Leading with British Exploring
At the heart of all British Exploring expeditions is a skilled team of scientists, mountain leaders, tropical experts, instructors, medics and youth workers. The Society benefits from high return leadership, including specialist and veteran leaders with diverse professional and expeditionary experience. Explorers who have progressed on to leadership roles also form an important part of team expertise and the continuum of leadership development.
British Exploring is a non-profit organisation with an active membership at its core. Accordingly, leader positions on expedition are in great demand, despite being voluntary. There is no paid employment within the team structure; leaders of expedition teams join for the intrinsic value of exploration, adventure, inquiry and development of young people.
For each expedition, the Chief Leader and Operations Manager gather a team with the skills and experience appropriate to the region and expedition projects. Positions are filled on a competitive basis following a Leader introduction and selection day at the Royal Geographical Society. The dates of these are:
16th August 2013 13:30-17:30
20th September 2013 13:30-17:30
25th October 2013 13:30-17:30
22nd November 2013 13:30-17:30
16th December 2013 13:30-17:30
Click here to read more about leading with British Exploring.
We are currently recruiting for the following roles, click here for the job descriptions: Fire Leader (Adventure), Fire Leader (Science), Doctor,
Fire Leader (TL Mentor).
To apply for a role on expedition click on the title below:
Arctic Finnmark Norway 2014
Expedition Dates: mid-July – late August (TBC)
Fire Leader - Adventure (Mountain and Glacier Experience) 3.5 week
Fire Leader - Science (3.5 week)
Trainee Leader Mentor
Project New Horizons: Iceland 2014
Expedition Dates: 21 July - 11 Aug
Adventure Leader Application
Social Leader Application
Deputy Chief Leader