DIRECTOR of CHALLENGES
The Director of Challenges finds and oversees the delivery of a varied menu of physical challenges offered annually by Gulf for Good. He or she works in co-ordination with the Director of Charities to ensure both challenge and charity are suitably attractive to get the necessary traction and thereby maximizing the ability to raise funds for the in-country project.
Skills and Commitment Required
This is a Board position which requires a well-organized person, with excellent communication skills who can assess the difficulty (or otherwise) of any given challenge that is being considered and can juggle the many moving parts to make the Challenge a success. We are looking for a committed person to working along-side the Gulf for Good team on a voluntary basis to ensure that Gulf for Good achieves its mission and goals.
Specific Responsibilities of the Director of Challenges include:
• To research, identify and organize 4 (public) to 2 (private) interesting Challengers per year. Including the preparation of risk assessments, safety and evacuation plans for all Challenges.
• Identify appropriate ground handlers and determine if the Challenge proposals that they submit for public and private Challenges meet the GFG standards and guidelines.
• Develop or improve GFG guidelines which cover worker rights, environmental impact, and safety.
• Work alongside the Director of Charity Partnerships to match Challenges to charity projects.
• Present all proposals for Board Approval. Note that for high altitude trekking, low altitude trekking, cycling and multi-activity, the Board requires 2-3 quotes for each new Challenge.
• Keep ground handlers informed regarding the status of their proposals.
• Once proposals are agreed by the Board, obtain detailed agreements from successfully selected Ground Handlers as well as informing them of charity details and visits and logistics.
• Prepare and obtain signed agreements between GFG and Ground Handlers.
• Provide a summary sheet to the Operations Team with all relevant details of the Ground Handler, Challenge, itinerary and collateral images.
• Provide on-going support to the Operations Team in terms of Challenge logistics.
• Appoint suitable Challenge Representatives subject to them passing GFG’s criteria, in conjunction with input from the GFG Board.
• Ensure successful delivery of pre-challenge briefing, alongside designated Challenge Representative and support from Operations Team.
• Obtain feedback to present to the Board on all aspects of the Challenge.
• Attend corporate client meetings to discuss Challenges and itineraries as required.
• Assess Regional and International safety conditions and mitigate risks.
• Attend public engagements and launches as required.
• Be on call during Overseas and Regional challenges and activities to manage any incidents or accidents.
• Manage any follow-up required with participants, and prepare incident reports for the Board as required.
• Oversee hiking schedule.
Role takes approximately 10 hours per month.
Deadline: Friday 3rd June 2022
Please send your CV and Cover Letter to: [email protected]