JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers

The summer staff at Úlfljótsvatn will be the team that runs the day-to-day operations of the center: whether you are preparing meals for our guests, assisting groups on our campsite, or guiding activities in the beautiful icelandic nature, there are always opportunities for adventure and learning new skills!s

OPEN

Start: 01.06.2022
End: 31.08.2022

Key Responsibilities

  • Run the daily operations of the center’s buildings and campsite
  • Prepare meals for guests
  • Ensure a high level of cleanliness in all guest areas
  • Run the center’s program for guests
  • Maintain the campsite and its facilities
  • Assist the center’s coordinators with long term projects and events
  • Assist with maintenance and groundskeeping tasks
  • Assist the centre in any area when needed
  • Promote a healthy work environment where everybody feels welcome
Skills and Abilities
 
  • Ability to work in a multicultural team with motivation and enthusiasm
  • High interest for educational activities and its value for young generations
  • Ability to work in unexpected situations
  • Welcoming attitude towards guests and staff
  • Good communication skills
Desirable Knowledge and Experience
 
  • Experience in customer service
  • Experience in cooking for large groups
  • Outdoor experience (personal or professional)
  • Perform to high standards whilst working with a team
  • Experience in first aid
  • Scouting knowledge

Other Information

  • Daily work of summer staff will be supervised by the volunteer coordinators and the team managers.

Volunteer Coordinators

The coordinator role is a key position in Úlfljótsvatn’s operation, as they coordinate the day-to-day tasks of the center and have constant contact with guests and volunteers.

CLOSED
Start: 01.06.2022
End: 01.09.2022

Key Responsibilities
 
  • Ensure the equipment for all activities is always in good condition
  • Support volunteers running activities and help them to grow in their responsibilities
  • Collect feedback from our activities (guests and volunteers) in order to suggest future improvements
  • Debrief the groups on arrival about their program booked
  • Ensure high standards in safety according to the training received
  • Ensure all accidents and near misses are reported through our forms
  • Report any issue related to activities to the Program & Coordination Manager
  • Report any issue related to Staff or guests to the Management Team (Director and Program & Coordination Manager)
  • Be a role model for volunteers and guests, representing the scouting values, Skátar vision and Úlfljótsvatn mission
  • Assist the center in any area when needed
  • Promote a healthy work environment where everybody feels welcome
Skills and Abilities
 
  • Ability to work in a multicultural team with motivation and enthusiasm
  • Ability to organize and manage staff under their responsibility
  • Good awareness of the risks involved in outdoor activities and how to minimize them
  • High interest for educational activities and its value for young generations
  • Good communication skills

Knowledge and Experience

  • Outdoor experience (personal or professional)
  • Performing to high standards whilst working with a team
  • Experience in first aid
  • Scouting knowledge

CLOSED

Start: 01.03.2022
End: 01.09.2022

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure facilities are clean and ready to welcome our guests
  • Support the volunteers working in guest services and help them to grow in their responsibilities
  • Collect feedback from the services we provide (guests and volunteers) in order to suggest future improvements
  • Debrief the groups on arrival about their booked services
  • Lead and organize the daily tasks in-house
  • Ensure high standards in safety according to the training received
  • Ensure all Accidents and near misses are reported through our forms
  • Report any issue related to Staff or guests to the Management Team (Director and Program Director)
  • Be a role model for volunteers and guests, representing the scouting values, Skátarnir vision and Úlfljótsvatn mission
  • Assist the center in any area when needed
  • Promote a healthy work environment where everybody feels welcome
Skills and Abilities
 
  • Ability to work in a multicultural team with motivation and enthusiasm
  • Ability to organize and manage staff under their responsibility
  • Welcoming attitude towards guests and staff
  • Good communication skills
Knowledge and Experience
 
  • Experience in customer service
  • Experience in cooking for large groups
  • Performing to high standards whilst working with a team
  • Experience in first aid
  • Scouting knowledgec

CLOSED

Start: 01.03.2022
End: 01.09.2022

Key Responsibilities (Specific)

  • Ensure maintenance at Úlfljótsvatn is carried out daily
  • Executes renovation projects outlined by the Camp Manager
  • Support Campsite team with technical jobs
  • Support and maintain the campsite infrastructure
  • Carry out prevention maintenance to minimize ageing of our facilities and unexpected issues
  • Suggest further development for our facilities
  • Ensure high standards in safety according to the training received
  • Ensure all accidents and near misses are reported through our forms
  • Report any issue related to services to the Camp Manager
  • Report any issue related to Staff or guests to the Management Team (Camp Manager and Program Manager)
Key Responsibilities (General)
 
  • Be a role model for volunteers and guests, representing the scouting values, Skátarnir vision and Úlfljótsvatn mission
  • Assist the center in any area when needed
  • Promote a healthy work environment where everybody feels welcome, valued and growing
Skills and Abilities
 
  • Ability to work in a multicultural team and thrive motivation and enthusiasm.
  • Eye for detail and thrive to make things better
  • Technical skills (woodwork, electricity, plumbing…) We don’t require to be an expert in all. But understanding of all and capacity of learning about them
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to coordinate and lead a team of volunteers

Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience in customer service
  • Experience in handling tools and technical jobs
  • Experience in first aid
  • Scouting knowledge

Other Information

  • The Maintenance Coordinator has regular meetings with the Managers of Úlfljótsvatn where they discuss about the daily operation and the tasks on the horizon
  • Úlfljótsvatn as an institution and The Icelandic Scout Association, Skátarnir, stands for the development of young people and their leading role in our society
  • For that reason, we ensure a Personal Development Plan where the coordinator will grow, both professionally and personally, in their leadership and management skills, as well as the technic side of the jobs they will perform

CLOSED

Start: 01.03.2022
End: 01.09.2022

Key Responsibilities (Specific)

  • Ensure the campsite is prepared, taken care of and ready to welcome our guests
  • Daily cleaning of campsite facilities in cooperation with our volunteer team
  • Responsible for opening ours of our Service Center
  • Support and maintain the campsite infrastructure
  • Support the volunteers working in campsite and help them to grow in their responsibilities
  • Collect feedback from the services we provide (guests and volunteers) in order to suggest future improvements
  • Ensure high standards in safety according to the training received
  • Ensure all Accidents and near misses are reported through our forms
  • Report any issue related to Services to the Camp Manager
  • Report any issue related to Staff or guests to the Management Team (Camp Manager and Program Manager)
Key Responsibilities (General)
 
  • Be a role model for volunteers and guests, representing the scouting values, Skátarnir vision and Úlfljótsvatn mission
  • Assist the center in any area when needed
  • Promote a healthy work environment where everybody feels welcome and valued
Skills and Abilities
 
  • Ability to work in a multicultural team and thrive motivation and enthusiasm
  • Guest Services mindset at all times
  • Technical skills are desired but not crucial
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to coordinate and lead a team of volunteers
Knowledge and Experience
 
  • Experience in customer service
  • Experience in handling tools and technical jobs
  • Experience in first aid
  • Scouting knowledge

Other Information

  • The Campsite Coordinator has regular meetings with the Managers of Úlfljótsvatn where they discuss about the daily operation and the tasks on the horizon
  • Úlfljótsvatn as an institution and The Icelandic Scout Association, Skátarnir, stands for the development of young people and their leading role in our society
  • For that reason, we ensure a Personal Development Plan where the coordinator will grow, both professionally and personally, in their leadership and management skills, as well as the technic side of the jobs they will perform

Managers

The manager role is a fully professional position, with full time availability. 
The manager is responsible for the operations of the Center, implementation of long term planning and execution of projects in the different areas, as well as lead our staff team and welcome our guests!

OPEN
Application deadline: 01.04.2022

Start: 01.05.2022
End: 31.08.2022

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan and execute maintenance of the Center’s infrastructures 
  • Daily care and maintenance of our campsite and grounds
  • Develop and oversee weekly maintenance prevention plans
  • Execute the infrastructure strategy set by the Úlfljótsvatn board and Framkvæmdastjóri
  • Plan and execute renovation projects
  • Responsible for vehicles and its usage
  • Coordinates the work of the camp team (Maintenance and Campsite)
  • Cooperate and keeps communication with the forestry association
  • Be a role model for other employees, coordinators, volunteers and guests, representing the scouting values, Skátarnir vision and Úlfljótsvatn mission
  • Assist the center in any area when needed
  • Promote a healthy work environment where everybody feels welcomed and valued
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Skills and Abilities
 

Ability to work in a multicultural team with motivation and enthusiasm

  • High organizational and prioritization skills
  • Ability to coordinate and lead a team of employees and volunteers
  • Welcoming attitude towards guests and staff
  • Good communication skills
Knowledge and Experience
 
  • Experience or education in basic maintenance
  • Experience or education in project management.
  • Experience driving vehicles off road
  • Experience driving heavy machinery (tractors, lawn mower etc…)
  • Experience in scouting

CLOSED

Start: 01.04.2022
End: 30.11.2022

Key Responsibilities
 
  • Responsible for our program development: activities, Skólabuðir, Sumarbúðir and events
  • Coordinate schedules for the staff team in cooperation with Framkvæmdastjóri ÚSÚ  
  • Suggest program expenses and keep track of yearly outcome in cooperation with Framkv. ÚSÚ
  • Educational program development, together with the NSO staff and the Program Coordinator
  • Follow up ties with our program suppliers
  • Manage bookings
  • Plan events in cooperation with Framkvæmdastjóri ÚSÚ
  • Coordinate the program staff team and its daily operations
Skills and Abilities
 
  • Ability to work in a multicultural team with motivation and enthusiasm
  • Ability to organize and manage staff under their responsibility
  • Good awareness of the risks involved in outdoor activities and how to minimize them
  • High interest for educational activities and its value for young generations
  • High organizational, and prioritization skills
  • Good communication skills

Knowledge and Experience

  • Outdoor experience (personal or professional)
  • Education or experience in administration tasks, financial strategy and budgeting
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Experience in first aid
  • Experience in Scouting
  • Experience or education in youth work
  • Experience or education in event management