Centre Manager

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

  • Advertised from 7th February 2019
  • Salary depending on skills, experience and qualifications. The package also offers an unfurnished 3 bedroom house on site.


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.

Application notes

Further details on the job can be found on our website soec.org.uk/about-us/job-opportunities or email jobs@soec.org.uk for an application pack. Alternatively phone us on 01899 221115 for further details or a chat.

The closing date for the post is 22 February 2019. We are looking to appoint as soon as possible for the 2019 season.