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Recruitment News Summer 2020

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 at least one face to face 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.

The Adventure UK is the body of representative organisations who oversee the election of AAIAC members and its work plan. Current Adventure UK 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 to download by clicking here

Applications, together with two statements of support, must be returned using the application form (click here to download) to: by midday on 21st August 2020.