Adventure Experience Manager

Location: Scout Adventures- Gilwell Park
Salary and Benefits Hours: 40 hours per week
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £25,741 per annum
Benefits: Pension Scheme, Simply health plan, free parking.
Date Posted: 13/9/2017
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Adventure Experience Manager (Ref: 17/63)

Job Summary

This role is a key part of the centre management team at Gilwell Park; helping to ensure that over 100,000 young people can have an adventure with us every year.
The key responsibilities of this role include; keeping oversight of our safety/compliance systems, providing duty management for the site and during our events as well as supporting our volunteer team to be the best that they can be. This is no insignificant role. Working as part of the Scout Adventures team at Gilwell, the Adventure Manager has a wide reaching impact; from day to day management to strategic thinking about how we develop the centre in the future. It’s an exciting time for Scout Adventures; we’re delivering more adventures than ever before, growing our network as well as continuing to re-define who we are and what we’re here to do. We can guarantee that this role isn’t your normal 9-5. This is a live-in role based at Gilwell Park.

About you
Make no mistake; we’re looking for someone amazing. You’ll be a talented leader with an ability to engage with people at all levels of our organisation. You’ll have a sound knowledge of what good management looks like and be a pro at working with both people and process.
As part of the small Scout Adventures team based at Gilwell; you’ll be a key part of shaping our current ways of working as well as helping to steer us in the right direction for the future. It’s vital that you’re confident to work independently and are a self-starter. Our network of Adventure Locations are spread right across the UK; meaning that travel and nights away from home will be an occasional requirement of this role.

About us
Here at Scout Adventures we believe that amazing things can happen in the great outdoors.Scout Adventures offers inspiring outdoor learning experiences for both young people and adults. Drawing on over 100 years of Scouting heritage and expertise, we specialise in creating tailor-made packages that are fun, challenging and deliver specific skills and learning outcomes.
Based in stunning rural locations across the UK we offer a wide range of activities from canoeing and high ropes to orienteering and traditional Scouting skills. We are open to Scouts, schools and youth groups.
Working with teachers and youth leaders, we have inspired generations of young people to reach their potential and learn skills for life.

For an informal conversation or to find out more about the role, please feel free to contact George Lewis (

Details of closing and Interview date
Closing date: Midnight Tuesday 26 September 2017
Interview date: 6 October 2017 at Gilwell Park

The Scout Association aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

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