The 2023 Project Director is responsible for the successful preparation and execution of the Centenary of Kandersteg International Scout Centre throughout 2021, 2022 and 2023.
Duration
2.5 years
Start Date
1st October 2021
End Date
29 February 2024
Deadline for applications
31 August 2021
Closed position
The Centenary of KISC - 2023 Project contains the following subprojects: • Kander100 • New years event 2022 – 2023 • New years event 2023 – 2024 • Online February event • Members weekend - May 2023
  • Needs to be at least 24 years old
  • Is a member of an Association recognised by WOSM/WAGGGS
  • Communicates well in written and spoken English​

Essential

  • Proven experience in project and event management

  • Experience in delegating and supervising processes and teams

  • Proven ability to simultaneously manage several areas of work

  • Computer proficiency and familiarity with Microsoft Office 365

  • Proven experience in managing budgets

Desirable

  • Has previously been a member of staff at KISC
  • Experience in organising big camps

  • Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management

  • Holds a driving license

  • Ability to communicate in German

Main tasks

  • Oversee the complete operational planning and organization of the 2023 celebrations

  • Develop and supervise the KISC100 project implementation plan leading up to 2023

  • Manage the full preparation and operational activities of the 2023 events to include: staffing, work plans, programme and food

  • Work closely with all departments and individuals within the centre to achieve the goals of the project

  • Manage all remote volunteers in supporting the 2023 celebrations

  • Coordinate and maintain all external contacts with relevant bodies in relation to the project

  • Manage the project budgets and achieve financial goals

  • Coordinate the preparation of statements and reports of the project including the events

  • Keep management informed about obstacles, achievements and trends

Other responsibilities

  • Work and communicate effectively with all staff and guests

  • Flexibility in working hours according to the needs of the Centre

Scope of responsibilities and decision making

  • Knows the formal and informal project and centre goals, standards, policies and procedures which include familiarity with all departments

  • Agrees on timing of physical presence at the Centre with the Director ensuring continuous management attention during normal operational hours

  • Is sensitive to the interrelationship of both people and functions within the centre
  • On a regular and continuous basis, exercises administrative judgment and assumes responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results having an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service
  • Authority to spend up to CHF 1’000 within the approved budget.
  • The 2023 Project Manager can take operational decisions within the scope of the job description. Financial and human resources decisions cannot be taken without the consent of the Director. 

General management

The 2020 Project Director is part of the Senior Management Team within the Centre, together with the Director and Four other Deputy Directors: Internal Services Director, Staff Development Director, Guest Services Director and Programme Director.

Staff management at KISC

KISC brings together a staff team of 20-100 young multicultural volunteer Scouts. Showing an open-minded and understanding attitude towards cultural differences and diversity are key traits of every member of the staff team.

The KISC Staff team ("the Pinkies") represent the values of the World Scout Centre in their everyday actions, attitude to work, willingness to develop themselves as individuals and showcase care for each other as a team.​​

Insurance

  • Accident Insurance (provided by the Centre): All staff are insured for accidents, both work and non-work related throughout the duration of the contract.
  • Private Liability Insurance (provided by the Centre): This insurance covers any damage caused by any staff on an object or person.
  • Sickness Insurance (provided by the Centre): All LTS receive private sickness insurance if necessary. The deductible (amount each LTS has to cover per calendar year themselves) is, if nothing else mentioned, CHF 300.-. This insurance covers any remaining costs of treatment due to sickness.
  • Social Insurance according to the Swiss Law (provided by the Centre): Every LTS must have Social Insurance according to the Swiss regulations. This includes invalidity insurance, maternity leave and old-age and survivors' insurance (OASI). More information will be given during training.

Benefits

  • A room in one of the shared flats in Kandersteg or in the KISC owned building - Kanderlodge
  • Meals provided by the Centre or pocket money allowance for food during low season
  • 2 days off per week and 20 days of holidays per year
  • Pocket money starting from 1000 CHF per month       
  • A Swiss Pass (discount card for transportation in Switzerland)
  • Management and leadership training
  • Administration of work permits
  • Other benefits as detailed on our website

Visa

  • Citizens of EU/EFTA countries do not need a visa, and the Centre secures the necessary work permit.
  • For citizens of non EU/EFTA countries KISC would need to apply for a visa. This process can take some months.
  • The employment is dependent on securing the necessary special permission from the Swiss authorities.