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Inspiring Explorers Programme Co-ordinator

Inspiring Explorers Programme Co-ordinator

Full time, permanent role, based in Christchurch

Through its mission to conserve, share and encourage the spirit of exploration the Trust cares for the remarkable Antarctic expedition bases of early explorers including: Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Sir Ernest Shackleton and Sir Edmund Hillary.

It shares the legacy of exploration through outreach programmes and encourages the spirit of exploration through exciting expeditions to engage and inspire a new generation of explorers.

Antarctic Heritage Trust’s Inspiring Explorers Expeditions:

  • Provide opportunities for young people to experience and challenge themselves in Antarctica and the polar regions.
  • Create opportunities for the young change-makers of tomorrow to connect with and be inspired by the qualities of those heroic Antarctic explorers.
  • Offer life-changing perspectives through challenge and exploration in the world’s most pristine and unforgiving environments.
  • Create a platform to share inspiring stories.

The Inspiring Explorers Programme Co-ordinator is responsible for the coordination, planning and helping deliver the annual Inspiring Explorers’ Programme.

This role is critical to the success of the Inspiring Explorers’ initiative and is a newly created position.

Key Responsibilities

The appointee will be responsible for delivering outcomes in the following areas:

  • Plan and assist delivery of the Inspiring Explorers programme.
  • Build positive relationships and networks that enable the Inspiring Explorers’ Programme to grow, attracting a diverse range of applicants.
  • Work with the AHT communications team to ensure that the Inspiring Explorers’ outreach programmes are effectively delivered.
  • Manage application process and liaise with successful and unsuccessful applicants.
  • Work with the AHT team to ensure the Inspiring Explorers’ alumni network remains connected and engaged.
  • Work with the Senior Leadership Team to continue to develop the strategy as the programme is scaled.
  • Undertake risk assessments and source expert input as required to co-ordinate Health and Safety plans for all levels of the programme.
  • Work with the team to co-design and pilot new initiatives that can be scaled.
  • Monitor and analyse programme outcomes, providing reports as required for key stakeholders.

We would love to hear from you if you have:

  • Strong project management skills.
  • Exceptional time management and organisational skills.
  • High level of personal and professional standards, self-motivated and strong work ethic.
  • An ability and desire to work both independently and as part of a small high achieving team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks under pressure.
  • Good networking skills and ability to work collaboratively with a diverse range of people and across multiple stakeholder environments.

A strong project management background and experience in successful programme co-ordination is essential.

Please provide the following information with your application:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Two referees

If you have any queries about the role please email info@nzaht.org or call +64 3 358 0212.

Applications close Sunday 29 September 2019.

Inspiring Explorers’ Expeditions

Link to: Antarctic PeninsulaLink to: Greenland Ice CapLink to: Climbing Mount Scott, Antarctic PeninsulaLink to: Crossing South Georgia

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