Scottish Outdoor Education Centres
Scottish Outdoor Education Centres

Charity registered in Scotland SC002278

Scottish Outdoor Education Centres has been providing residential and outdoor learning experiences to young people for more than 70 years. SOEC Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Scottish Environmental and Outdoor Education Centres Association Limited, a charity and social enterprise. SOEC Ltd works under the direction of a Board, whose members come from private, public and Third Sector organisations. 

 SOEC operates 3 Centres:

 *Belmont Centre, Meigle, 13 miles north of Dundee

*Broomlee Centre, West Linton, 18 miles south of Edinburgh

*Dounans Centre, Aberfoyle, in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park

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Centre Manager

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • West Linton
  • Closing 15th April 2019

SOEC is a charity and social enterprise with 3 outdoor Centres in Scotland offering a broad range of programmes with educational, health and wellbeing and other outcomes.

Broomlee is our 130 bed residential outdoor centre in the Scottish Borders; half an hour’s drive from Edinburgh. We are seeking a new Manager to lead the team and contribute to the organisation’s future development. Your focus will be the education and care of our customers during their visit and to ensure high quality outdoor learning experiences for all visiting groups.

Duties will involve all aspects of the day to day running of the Centre. The Manager is responsible for general customer care and liaison, and for ensuring all staff contribute effectively to the Centre’s operation. This is not solely a supervisory position; Managers should be competent to lead the staff team in the work required to keep the Centre running smoothly.

Work is varied and you will need to be able to prioritise your own workload and that of the Centre team to get the best results. The Manager works closely with the Chief Executive and other Managers and is a key member of the Senior Management Team.

Your duties will include:

A high degree of customer care and health and safety responsibilities

Line management of all staff based at the Centre

Appointment and day to day management of all support staff including catering, domestic and maintenance staff

Facilities management including grounds, buildings and services

Development of the business and performance of the Centre

Promotion of SOEC as a quality provider of educational services, Curriculum for Excellence and other PSD outcomes.

Duties give some indication of the variety of skills required. Qualification at a degree or equivalent level in an educational, child welfare or environmental field plus proven management experience is essential as is a clean driving licence.

Salary will be from £25,000 depending on skills, experience and qualifications. The package offers an unfurnished 3 bedroom house on site.

Successful applicants will be required to be registered with the PVG scheme.

This vacancy has now closed

Senior Tutors

  • Part time
  • from £19,760 pro-rata
  • Meigle and Aberfoyle
  • Closing 15th April 2019

SOEC is looking for experienced and dedicated Senior Tutors to organise and manage the delivery of outdoor learning experiences for the groups visiting our Centres. We are looking to recruit for year round permanent members of the Centre teams.

The Senior Tutor is a key member staff and works alongside our Centre Manager and Lead Tutor teams to plan, deliver and support staff in the development and delivery of residential programmes.

Senior Tutors are responsible for the development and support of staff and for maintaining professional standards. They also provide leadership and advice, liaise with customer groups and deputise for the Centre Manager when required.

The post can be undertaken on either a residential or non-residential basis but as a residential outdoor learning centre there will be some evening and weekend work as well as taking on the role of overnight contact person on a rota basis.

Although we are looking for permanent, full time members of staff we are open to discussion if you think you may be able to undertake the role on a shorter contract or freelance basis.

In all cases we are looking for someone with:

· a relevant degree preferably in outdoor learning, environmental education, teaching or youth work

· 3-5 years’ experience working on a range of outdoor programmes with clear outdoor learning outcomes

· relevant NGBs

· driving licence – preferably with D1+E

· proven experience of supervising staff in a residential/outdoor Centre setting

· additional skills, such as experience of working with ASN groups and young people

· excellent organisational skills and the ability to create a motivated team of staff to create inspirational outdoor learning experiences for young people

The successful candidate will require to be registered on the PVG scheme.