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Senior Instructor

  • Job Location

    Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands

  • Start date


  • Duration


  • Job Benefits

    Negotiable depending on experience +accommodation available


Craggan Outdoors, based at Grantown-on-Spey in the Cairngorms National Park, is seeking a full-time Senior Instructor (“SI”) from late winter / early spring 2021.

Our current SI will be moving on to pastures new in the spring / early summer, after 5 years in the role, & there will be a crossover / handover period to enable familiarisation / training in the position, with a view to ensuring that the new SI will be suitably prepared to play an integral & ongoing role in maintaining the current high level of quality, & customer service excellence. There will also be good opportunity for the new SI to bring their own abilities, experience, energy & ideas to benefit the business.


Being THE BEST, we are looking for THE BEST! To be considered for this critical role, applicants must be able to demonstrate a level of qualifications that are appropriate to the range of activities delivered at the centre, combined with good levels of prior experience in delivering a range of these activities. The expected minimum qualification level is::
  • Single Pitch Award / RCI
  • Summer Mountain Leader
  • Trail Cycle Leader / BMBLA Level 2
  • Level 1 kayak coach / Paddlesport Instructor
  • Level 2 canoe coach with moderate water endorsement / Level 3 coach / 4-star Canoe Leader with MWE
  • White water safety & rescue
  • First Aid, preferably 3 / 4 day
  • PCV licence preferred, or minimum D1 / D1E

As the SI will be responsible for the training, development, mentoring & monitoring of the instructor team, it is likely that strong candidates will also be able to demonstrate prior experience in a supervisory / training role. Also desirable will be knowledge of undertaking / formulating & managing risk assessments & operating procedures. Over-arching all this ‘technical’ side will be excellent ‘soft’ skills …. a great personality & attitude, charisma & natural people skills, a strong work ethic, commitment, & a desire to succeed. A flexible approach to the working environment will also be required & expected, as with the majority of roles in the outdoor sector, this is not a 9-to-5 Monday-to-Friday job.

About us

Craggan Outdoors was recognised as ‘Best Outdoor Adventure Experience’ in the Scottish Outdoor Leisure Awards 2019, ‘Best Outdoor & Learning Centre’ in the Scottish Enterprise Awards 2018, & has also been a ‘Best Outdoor Venue’ finalist in the ...
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