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Field Guide

  • Job Location

    Rothera, Signy, Antarctica

  • Start date

    Summer & Winter Start Dates

  • Duration

    6-18 month contracts

  • Job Benefits

    £24,685 per annum initially. Additionally, upon completion of a successful tour, you will receive a bonus of up to 10%.




Description

British Antarctic Survey is offering a unique opportunity as Field Guide in Antarctica.

Field Guides will assist scientific colleagues carrying out research in the polar environment whilst ensuring all field work and travel is carried out safely and efficiently. Of course, you'll also have to attend to many other duties, including assisting aircraft operations, organising camp sites, operating radio equipment and ensuring vehicles continue to work.

Practical, organised and unflappable, you'll have what it takes to work in the most challenging climate on Earth - enabling us to conduct successful scientific research across Antarctica.

Requirements

Extensive experience of alpine mountaineering (Europe, or elsewhere) is a prerequisite. Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor, Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor are desirable.

Applicants should be active mountaineers (climbing, not hill walking) with at least five years' experience of leading routes, during which they have done at least the following (or equivalent experience):

  • Climbed more than 20 multi-pitch rock routes at the following grades or above: UK 5a/USA 5.7/UIAA V-/Australia 14. 
  • Climbed 10 multi-pitch winter/mixed routes at Scottish Grade 3 or above, or equivalent.
  • Climbed 5 alpine routes on mixed and glaciated terrain at PD or above, in Europe or elsewhere (rock routes do not apply). Significant ski-mountaineering trips on glaciated terrain may be considered as a substitute.

COVID-19 update
We have a responsibility to do everything that we can to ensure that BAS Ships and Stations remain COVID free and that staff are deployed safely and responsibly. Our medical screening for this season will therefore take account of the recognised factors that increase your risk of an adverse reaction to the coronavirus (Primarily this is BMI at or above 30, age over 60 years old, or a history of smoking). The assessment is done confidentially by our Medical Unit and the criteria might be subject to change.

You might be required to quarantine two weeks prior to your deployment, and you might sail to Antarctica on our polar ship.

All applications will be checked at point of application by BAS staff and those without the right to work in the UK or without a realistic prospect of being able to acquire the right to work in the UK will not progress.



About us

British Antarctic Survey (BAS) delivers and enables world-leading interdisciplinary research in the Polar Regions. Our skilled science and support staff based in Cambridge, Antarctica and the Arctic, work together to deliver research that uses the

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