Our network of leaders past and present are very important to us and we have an exciting package of opportunities for your personal and professional development.

Be involved: Fluid and dynamic expedition itineraries. Input, influence and help devise the expedition programme of adventure, science & media. We provide the framework, you expand.

Be valued: High quality training and personal development opportunities for all leaders. Return year on year and develop a long standing relationship with British Exploring.

Be wild: Ambitious and challenging, our expeditions visit truly wild locations and experience the world’s most spectacular environments.

Be unique: Be challenged, be tested and stand out. Enhance your CV with the original expedition company.

Be scientific: Great adventure meets meaningful science. Incorporate your own area of expertise and deliver top quality scientific fieldwork.

Be professional: Access our high quality Training Programme and develop technical, leadership and facilitation skills.

Be yourself: From academia to the military, education to medicine, social work to professional science, outdoor education to professional exploration; whatever your field, join the team.

Be equipped: Receive exclusive discounts with retailers for all your outdoor equipment needs!

Leading with British Exploring

British Exploring recruits highly skilled leader teams who work cohesively to deliver personal development through exploration and scientific investigation in some of the world’s most fascinating environments.

Our Leaders have the ability to inspire, motivate, encourage and develop our Explorers in a positive, safe and yet challenging environment.
As a non-profit organisation all leader positions are undertaken on a voluntary basis and our Leaders join for the intrinsic value of exploration, adventure, science and the development of young people.

British Exploring provides comprehensive training prior to each expedition and supports all Leaders through various personal and professional development opportunities.


British Exploring welcomes Leaders from all backgrounds with a wide variety of skills and experience. We’re looking for men and women who can lead and inspire, teach and coach, and are comfortable spending extended periods in harsh and remote environments. Click on the roles below to see a detailed job description.


How do I get involved?

Follow the links below to see our current leadership opportunities.

To apply, select your favoured role and complete the online application. Please only apply once, you may be considered for additional roles or expeditions at a later stage.

If successful you will be invited to a ‘Leader Assessment Day’ on one of the following dates : 25th Nov, 26th Nov, 2nd Dec, 3rd Dec 2015.

Deadline for applications is 20th November 2015

Indian Himalayas 2016

Peruvian Amazon 2016

Dangoor Next Generation: Iceland 2016

Namibia 2016


  • Support throughout the application process from our dedicated and friendly team
  • Full induction to the British Exploring Society
  • Full expedition training
  • Travel expenses for training events
  • Membership benefits including discounts with equipment retailors
  • Free branded expedition t-shirt
  • Free 16hr wilderness first aid course
  • Access to the leader CPD programme and discounted courses












  • Continued technical training and acclimatisation
  • Senior Leadership from world class expedition professionals
  • The opportunity to lead and develop an adventurous and scientific expedition programme that exhilarates, challenges and inspires
  • Experience some of the world’s most spectacular and inspiring locations
  • Expand your leadership skills by going to more remote and challenging locations than any other expedition organisation
  • All accommodation and subsistence (incl. expedition rations and fresh food)
  • All basic expedition and group equipment (e.g. tents, stoves)
  • All required technical and safety equipment (e.g. ropes, climbing helmets & harnesses)
  • The latest communications technology (e.g. satellite phones, yellowbricks, VHF radios)
  • 24/7 support network based in the UK
  • In country agents providing localised expertise


  • Expedition debrief day
  • Invitation to our prestigious Annual Gathering
  • Put British Exploring on your CV
  • Be considered for future British Exploring leadership opportunities with all costs covered.
  • Continue on the pathway towards a Chief Leader position
  • Continued access to the leader CPD programme
  • Continued leader newsletters with up to date info, details of further training courses and events.











May 2016
2016 Leader First Aid TrainingBOOK NOW
06/05/2016 17:00:00 - 08/05/2016 17:00:00
First Aid Training for 2016 Expedition Leaders and BES alumni. Basic and Advanced courses running concurrently.
Dangoor Next Generation Explorer BriefingBOOK NOW
20/05/2016 09:00:00 - 22/05/2016 17:00:00
The Explorer Induction Weekend is the first UK training event of the Dangoor Next Generation Programme. Explorers will find out more about what to expect from the Programme and Expedition, and meet their leaders and potential team mates. Explorers will be introduced to camp craft, learning how to set up tents and cook on Trangia stoves and will take part in a series of team-building activities and challenges.