British Exploring Society is seeking highly experienced and skilled individuals to partner with us and help us deliver exceptional expeditions. British Exploring Society Chief Leaders are critical to everything we do, and to everything we believe in. They direct and deliver complex operations; they inspire teams and are responsible for potentially large groups of young people for long periods of time in remote wilderness areas across the globe.
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 British Exploring Society, and is permanently, positively transformative for everyone who participates.
Applicants interested in becoming a Chief Leader will need to be able to demonstrate a robust and extensive background in leadership, expeditions and people management. 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; your ability to inspire and motivate teams will be evident in your approach to leadership, and in the feedback you have received from those you have already worked with.
Your values and ethics matter to you – as will those of the people you want to work with and the organisations you give your time to. Your exceptional resilience and adaptability and willingness to collaborate with passionate and energetic people with a wide range of abilities and capacity will set you apart.
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.