UK Technical Advisers

The UK Adventure Team is recruiting active volunteers to take on the role of UK Technical Adviser (UKTA) for a number of different activities (as shown below).

The development of Scouting for young people through challenging and safe activities is an identified way of growing our Movement. We are inviting you to be part of this team and to make a difference.

The main function of this role is being able to advise, mainly on technical issues as they arise, and to keep a watch on factors external to Scouting that will affect the activity within Scouting.

Those holding the role will therefore need to be able to respond effectively to queries within a pre-agreed timeframe and be contactable by email. After an initial induction it is not envisaged there will be a need to attend any evening or weekend meetings to carry out this core work.

As part of your role as a UK Technical Adviser you will be encouraged to increase access to your activity through a development plan agreed with the UK Adventure Team. This role will aim to support the growth and promotion of the activity within scouting. You may also as a UKTA be invited to support projects that are focussed on development. This may require some evening or weekend work due to meetings, workshops, meetings with external bodies, or similar.

The role of a UK Technical Adviser requires an in depth technical knowledge and, where appropriate, experience of the particular activity. To ensure competence many of the roles require a certain level of activity qualification. The minimum qualifications (or equivalent) required for each role are listed below.

 Role Pack (PDF) 

 Application form (Word) 

If you would like to talk the role through further or have any questions then please contact UKHQ by telephoning 020 8433 7125 or emailing the Technical Team.

We are currently recruiting for the following roles:

UKTA Kite Surfing: IKO Instructor Level 2

UKTA Motor Cruising – RYA Yachtmaster (Offshore)

UKTA Rafting (Traditional) – British Canoeing Level 3 Coach

UKTA Snow Boarding: SNSC Snowboard Leader or BASI Snowboard Instructor

UKTA Surfing - Surfing is becoming an increasingly popular activity for Scouts and we would like to expand on this by recruiting a UKTA to drive this forward within the movement. There is no specific qualification for this role at this stage.  

UKTA Water Skiing: British Waterski Club Coach 

UKTA White Water Rafting: BCU Level 3 - Trip Leader