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Job Description

Challenges Abroad offers a range of exciting student led adventure and volunteering programmes that provide our participants with the opportunity to see the world while making a difference to disadvantaged communities overseas. We partner with universities and student-led societies and select students to become Challenge Leaders, provide them with essential skills through a series of training and development sessions, empower them to build and lead a team of fellow students on an overseas challenge.

Our aim is to excel in creating innovative overseas programmes that are mutually beneficial to both the community and our volunteers and to become known as the organisation of choice for responsible overseas volunteering. This role offers a lot of responsibility and the opportunity to develop personally and professionally, as well as amazing opportunities to travel overseas to see our programmes first hand!


Job Role

You will be responsible for recruiting students to join our overseas challenge trips and building new relationships and managing our long-standing university partnerships. You will also be required to recruit and mentor Challenge Leaders while working with them to build their team and ensure all participants are engaged in the programme and feel prepared to travel. This role also requires you to work with our partner charity to support participants with fundraising.

This role will require you to travel around the country, reaching out and setting up partnerships with universities and student led societies for us to be able to market our programmes.

The role will include the following:

  • Develop marketing plans to meet the set targets
  • Increase the brand presence using social media, posters, flyers etc.
  • Keep on top of developments in the industry
  • Provide input for new product developments for us to continue to grow as an organisation



Must haves:

You will be an outgoing individual, with a high degree of energy and enthusiasm that you are able to transmit to others and inspire them to volunteer overseas. You will be expected to manage your own schedule and work from home a lot of the time so excellent time management and organisational skills are fundamental. We would also expect you to have:

  • A key understanding of the student fundraising market, specifically charity challenges
  • Previous experience of promoting products to students
  • Personal experience of travelling and volunteering overseas on a University Challenge
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to create and deliver engaging presentations
  • Previous experience in designing marketing material and online promotions would be extremely desirable and useful in this role

Desired Experience:

  • One year’s experience working/volunteering in a similar role would be extremely advantageous.
  • Full driving licence and access to a vehicle.


Starting base salary is £18,000, with an OTE of £25,000. We are offering a competitive remuneration package with a high incentive structure on delivery of business goals and targets. The role provides for an uncapped bonus potential so your earning will depend upon how successful you are at your job! This role will also give you the opportunity to travel overseas to see first-hand the work of our partner charity.


Job Type: Full-time


Please send a CV and cover letter to [email protected] or register your interest by clicking here