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Outdoor Instructor, Scotland
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Outdoor Instructor, Scotland

Scottish Outdoor Education Centres, Aberfoyle and West Linton, Scotland

Location: Aberfoyle and West Linton, Scotland
Salary: £20,800pr


Outdoor Instructor at Scottish Outdoor Education Centres

Full time/fixed term – February to October (shorter contracts available)

Job Location – posts available in Aberfoyle and West Linton


SOEC is an independent Scottish charity providing quality learning opportunities for schools and groups.

We inspire, motivate, and empower young people to develop the qualities and skills they will need to survive and thrive in their future.

Our start date is mid-February.

Contracts run to October but there is some scope to extend this into the winter months.  We are happy to discuss shorter contracts.

SOEC provides full training and induction prior to commencing work with groups. 


What we look for

a genuine interest in the education and development of young people

outdoor professionals looking to develop group skills and qualifications

people with one or more national governing body awards

a minimum of a year’s experience of working at a residential outdoor education centre. 

driving licence desirable


Package and benefits

From £20,800 per annum pro rata based on a 40-hour week.  

Weekends and evening working will be part of this.  Additional payments are made for duty cover.

Hours of work may vary according to customer demand.

28 days holiday per annum pro rata.

Stay with the same group all week.

Have an opportunity to adapt your sessions to meet group needs.

Work with a variety of groups with which to develop your skills – from primary school to youth groups and adults.

Enjoy a workplace close to crags and rivers with the opportunity to get out and practice your own skills development with colleagues.

A pathway into developing your career in outdoor learning.

CPD/training opportunities.

The opportunity to meet and work with a team of likeminded professionals in great surroundings close to paddling/walking/climbing locations.

Single room accommodation is available at each Centre (if required).


Interviews will be held over the winter.   We encourage applicants to meet us if possible, but remote interviews are an option.


To apply please send your CV to  You will be asked to complete an application form prior to interview.   If you would like to discuss the role or have any specific questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the same email or telephone on 01899 221115.


Closing date:  We are looking to finalise our teams as soon as possible.

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