive experience of working with young people from a range of backgrounds and a proven ability to support and inspire. Your experiences will have shaped the way that you work, how you make decisions under pressure, and your understanding of the exceptional learning opportunities provided by genuinely wild and remote locations.

You will be able to convey your knowledge and enthusiasm, and your ability to inspire and motivate teams will be evident in your approach to leadership.

If you join us as a Chief Leader, we offer you a unique level of participation in expedition design and of independence in the field, the very best expeditionary experiences, a commitment to supporting our Chief Leader’s professional development – and a rare opportunity to transform lives through expeditionary learning.

For further information and to apply, please visit our website here http://www.britishexploring.org/lead-with-us/chief-leaderRecruitment will be ongoing until suitable applicants are found.

We very much look forward to hearing from you!

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.