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Business & Sales Manager - Abernethy Nethybridge

Full-time permanent contract


Who should apply?

Abernethy's vision is to provide exceptional outdoor adventure experiences where our guests can discover more about themselves, others and God. This exciting new role at Abernethy Nethybridge is essential to the long-term future of our ministry as we seek to increase our work and expand the capacity and scope of the Centre. We are looking for a passionate and inspiring team-player who has drive, initiative and proven leadership skills. First and foremost, we are looking for someone who wants to serve God in this kind of outreach, so an active and mature Christian Faith will be evident in your life.


What are the key roles of the Business & Sales Manager?

  • To be a positive ambassador for Abernethy Nethybridge, promoting and developing our work with existing guests and prospective ones
  • To be the driving force behind new sales generation to increase occupancy and income
  • To line manage the Office Manager and support them in developing sales and even better customer relationship management
  • To maintain and develop excellent partnerships with our groups and schools, ensuring that we build a lasting and meaningful relationship with them
  • To help develop goals, objectives and a sales strategy that lead to occupancy growth and financial sustainability
  • To increase revenue streams by improving existing offerings and developing new ones
  • To collaborate with the Chief Instructor, Ministries Manager and Operations Director in the development of new programmes and holidays that fulfil our Christian vision
  • To work with our Trust Marketing Team ensuring excellent communication and proactive forward-planning as we promote our work
  • To research, suggest and initiate sound business development initiatives under the direction of the Operations Director
  • To visit churches, schools and other organisations as required to promote Abernethy
  • To oversee and be involved in IT developments across Abernethy Nethybridge
  • To be a key part of the Centre Leadership Team, including being involved in general operational aspects of leading our ministry, such as Duty Management
  • To have an involvement with our Explore Christian programme
  • To be actively involved with the local church (Abernethy Parish Church)

What experience are we looking for?

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they:


  • Have a mature and growing Christian Faith
  • Are a positive Christian role model for both guests and staff
  • Have a heart for service, evangelism and Christian discipleship
  • Have brilliant written and verbal communication skills
  • Have an active interest in outdoor adventure activities and youth work
  • Are educated to degree level or have at least 8 years relevant work experience
  • Have a proven track record of success in a sales, business development or project management role
  • Have a proven track record in meeting targets and working to deadlines
  • Are confident, well-presented and can represent the Abernethy Trust in a positive way
  • Are motivated, flexible, friendly and collaborative
  • Love working as part of a team, but can work effectively alone if required
  • Have previous experience of working at management or supervisory level in a business or charity environment
  • Have previous experience of successfully leading and motivating a team
  • Have experience and understanding of budget holding
  • Are willing to be flexible and go the extra mile when required
  • Are happy to roll up their sleeves and be hands-on when needed
  • Have a good working knowledge of IT systems
  • Have a full UK driving licence


  • Have past work experience of outdoor education and/or youth work
  • Have past work experience in a customer-facing or hospitality role
  • Have experience of public speaking and delivering presentations
  • Have previous experience of serving on a Leadership or Management Team

What are the benefits?

  • A monthly salary (plus additional food/utility allowance as required)
  • Full-board, single accommodation provided
  • Paid annual leave (30 days per annum – increases as time of service increases)
  • Use of Centre facilities including swimming pool and climbing wall
  • Opportunities to take an active role within the life of our local church and Christian youth work
  • Living as part of a vibrant Christian Community, in a beautiful part of Scotland

How to apply:

Download our application form HERE
Contact Operations Director, Andrew Marrian, informally for more information by calling 01479 821279
Complete an online enquiry form and we will be in touch
e-mail our Recruitment Manager, Morag Felgate or call her on 01567 820955

General information

Abernethy is a group of 4 residential adventure centres and a bunkhouse in Scotland and we are all about living life to the full with God and sharing outdoor adventures. Through our centres in the beautiful wilds of Scotland and a staff team motivated by their Christian faith, we aim to create the very best experiences for each and every guest.