Senior Instructor, Nethy Bridge

Abernethy Trust


  • To assist the Chief Instructor and deputise in their absence.
  • To instruct resident groups.
  • To assist the Chief Instructor with programme writing and implementation.
  • To be involved in the development of new and existing activities.
  • To be involved in the training of guest and instructors
  • To contribute to the development of various programmes offered by the Centre, including the John Muir Award and DofE programmes. To ensure that continuity of the Centre’s spiritual programme is maintained while a group is taking part in activity programmes.
  • To ensure that proper and safe procedures are operating in the activity programmes offered. To assist in providing in-house training as required and make recommendations to the Chief Instructor for training to be included in the Centre training plan.
  • You will ensure that evidence of current experience and competence in outdoor activities is recorded in an up to date logbook and will oversee the keeping of logbooks by other instructors.
  • To supervise and assist with the maintenance of outdoor education equipment and inventory. To recommend appropriate outdoor activity purchases or replacements and, once recommendations are approved by the Chief Instructor, place orders within the agreed budget.
  • To keep up to date with current developments in outdoor education and liaise with professional bodies.


  • Minimum qualifications: RCI, ML(Summer), Canoe Leader, MBLA2, D1, First Aid, Duke of Edinburgh Assessor. You do not need to have all of these, but a combination of several will be expected.
  • It is a genuine occupational requirement that the holder of this post is a practising Christian whose lifestyle is consistent with the values and doctrine of the Christian faith
  • As part of our commitment to safeguarding, the successful applicant will be required to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Scheme and the appointment will be subject to a satisfactory PVG Scheme Disclosure


  • D1 Qualification on your driving license



  • Monthly salary
  • Full-board single accommodation provided, if required
  • Paid annual leave (30 days per annum, inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Use of Centre facilities including outdoor equipment.
  • Opportunities to take an active role within the life of our local church and Christian youth work
  • Living as part of a vibrant Christian community in a beautiful part of Scotland
  • Opportunity for personal training and development
  • Weekly Team Fellowship on a Wednesday evening
  • Very favourable rates for family on most Abernethy holidays and camps
  • Participation in our annual 3 day Team Gathering
  • Easy access to the local area including the Cairngorm mountains, river Spey and the Moray coast – a fantastic outdoor playground!

Abernethy Trust

At Abernethy, we believe that shared adventures in the outdoors create incomparable opportunities to transform lives.  Abernethy Trust provides adventure residential experiences through outdoor adventure centres in wild locations across Scotland. 

Abernethy Trust
Nethy Bridge
PH25 3ED

Tel: 01479 818 001

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