Antipodeans

Overseas Expedition Leaders

About us
Through unique travel experiences our programs empower young people to take ownership and embrace the world beyond their own borders. Australian owned and operated, we’ve explored more than 30 destinations, with over 10,000 students since being founded in 1991.
 
Working as a team, students on Expedition will learn to think on their feet as they take complete ownership over a journey through parts of the developing world.
 

 
To learn more about what we do, please visit our website: www.antipodeans.com.au/our-leaders
 
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Role
The Antipodeans Expedition Leader has overall responsibility for the Expedition and the members of the team. They must foresee and prevent any risks involved in the activities carried out and ensure that all team members have a safe, enjoyable and educational experience. 
 
Responsibilities
Prior to departure, the Expedition Leader is required to:
  • Attend training weekends with students and teachers that you will travel with. Training dates will be advised at point of contract offer.
Once on Expedition the Antipodeans Leader will:
  • Ensure the safety of all the members of the Expedition team
  • Work closely with the teachers to discuss the Expedition, the students, any risk management concerns and learning outcomes
  • Supervise, support, encourage and guide students through all aspect of the Expedition, including our ethos – Mindfulness, Resilience & Leadership
  • Manage in-country providers e.g. local trekking guides and community project providers
  • Provide formal leadership training to each team member by allowing all members to have full participation in the life of the Expedition and the decision making process that exists within the team
Candidate
  • Tertiary Educated
  • Extremely professional approach
  • Great relationship management skills
  • Passionate about youth development and travel
  • Can work well under pressure and in a crisis management situation
  • Must be 25 or over at time of travel (currently recruiting for Summer 2020 departures)
Experience
  • Outdoor Education, Youth Development, Leadership Training
  • Leading / guiding groups in Australia or NZ
  • Leading / guiding groups overseas on adventurous journeys
  • Developing world travel and/or developing world community work
  • Personal adventurous travel e.g. trekking, biking, canoeing/kayaking
Desired qualifications
  • Bushwalking or tramping qualifications
  • Wilderness First Aid (not required at time of application)
  • Working With Children Check / Police Check
How to apply
  • Complete an online application form and upload your CV
  • If successful, you will be invited to attend one of our Leader Selection Weekends for assessment and training.
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2020 Leader Selection Weekend dates
 
  • 07th - 08th March 2020 - New South Wales
  • 14th - 15th March 2020 - Victoria
  • 21st - 22nd March 2020 - Queensland
  • 28th - 29th March 2020 - Western Australia
  • 28th - 29th March 2020 - South Australia
  • 04th - 05th April 2020 - New Zealand
Even if you can’t attend a Leader Selection Weekend, we would still love to hear from you so we can keep you informed of future opportunities.

Where?: Seeking applicants based in Australia and New Zealand for international Expeditions and Tours

Workload:   Contract

Closing Date (dd.mm.yyyy): 18.11.2019

Contact...

Lee Baker
Antipodeans


1 / 561-563 Church Street
Richmond, Victoria, Australia 3121
 

Phone: 1800 502 014
Email: leaderrecruitment@antipodeans.com.au
Website: https://antipodeans.com.au/our-leaders