Expedition Coaching Team 2014
Application process now open
Bhubesi Pride is now recruiting its next dedicated volunteer coaching team for the 2014 [Year 3] mission.
- Are you prepared to directly contribute to this unique project, working sensitively with extraordinary communities in Africa?
- Do you possess the relevant skill sets, education, training and experience you believe will add value and enhance our programme?
- Would you have the mental and physical toughness to endure this five month mission, maintaining high levels of patience and delivery at all times?
We welcome male and female applicants, over the age of 18
Active engagement and responsibilities:
- Prepare and deliver our mass participation rugby programme at schools in ten African countries, coaching rugby, promoting the values of the game and life skills – uniting communities through sport
- Work one-on-one with local African teachers and coaches, empowering individuals with relevant skills and resources
- Support local communities on social development through sport, improving sports programmes specific to schools and communities with whom we’re working
- Inspire pupils and staff at our British link schools through the project; further developing international relationships
- Collaborate with supporting charities, government officials and partner NGOs
- Work with the IRB and national African rugby unions on developing the game of rugby in Africa, assisting local coaches to achieve relevant qualifications
- Have the chance to meet JPR Williams and Bob Skinstad
The journey | Working in the team | Development:
- Travel overland through Africa, supporting each other in the team, working with schools and communities, contributing to [and learning about] life in Africa, whilst visiting incredible places of interest in each country
- Be part of the main expedition coaching team, delivering our unique programme in ten African countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa
- Contribute to the development of project work, building relationships with pupils and staff at African and British schools, and promote the project through our Facebook page, website blogs and our media and press partners
- Develop yourself personally and professionally
Individual Team Member Expedition Cost: £8,500*
Included (in addition to the experience overview listed above):
- Overland travel through Africa, finishing in Cape Town
- All accommodation and daily meals
- Support for project planning and expedition preparation
- Pre-expedition team training
- Appropriate sports clothing and equipment
- Individual profiles on this website (including links to fundraising pages), plus personal rugbyinafrica.org email accounts
Not included: Personal travel insurance; visas; personal belongings; vaccinations and travel medication; excursions and activities in-country [arranged and paid for individually or with the team]; start/end project travel arrangements
Key dates for commitment:
- Closing date for applications: Sunday 4th August 2013
- Final selection: August 2013
- Payment dates in 2013: 5th August (deposit), 2nd September, 1st October, 4th November (final payment)
- Team training [UK]: 1 week prior to departure (date & venue TBC)
- Visa and travel documentation processed from November 2013 (passports held for up to 8 weeks)
- Approximate duration of project expedition: 24th January 2014 – 28th June 2014
- *Payment can be achieved through fundraising or personal sponsorship arrangements and we welcome donations in excess of the expedition cost stated, inspiring a competitive fundraising approach between team members.
- **If you’re successfully chosen as one of the team members for 2014′s mission, all [non-refundable] payment deadlines must be met to ensure the project and the team can prepare and deliver the programme to its intended timescales.
- ***The project fee or price of £8,500 [discounted through project sponsorship] is a personal financial commitment by individual team members and is a required contribution towards the total project budget/cost. An individual taking part in this expedition would normally expect to pay over £20,000.
- ****This is a not-for-profit project, with all funds received being used directly for programme delivery. It should not be viewed as payment towards a ‘planned’ or ‘organised’ ‘tour’. This is a unique team-driven mission and the final team members are expected to work together on professionally meeting the project’s goals.