Long Term Staff
Long Term Staff positions
Want to be a part of an international team of volunteer scouts? As Long Term Staff you are provided with accommodation (usually a room in a shared flat), food and insurance. You receive a little bit of pocket money and can participate in weekly staff programme. You will also receive management training and the opportunity to develop your leadership skills through managing an international team of volunteers, proving invaluable for your future professional life. In addition, you get to live in the Swiss Alps together with like-minded people and experience International Scouting at its best.
Here you can find an overview of the Long Term Staff positions that will open in 2016 and the first half of 2017.
Interested in working at KISC? Here you will find up-to-date job vacancy information. For some Long Term positions you need to have previously been a member of Short term Staff so please read the text of each vacancy carefully.
The basic requirements for being a member of the Long Term Staff Team are very simple:
- To be a Scout or Guide member of a National Scout Organisation recognised by WOSM or WAGGGS.
- To be at least 18 years old on the day you arrive here.
- To be able to communicate in English.
Please be aware that we will need to secure permission to work in Switzerland with the relevant authorities. For citizens from EU/EFTA countries this may be easier than for others. Any appointment made will depend upon receiving this necessary permission.
For citizens of non EU/EFTA countries it is important to know that they will be able to work at KISC as a Long Term Staff only for once regardless the months worked. If you don't hold a EU/EFTA passport, and have been a Short Term Staff at KISC, it is not possible to get a second short-term visa for you. This means your application for LTS positions that are shorter than 12 months can unfortunately not be considered.
Please be aware that positions are all classed as volunteer positions with a nett monthly pocket money starting at CHF 400. More information about the Staff system can be found here.
HOW TO APPLY
Send your Application Form with a CV, a Personal Profile, a written confirmation of membership from the International Commissioner of your National Scout Organisation, Reference Letters and a Motivation Letter, explaining why you want to work at KISC and why we should hire you, to the Management Team. If you have never been a staff member before, you also need to send in this medical certificate signed by a doctor.
Here you find the LTS application form:
LTS Application Form (editable) [PDF]
CURRENTLY OPEN POSITIONS
Location: Kandersteg, Switzerland
Duration: 12 months
Start Date: 10th of September 2017
Applications by: 15th of May 2017
IMPORTANT: Due to conditions by the Swiss authorities, all applicants to this position need to hold a passport from a EU or EFTA Country.
Is it maybe your dream to prepare a warm welcome for up to 200 guests at any time? Or is it your dream to pursuit a career in the hotel business? Do you like to work 'hands-on'? This might be just the right job for you! Join the World Scout Centre and welcome up to 12'000 Scouts & Guides from at least 40 different nationalities during the summer!
The House Assistant is together with the House Manager responsible for the image of the Centre in terms of cleanliness, appearance and order of all the accommodation buildings. This includes taking care fo the different laundries, assisting and co-organising special events and ensuring that all guests receive a warm welcome. The post of House Assistant is for a period of 12 months. For this job you preferably but not necessarily have previous experience as a member of the Short Term Staff.
- For more information about the job please contact Dylan (AU)
- Please send your application to the Management Team