Wiston Lodge
Wiston Lodge

Charity registered in Scotland SC037778

Wiston Lodge provides physical, mental and spiritual challenge in a safe and sheltered residential environment for all users, but especially young people who are vulnerable and at risk; enabling the development of respect for oneself, others and for the environment and encouraging lifestyles which are simple, nonviolent and free from destructive dependencies. Wiston Lodge is a charity, housed in a former Victorian Hunting Lodge built in the 1870s. We are located near Lanark in Scotland, an hour from both Glasgow and Edinburgh and 10 minutes from the M74 (J13). The house and grounds offer a remote rural experience, far from any shops and other distractions. There are a number of rooms suitable for group work, open fires to sit round, and a large games hall. Outside, the 52-acre estate is a rich mixture of woodlands, team-building activities, gardens and a campsite.

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Top job! Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • £29,000 – £32,000
  • Biggar
  • Closing 26th July 2021

Wiston Lodge is a charity for children and young adults with a wonderful 53-acre estate and buildings. We deliver tailored programmes for groups, including those who are vulnerable or with additional support needs.

The evidence of educational, health and wellbeing, social and personal development benefits, from outdoor education residential experiences is strong and it takes a very special team to deliver this.

Founded in 2008, Wiston Lodge has long-term relationships with many of our user groups from a diverse range of local authorities, schools and other charities as well as adult groups from the music and art world and more. Now the Board of Directors is looking for a Chief Executive to build on this legacy.

The new Chief Executive will be expected to work closely with the Board of Directors to design and implement their future strategy. They will have a key role in securing Wiston Lodge’s financial sustainability, including increasing the organisation’s income generation capacity. Building relationships with key individuals and exploring new services to increase sustainability will be vital.

The role will appeal to a leader who is passionate about developing work in the natural environment, ideally with outdoor education experience, and who can deliver change sensitively and effectively, with the flexibility to meet the challenges of a post Covid-19 world.