Outdoor Learning Trainee Instructor

Lagganlia Outdoor Centre

Outdoor Learning Trainee Instructor

Salary Not Specified

Lagganlia Outdoor Centre, Granish, Highland

  • Full time
  • Temporary
  • Onsite working

Posted 2 weeks ago, 27 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

Lagganlia Outdoor Centre is based in Cairngorm National Park in the Scottish Highlands. Successful candidates will have the enviable opportunity to live and work in a spectacular location near the popular Highland Village of Aviemore. It is the perfect location to explore Badenoch and Strathspey's lochs, mountains, trails, and rivers as you train.

You will be trained by Lagganlia's instructional team in one of The City of Edinburgh Council's highly regarded Outdoor Learning establishments, gaining invaluable sector work experience, and varied training and development opportunities. You will also have access to advice and support to go adventuring in your own time to consolidate your personal skills and assist with the achievement of your NGB's.

During operational hours (0845-1700 during term time) - you will either be shadowing and assisting instructors in the delivery of high-quality outdoor learning courses, participating in personal development as recommended by mentors (working towards relevant NGB qualifications), engaging in facilities work (general grounds, housekeeping, equipment, and facility maintenance) or being trained by instructors/lead instructors.

In addition to the core activities, you will undertake training and gain an understanding of the day-to-day operation of a Centre. Successful candidates will be required to support the delivery of 2 residential evenings per week (1700-2100 during term time), and contribute to weekend and holiday operations, 1 weekend in every 4 plus a share of holiday periods.

The development scheme requires a level of commitment from you for 12 months, in return you will be given a mentor for the year from our highly qualified staff team and your time will be spent either working alongside (shadowing and learning) your mentor or other instructors, structured personal development time, or being trained by our staff to work towards NGB qualifications. This will be a challenging yet rewarding experience which will prepare you for an exciting career in this sought-after sector.

A desire to work with young people is essential as our main client group is Scottish P7.

Our core purpose is to deliver high quality residential experiences tailored to each visiting School and the needs of individuals within that School. Courses are centred around the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence -we facilitate and encourage young people to be successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens, and effective contributors. Teaching them to respect the interests of others, build a love for the environment, and take shared responsibility for their learning and own actions which will support development of personal and social skills, teamwork, and leadership. This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the City of Edinburgh Council.

This is an unpaid placement - in addition to the training and qualifications, you will benefit from onsite accommodation in our dedicated trainee's lodge. Board includes utilities and a weekly food allowance as well as meals provided from the Centre when carrying out an evening duty.

We're committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included, and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.