Backwoods

 

PROGRAMME: BACKWOODS

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Responsible to:Head of Programme
Responsible for: Planning, and managing Backwoods/Bears Rails activities for WINGS participants
Works with:WINGS 2020 Head of Programme

WINGS 2020 Programme Team

WINGS 2020 Infrastructure Team

Role purpose and scale:
  • To be an active team member of the Programme Team, leading Backwoods activities that may include pioneering, archery, backwoods, nature trail, hiking,
  • To define Backwoods activities that will be included in the programme.
  • To ensure the activities are scaleable to allow around 500 simultaneous participants during the day.
  • To ensure events are run to the safety and safeguarding standards of both Scouting and Guiding.
Key activities of the role:Specific Responsibilities

  • Plan and budget activities, locations, equipment and instructors for review by the programme team
  • Subject to approval, book resources to run Backwoods activities
  • Ensure appropriate risk assessments and instructor safeguarding checks are completed
  • Conduct pre-event walkthroughs with key participants
  • Deliver Backwoods events for the duration of WINGS2020
  • Participate in regular team meetings, reporting on progress and key milestones
Time Commitment
  • Your involvement will begin as soon as your appointment has been confirmed and will end when the WINGS 2020 camp closes.
  • You will need to identify the amount of time the role will take on a month to month basis between appointment and camp close
  • As well as attending the WINGS 2020 event itself, you will be expected to attend Programme Team meetings as required
Role requirementsBy accepting this role:

  • You will be required to become a member of WAGGGS or WOSM if not already.
  • You will be required to hold a current DBS Disclosure through either Girlguiding or The Scout Association.
  • You will be required to hold a county appointment in one of Girlguiding Royal Berkshire or Berkshire Scouts.

The appointee must:

  1. accept the values of Scouting and Guiding
  2. agree not to promote any beliefs, behaviours or practices that are not compatible with the values of Scouting or Guiding
  3. agree to work within the polices and rules of both Associations
  4. have not been convicted of any other offence(s) or subject to disciplinary proceedings relevant to this role
Person specificationTo be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate a number of the following competencies:

  • Experience of running Backwoods activities for in excess of 100 people
  • Good administrator and project manager with a focus on deadlines and deliverables with excellent written skills
  • Good at dealing with people
  • Preferably with experience of supplier management
Benefits of getting involvedThere are many benefits of getting involved in WINGS 2020 as a volunteer.  These will vary from volunteer to volunteer but might include:

  • Looks great on your CV
  • Develop your own skills and gain valuable experience
  • A great way to support Guiding and Scouting and make a difference to the young people who are attending
  • Meet new people and make new friends from around the world
Application and appointmentThis information is provided at www.wings2020.org.uk

An online application form is available at www.wings2020.org.uk.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview a location in Berkshire.

For further information email hr@wings2020.org.uk