Thinking of becoming an Observer? Every year we need new Observers so if you have passed your Advanced Rider Test, have good people skills and the desire to make a difference and to give something back then this could be for you.
Why become an Observer?
- Become an even more skillful rider
- Learn new skills
- Get great satisfaction in helping others to be more skillful and safe
- Perhaps even saving a life
- Enjoy meeting new people and challenges
- Be part of one of the most successful IMI groups in the country
When can I train?
We ask for new volunteers every Spring. You should normally have six months to a year of riding after passing your test otherwise it can be a stretch to be able to take it all in. The selection process normally starts in late February and a “Rabbit Run” is the beginning of your journey in which your ability to ride well and to demonstrate your potential is assessed over a very enjoyable two lap route.
How do I train?
Over a 12 week period (around six sessions) you will experience;
- Some classroom learning
- Riding role play
- Being coached and mentored
- Radio Work
- Route Planning
- Working with a live “victim” whilst being observed
- Support and help from other Observers and the Training Team
- Continuous assessment
When do I “Go Live”
Just as soon as you are assessed as ready and after skills day, when we will have plenty of new associates to get your teeth into!