Year Out Group seeks new Chief Executive

Do you have a desire to help promote the benefits of gap year? Can you combine the creative use of social media, the press and promotions in schools with the organisational ability to manage a membership organisation? Who: Year Out Group (YOG) is an association of 34 leading year out providers that was launched in 2000 to promote the concept and benefits of well-structured year out programmes, to promote good practice by member organisations and to help people planning a year out to select suitable and worthwhile projects. The Role: Home based with regular visits to members, you will be promoting the Year Out Group and the benefits of the various programmes that the membership offer. The group's key market are 17-22 years olds either pre or post university. In addition you will need to liaise with parents, teachers and other youth influencers as key stakeholders in the decision making process of most young people.


1. Membership Element

•Act as Secretary for: General Meetings. At least two per year. Executive Committee. At least two per year. Membership Committee. As required to process new members and set policy. Communications Committee. At least one per year to agree a media plan, advise on the development of the website and social media sites, the publication of the booklet and other related issues.

•Act as Company Secretary of Year Out Group Ltd and Year Out Ltd and make payments. Support the Hon Treasurer as required. Seek opportunities to develop other income streams. •Develop an annual business plan to include key targets for the year. Draw up an associated budget for approval by the Executive Committee.

•Keep the website fresh with news, case studies, blogs, photos and videos provided by members. •Arrange the publication of the Group's booklet "Planning a year out?" annually.

•Issue and collate an annual questionnaire designed to identify trends in the sector and provide a basis for press releases.


2. Promotion Element

•Build on the Group's brand image. Promote the Group both nationally and internationally. Promote the Group through the media, the website and social media. Issue press releases as appropriate, handle all media enquiries and act as the Group's spokesman. Recruit new members from the UK and overseas. Foster good relations with government, statutory and volunteer bodies together with other relevant organisations.

•Represent Year Out Group at gap year fairs/exhibitions as directed by the Executive/Committee. Arrange for members to represent Year Out Group when asked to give talks or attend higher education, careers fairs/conventions arranged by individual schools/colleges.

•Represent Year Out Group on British Standard Institute's Committee and other outdoor or experiential leaning bodies. Respond to parent or student enquiries and media opportunities. Salary: £30,000 pa. Hours: 35 per week. Location: Home Based. Position: Full time. Full job details available.


3. Personal Specification

•Be an experienced, enthusiastic and energetic leader who possesses a ‘can do' attitude

•Self starter proactively promoting YOG without the need for day to day oversight

•Ability to work constructively and collaboratively with members from all backgrounds to grow YOG

•Have well developed motivation, interpersonal, communication, social media and networking skills Next Step: Please send us your CV and covering letter outlining your key skills that meet our requirements as outlined above.


Process: We aim to fill this position by Spring  with initial interviews by Executive Committee members held in the New Year. Email:



Post: Clerical Assistant, The Good Health Medical Clinic. Montserrat.


Start Date: March



1. Sorting files and setting up for a medical clinic at least twice weekly

2. Collecting laboratory results at least twice weekly

3. Locating office files for lab and other results and leaving notes out for review

4. Writing a log book for lab and other results to record outcome (file, call, or appointment)

5. Contacting patients for appointments at the office

6. Contacting patients with other basic information (‘your tests were normal’)

7. Holding the appointments phone (mobile) for patients to call to book appointments

8. Taking appointments for visiting specialists

9. To be involved in the setting up of electronic medical records


Office Hours: Thursdays and Saturdays from 8am. Ending between 5 and 7pm on Thursdays, and around midday on Saturdays.


Other Working Hours: Flexible re timing for picking up and sorting results but this should be scheduled for at least twice weekly outside of office hours.


Payment: Up to EC$ 1600 per month - Paid as EC$ 400 per week
(However this is EC $200 per week if no clinic is held that week)


Principles Required:

  • Confidentiality
  • Honesty
  • Courteousness
  • Kindness
  • Enthusiasm



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