TMTP logo cmyk Cairngorms Path Skills Training Officer


Grade                         Tech G/H £21,280 to £25,039 pa

Duration                      Fixed term appointment to March 2018.

Location                      COAT Head Office, Aboyne

Deadline                      12 noon, Monday 4th April 2016

COAT has developed an exciting new project –The Mountains and The People – with a wide partnership including Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority, Cairngorms National Park Authority, Scottish Natural Heritage and Forestry Commission Scotland.

The project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and aims to enhance and protect the upland environment through a programme of upland path works over 5 years, and to engage the people of Scotland in the delivery of this work.

This post will complete the project training team and will deliver a key aspect of the projects of the Activity Plan and is responsible for developing and delivering SVQ Training Courses within Scotland’s National Parks. The training course will be vocational and site based, with assessment to SVQ standards for Environmental Conservation at Level s 2, 3 and 4.  The Course will look at developing core and specialised upland path skills for trainees, in conjunction with generic skill areas on communication, site assessment, health and safety, and site restoration.

The training officer will be based in Aboyne (Cairngorms), will report to the Activity Programme Manager and will be key members of COATs SQA Centre.

Applicants should have strong technical upland path skills, strong interpersonal skills, and experience or qualifications in delivery of SVQ or similar training would be desirable.

An insight in to the work of a COAT trainer can be seen here:

Job Description and Course Details

For full details on the requirements of the role download the Job Description and Person Specification here:

Click to download – Training Officer Job Description 2016

And for more information on the course this role will deliver then check out the an extract from our course handbook here:

Click to download – Course Handbook Extract

Interested in applying?

All applicants must register their interest in the role by emailing and providing your name, email address and a contact telephone number.  Once you have registered your interest please use the application form provided below.

Click to download –  COAT_Application_Form


Completed applications should be returned electronically to by no later than midday Monday 4th April 2016

 Please note that CVs will not be accepted as a form of application.

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