JOB OPPORTUNITY – Senior Outdoor Programme Leader (Glasgow)

Venture Scotland offers an outdoor-based personal development programme which empowers young people aged 16-30, who face complex and difficult challenges in their lives, to create and sustain change.

We focus on the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of our Young People, working with them to make lasting changes in their lives and helping them play a positive role in their community.

We are seeking a Senior Outdoor Programme Leader to deliver our outdoors based, long term Journey programmes. This includes delivering outdoor activities and residentials that provide in depth and structured social and emotional learning opportunities for individuals and groups. An understanding of developmental theories such as social and emotional intelligence, Maslow, Choice Theory and therapeutic approaches such as Person Centred and Transactional Analysis is desirable.  

The job will also involve evaluating, reviewing and developing our programme with young people and other stakeholders, supporting and developing volunteers, managing logistics, equipment and ensuring the highest standards of safety at all times.

Do you want to work in a supportive team of people, who really care about the young people we are helping? Do you want to work in an organisation who listens, values everyone views and cares about the health and wellbeing of their staff? Do you understand the transformative effect of the outdoors? Are you passionate about #ChangingYoungLives Outdoors?

Further Information

This post is a full-time position.

Location: Glasgow

Salary: SJC Scale 23-27 (£24,797 – £27,601) + 5% Employer Pension & 5% Employee Contribution Pro Rata.

Minimum Qualifications:

Summer Mountain Leader – Assessed; Rock Climbing Instructor – Assessed or Trained*; Canoe Coach (Sheltered Water) or Paddlesport Leader – Assessed or Trained*; FSRT; Full driving licence with D1. *Must have min 2 NGB assessed including SML

This role is considered ‘regulated work’ as it involves activities with both children and protected adults. Under our safeguarding policy, this role will require a PVG.

If you are applying for this role you need to prove that you have the right to live and work in the UK. If you do not possess this right, then your application will not be considered.

For further information, details on how to apply and a full job description and person specification, please contact

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