Helpers - BP Fellows Event at KISC
The World Baden-Powell Fellowship (BP Fellowship) recognises individuals for their contributions to the World Scout Foundation to help support Scouting. The BP Fellowship receptions are periodically held in different parts of the world to both inform members about Scouting and to welcome new members who are personally awarded a special insignia by His Majesty The King of Sweden. We are looking for experienced ex-staff to have experience in working around VIP guests, guided tours of KISC and Kandersteg and have excellent networking and interpersonal skills.
If you would like to support KISC in hosting this high profile special event, consider applying to be a Helper.
- Has previously been a member of the staff team at KISC
- Needs to be at least 18 years old
- Is a member of an Association recognised by WOSM/WAGGGS
- Communicates in English
Skills & Qualifications
- Affinity to work around VIP guests on a high profile event
- Ability to present and confident public speaker (for guided tours)
- Ability to work within an international team of volunteers
- Affinity for customer service and guest contact
- Previous experience in managing high profile events
- Experience in cleaning and/or cooking
- Experience in tour guiding and public speaking
- Good communication skills
- Positive attitude towards work
- Ensure a high quality of guest service at all times
- Prepare meals for guests and staff (including catering for special dietary requirements)
- Clean of guest and staff areas within the hygiene standards set out by KISC
- Lead activities for KISC VIP Guests
- Care for all staff working at the Centre
- Assist in other areas of the Centre where necessary
- Flexibility in working hours according to the needs of the Centre
Helpers provide great support for the Centre during the busy times or special events, working very closely with the Short Term Staff and Long Term Staff.
The line manager for this position is one of the Senior Leadership Team members of the Centre. Daily work is regularly supervised by Long Term Staff from different teams.
Helpers will have regular contact with other members of the Short and Long Term Staff team and it is essential to create a good working relationship and honest communication with them. Helpers must understand, respect and follow current KISC Staff rules and regulations during their entire stay.
Accident Insurance (provided by the Centre): Everyone is insured for accidents, both work and non-work related while working at KISC. Dental treatment is only covered if the damage was caused by an accident.
If you are accepted as a Helper, we strongly recommend that you arrange your own private travel insurance to cover sickness, routine dental treatment, travel to and from Kandersteg, and other cases/material that you consider important, as this is not provided by the Centre.
- Shared Accommodation with other Helpers
- All meals at the Centre, both while at work and on days off
- 1.5 days off per week when working for at least one full week
- 3 free overnights after the event
- Staff Night Out during the work period, a regular evening of programme organised by staff
- Accident insurance both on days off and during work
- All bedding and towels, shampoo, soap and other basic toiletries
- Basic first aid items
- Laundry facilities
If you need a visa, you are responsible for arranging your own visa to travel to and from Switzerland. However, you can request support from the Centre if needed in the form of a special letter to confirm your volunteering period as a helper.
If a helper would like to stay longer than the agreed amount of time (listed in Benefits), they must pay for accommodation and food at ex-staff prices. After this period they would also lose the benefits of being KISC Helpers.