Job Opportunity – Outdoor Programme Leader (Female*)

* This post is covered by a Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010)

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 and want help to change.

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

To balance the Delivery Team, we are seeking a female Outdoor Youth Worker, who identifies with our values of Trust, Respect, Diversity, Inclusion, Environment and Personal Development, to deliver our outdoors based, long term Journey programme. This includes delivering outdoor activities and residentials and providing in depth social and emotional learning opportunities for individuals and groups. We welcome applications from diverse communities.

The job will also involve reviewing our programme with young people, evaluation, supporting and developing volunteers, managing logistics and ensuring the highest standards of safety.

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’s 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


Full time:

Minimum Qualifications:



37 hours per week

Summer Mountain Leader – Assessed; Full driving licence, held for minimum of two years.

SJC Scale 18-22 (£22,548 – £24,876) + 5% Employer Pension & 5% Employee Contribution Pro Rata.

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