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Bangholm Sports and Outdoor Education Complex, Craighall Gardens, Edinburgh, EH7 5BL
£34,057 - £40,275 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time & Part Time
36 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

Education and Children’s Services

Outdoor Education Lead Instructor - Fixed term until 13/10/2023
Bangholm, Edinburgh

Salary: £34,057 - £40,275 per year (pro rata for hours worked)
Hours: see below

Pro-rata Hours: annualised hours contract equating up to 36hrs per week, including occasional evening work and possible on-call duties. Work is primarily on week days. We have flexibility to appoint at full or part-time.

The City of Edinburgh's Outdoor Learning Team consists of two residential centres, a city based resource centre, a technical advice service and a city facility called The Risk Factory. This post is an in-person instructional post, not suitable for remote working. The successful candidate will be based in and around Edinburgh.

In May/June 2021 and from April - October 2022 we developed and delivered our Epic Adventures programme. The programme delivers local on-site and off-site adventurous activities to Edinburgh schools through a mixture of school day, extended day and short residential visits.Our programmes support primary to secondary transition, progression in residential experience, wellbeing and curriculum based outdoor learning developments taking place across the city.

We are looking to engage a lead instructor to work alongsideour Outdoor Learning Development Officers to ensure the safe and effective planning, coordination and delivery ofour programmes. The post holder will deliver adventurous activities onthe programme, organise and support instructors and liaise with and support school staff. During school holiday periods the post holders may support outdoor learning activities at our Discover programme and potentially provide support to DofE expeditions.

Please see the attached Job Description for the exact requirements of this position.  If you have competencies that match the above description but don't meet all criteria of the attached person specification, please contact us at to discuss.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the City of Edinburgh Council.

We're committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.  For roles in grade 5 or above, annual increments in our contribution zones are dependent on achieving agreed performance goals.

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