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

Current vacancies

Centre Manager

  • Full time
  • £25,100
  • West Linton
  • Closing 22nd February 2019

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


We are seeking a resident Manager for our 131 bed outdoor education centre in West Linton.

Duties 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 that all staff contribute effectively to the Centre’s operation. It is not solely a supervisory appointment and Managers must be competent to lead the staff team in the work required to keep Broomlee running smoothly. Work is varied and will require an organised person able to prioritise both their own workload and that of the Centre team. The Manager works closely with the Chief Executive and other SOEC Managers.

The Manager will undertake:

  • A high degree of customer care and health and safety responsibilities
  • Line management of all outdoor tutor staff based at the Centre
  • Appointment and day to day management of all support staff including any 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, health & wellbeing 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 would be essential as is a clean driving licence.

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


Senior Tutor Staff (2 posts)

  • Part time
  • £19,760 – £21,840 pro-rata
  • Meigle and Aberfoyle
  • Closing 1st March 2019

SOEC is looking for 2 experienced Senior Tutor staff to organise and manage delivery of outdoor learning for a range of programmes and groups. The right candidates will be offered the post on a year round basis.

The Senior Tutor 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 the maintenance of professional standards. They also provide leadership and advice, liaise with customer groups and deputise for the Centre Manager when required.

Supported training opportunities.


• 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

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

Start date – Mutually agreed date, early 2019

Subsidised accommodation on site is available.