Laggan leader

We are offering a number of  unique and very exciting opportunities to become a fully qualified mountain bike leader to work with us, and our partners, in the development and delivery of the new, aspirational Trail Therapy programme.

If you are a keen and enthusiastic mountain biker with a passion to encourage others to experience the freedom of the great outdoors in order to improve their mental health and wellbeing, alongside the drive to further your own professional leadership development through fully supported and funded training culminating with a British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Qualification (subject to acceptance) we want to hear from you. Simply fill in the application form or give us a call.

You do not need to be an expert mountain biker; confidence, experience, and an openness to develop your skills alongside excellent communication skills are more important than the ability to pull a wheelie.

The project’s aim is to share the joys and challenges of mountain biking with people who have an existing mental health diagnosis and to assess its effect on their overall mental health, both on the trail and in their everyday lives after the ride. Trail Therapy and Trail Prescription is also designed to help the individuals involved grow in confidence, improve social interactions, establish skills of self-regulation, and accelerate their road to well-being.

This new project will use therapeutic techniques which will be delivered in a clinical setting and applied in the natural environment with the support of Green Health Partnerships, access officers, Countryside Ranger teams and the DMBinS Trail Therapy Mountain Bike Leader.

To be an integral cog in this innovative and exciting pilot please read through the job description below and the personal specification.

We are not setting a finite minimum or maximum amount of time that an individual would need to offer. We appreciate this is voluntary and you are giving your time to help this project. Simply advise us on application of your availability and we will go from there.


This post is considered Regulated Work with Protected Adults and Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with protected adults and/or children.

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by Scottish Cycling.

Link to Job Description and Person Specification

Link to Application Form  

Completed applications should be emailed to by 12 noon, 3rd June 2021.  Successful applicants will be invited for interview by 10th June. 

Should you wish to discuss the role in more detail please contact Christine Fox.

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