Outdoor Learning Teacher Job

Teacher, Outdoor Learning – East Lothian Council Outdoor Learning Service
Location: Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland
Salary: £27,498.00 – £41,412.00 per year – plus additional allowances
Closing Date: 15th August 2021

East Lothian Council is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated teacher on a permanent, full time or part time/ job share basis, to use the outdoor environment and adventurous activities as an approach, to deliver the Curriculum for Excellence.


The teacher will be responsible for assisting with the successful delivery of the Outdoor Learning service vision:

  • To enable every East Lothian Council school to deliver the Curriculum for Excellence using the outdoor environment.
  • To assist schools in delivering regular and frequent outdoor learning which is sustainable, high quality, progressive and linked directly to the relevant experiences and outcomes in the Curriculum for Excellence.
  • To be regarded nationally as high quality educators of Outdoor Learning providing valued input to national organisations and best practice initiatives.


The vision can be achieved by working directly with members of school staff and designing individual, tailor made teaching programmes and resources for the curriculum and relevant key ‘Experiences and Outcomes’.  Delivery of the programmes (dependent on qualifications) is either carried out by the member of school staff, the Outdoor Learning teacher or Outdoor Learning associate/ freelance staff.

The Outdoor Learning Service provides support, advice throughout council services and delivers wide range of Outdoor Learning Staff Development (CLPL) courses.


The Service is made up of a Principal Teacher Outdoor Learning, two Outdoor Learning Teachers and an Outdoor Learning Technician, plus Associate/ Freelance Instructors who work on a casual basis.  The staff have a broad range of outdoor national governing body qualifications.

The Service is responsible for maintaining East Lothian Council’s Adventure Activities Licence. 


East Lothian offers a rich variety of landscapes for land and watersports activities.  With the Lammermuir Hills to the south, a coastline of broad sandy beaches and rugged cliffs to the north and east, and an expanse of arable farmland, woods and rivers between.  The local environment offers not only a significant potential for adventurous activities it is also an ideal setting for more traditional curricular study i.e. Geography, Biology, History etc.  We are not constrained to East Lothian and have the ability to offer courses further afield.


Outdoor Learning Teachers will have responsibility to develop and manage their own programmes.

To find out more including how to apply please visit:https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/councils/east-lothian-council/jobs/teacher-outdoor-learning-226836

Further information about the service can be found here:

Web – www.eastlothian.gov.uk/outdoorlearning

Twitter – @eloutdoored

Facebook – @elcoutdoorlearning

Instagram – @eloutdoored

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