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Outdoor Education Worker

  • Job Location

    Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland

  • Start date

    Interviews ASAP

  • Duration


  • Job Benefits

    £31,762.34 - £33,055.88 per annum pro rata (Grade I) inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance.


Are you an ambitious outdoor education professional looking for both a fresh career challenge, and a better quality of life? 

If so, here at Shetland Islands Council we have a job for someone just like you. Shetland’s spectacular landscapes and coastal waters make the islands an exceptional place to live and work.

As Outdoor Education Worker you will:

  • Support the delivery and development of an outdoor education service for the people of Shetland.
  • Work with colleagues, other Council Services and partner agencies to provide a customer focused efficient and effective delivery of services in accordance with the Council’s values, objectives, targets and statutory obligations
  • Deliver a wide range of educational outdoor activities and experiences for a variety of different groups in line with operational procedures and the Council’s strategic plans
  • Support the ongoing delivery of the Curriculum for Excellence and Youth Achievement Programme for young people in Shetland, e.g. John Muir Award, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award etc

As an Outdoor Education Worker for Shetland Islands Council you will benefit from:

  • Excellent Salary and Conditions
  • Distant islands allowance
  • A comprehensive relocation package
  • A varied workload and career development opportunities
  • A chance to work across the isles
  • A stress-free commute to work
  • An exceptional work/life balance
Information about Shetland

Shetland is an archipelago in the north of the British Isles where you'll find freedom, wildlife and wild beauty, but also a rich culture and dynamic, forward-looking society. The Islands have a thriving and diverse economy full of opportunities and offer residents the ideal work/life balance. Shetland combines stunning coastal landscapes and wide open spaces with friendly, bustling island communities. Factor in Shetland's impressive modern amenities, highly regarded schools and the Islands offer a work life balance rarely found elsewhere.


  • At least 3 years experience of leading groups in challenging outdoor environments
  • Experience of partnership working with the other agencies.
  • Relevant experience of working with young people in an outdoor, education, sport, leisure and/or recreation setting
  • Experience of managing staff and/ or volunteers
  • Experience of managing safety in outdoor activities
  • Experience of complying with health and safety legislation specific to outdoor environments, activities and equipment
  • Possession or a range of outdoor qualifications e.g. Mountain Leadership Award, Rock Climbing Instructor Award, British Canoe Union / Scottish Canoe Association Level 2 Paddle Sport Coach or equivalent
  • Current First Aid Certificate (minimum 16 hours outdoor based training)
 This is a full-time, 37hpw post. A relocation package applies to this post and we will pay interview expenses from within the UK.

About us

Shetland - a place to belong

Shetland is a special place, with a strong tradition of welcoming people from different cultures and countries. It has a flourishing and diverse economy full of opportunity and interest, and
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