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Join our team, and help transform the lives of those in need

Venture Trust is a dynamic, exciting organisation, where you’ll have a real opportunity to transform the lives of people who are struggling with difficult circumstances. Whether you are working with our clients in the community or field, or providing support services in one of our offices, we’ll give you the support you need to grow and develop, and to help you make the most of your skills and experience.

The people we help come from many different backgrounds, and we believe Venture Trust can only benefit from having an equally diverse staff team. We are committed to equality of opportunity in employment; whatever your background, we treat all applications fairly – all you need to do is show us why you’d be a great addition to our team.

All jobs are advertised on this page, so check back regularly for details of our latest vacancies. In the meantime, find out more about our people and why you should work with us (below).

We look forward to meeting you...


Current vacancies:

Marketing and Social Media Intern for Venture Mòr

Edinburgh – Fixed Term for 12 months initially
Part-Time 22.5 hours a week – £7.65 per hour

Venture Mòr was established in May 2010 as a social enterprise company wholly owned by Venture Trust. The company’s strategy is to further the innovative and transformational work of Venture Trust by generating new sources of income and employability opportunities for former participants.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and creative individual to join us as Marketing and Social Media Intern for 12 months to build our client base and profile externally and in turn support the growth of both Venture Trust and Venture Mòr. In particular, we’d like you to take the lead on updating our social media channels including Twitter and Facebook, increasing our social media presence and brand awareness online overall.

You will also utilise your written skills to update the Venture Mòr website, and use your creativity skills to develop marketing materials such as leaflets and posters. You will also have opportunity to provide additional business development support including undertaking research as directed, and taking minutes at Venture Mòr Board meetings. You will have some experience of marketing and using social media to generate interest in a project, a flair for creativity and the ability to develop ideas. A degree/qualification in Design, English Literature, Marketing, Advertising or similar would be advantageous.

The role offers a great first step into marketing and we will provide on-the-job training plus access to external training opportunities.

We offer a range of generous benefits including 28 days annual leave and 9 public and bank holiday days a year (pro rata) and flexible working arrangements. Venture Trust is committed to promoting equality and diversity in employment, and follows an equal opportunities policy.

Important conditions of recruitment:
This role is subject to funding from the Rank Foundation’s ‘Time to Shine’ internship programme. As such, we are recruiting at this first stage for an intern to meet with the Rank Foundation at a second stage interview. There is an oversubscription of internship roles for the funding available, and therefore not all internship roles will be funded. A final job offer therefore relies on a positive funding decision from the Rank Foundation.

Please note that the successful candidate at stage one must be free to attend a second stage interview on Thursday 27th November at 2.30pm.

For more information on the post please see the job description which includes a person specification. To download an application form please click here.

Closing date for all applications: Tuesday 4th November at 9am.
Interviews will be held during week commencing 10th November 2014.

Please send a completed application form, along with a copy of your CV, to:
Nicola Schreuder
Argyle House
3 Lady Lawson Street
Edinburgh
EH3 9DR

Or e-mail your application and CV to Nicola@venturetrust.org.uk

Please note we do not accept CVs unless accompanied by a fully completed application form.


Communications Systems Intern

Edinburgh
Fixed term for 10 weeks - 35 hours per week
Living Wage rate of £7.65 per hour

Venture Trust works with people experiencing complicated life circumstances. Through the provision of wilderness-based personal and social development programmes, we equip them with the confidence, motivation and core life skills that they need to make positive changes in their lives.

We have an unique opportunity for a current student studying at a Scottish University to join our Funding and Contracts team to help lead on the research and development of a new communications system.

Reporting to the Funding Officer, you will have the task of researching, testing and creating a new internal management system to catalogue and manage our raw communications materials; primarily photos but also quotes and case studies. The role will involve identifying user needs, researching alternative systems/tools for cataloguing existing and new content, and working with the Funding Officer to identify the most appropriate system, whether a flat spreadsheet based system or more complex database. You will research and propose alternatives for its structure, search terms – such as date and key words – and definitions; ensuring these are specific and clear for easy and efficient use going forward.

You will also develop a user-guide to support staff in their use of the catalogue system, ensuring they are aware of how to define content and search for required items. You will also be required to help with uploading both our back catalogue and new content as it arrives, and support the Funding Officer with some social media/communications tasks.

For more detailed information on the post please click here to see a job description which includes a person specification. Please note that all applications must be submitted via Third Sector Internships Scotland - please visit www.3rdsectorintern.com/internships

Closing date for submission of all applications to Third Sector Internships Scotland is Friday 31st October.


Why work for us?

At Venture Trust we value our employees. As our greatest asset, it is important to ensure we support staff in achieving job satisfaction as well as an effective work-life balance. Read on to discover the range of benefits we offer our employees...

Holidays

At Venture Trust we offer a generous holiday allowance of 28 days, plus 9 bank and public holiday days per year. Staff with three years’ service or more also benefit from accruing additional long-service annual leave.

Pension

We offer all employees the opportunity to join our workplace pension scheme – 3% contribution made by both the individual and Venture Trust.

Flexible working and time off

We recognise the growing need for people today to be able to work flexibly. That’s why we’ve developed a number of flexible working opportunities for our staff.

We provide support for time off when you need it most. We provide more generous maternity provisions than required by law, but we’ve not forgotten about dad’s either – we provide the statutory two weeks’ paid paternity leave with the option to take further paid leave where mum returns to work before her maternity pay period ends. We also offer eighteen weeks’ parental leave, and flexible dependent care leave, and are keen to support time off for career or personal development breaks where possible.

Learning and development

Venture Trust recognises that it is essential to support and encourage staff to develop their skills so we can consistently provide a high quality service to the people we work with, and increase individual job satisfaction. That’s why our annual appraisal process provides a formal setting to focus on development needs and why we offer up to 10 days a year for staff training and development.

We’re committed to continuing professional development and if you want to work towards professional qualifications, or where membership of a professional body is an integral part of your role, we’ll support you here too.

From your first day with Venture Trust, where you will be provided with a structured induction plan, your learning and development will be a priority.

Salary

Venture Trust works hard to provide competitive salaries to all staff, ensuring that they reflect skills, experiences and comparable market rates.

Additional benefits

We offer all staff two free nights’ accommodation in a twin room with breakfast and packed lunch for two each year (subject to availability) at our Youth Hostel Hartfield House in Applecross.

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