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AAIAC – request for applications

Notice for applicants to join the committee of an organisation connected with adventure activities, of which the YET is a council member.

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Applications are invited for the membership of the Adventure Activities Industry Advisory Committee (AAIAC). AAIAC is a lead body within the sector for safety in adventure activities. It is representative of a wide range of stakeholders from the UK adventure activities sector.

It delivers:

  • Safety Accreditation: taking a coordinating role in safety accreditation of adventurous activity and managing, developing and growing Adventuremark
  • Representation: being a contact point for Government and other agencies in the areas of safety, risk management and good practice
  • Guidance: being a point of contact for all stakeholders, sharing good practice, developing standards and guidance

AAIAC has recently been reconstituted to provide accountability to a UK-wide range of outdoor organisations and has been slimmed down to ten members. Applications are invited for three places. Those appointed will serve for a period of three years, with members eligible for re-appointment for a further three years.

All members of AAIAC offer their services on a voluntary basis. Work of the committee will be carried out by email communication, phone or video conferencing as well as three face to face meetings per year. Please note that no funds are currently available to reimburse travel expenses to attend AAIAC meetings but we do support members representing AAIAC at other meetings.

The AAIAC Council is the body of representative organisations who oversee the election of AAIAC members and its work plan. Current Council representation:

  • Sport and Recreation Alliance
  • Institute for Outdoor Learning
  • Expedition Providers Association
  • Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres
  • Scottish Adventure Activity Forum
  • Young Explorers’ Trust
  • Outdoor Education Advisers’ Panel
  • English Outdoor Council
  • Wales Activity Tourism Organisation
  • National Council for Voluntary Youth Services
  • Northern Ireland Activity Tourism Forum
  • Council for Learning Outside the Classroom
  • Scottish Advisory Panel for Outdoor Education
  • British Activity Providers Association
  • The Chair of AAIAC

A full role description and person specification is given in the application pack, which is available from http://www.aaiac.org/blog/recruitment-news

Applications, together with two statements of support, must be returned to chairaaiac@gmail.com by midday on Monday 8 January 2018.

 

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