Are you an experienced and enthusiastic Outdoor Centre Manager?

We need an experienced and enthusiastic Centre Manager for our Bonaly Outdoor Centre! 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 Cannon, Regional Chair, South East Scotland Scouts, at

We are recruiting an Interim Centre Manager for 6 months to manage our Bonaly Outdoor Centre as we are currently reviewing the way we provide support across the Region. This review will take some time to complete and the appointment of an interim manager at Bonaly is important as part of this process. You will be able to contribute to this initial phase of developing our services at the Centre.

About us

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

Overseeing the day-to-day operations of a small team, the Centre Manager will:

  • Ensure that all our users are given the best customer care, for example in booking and welcome
  • Effectively manage the services provided by Bonaly 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.
Hike tents at Bonaly in the Spring

Hike tents at Bonaly

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

How to apply

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

The closing date for return of applications is 12 noon on Mon 11 June 2018.  Interviews will be held at Bonaly Outdoor Centre, 71 Bonaly Rd, Edinburgh EH13 0PB, on Mon 18 June 2018. We will let you know by Wed 13 June 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.