Job Vacancy | Instructor

Job Vacancy | Instructor

25 October 2018

Scout Adventures Lochgoilhead 

Salary range: £18,400 - £20,450 dependant on qualifications and experience.  A qualifications and experience matrix will be used to work out final salary.    

Contracts are full time with annualized hours between the start of February to November (options for winter extensions).  

We are particularly interested to hear from people with sailing or mountain leader qualifications.

Location: Lochgoilhead, Argyll, Scotland

About us

We are a 150-bed residential centre run and operated by Scouts Scotland and part of the Scout adventures network.  We run weekend and week summer camps for all sections of the scout association while running as an outdoor education centre working with school groups during term time.  The centre has AALA recognition as well as being an RYA training centre and a DofE AAP.  We offer a wide range of activities for everyone from beaver scouts through to adult leader training which allows us to offer a varied work pattern for our staff.  We are passionate about the outdoors and introducing young people to the benefits of the outdoor environment.  We utilise the spectacular local area to get young people into a range of environments which provide stunning learning aid while inspiring and provide a vehicle for outdoor learning.


  • Accommodation is provided after weekly contribution
  • Pro-rata holiday entitlement
  • Public holidays entitlement within holiday allocation
  • Extra half day off given for any Night Duty
  • 40 hour working week (2 days off a week)
  • Training and assessments available as and when Instructor is ready and mutually agreed by the centre
  • Discounted equipment and clothing

Job role

  • Instructors will report to Senior Instructor
  • Lead sessions to operating procedures and group needs
  • Assist booking in groups to the centre
  • Perform maintenance and monthly equipment/PPE checks
  • Ensure smooth running of evening entertainments
  • Maintain high standards of staff accommodation and communal area’s
  • Involvement in operation of centre shop
  • The requirement to do overnight duty instructor on a rota system
  • Preparation and facilitation of staff social events calendar
  • Any other duties as requested by Centre Management to assist with operation of centre

Instructor person specification



Must have one of the following:

  • Dinghy Instructor
  • SPA (Assessed)
  • Mountain Leader (Assessed)
  • BCU UKCC Level 2 Paddlesports Coach (or equivalent)
  • UKCC Mountain bike MBLS level 2 (or equivalent)


  • Relevant experience of working within the outdoor industry
  • Experience of working with a variety of different groups
  • RPIOL equivalent


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Good resource management
  • The ability to review individuals and groups
  • Understands operating procedures and risk assessments


  • Powerboat Instructor (coastal)
  • Safety Boat (coastal)
  • Senior Dinghy Instructor
  • BCU Level Three Kayak/Canoe
  • UKCC Level 2 Kayak/Canoe Coach with moderate water endorsement
  • Bushcraft Experience
  • John Muir Award Leader
  • Driving License/D1+E
  • DofE assessor
  • APIOL equivalent
  • Three or more years experience of working within the outdoor industry
  • Evidence of working with a large range of client groups
  • Experience of maintaining a range of equipment
  • Evidence of running NGB skills courses
  • Expedition experience
  • Experience of DofE leadership
  • Experience and knowledge of The Scout Association
  • Experience of working with Curriculum for Excellence or other education systems

Apply now

To apply please send a CV and covering letter with details of two references to Neil Baird (please state instructor post application)
01301 703217

Recruitment schedule

Closing date – 6th December 2018
Interviews dates tbc
Successful candidate start date February 2019

Find out more about Scout Adventures Lochgoilhead