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Current Vacancies  Join our team!

We currently have a vacancy for 1 trainee instructor to join our team in March 2024 and for 1 further new start September 2024.

Instructor training at Glencoe Outdoor Centre

WHY? Want to take the first steps to becoming an outdoor activity instructor?  We partner with aspiring outdoor activity instructors who want to gain experience as well as qualifications. It’s fun, you learn a lot and grow as a person with your experiences.

WHAT? Activity coaching, sail training, experiential learning, NGB awards, academic qualification – SVQ SQA SCQF L5/6 Sports Coaching & SVQ SCQF L6/7 Outdoor Education.

WHERE? in the spectacular location, the extraordinary landscape amongst the lochs and Glens that is Glencoe

HOW? With a Modern Apprenticeship you learn on the job, get the experience you need, plus you work towards An SVQ qualification. You will learn how the industry works, what you are good at as an instructor, increase personal activity skills and gain more confidence in working with groups and leadership skills.

WHO? Love the outdoors? Want to grow in your Christian faith and increase life, people and communication skills? Then this is the training programme for you!

'The year I spent at The Glencoe Outdoor Centre was an amazing, intense, educational, formational year of my life that I will never forget.  I gained valuable work experience, I learned new outdoor skills, and I grew in my faith.  I will forever be grateful for the experiences I had that year and the people I met at the centre, people who have become life long friends'.
Thyra Vankeeken December 2016 - Thyra was part of the Glencoe team 2003/04. 

With a Modern Apprenticeship you learn on the job, and get the experience you need.

Plus, you work towards a qualification.


Group Instructor (GI) (Trainee Instructor)


Learn on the job, get the experience you need plus you work towards NGB qualifications.


This role has been designed as a starting position within the Centre from which suitable employees can progress to a full-time instructional role and is often combined with a Modern Apprenticeship. The role is a mixture of instructional work and house team work.


Instructional role Each GI is assigned to a group of up to 8 clients for the entire length of the client’s stay and are responsible for the pastoral care of their own group throughout the course. During an activity where the GI has achieved the NGB instructional qualification or relevant in-centre training the GI will take sole charge of the group. During activities where the appropriate qualification/training has not yet been achieved, the GI will work as an assistant to the qualified instructor.

House team role Duties include: cleaning, laundry and serving of food. 

There are no minimum qualifications required but we do require experience in a broad range of activities and a willingness to work hard alongside qualified instructors in order to progress.


The role also requires GIs to participate fully in the life and ministry of the Centre.

Catering team

Food preparation for Centre guests and staff team (maximum of approx 50). Meals to be prepared daily are a 3 course evening meal and baking for supper. Guests make up packed lunches at breakfast time, from ingredients provided by the cook.


During the 2 days off per week and free afternoons there will be the opportunity to participate in activities offered by the Centre.


The role requires the Cook to participate fully in the life and ministry of the Centre and is often combined with the opportunity to do some weeks in the role of Group Instructor.

Maintenance worker

Maintenance includes: work on the Centre buildings, grounds, vehicles and activity equipment. The maintenance worker will ideally have the skills required to supervise the staff team on maintenance projects during periods when there are no guests resident in the Centre.


During the 2 days off per week there will be the opportunity to participate in activities offered by the Centre.

The role also requires the maintenance worker to particpate fully in the life and ministry of the Centre.

To apply: Please email 

with your CV including date of birth, qualifications, hobbies or interests and a photo.

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