Adventure Instructor

February 15, 2024
Closing Date For Applications:
March 1, 2024

£28,565 including gratuities + service charge (see below for details)

Option of permanent or six-month fixed term contract

On-site accommodation available


Activities at The Carnegie Club 

  • The Skibo estate covers 8,000 acres, stretching from the shore of the Dornoch Firth through links land, parkland, lochs and forest, to heights of our expansive moor to the north. 
  • This diverse environment provides the backdrop for our Activities team to lead members and guests of all ages in a variety of outdoor pursuits, from clay pigeon shooting and archery to quad biking and cycling. 

  • This spring, our new activities hub - the Treehouse at Overskibo - will open and we will introduce a range of new exciting experiences, including paddleboarding, hiking and more! 

About the role 

  • We know that as an adventurous soul you might have plans to spend the winter months snowboarding in the Alps or scuba-diving in the Maldives. That’s why we’re offering this role with an option of two contracts: choose either a permanent position or a fixed-term six-month contract to give you the flexibility to find the right work-life balance for you.
  • As Adventure Instructor, you’ll bring your passion for the outdoors to create fun and memorable personalised magical moments for our members. 
  • At Skibo, we pride ourselves on being seamlessly connected so you’ll collaborate with other departments at the Club to ensure our members have the best tailored experience. 
  • You’ll be responsible for leading members, guests and colleagues through various exciting outdoor activities including hiking, water sports and mountain biking, offering guidance and feedback whilst ensuring their safety every step of the way. 
  • At The Carnegie Club, we understand that not everyone has the same interests and capabilities, so flexibility is key! It will be your job to ensure that activities are tailored to each individual, catering to different age groups and personalities. 
  • You’ll create positive and educational experiences, building trust and relationships in line with the Club ethos. 
  • You’ll assess risks and create risk assessments accordingly. 
  • You’ll also maintain all equipment and ensure all areas are kept to an excellent standard. 

Who we are looking for  

  • You have a genuine interest in creating the best environment for our members whilst promoting the outdoors. 

  • You’re confident in communicating with team members, guests, and members at the club. 

  • You’re detail-oriented and understand the importance of maintaining paperwork. 

  • You have strong leadership skills, and are a self-starter who thrives in an organisation that trusts you to do a great job in a supportive environment. 

  • Your happy place is learning new techniques and skills. 

  • You understand that not every member has the same interests, and can modify how you interact with them whilst ensuring they enjoy the very best experience. 

  • You are a Summer Mountain Leader (desirable) 

  • You are a competent cyclist with either MIAS or British Cycling Level 2 (required) 

  • You are interested in water sports and have a BC Paddlesport Leader Qualification (required) 

  • You are First Aid trained – REC1 (desirable)  

What we can offer you

  • On-site accommodation will be available to the successful applicant
  • Share of gratuities and service charge see next section for details
  • 33 days annual leave pro rata 
  • Meals on shift are provided free of charge
  • Uniform provided 
  • Access to staff benefit scheme
  • For team members who otherwise would not be able to travel to Skibo, the Club offers a staff transport service. Details can be found here.
  • Complimentary use of staff gym and fitness classes
  • Discounted estate activities including quad biking and horse riding
  • Discount in the club shop
  • 'Refer a friend' bonus scheme
  • Staff events



“As an Adventure Instructor at Skibo, you’ll help to introduce a host of new outdoor activities to the Club. This will be an enriching experience full of adventure, excitement, and discovery!” 

Tom, Activities and Adventures Manager 



About Gratuities and Service Charge 

  • Gratuities (tips) and service charge (an additional charge added to room rates and other services at the Club that is passed directly to staff) are paid to all employees on a pro-rata basis regardless of their role.  

  • It is estimated that in 2024, full-time staff can expect to receive around £4,000 in addition to their annual salary. 

How to Apply

Click this button to fill in a short application form.

You can contact us directly via Facebook Messenger.

Or email to request an application form. CVs will also be accepted.

Closing Date For Applications: March 1, 2024

Applications may close before the deadline, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

We are committed to making our recruitment process as inclusive and welcoming as we can for everyone, no matter who you are or where you’re from. If there is anything at all we can do to help you feel comfortable and show off your best side during the process, please do let us know.

By applying for this position, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data to Skibo Limited and all relevant third parties for the purpose of processing your application for this job position. You understand and acknowledge that your personal data will be processed in accordance with our Data Protection Policy.

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