Alltnacriche, Cairngorm National Park

Full time, 37.5 hours per week with seasonal variation

Fixed term: until June 2018 (may extend)

Salary: £13,020 to £13,664per annum dependent on experience, plus accommodation.

We have a fixed term vacancy for a Schools Host, based at our Christian activity centre at Alltnacriche, just outside Aviemore.

Alltnacriche regularly hosts school groups participating in residential experiences, SU Holidays and youth groups enjoying weekend breaks. We offer a range of outdoor activities to our guests, and use outdoor classroom concepts with schools.

Classroom Outdoors is our highly regarded programme of school residential experiences and we welcome 700 – 800 pupils from around 30 schools to Alltnacriche each year.

Our ideal candidate will have an understanding of the Curriculum for Excellence, a demonstrable interest in working in the outdoors with children and young people – keen to help them explore, learn and have a whole lot of fun at the same time. Relationships with visiting teachers are key, and you will have strong interpersonal skills. A full UK driving license is essential for this role.

During weeks in the lead role you will be the ‘up front’ person with the children, welcoming them, leading meal times, responsible for liaising with the lead teacher on the residential and ensuring the team receive the necessary information to deliver what you have agreed. You will also be responsible for our reflection time in the evening (sharing aspects of the Christian faith through RME and RO), instructing some of the activity sessions (training is provided), and undertaking administrative support for the school. In weeks when you are in a support role, there is an increased bias towards some activity instruction, and work to enhance our schools residential experience. During school holidays, you will be involved in preparation of new resources, our wider team training programme, instruction of activity sessions, and of course having some holiday.

This role may be suitable for flexible working arrangements and this can be discussed at interview. Shared accommodation is part of the package on offer for this role, this can be discussed at interview.

Alltnacriche is a small team and you will be involved in all aspects of caring for our guests, including regular evening work, and you will be required to hold the duty phone overnight once a week.

Scripture Union Scotland is a registered charity that aims to help all of Scotland’s children and young people explore the significance of Jesus Christ for their lives. The centre supports SU Scotland’s strategy – facilitating residential events that help and enable young people in Scotland to explore the Christian faith.

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

More information and an application pack is available from the links below... 

Alternatively, you can email us at or telephone 0141 352 7634.

Closing date: 2nd June

Interview date (at Alltnacriche): 15th and 16th June (overnight accommodation and food provided)