Could you be our Centre Manager?


We need an experienced and enthusiastic Centre Manager for our Bonaly Outdoor Centre!


28,000 p.a.
Full Time with Start Date by mutual agreement.

Could you be the right person for us? Or do you know someone who could assist us develop the services we offer at the Centre? If so, please do get in touch with John Bruce, Regional Secretary, South East Scotland Scouts, at

We are recruiting a full time Centre Manager to manage our Bonaly Outdoor Centre and support the work of our leaders to deliver adventurous activities and exciting outdoor experiences to over 7000 young members.

About Us

Grass Sledging at Bonaly

Across generations, Scouting has proved a powerful force for good, bringing communities together and contributing to society. But it always had one aim above all others: to prepare young people for the future. Central to our programme at South East Scotland Scouts are opportunities for outdoor learning and adventure. We believe that outdoor learning, adventurous experiences and residential programmes are essential to give young people opportunities to develop key capacities, such as confidence and resilience, as well as learn new skills, or simply develop a love for the Scottish outdoors.

The Role

The Centre Manager will assume accountability for Bonaly Outdoor Centre as well as supporting the operation of Longcraig Water Activities Centre and managing the Regional Office.  Whilst overseeing the day-to-day operations of a small team, the Centre Manager will:

  • Develop and implement a business plan and budget for the Centre
  • Ensure that all our users are given the best customer care, e.g. from their initial booking to arrival and welcome on site.
  • Effectively manage the services provided by Bonaly Outdoor Centre and ensure services are delivered to the required safety and quality standards
  • Have a role in assisting the Regional Executive Committee and the Regional Leadership Team in supporting Scouting in the South East Region.

This is an exciting stage in our development and we are seeking someone with knowledge of running an outdoor centre and the enthusiasm to help us improve the services we offer at Bonaly.

How to apply

Applications should be returned by email to John Bruce, Regional Secretary, South East Scotland Region Scouts, at You can also arrange an opportunity with him to visit the Centre. For more information about the Centre, see

The closing date for return of applications is 12 noon on Monday 7 January 2019.  Interviews will be held in Edinburgh on Monday 14 January 2019. We will let you know by 9 January if you are being requested to come for interview. Please note that if you have not heard from us within 5 days of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

South East Scotland Scouts is committed to Equal Opportunity.
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