Centre Support Worker (Trainee)

  • Salary: £10,200 per year plus accommodation, generous pension scheme, holiday allowance and other benefits

  • Contract: Fixed term/ Full time – 2-year Training programme based at Alltnacriche

  • Location: Alltnacriche, near Aviemore

  • Closing date: 19 April 2024

  • Start date: Spring/Summer 2024

Who we are

Scripture Union Scotland is a registered charity that desires to see every child and young person in Scotland explore the Bible and respond to the significance of Jesus.   We have an exciting opportunity for a Centre Support Worker, based at one of our activity centres, Alltnacriche, in the heart of the Cairngorms. The Centre has 58 beds and is set within a beautiful 17-acre estate. School holiday times are fully booked with SU Holidays while weekends see a range of groups enjoying the facilities. During term-time, the centre offers residential activity breaks to visiting school groups.


This trainee role is designed to underpin all aspects of Centre life and ministry, working across the full range of teams at Alltnacriche, but with a specific focus on House and Catering. It will provide you with a solid foundation of what it means to live and work at a residential Centre. You will also have the opportunity to participate in wider SU events and ministry.

Throughout your time at the Centre, you will be mentored by an experienced member of staff and be able to undertake various training courses, based upon your areas of interest. This might include chainsaw qualifications, first aid, PAT and other similar qualifications.

Key Responsibilities

  • Helping in the Catering team to prepare food and serve it to our guests
  • Working in the House to clean bedrooms or bathrooms, and do Health and Safety checks
  • Supporting Maintenance tasks such as painting or cutting firewood
  • Looking after guests during school residentials, including some evening work
  • Getting involved in all aspects of centre life
  • Taking part in SU Scotland team meetings and Centre prayer meetings and Bible studies

Who we are looking for

We are seeking applicants who have a desire to use their faith in practical service in order to support our ministry of working with children and young people. The successful applicant must be self-motivated and keen to learn and contribute to all aspects of centre life.

For this post, it is important that you are committed to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision and are able to demonstrate this through your commitment and motivation. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.

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.

For more information and to apply, click the button below.
Alternatively, you can email us at hr@suscotland.org.uk, call us on 0141 352 7634.


Scripture Union Scotland is an equitable employer and operates a safeguarding policy. Scottish Charity No. SC01122

At SU Scotland we want everyone to feel that they are welcome, valued, and respected. Having a diverse team allows for a range of perspectives and experience. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.