Project Co-ordinator

Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award

Salary: £17,609, plus completion bonus of £2,000 (see detail below)
10 month fixed term, full time

Hours: The role is full time averaging 43 hours per week flexi time. There are 4 weeks of residential work away from home (69 hours allocated to each), and a considerable amount of afternoon and evening work.
Location: Glasgow City Centre, operating across the Central Belt of Scotland.

The Outward Bound Trust

The Outward Bound Trust is an educational charity providing adventure-based, outdoor learning for young people from six centres across the UK. The Mark Scott Leadership for Life is a project of The Outward Bound Trust with all staff integrated into the Trust, and employees of it.

The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award

Loch Eil Blog 2The Award is a youth volunteering award for young people studying in the 6th year of secondary school. Schools are gathered into clusters, of which we have 13 currently and project teams are created from these clusters (2 per cluster) in order that students live reasonably close to each other.

The Award’s 13 current cluster areas range from West Dunbartonshire across to Edinburgh, with most Glasgow schools involved with schools from Falkirk, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire and Paisley also. There are currently 59 schools taking part.

The programme begins with a tailor made 5 day residential course run at an Outward Bound Centre assisted by the centre staff, and then continues for approximately 4 months in a community project phase where participants in groups of 6 or 7 design a community project, fundraise if necessary, and deliver it. The projects must take 3 days to deliver and benefit their community in some way. They are not allowed to act as volunteers or fundraisers for another organisation as the organisation of their project is part of the learning outcomes of the Award.

Role Description & Additional information

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If you are interested in finding out more about the Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award, please go to

And/or get in touch with the Head of Centre:

The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award
The Outward Bound Trust
Robertson House
152 Bath Street
Glasgow G2 4TB
M 07776 177 469
T 0141 413 5225
I 1370
Tw @MSLFLAward

To apply

Please send a current CV and a covering letter of no more than 2 sides of A4 outlining your fit to the role and aspiration to take it on - to Steve MacKenzie at 

Deadline: Friday 31st August

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