Profession outdoor activities coordinator
Outdoor activities coordinators organise and manage work programmes and resources (especially staff) to deliver the organisation’s products and services. They supervise and manage staff. They might train and develop the staff, or the planning and management of this process through others. They are highly aware of their responsibilities towards clients, technical issues, environmental issues, and safety issues. The role of an outdoor animation coordinator/supervisor is often “in the field”, but there may also be aspects of management and administration.
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- Structure information
Organise information using systematic methods such as mental models and according to given standards in order to facilitate user information processing and understanding with respect to the specific requirements and characteristics of the output media.
- Research outdoor activities
Describe and interpret the culture, history, natural and geography of the working place. Describe and interpret international designations such as specific areas of conservation. Identify and locate information about activity equipment.
- Manage groups outdoors
Lead and take responsibility of a session in a dynamic and active manner.
- Evaluate outdoor activities
Identify and report problems and incidents according to outdoor programme safety national and local regulations.
- Animate in the outdoors
Independently animate groups in the outdoors, adapting your practice to keep the group animated and motivated.
- React acordingly to unexpected events outdoors
Identify and react to changing conditions in an outdoors environment and their effect on human psychology and behaviour.
- Monitor use of outdoor equipment
Monitor the use of equipment. Recognise and remedy inadequate or unsafe use of equipment.
- Plan self-organisation
Identify the necessary tasks and prioritise them in order to develop an individual schedule and perform the work in an autonomous way, ensuring that the requirements are met.
- Give feedback on changing circumstances
Respond appropriately to changing circumstances in an activity session.
- Communicate in an outdoor setting
Communicate efficiently with participants in more than 1 EU language; handle a crisis following guidelines and understand the importance of proper behaviour in front of a crisis.
- Empathise with outdoor groups
Evaluate what different participants of outdoor activities can or cannot do in an outdoor context.
- Manage feedback
Provide feedback to others. Evaluate and respond constructively and professionally to critical communication from colleagues and customers.
- Assess risk in the outdoors
Construct and carry out risk analysis.
- Manage outdoor resources
Recognise and relate meteorology to topography; apply the principal of ‘Leave no trace'.
- Implement risk management for outdoors
Devise and demonstrate the application of responsible and safe practices for the outdoor sector.
- Monitor interventions in the outdoors
Monitor, demonstrate and explain the use of equipment according to the operational guidelines issued by manufacturers.