|Larch Hill Meitheal Staff|
GET DOWN & DIRTY WITH THE LARCH HILL MEITHEAL TEAM!!!
- Are you interested in becoming part of the Larch Hill Meitheal team?
- Have you got what it takes to make the outdoors exciting?
- Do you want to be part of a winning team?
- Are you looking to develop your skills, work outdoors, gain qualifications and simply have the craic?
If you have answered YES to any of the above questions, are aged 16 years and over and want to join a fantastic team...
The volunteer staff in Larch Hill are known as the Meitheal Staff. Meitheal is an ancient Gaelic word meaning service to others.
To download a staff application form, please click HERE
Who Can Join Meitheal Staff?
Registered members of the scout or guide association who are at least 16 years of age can apply to join staff. Parental and Group consent is required. There are currently 35 members of the Meitheal including trainees. They range in age from 16 to 81.
How do we Recruit?
Scout and Guide groups are invited to send people to the campsite to assist on work or catering weekends. These type of weekend's help us to get to know the young people and they to know us.
Why join the Meitheal?• To work with fellow staff members from other groups.
• To be part of a winning Team
• Self Development
• Development of interpersonal skills
• Development of Scouting Skills
• Interaction with other scout groups from at home and abroad
• Gain Qualifications; Rock Climbing, Archery, First Aid, etc.
• & Simply have the craic
The purpose of the Meitheal is to assist the Camp Chief to create a centre of Scouting excellence, where young people can enjoy outdoor pursuits and sports in a safe friendly and secure environment. And to fulfill the aim of scouting which is to "assist young people to achieve their full spiritual, intellectual, physical, and cultural potential so as to take a constructive place in society as good citizens"
Overview of Campsite Management Structure
The Larch Hill Management Team
Des Ryan, Camp ChiefThe Camp Chief is responsible for administering the Larch Hill budget and ensuring that the centre is run efficiently. Together with his management team the Camp Chief will also draw up development plans and strategies to improve the facilities for those who use the centre.
Brendan Wyse: Deputy Camp ChiefsThe Deputy Camp Chief is appointed by the Camp Chief. His role is to support the Camp Chief in the running of the centre. He also has particular responsibility for managing the FAS Community Employment Scheme that is in place in the Centre.
James Usher: Centre ManagerThe Centre Manager is employed on a full time basis. His role is to support the Camp Chief in the running of the centre. He has particular responsibility for the day to day management of the centre, and for ensuring that decisions of the management team are implemented.
Seimi Murphy: Volunteer Campsite Staff LeaderThe volunteer campsite staff leader is known as the Meitheal leader and is elected annually by members of the volunteer centre staff known as the Meitheal. There role is to support the Camp Chief in the running of the centre. The Meitheal Leader has particular responsibility for managing and training the volunteer staff, ensuring that there is full cover at weekends.
Damien O’Sullivan: Management Team & National Campsite Support Officer
Ian O'Neill: Campsite Project Manager
The project manager is responsible for the management of any improvement works that are agreed by the management team, They draft maintenance schedules for the campsite infrastructure and carry pout regular risk assessments.
Eoin Campbell: Campsite Programme Manager
Gerry O'Keeffe: Campsite Treasure