Our Social Leaders are part of a team delivering our outreach programmes. Programmes are open to young people from Catch22 and Power2 services. The aim of the programmes are to break the cycle of disengagement that many of these young people find themselves in through an extended UK based training programme followed by a dedicated 3-week expedition.
The Social Leader may also be tasked with helping to spread the word about the programme within Catch22 and Power2 services in their geographical area and to support service managers and key workers wishing to refer on young people to the scheme. Following the recruitment of successful young people, they will be tasked to ensure that required documentation is submitted to the British Exploring Society office including medical forms, passport photocopies and risk assessments.
During the training phase they will be required to assist in the delivery of workshop and training activities. Social Leaders will be supported in the delivery of activities by a team of Adventure Leaders, and Senior Explorers (past participants on the programme who have returned to act as peer mentors). During this phase they will also contribute towards recruitment decisions and help select the final group of young people from a training programme to take part in the expedition phase.
Compulsory training dates: Leader Induction: 21st-23rd February 2020 (TBC), Leader Training: 27th-29th March 2020 Cumbria, Explorer Briefing 24th-26th April 2020, 16hr Wilderness First Aid Course May 2020 (TBC).
Assessment days: 20th August 3rd, 4th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th September, 1st, 2nd, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th October