We are delighted to announce that the ASC Trustees tasked with closing the Scheme have agreed with a "Above and Beyond", a Community Interest Company (CIC) based in Loughborough, that the CIC will take over the promotion and support of Adventure Service Challenge for the foreseeable future.

The Scheme will continue in very much the same form and under the same ethos as heretofore.  Details of the transfer are being arranged, so please watch this website for further news.

In the meantime, the opportunity for groups, leaders and schools to acquire remaining stocks of resources at reduced prices will continue, however this may only be done by contacting ASC direct at asc@asc-scheme.org.uk or by fax/phone on 01225 329838.  The online purchase route through this website is now closed as it does not permit of the reduced prices.

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VACANCIES at January 2018

We currently have a vacancy for a Treasurer (Voluntary). Please go to the Charity Job website for further details.



Adventure Service Challenge (Registered Charity number 292690)


Location: Wiltshire and the South West.

Time Scale: Effective from January 2018 with hand-over for Annual Accounts 2017 - 2018

Annual Budget: £6000 - £10000

Job Description

Working in support of our friendly and experienced trustees alongside the General Secretary, you will be accountable for all financial activities involved with the running of the Adventure Service Challenge charity.

Adventure Service Challenge (www.asc-scheme.org.uk ) is a very small national charity which provides a 3-fold integrated programme of support to children and young people at Key Stage 1 and 2 and beyond. Established in 1960 the resources provide support to schools, teachers and leaders, clubs, and community groups across the UK mainly in the areas of Personal Social and Health Education and Citizenship. The scheme provides unrivalled support to children aged 8 - 14 and beyond and is highly regarded in Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) forums. It is recommended by and leads to the Duke of Edinburgh award for which it is uniquely placed.

As Treasurer though not a Trustee, you will be responsible for advising the Trustees on all financial matters as well as the preparation of management and statutory accounts. We are therefore looking for someone with the relevant financial skills and experience to be able to perform all functional activities whilst also enjoying the opportunity to contribute to the wider strategic development of the charity.

The role involves attendance of at least 4 Trustee meetings per year (currently held in the Salisbury area), on Saturday mornings, with an average duration of 1.5 hours). There is also a time commitment beyond the Trustee meetings – of around one day per month, including some time working to prepare annual accounts and liaising with the Auditors, the General Secretary, and the Charity Commissioners.