Being an Outlook Leader is a hugely rewarding role. Not only do you get to travel to some of the most fascinating places on the planet, you also get to help young people on their journey to becoming life-ready adults. Read on to find out what's involved.
What we're looking for
Qualifications - Essential
Mountain Leader Summer Award* (minimum)
Current Outdoor 16 – hour first aid qualification
Qualifications - Desirable
We are also particularly interested in hearing from people with a broad range of other outdoor qualifications including water based, mountain biking, caving, climbing etc in line with our varied itineraries
*We do have occasional opportunities for those working towards their Mountain Leader Summer award so get in touch if you’re interested/ unsure.
A good level of independent or group, developing world travel experience - the wilder the better!)
Interpersonal & Facilitation Skills
Experience and a passion for leading and mentoring young people in outdoor/ adventurous environments
Proactive by nature and able to collaborate with different stakeholders, including school leaders
Can demonstrate a sense of responsibility and care towards our planet and inspire our teams to follow in your footsteps.
Pay and Reward
Outlook offers an Industry competitive reward package, which includes day rates and expenses for the delivery of all pre – departure milestones in the UK Leadership Programme and each day spent overseas with us on an Expedition or Explore trip. This is calculated based on individual experience / expertise and the technical requirements of the specific itinerary you will be facilitating.
Opportunity to return and develop with Outlook each year
Competitive pay and expenses package to cover the UK Leadership & overseas elements of the Outlook Programme
Discounts and offers from our partners
Continued Professional Development
Opportunities to take on additional Freelance work with Outlook
Each expedition is completely unique. I love being in a group bubble as we travel, looking after each other and sharing our experiences.
I really like the challenges, as I know the richest rewards always follow those times when you have to dig deep.
Howard Crook - Expedition Leader
If this sounds like you, we’d Love to hear from you!
Our many years of experience have taught us that the right Leader team can make or break an Outlook experience, which is why it's vital that we take the time to match you with the right team.
Leader placement is a collaborative process between Outlook HQ, our travelling school teams, and the Leader. We will consider the technical skills required by the destination and itinerary, preferences and requirements stated by the school and the goals and aspirations of the leader. Our goal is for everyone to have a positive experience with us!
Our aim is to place you on an expedition/ explore trip that matches your experience and level of qualification, and one that will provide you with the opportunity to develop as well. We consider the background and personalities involved, so you can feel confident in your ability to identify with your team, allowing you to build those all-important bonds.
We want to set you up to succeed and enable you to bond with your team and support their development before travelling overseas. We will aim to place you at least four months prior to departure and provide at least two opportunities for you to meet with your team before embarking on your overseas Expedition with Outlook
Leader On-Boarding, Training & CPD
All Outlook Leaders will be required to complete mandatory training modules and given opportunities to complete valuable CPD. Including, but not limited to:
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, this qualification will give you the tools to embed Leader in Me into the UK Leadership Programme and gives you as the Leader - valuable CPD points.
workshop and online learning to make sure that we are not only safeguarding our UK team of young people but those in the countries that we visit too.
Outlook specific online learning platform.
Destination specific online briefing with our Expedition Planning experts.
Invitations to the Outlook webinar series to cover themes such as Responsible Tourism, Self-Funding and Wellbeing on Expedition.
The Outlook Programme
As soon as you have been successfully placed, it will be time to get stuck into delivering your Outlook Programme. Click HERE to find out more