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Outdoor Education Centre Manager Aberfoyle

Operation Play Outdoors

Operation Play Outdoors Aberfoyle Stirling United Kingdom

2 months ago

About us

Operation Play Outdoors is a small business in Aberfoyle. Our goal is to create outdoor play and learning opportunities for people of all ages..

We're looking for an experienced Outdoor Education Centre Manager who can create and maintain a culture of excellence while working in a fast-paced environment.

• Maintain and manage an outdoor centre all year round. With activities including, kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddleboarding, archery, axe throwing, bushcraft and raft building.
• Manage bookings, site maintainance and budgets.
• Be responsible for a team of instructors to deliver safe and enjoyable outdoor activities.
• Organize and lead special events.
• Plan and implement site improvements and staff training.

We’re looking for an experienced, enthusiastic outdoor professional with inspiring leadership abilities. As centre manager you will be responsibe for the day to day operations of the centre and ensure the safe and professional delivery of all... activities on site.

The key focus of this role will be to take a lead on developing and managing the activity operations and increasing outdoor learning opportunities.

This role will be offered on a permanent basis with an initial 6 month probationary period.

This role will be 40 hours per week, 5 days per week. (Including Weekend Work)

We also have a 4 day working week option for any candidate who would prefer to work Thursday-Sunday each week and have Monday-Wednesday off. This is optional. If you select a 5 day working week you would be required to work two full weekends per month.

The post holder will be based on-site at our centre in Aberfoyle and evening work/occasional overnights for residentials are likely.

What we need from you:

You will be well qualified outdoor professional with at least 2 years management experience in either a similar role or as chief / senior instructor.


A passion to deliver high quality watersports sessions and outdoor education opportunities to a wide range of people. Plus, the ability to share your passion to motivate, inspire and lead a team.

Excellent working knowledge of Health & Safety within the outdoor industry and extensive knowledge of NGBs and Accreditations.

To consistently demonstrate high standards, with a can-do attitude and positive approach to working as a team. You’ll also need to hold at least one relevant NGB coaching qualification relevant to watersports including Canoeing, Kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboards. An RYA Powerboat Level 2 License is desirable.

If you wish to be considered for this role and join our team, please return your CV and Cover Letter to [email protected] ensuring you detail how you meet and demonstrate the skills, experience, knowledge and behaviours outlined in the Person Specification.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £31,200.00 per year

• Company pension
• Employee discount
• On-site parking

• Day shift
• Monday to Friday
• Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:
• Bonus scheme
• Performance bonus

Ability to commute/relocate:
• Aberfoyle: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: One location
Aberfoyle Stirling UK

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