Lead with us in 2018

We have a range of leader opportunities available from Adventure Leaders, Expedition Medics to Creative Media Leaders, simply click on the images below to see further information. If you would like to find out more about our expeditions visit our pages for the Peruvian Amazon, Indian Himalayas, Canadian Yukon, Spanish Badlands, or Iceland.

We welcome 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. In all roles, preference will be given to individuals who are able to demonstrate experience of working with young people relevant to the expedition client group and experience of the environment pertinent to the expedition location.



Find out more about why our Leaders choose to be a part of British Exploring and the type of professional backgrounds they have.

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Chief Leader

A Chief Leader is the most senior role on an expedition, involved from the outset in planning, devising and leading on an expedition

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Expedition Medic

Our medical teams consist of fully qualified medical professionals and may include Doctors, Nurses, or Paramedics.

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River Leader

Our River Leaders are responsible for the safety of an expedition while the team are on or near water.

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Social Leader

Our Social Leaders support our explorers during the delivery of activities both in training and on expedition.

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School Leader

A current employee of a participating school with experience of managing students both inside and outside the classroom.

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Science Leader

Responsible for the construction and delivery of scientific projects in conjunction with the Chief Scientist. 

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Creative Media Leader

Responsible for devising inspirational and engaging projects with a focus on developing media related skills.

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Deputy Chief Leader

The Chief Leader’s ‘Right Hand Man’ who will need to compliment his/her skills; resulting in the role being largely varied.

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Chief Scientist

The Chief Scientist takes overall responsibility for all scientific fieldwork taking place on an expedition.

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Trainee Leader Mentor

Responsible for mentoring and assisting the development of Trainee Leaders who are undertaking our leadership course.

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Base Camp Manager

Responsible for many of the logistical aspects of an expedition, including equipment and food as well as managing environmental impact.

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Adventure Leader

Adventure Leaders are responsible for the adventurous activities of the fire during the expedition.

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