Outdoor Education Instructor

  • Scotland
  • Gordonstoun School
  • Full-time | Fixed Term

We are currently seeking to fill the position of Outdoor Education Instructor.


Situated on the beautiful Moray Coast in the North of Scotland, Gordonstoun is widely recognised as the world leader in character education. We run a prestigious and well-established Summer School for children aged 8-16 from approximately 40 nationalities. Each year we create a vibrant international community where our staff play a critical role in creating a happy and formative summer experience for our students.  

We are looking for an Outdoor Education Instructor to work within a small team supporting the on-campus adventure elements of the course (e.g. climbing, mountain biking, bushcraft etc), developing and delivering a fun and exciting programme that makes the most of our excellent facilities and extensive campus. 

Applicants must have a relevant breadth of outdoor education experience and qualifications. Experience of working in an educational, boarding or summer school environment is also required. 

Summer School operates two courses, and we are looking for Outdoor Education Instructors to cover the full duration where possible, although we would be prepared to discuss some flexibility.   2024 dates, including mandatory induction, are: 

Tues 2nd July – Mon 5th August 

Residential position with full board.  Competitive Salary.


Gordonstoun is striving to build a team that is truly inclusive. We welcome applications from marginalised and under-represented groups. We are recruiting on an ongoing basis so early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close the role prior to the advertised closing date.   Interviews will be online. 

If you’re excited to learn more, please contact giss@gordonstoun.org.uk or call the office on 01343 837821

Please complete the following application form Application Form – New Senior Staff

Closing date: 31 May 2024

About the School

Gordonstoun is one of the UK’s top independent schools for boarding and day pupils aged 4 ½ to 18. Gordonstoun has been the world leader in character education for over 80 years and was the birthplace of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

At Gordonstoun, we believe that a broader curriculum broadens not only minds but opportunities too. It is a belief that’s served both us and our students well for over 80 years and that has made Gordonstoun the world leader in character education. Our curriculum, which is unrivaled in breadth, helps every child to achieve their full potential.

Further Information


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Elgin, Moray, IV30 5RF

  • 81 Day Boys (4-19)
  • 224 Boarding Boys (8-19)
  • 91 Day Girls (4-19)
  • 151 Boarding Girls (8-19)
  • HMC, IAPS, ISC, SchoolTalent

01343 837837 www.gordonstoun.org.uk/

Closing Date: 31 May 2024