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Bangholm Sports and Outdoor Education Complex Craighall Gardens Edinburgh, EH7 5BL
£19.63 per hour
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Children, Education and Justice Services

Outdoor Learning Instructor
Bangholm Sports and Outdoor Education Complex,

Salary: £19.63 per hour 
Hours: variable (tertiary contract)

The City of Edinburgh Council’s Outdoor Learning Team consists of two residential centres, a city-based centre and a city facility called The Risk Factory.

Due to increasing demand for our programmes, we are seeking additional tertiary instructors to work from our base at Bangholm Outdoor Centre.

This post is an in-person instructional post and successful candidates will be deployed primarily on projects in and around Edinburgh but may include work across Scotland.

Our tertiary instructor team currently support a wide range of programmes. They include but are not limited to:

• Supervisors and Assessors for Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expeditions at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.
• Epic Adventures; a local outdoor activities programme on the edge of the Pentland Hills, mainly for upper primary learners.
• Discover! Programme; providing outdoor activities for families during the school holidays.
• Other bespoke programmes to support schools and community groups. These may include over-night duties.

Please see the attached City of Edinburgh Council Instructor Job Description and person specification, which covers our provision across our service. Please note, not all qualifications are required for this post; we are particularly interested in walking, climbing, cycling & archery qualifications. You are not required to demonstrate competence in other adventurous activities listed in the job description. Please contact us at if you wish to discuss further.

This post is regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check.  Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. An unconditional offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

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.

As part of our goal to improve our organisational culture and create a great place to work together for the people of Edinburgh, we want to make sure that we’re bringing the best people into our roles, not just in their skills and experience but also in their approach to work.

To help achieve this, we’re changing the way we interview and assess candidates by moving from a competency-based interview approach to a behavioural and technical (skills for the job) based approach. This new way of interviewing will allow us to assess how you think and how you would bring Our Behaviours of Respect, Integrity and Flexibility into your ways of working.

You can find out more on Our Behaviours web page Our Behaviours – The City of Edinburgh Council

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.

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