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AAIAC Recruitment - May 2022

Applications are invited for membership of the Adventure Activities Industry Advisory Committee (AAIAC) to replace a member who recently stepped down. AAIAC is the sector’s lead body for safety in adventure activities.  It is representative of a wide range of stakeholders from the UK adventure activities sector. It one of the key organisations involved in the current HSE review of Licensing working with other representative groups within the sector across the UK developing an Industry led alternative to AALA Statutory Licensing.

In this round of recruitment AAIAC is seeking to ensure that its membership reflects all geographical areas of the UK as well as the diversity of the Outdoor 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

Members of AAIAC are elected from all areas of the sector. They serve for a 3 year term renewable for a second 3 years. In addition, the committee has observers, for example from HSE and AALS. AAIAC also co-opts individuals to help its work on specific topics.

AAIAC is accountable to Adventure UK, which meets 3 times a year to receive an report and to provide direction, guidance and support on its strategic plan.  Adventure UK consists of representatives from the following organisations:

  • 3rd Sector
  • Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres
  • British Activity Providers Association
  • British Cycling
  • Council for Learning Outside the Classroom
  • English Outdoor Council
  • Expedition Providers Association
  • Institute for Outdoor Learning
  • Mountain Training United Kingdom and Ireland
  • Northern Ireland Activity Tourism Forum
  • Northern Ireland Outdoors
  • Outdoor Education Advisers’ Panel
  • Scottish Adventure Activity Forum
  • Scottish Advisory Panel for Outdoor Education
  • Scottish Outdoor Consortium
  • Sport and Recreation Alliance
  • Wales Activity Tourism Organisation
  • Young Explorers’ Trust

The appointed person 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 video conferencing, email communication, phone and occasional face to face meetings. There are usually 3 meeting 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. 

Adventure UK 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 guidance document (click clink)

To download the application form click here 

Applications, together with two statements of support, must be returned by midday on Friday 17 June 2022.  

 

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