Join our team
Fancy a change? How about working with an award-winning team in the heart of Brodick on the beautiful Isle of Arran, Scotland? Working with us is more like becoming part of a family; being an independent and family-owned business means we operate in a different way and our team are at the heart of everything we do. That’s why we’ve been nominated as one of the UK’s top Independent Outdoor retailers for 2 years in a row! If you fancy being a visitor advisor one minute, selling shoes the next and even helping people with Paddleboard hire then you’re in the right place – variety is a guarantee when you work at Arran Active.
We have a mission to enrich every visitor's experience; whether they be a friendly local or a first time visitor to Arran. That’s why our team really do matter!
Want to find out more about working for us such as benefits and pay detail? Jump to the bottom of this page to checkout our Working for us FAQ section.
If we have any vacancies, you’ll be able to find these listed below, on Facebook and indeed.com. We’ll always consider your application for all our vacancies so you only need to apply for one if we have multiple roles listed. If invited to interview we’ll discuss your availability and suitability to find the best fit.
We are currently fully recruited for the winter
We welcome applications year round for interview and to join our ‘on hold’ list
Working for us FAQ
Jobs with us don’t hang around for long so get in touch ASAP if you would like to be considered for a role. As a Living Wage Employer you're guaranteed a great rate of pay along with our incredible in-store discount ... not to mention the free tea/coffee and normally an endless supply of biscuits!
But you might be wondering what it's really like to work with us and whether we would make a great fit. We get asked a lot of questions from perspective Team Members looking for a job; you can see some of the key ones below – if you have a burning question which isn't listed simply drop us an email or give us a call.
You can also check out our current team by looking at our Meet The Team Section
Diversity & Equality
At Arran Active we recognise the positive value of diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds who are eligible to work in the UK.
We have made a positive commitment to improving employment opportunities for everyone regardless of disability, ethnic background and or gender.
Any person who meets the minimum essential criteria for the role advertised will be guaranteed an interview.
Pay & Benefits
We pay the Real Living Wage - you can find out what the current rate is by checking their official website
If you have experience or certain skills you may be offered a high rate of pay. We also reward our team with length of service related increases.
Our current rate of staff discount means you can purchase clothing and equipment at rock bottom prices; it’s one of our many ways of saying thank you! For those staying with us for a qualifying period you will be auto-enrolled into our comprehensive pension scheme. Business performance based bonus and a full range of support services are all part of working for Arran Active.
Full Employee support programme
Free Paddleboard and Kayak hire – so when you’ve finished your shift you can go hit the water for some all-important R&R!
Discounts with other local business's and activity providers
Looking after our team’s welfare is always at the top of our agenda
We provide tea, coffee, milk and normally a well-stocked draw of biscuits for our team – who doesn’t like a nice warm drink on a cold wet day! We have a dedicated staff kitchen with all the essentials you could need, a dedicated break area and a safe place for you to leave your belongings during your shift.
We're always working to improve our team and customer experience and you'll likely find yourself getting your hands dirty during your time with us. As a family run business you can expect to muck in with routine maintenance and improvements around the store. It’s all part of our culture; one where we all take ownership for moving our business forwards.
Culture & Expectations
We have high expectations for anyone who joins our family; this isn’t just ‘a job’ and the experience our customers have with us literally is our business. You can expect to be mucking in around the whole store and will become involved in all aspects of our operation. From cleaning to serving we all do our bit regardless of our roles. It’s an incredibly rewarding environment and one where you really are at the heart of what we do.
Probation period – all new starters within our business go through a minimum 3 month probation period which can be extended. During this time we’ll check that you fit inside our business, family culture and support you in meeting the requirements of the role. We have clear expectations for our team and expect you to be committed and in-tune with our business needs.
You’ll be employed for a set number of hours per week which will normally fall during our opening hours. However, you may be needed to work later or earlier depending upon the business need and flexibility is essential.
When it comes to training, we'll provide the key essentials to get you up and running. We routinely have brands visit the store for specific training and our core team are always on hand to support your learning. You’ll find yourself becoming an expert in all things outdoors before you know it.
You can find out more about our heritage by checking out our About Us section here.