Project Officer - Young Adult Development

Join Britain’s biggest walking charity to help more people enjoy the many health and social benefits of walking.  

We are looking for a highly-skilled project officer, who is as passionate about Scotland’s outdoors as we are.  
The person appointed to this exciting new role will deliver a pilot project building upon the capacity, skills and reach of our four existing young (18-30) walkers groups across Scotland. 

They will also lead and deliver a series of skill-building experiences and volunteer ‘challenge-style’ activities that will introduce new young adults (and young women in particular) to getting outdoors safely and with confidence, and to walking with Ramblers Scotland.

It is an interesting and rewarding role that offers a wonderful opportunity for you to make a tangible, positive impact for our charity, and young Scottish walkers. 
This role is part of the Scottish team and reports to the director for Scotland. It is supported by investment from Scottish Government through Active Scotland and Health Protection.

Essential requirements include:

  • A proven track record in supporting and working with volunteers
  • Personal experience (either as a participant or as a leader) in walking and outdoor skills (e.g. navigation, route planning, group expeditions) 
  • Experience in successfully organising training events for volunteers or members
  • Experience of working with groups to build their capacity 
  • Proven experience of working with colleagues with different remits to deliver against shared objectives
  • Familiarity with using social media to communicate organisational messages
  • Experience of working with young adults – understanding the context and potential barriers to outdoor recreation
  • Experience of small-scale budget management 
  • Ability to develop strong, collaborative relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including volunteers, members, colleagues and wider partners from across the third sector/government
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with demonstrable attention to detail and the needs of different audiences
  • Ability to analyse data and present written reports
  • Good IT skills, including web skills and experience of using membership databases
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to travel and to spend occasional evenings and weekends away from home
  • Awareness of comparable third sector organisations within Scotland
  • Full clean driving licence and access to a car for business use
  • Positive, constructive, problem-solving approach to planning and delivering own work.

The Ramblers is an equal opportunities employer.  We warmly welcome applications from appropriately qualified people from all sections of the community and aim to promote diversity.  

The role profile (job description and person specification) can be found here: Job Pack – Project Officer (Young Adult Development) 
Application is by tailored CV and covering letter outlining your interest and suitability for the role with accompanying Equalities Monitoring Form
Equal opps form can be found here – Equal Opps Monitoring Form 
Completed forms should be sent by email to